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Belize Part One – Placencia

Hi Friends, it’s been a while! I am back from an amazing week in Belize (despite a rather nightmarish travel day home – but that’s for another post). Andy and I are relaxed, sun kissed, happy, and probably a few pounds heavier. We had an awesome vacation in Belize and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. We really fell in love with this beautiful little country.

We split up our trip between two different destinations, Placencia and San Pedro. We spent our first four days in Placencia, a small beach town in the southern part of the country on a small little peninsula.

We didn’t realize it before, but we arrived just in time for the start of their slower season. Busy season (or dry season) runs from December to April. The last real busy week tends to be around Easter. We really didn’t mind this at all. It was one of the most peaceful few days I think I have ever had!

Getting There


Belize has two local airlines, Maya Island Air and Tropic Air.  This is a much more efficient way to get around the country and pretty affordable too.  Flights down to Placencia ran about $100 US.  Flying on Tropic Air is like a full excursion in itself.  You get an absolute spectacular birds eye view of the country.  I even got to sit co-pilot!  If this seems absolutely crazy to you, then you can look into buses, private shuttles or ferries.

Where We Stayed
Green Parrot Resort

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Next Stop – Belize

Well I already told you why you should plan that second vacation (a.k.a justified planning my second trip of the season).  Now it’s time to tell you where that second vacation is going to be…



Photo: GoAmbergrisCaye.com

After doing some research and scouring the travel blog-osphere we decided on this beautiful Central American destination.  If it’s anything like Costa Rica then how can we really go wrong?

How We Decided on Belize

We first came across a Groupon for a Belize Getaway to Ambergris Caye.  Ambergris Caye is an island off of Belize that sits in the Carribbean.  I had never heard of it before, but quickly learned it was recently voted #1 in the Top 10 Islands of the World by Trip Advisor!


Photo: Tripbuddy.co

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