View from caye in Belize (Jonathan Brunger)
We left San Pedro in the morning and flew back to Belize City on the small plane. Our plane landed at the international airport, and after dropping off a few passengers and parcels, the same plane flew about 5 minutes to the municipal airport. We had a 2 hour layover here, and watched a soccer game with the Tropic Air staff while we waited to fly to Dangriga. Carrie and I had our one and possibly only chance to experience the \"jet set\" since we were the only passengers for the flight to Dangriga and had a private plane for the 20 minute flight to Dangriga. We were met by a vehicle for Hamanasi and traveled 45 minutes with other travelers who had just arrived to Belize to Hopkins. Hopkins is a coastal city south of Dangriga and has a predominantly Garifuna population, descendants of escaped and shipwrecked slaves from Africa. Hopkins is definitely a place where I could spend more time. Hamanasi is a beautiful resort with an emphasis on diving/snorkeling and inland adventures. It offers a good combination of activity and relaxation, and they have mastered the art of hospitality and cuisine. We had some of the best meals during our trip here, and we really enjoyed our beachfront room.
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