A cruise in the Caribbean sounds like the stuff of dreams. Blue skies, blue seas, not a care in the world. But when you spend a longer period of time outside of your home or your usual surroundings, there might be the odd day or two where things don’t necessarily go as planned. For us, that happened on our stopover in Belize City.
I think Belize City was a bit of a let-down for us simply because we didn’t do our research in advance. We thought that since we’re stopping in a capital city, there would certainly be things to do and explore there. In reality, there wasn’t anything to do within the city itself, so we just had a quick exploratory tour and made it back to the ship by noon. We learned that betting on the natural sights like beaches or reserves is generally the winning strategy in the Caribbean – read on for tips on avoiding disappointment!
If you do find yourself in the area, you might want to take a tour to some of the national parks, drop by the local zoo, or visit the Great Blue Hole:
There were helicopter tours, diving and boat rides but as we hadn’t planned a tour in advance we felt like it made more sense to save the money for something fun in another location, rather than rushing off at mid-day.
I hope this post doesn’t put you off visiting Belize, but I felt like our experience was a little bit of traveller wisdom that ought to be passed on! Just keep in mind that there isn’t a lot going on in the city, so you should look into booking some excursions in the country!
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