In early 2006, I began to throw around ideas of where to travel in the Spring. The year before, I had made my first journey to Central America when I backpacked around Costa Rica. A lot of people I met on that trip were touring all of Central America, and many had either come from or were headed to Panama. Bocas del Toro was a popular island chain on the Caribbean side, the exchange rate was better, and of course there was the Panama Canal.
Somehow, Belize came to my attention, and given I was interested in a Caribbean feel to my trip, I began to read through some guide books at my local bookstore. All sorts of exciting activities jumped from the pages – swimming with sharks, diving the second largest barrier reef in the world, and rappelling into a 300 foot sinkhole in the jungle. Along with the islands offshore, and the commonness of English as a language in addition to Spanish lead me to chart a course for Belize!
Planned Budget$400 round trip airfare $720 daily costs ($40/day x 18 days) $400 adventure activities $1520 total Planning – Trip Inventory Planning – Trip Activities and Experiences Music – MP3 Playlist for the Road Day 1 – Washington, DC to San Pedro, Belize – A Caribbean Journey Day 2 – Snorkeling with Sharks and Sting Rays Day 3 – Adventures with the British Army and a Bike Ride Day 4 – Belize Island Hop – Ambergris Caye to Caye Caulker Day 5 – Island Life in Belize Day 6 – Fishing by Day, Charades by Night Day 7 – Caye Caulker, Belize – Hammocks, Food and Fun