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We're heading south out of Hopkins today by bus. We plan on staying in Punta Gorda 2 nights so we have time to do some hikes in the jungle and caves in that area. After that we will take the ferry into Guatemala! One night in Rio Dulce area then onto Guatemala City and Antigua for a volcano hike.
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We made it through the first night of hostel dwelling. Our mission today: travel from Belize City to Hopkins. The bus system is funny here. We caught a bus from Belize City "nonstop" to Belmopan, then on to Dangriga. However, the bus stops anywhere along the road where people wave it down. In Belize city we had to rush around to the back of the …
Woke up at 10am, well 10am English Time. 5am Miami time. Checked out the weather on TV and sun, sun, sun in Belize, yey! The humidity really started to build up as we went to the airport.
American Airlines weren't so kind to upgrade us and we had to pay for headphones. Outragious. Two hours later we arrived at Belize. The airport is tiny, …
From there we headed south again to a place called Hopkins. Unfortunately it is a little out of the way and most of the town was shut as we were out of season. To get away we had to hitch a ride in the back of a pickup back to the main junction to get the bus further south to Placencia, which is where we are ...
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lot less hectic than Tikal and very much worth the few kms off the main road to reach it.
Crossing the border from Guatemala to Belize couldn’t have been simpler, quicker or pleasanter. A few dollars to cross the border river bridge (not quite sure what this was really for!), hand in our temporary vehicle permit to the Guatemalans, $5 for a quick spray of the car (which was pretty filthy still with a nice coating of Guatemalan mud) and a ...
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This is a good bike ride outside of the Hopkins village (south). So be prepared to eat at the resort or bike into town.
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