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15 Feb 13 Friday: 0.4. MZBZ (Belize City) – San Pedro. Bill Rush
Bradley kindly (and very uncharacteristically) dropped me off at the Arvada Park-n-Ride at 4:50 AM. I rode on American through DFW and arrived in Belize City around 1515 PM Central Time. This trip has been awesome so far, even though it is a volunteer working vacation …
17 Feb 2013 Sunday. 3.0. My flight. San Pedro – more of same atolls – other islands –Muni (for gas) - Cay Cocker (for lunch) – mainland coastal areas north of Belize city – Cay Cocker again – San Pedro. Chip Peterson, Kirah Foreman, Rachel Graham. This time we had (Doctor) Rachel, Kirah, and Chip (out of Cay …
16 Feb 2013 Saturday: 2.0. Bill's flight – I watch. San Pedro – eastern atolls and reefs – northern Ambregris Cay – "Muni" - San Pedro. Bill Rush flying and Ben, Jorge, and Keith(?). The runway at San Pedro runs 6/24 with the east end right in the city. Normally you land to the east and take off to the west, even with a …
... we had to stay in our 3 groups to see the fishes and just one turtle which I managed to get a few photos of. Not like the Galapagos where I was able to follow the turtles for quite a while by myself.
... of a group certainly helped!
It was on the 4 hour "chicken" bus ride was when I was escorted by the police. In fact it was a policemen going to work in Belize City. He sat besides me and told me a bit about his job.
Good to be sitting towards the back to avoid the locals coming and going. (No chickens so far.)
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Historical Traveler Reviews Corona del Mar Hotel & Apartments San Pedro
We have been staying @ Corona Del Mar for over 12 years now. The staff is friendly, rooms are clean, location is GREAT!! You can't beat this for the $. AND the rum punches aren't bad either!!
Great Place, Great People, Great Value!!!!!!
We have have been going to Anmbergris Caye for years and have always stayed at the Corona Del Mar (Woody's Place). We love the staff. You can't get nicer people anywhere at any price. The place is always clean and the view is wonderful.It is also the only place that has an elevator. My Husband and I highly recommend this hotel.
Corona del Mar, Woodies, is the Best!
Since 1992 Corona del Mar has been the place that Loyola volunteer nurses have made our first choice in San Pedro. The comfort level of the staff and guests is wonderful, whether it be setting up a day of sailing or searching for a new restaurant, they are tops. They care about their guests, are extremely informative about Belize and the Cayes and definitly make ones stay special. I give it an excellent!
Loved San Pedro and the people at Corona del Mar
It was our second stay at Corona. The front desk (Miriam and Pamela) was very helpful with making our plans and daily activities. Our apartment was kept clean daily by my new friend, Conception. The rest of the staff, Frank, Gilbert, and JR all aim to please and are happy to do so.
We definitely will be back this year and plan to stay for 2 wks!
Our favorite restaurants are Caramba and Caliente. Rico's eggs benedict was excellent, too. We loved the fishing and the snorkling. Emmett enjoyed his dives.
See you soon, Corona del Mar!
-Becki and Emmett
San Jose, CA
Let me just say that this was our first trip to Belize. It was stated in some Vacation liturature to be the most modern Country in the area. Well in some aspects it was O.K. but most others were less than avarage. Most roads are poor to just O.K. On the norm A/C is mainly in your hotel rooms but not in most restaurants or bars. Food/drink is not as cheap as I was to expect, comparing it to Cozumel. But now too bad overall.
Corona Del Mar is a great place to stay for value conscious guests who really want to explore Ambergris Caye on a personal level.
How could anyone not like Corona?
How could anyone not like Corona del Mar? It's clean, quiet and Woody is a pleasure to visit with.When you visit Belize, keep your perspective. Your in a third world country with very limited resources. If you want a 5 star resort with people catering to your every need, go to Cancun. Belize is just what it is, a slightly crude but beutiful country. Go see it and enjoy yourself.
I stayed there about a year ago, before I knew about trip advisor, when I read the review that was in here I had to write mine! Woody and his wife are very nice, with a ton of knowledge about the island, I actually purchased property while here I loved it so much. Woody even had his boat take me to look at several plots and gave me great contacts, all I paid for was the fuel I used! My clean room was 3rd floor balcony ocean front with a great breeze, never used a/c. The breakfast was nice and punch all day a treat. We played horseshoes every evening with staff when they where done working, swam off pier, which is normal because of sea grass off shore, Belize is very much into saving enviroment, and there is alot of fish..that live in sea grass. We had a problem with plumming one day when we returned from town "it was all good" as Frank would say because he takes great pride in his work! If you watch the sunrise you'll see him racking the beach to make ready for your enjoyment. Elvia's kitchen is great for seafood, Blue water grill is excellent, pizza across road from Woody's good also. Often if you didn't want to walk you could catch a ride from Woody or this staff, when they'd see us walking the road they'd stop& offer. GO ENJOY!
Corona del Mar is a clean, well priced budget property on a typical Ambergris beach. The sunset room my daughter and I stayed had a refrigerator, airconditioning, and cable tv. The property is about a ten to fifteen walk along the beach from downtown San Pedro. There is a free so so continental breakfast, and free rum punch in the small lobby. We had free access to the pool next door at Coconuts, which also had a very good restaurant, Rasta Pasta.