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Belizing It Up!

Jungle, canoeing, ruins, caves, flats fishing, snorkeling.... we managed to do it all in two weeks in paradise. What an amazing trip to Belize!

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Sunset on the beach at Turtle Inn
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Julia Kocubinski
After breakfast, we headed back to the little airstrip in Placencia, and flew to Belize. It was sad to say goodbye to this beautiful country, but no doubt we will be back. It really has everything …
Reading in the pool at Turtle Inn
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Julia Kocubinski
Today was another day of just relaxing before heading home. We did our last-minute shopping, ate some more great local food and swimming in the pool. I really was enjoying the laid-back lifestyle of …
Beach time in Placencia!
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Julia Kocubinski
Placencia really is a great little place. I was in San Pedro several years back, and without a doubt, I would recommend Placencia. It is more laid-back, smaller and quieter. We spent today just …
Another day of flats fishing in Belize!
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Julia Kocubinski
Our guide Benji picked us up super early this morning, and we cruised out across the water before sunrise. Evan spent the day fishing, I spent the day relaxing, reading, sleeping and dipping in the …
Sunrise at Turneffe Flats
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Julia Kocubinski
We had an early morning departure today for Belize City. We took our time through the mangroves, saw a couple more manatee, and then cruised the 30 miles back across the ocean. A quick and beautiful …
Octopus on the flats at Turneffe
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Julia Kocubinski
We went out today to the same area we had been yesterday, south of the lodge. Dion took me out flats fishing, and I got my first shots at bonefish on the flats! I had a couple on, but couldn't …
We spent days searching for this permit! Well worth the wait!
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Julia Kocubinski
We headed out early again this morning, and headed southeast in the atoll. We came across this rather large lodge that is being built. Apparently it has been in the works for years, and is …
Permit on! Fishing in the lagoon at Turneffe Flats
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Julia Kocubinski
Today we went out with Dion on his boat to do some fishing. The weather was not cooperating all that much, and we spent the first hour or so just avoiding the rain storms. Luckily, they are small and …
The view from the deck at Turneffe Flats
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Julia Kocubinski
We decided to take a down-day today, and just hang out at the lodge. We read our books, swam in the pool, wandered along the beach and did a little flats fishing right in front of the lodge. I had …
Leaving Belize City at sunset
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Julia Kocubinski
Evan got to do an extra day of fishing today! Turneffe is training a guide and since there was the space, he got to go out with Willy, one of the oldest guides at Turneffe, and Kimbral, who was just …
Handling an urchin while snorkeling at Turneffe Flats
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Julia Kocubinski
We had booked a split-tour at Turneffe Flats, so we were going to do the Atoll Adventure package for the first few days and then fish for the latter half of the week. Today we were heading out with …
Noted!
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Julia Kocubinski
This morning we departed for Belize City after a leisurely breakfast. Along the way, we stopped at the Belize Zoo and saw all the animals we hadn't seen at Pooks, like crocodile, jaguar, tapir …
Hiking along the Roaring River at Pooks Hill
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Julia Kocubinski
We woke early this morning to eat a hot breakfast and set off to the ATM cave. We arrived at the trailhead, where they were now building an welcome center and bathrooms. The first time I visited this …
Our guide Miguel at Xunantunich
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Julia Kocubinski
We woke this morning to the sound of a howler monkey, in the trees above our cabin! Evan was glad I had explained their sound before we went to bed. It sounded like there were dinosaurs outside our …
On our way to Pook;s Hill Lodge!
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Julia Kocubinski
We departed last out of Missoula, on our way to Belize! Evan and I spent our several hour layover playing pool and drinking microbrews in the Salt Lake Airport. Not a bad way to start our vacation! …

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