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Belize in February: recommendations?

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50yearsandcounting Sat 14-Oct-17 19:41:38

Dear all, I am planning a trip with two DDs (16 and 12) in February, and have been looking at Costa Rica so far. I have seen a few references to Belize being a good alternative. Has anybody done both with similar age kids, and which would you recommend? We are fairly laid back, adventurous and would be looking for a holiday with nature, culture and a little bit of beach. Any recommendations from those who know belize gratefully received. Thank you in advance

viktoria Sun 15-Oct-17 11:47:42

I've never been to Belize, but it's on my list of places to go.
A former colleague of mine moved to Belize and is running a lodge there.
Simone is very helpful and positive - I'm assuming even if you don't end up staying with them I'm pretty sure she could give some recommendations.
Have a lovely holiday!

50yearsandcounting Mon 16-Oct-17 17:34:47

Thank you for the recommendation! It looks like a great place.

Anybody had experience of both Belize and Costa Rica, and can recommend which would be best for young adventurous teens?

OutandIntoday Mon 16-Oct-17 17:44:04

I've been to both. Costa Rica good for adventurous teens- you have to be okay with bugs though- they are everywhere! Lots to do- guided cloudforest walks, high level tree top walks and also a beach scene. I am toying with taking 12&10 yr old dd but not sure about how they will deal with bugs ( or me- i got lots of spider bites)

We did Ambergris Caye in Belize - a 2 hr or so speedboat trip or 20 min tiny prop plane flight from the mainland. Was a beach holiday- we got about on bikes and it was a chilled out old school carribean holiday with a bit of snorkeing. English is the official language so was a very easy holiday.

Now BA fly to San Jose Costa Rica is the easiest and prob cheapest travel option though. Don't have any experience of mainland Belize sorry.

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