BEST WESTERN Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel
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We had quite a long day of travel. Plane rides were good. The luggage all arrived, which we were thankful for. Some issues with the rental vehicle - they wanted to give us a 12 year old vehicle that had the ABS light and the check engine light on! We started driving it and turned right around again and told them there was no …
... used to visitors and will generally assist you if you get lost or need direction. A slightly elderly woman went out of her way to make sure that I got off one bus at the right stop and safely made the connection across a busy intersection to the other bus. And later in the week when I inquired about getting some fresh fish an officemate not only took me to the market but also helped me to navigate the very hectic open air dock ...
... that was owned by the owners of the resort and likely would supply the steak we had at dinner that night.
After close to 2 hours, we arrived in San Ignacio. San Ignacio, and its sister city Santa Elena, sit on opposite sides of the Macao river, a river that runs through western Belize. There are two bridges connecting the two cities: a low crossing wooden planked bridge, and a larger suspension bridge a few hundred ...
... have to go northwards round Chetumal Bay and back down to Chetumal. Not the most difficult journey (except for the first 7km which takes about 25 minutes) but that would be followed by a six hour bus journey to Belize City and a few other connections totalling a further 12 or so hours. So a total of about 20 + hours. Our plan; Hire the mayor of Xcalak to pick us up in a ...
... out for some food, which turned out to be far out of my price range, but again was invited by the people there to eat with them and for them to cover the bill! Usually I don’t really like people paying for me, but times are hard and I’m not going to say no to free food :) Also met up with a girl called Jane who was a friend of Bleu, who I Couchsurfed with in Las Vegas. Went to the main bar with her, where she smuggled in a bottle of rum, so another cheap night ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility