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Travel Blogs from Burrell Boom
This was my first trip to Belize. I made the trip with my mom and brother. Burrell Boom is a small village outside of Belize City, and is a great place to start. I stayed at Black Orchid Resort, which is right on a river bank, and close to lots of activities. While I was in Burrell Boom I visited Altun Ha and Lamanai ruins. Both were amazing! To …
... began the day with a boy scout adventure as
we kayaked around the island for a bit of an explore. That afternoon I did my
refresher dive over the literally conch infested reef, spotting rays and lion
fish galore. The next morning we all went on a snorkelling trip out to the
marine reserve of Hol Chan. Our first stop was Shark Ray Alley and in a very
Bond worthy manner, as the boat stopped we were immediately surrounded by ten
foot (four foot) nurse ...
... purchasing tickets for the water taxi was a breeze. We used the San Pedro water taxi service which offers a round trip ticket from Belize to Caye Caulker for $17.50 US and leaves on the half hour. There is a second company that leaves on the hour so there are plenty of options for travelers to reach the island. Weather depending it's about a 40-45 minute ride.
After a quick lunch of the Belezian staple, stewed chicken and rice, we hopped the ferry ...
... City. Upon arriving at the port all the boat crew were dressed in uniform, and were very helpful and polite - minimal hassle, minimal hawkers. What has happened to Central America?!! So far Belize was seeming so different to the rest of the region! The best part is that they speak English! Which is such a welcome relief.
... that using the ZAR as a benchmark for value is about as erroneous as using WhatsApp to keep in contact with a lawyer friend of mine whose surname is a delicious chocolate. But that's neither here nor there. We hadn't booked a hostel before we arrived so a walk-in was on the cards. True to form, the TorresAdvisor managed to find a super spot on the beach that we could afford. And to make it even more affordable she forced me to eat cereal every second meal to save some ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility