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Where to stay?

Hi, I’ve never been to Belize before and I’m having some trouble figuring out where to stay.

We would be flying into Belize city and don’t want to have to travel more than about 2 hours.

We’re a group of women in our 20s looking for nice beaches, good food, possibly wild life and hopefully fun bars (doesn’t have to be a big club or anything, just somewhere fun with drinks)

Any suggestions? Thanks so much!

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1. Re: Where to stay?

You won't find what you're looking for in Belize City -- Ambergris Caye is the place for you.

After landing at the airport, either get another flight to San Pedro (the town on Ambergris), or taxi to Belize City and get a water taxi to Ambergris. You can find wildlife on the mainland -- do a daytrip to the Belize Zoo ot the Community Baboon Sanctuary.

Another option is to stay at Placencia (for the beach, food & bars), and do a trip to Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary.

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2. Re: Where to stay?

Good advice above. You could also consider a day trip to the Lamanai Maya site which includes a boat trip up the jungly New River (monkeys, crocs, lots of birds); the Maya site is beautiful, you can climb the temples, and we saw toucans, tarantulas, and lots of black howler monkeys there.

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I just returned from my first trip last week. I went to San Ignacio and Caye Caulker. Enjoyed both places. I would have also liked to visit Placencia and Hopkins. Caye Caulker is much slower and smaller than Ambergris (more developed and more golf cart traffic). Don’t recommend staying in Belize City, locals warned us about gangs and kind of sketchy at night.

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I just returned from my first trip last week. I went to San Ignacio and Caye Caulker. Enjoyed both places. I would have also liked to visit Placencia and Hopkins. Caye Caulker is much slower and smaller than Ambergris (more developed and more golf cart traffic). Don’t recommend staying in Belize City, locals warned us about gangs and kind of sketchy at night.

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5. Re: Where to stay?

I’m in my 60’s and find Caulker too slow paced. I honestly think most 20 somethings would prefer Ambergris. There’s just so much more going on, and, so many more options for music and entertainment.

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