S: Dan and Michelle's Trip to Belize
FC: B e l i z e
1: February 25 to March 17, 2010
2: Belize City
3: Caye Caulker One of the Northern Cayes, it is a 45 minute water taxi ride from Belize City. Transportation around the island is limited to golf carts and bicycles.
6: Seaside Cabanas and The Tropics Hotel
8: Snorkeling with Juni (age 71) at Hol Chan Marine Reserve | We swam with sting rays, nurse sharks, sea turtles, moray eels, lobsters, and many beautiful fish.
10: Jagarundi | Acacari Toucan | Gibnut | Belize Zoo
11: Harpy Eagle | It was established in 1983 as a home for animals used in a documentary film. It is now home to animals which have been injured, orphaned, or born in captivity.
13: Howler Monkey | Buddy the Jaguar | Macaw
14: Tropical Education Centre 'VIP' Guesthouse
15: On the way to San Ignacio...
16: Macal River | San Ignacio
17: Cahal Pech Village Resort
18: On the way to ATM cave...
21: Hike through the jungle...
23: Actun Tunichil Muknal 'ATM' is a 3-mile-long cave that lies in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. It is believed that the cave was the site of offerings to the Mayan rain god Chaac around 800 A.D. Researchers have found over 200 ceramic vessels and the skeletal remains of 14 humans (seven of them children), all believed to be sacrificial victims. Almost all of the pottery and skeletal remains have been left in the cave as they were found.
28: Cahal Pech The oldest known Maya site in Belize, it was settled between 1500 and 1000 B.C.
30: Caracol One of the most powerful cities in the entire Maya world, and the largest Maya site in Belize. Settled in 600 B.C., it lies deep within the jungle, near the Guatemalan border.
36: Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve | Rio On Pools
37: Big Rock Falls
39: Barton Creek Cave Another site of Maya offerings, this cave is only accessible by canoe.
40: Mango The beloved pet of restaurant owner 'Mike', Mango is chained up during the day to prevent him from stealing wallets and water bottles from unsuspecting tourists.
41: The Butterfly Ranch
42: Tobacco Caye 12 miles off the coast of Dangriga, it is only 180 metres long and 90 metres wide.
44: Placencia | This was the last stop on our trip to Belize. There are very few pictures since we spent most of our time here sitting on the beach or eating gelato.
45: Our flight from Placencia to Belize International Airport