I highly recommend you book a tour in Belize. There is no beach in Belize. You need to go to one of the Cayes (Amberis, Caulker or Goff's are the three most popular). Belize is a very beautiful country once you get outside the city.
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One popular excursion is cave tubing. YOu can do a search, but many people use Reggie. It will be hot and humid when u go. We went in September. You don't want to venture out on your own here. So I would book a tour or stay on the ship.
In Belize, you will be tendered in. The only shopping there is really is some little stores right when you get off the tender. I wouldn't go out anywhere else.
On our excursion, someone set up a few things that were made in Belize. I bought a wooden bowl just to say I got it from Belize.
Just not known for it's shopping, so don't plan to buy there.
I would do a snorkling, scuba or snuba tour, Belize has the largest barrier reef in the Northern hemisphere, or I would go to Altun Ha a Mayan site with 13 structures to explore. If you don't want to do a ship tour you can try ***Commercial website deleted*** but make sure if you do a private tour that you allow plenty of time to get back on your ship. The ship sponsered tours will make sure you are or the boat will wait for you on private tours they will not. You also might want to check with the center for disease control and your local health department for any shots, immunizations reccomended and your doctor for malaria meds if you go inland. Good luck
We did the cave tubing using Carnivals Tour. We normally book our own, but since this was a long excursion and we feared not returning in time we used Carnival. Good thing as we made it back just in time for the last tender.
The cave tubing was awesome. It was a nice hike through rain forest and then a relaxing float down the river.
I used Coral Breeze (CB) tours for our cave tubing. I highly recommend them. We were a little late on getting off the ship (even though we were the first tender ashore after the ship tour groups) and the staff at CB waited for us and were very helpful. We had an great tour guide - CARLOS who loved his country. He gave a nonstop history and points of intrest guide to the area as we drove the hour to the site. Great time I would recommend them. Any ??? email@example.com
usually caves are cold around 62 degrees. Is the cave tubing cold? How about the water is it cold or pretty much the same as the beach? I hate cold water and my kids are telling me that the water will be freezing because it is in the cave. Are they treating me like a dumb blonde or should I pack my winter rain coat!
My husband and I went to Belize two years ago on a cruise. We wanted to snorkel and don't really do ship's tours. It was our first cruise. We took a water taxi to Caye Caulker. The water taxi left from the same spot where the tenders let us off. We took a taxi that left 30 minutes after we got off the tender. It cost 12 dollars round trip. We were with 2 other families from the ship. In 45 minutes we arrived at the island. We booked a snorkel trip. It was awesome. I don't remember the price, but my husband is frugal, so it wasn't as expensive as the ship's tour. Then we rented a golf cart (no cars on the island) That was $10 for an hour. We rode around the whole island. We got back to the main little village. We had lunch at the Rasta Pasta, which I would highly rec. Then with the little time left before our return taxi ride, we plopped ourselves in some hammocks on the beach and had $1 beers. It was one of the best days we have had, ever. I would absolutely rec.