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Belize's Pook's Hill, Ambergris & Hamanasi

As we walked down the aisle of the Continental jet, we could feel it getting hotter and humid, and it really hit us when we walked down the stairs to the tarmac at the Belize International Airport. We were really looking forward to this tropical weather.

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Anchoring at Hol Chan for snorkeling excursion
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Jonathan Brunger
We didn't have any excursions planned for this day, and we had a good chance to relax on the beach, swim in the pool, and enjoy our last full day in Belize. We took out a double sea kayak and …
Snorkeling at Hol Chan site near Ambergris Cayes
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Jonathan Brunger
The water along the coast was a bit murky since we were further from the reef compared to being on Ambergris, so I was a little skeptical of how good the snorkeling would be. How is this one of the …
View from caye in Belize
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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 …
Flats off of Caye
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Jonathan Brunger
We had the opportunity to change accommodations to visit the Tides Resort which is located on the north end of San Pedro. I liked the area where Tides was located, and this is a great locally-owned …
Smooth seas near Hamanasi
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Jonathan Brunger
We had a nice relaxing morning, and Xanadu arranged an afternoon snorkeling trip with a local dive/snorkel operator to the Mexico Rocks, a site that is on the northern section of the caye. The boat …
View of dock in Ambergris Cayes
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Jonathan Brunger
It was nice to have the morning to hang out and walk around the grounds of Pook's Hill and explore. We were able to spend time walking around the Maya sites found only yards away from the main …
Maya ruins at Xunantunich, Belize
Author
Jonathan Brunger
As the early sun rose, our bus to Tikal was already on the road. Mike, our guide and driver, meanders down the bumpy, dirt road from Pook's Hill and towards the border to Guatemala. Today we …
Parrots at the Belize Zoo
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Jonathan Brunger
We woke up floating in our stilted cabana among the forest plants and animals. Many bird species sang during the early morning hours, sounding like a tropical symphony. The Keel-billed Toucan squawks …
Rainforest at the opening of the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave
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Jonathan Brunger
We set out with Mike to drive to the town of San Ignacio in western Belize near the Guatemalan border and situated on the Rio Macal. We joined up with our canoe guide and headed out in a canoe …
A panga rests docked on Ambergris Caye
Author
Jonathan Brunger
As we walked down the aisle of the Continental jet that just parked, we could feel it getting hotter and humid, and it really hit us when we walked down the stairs to the tarmac at the Belize …

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