Thanks to our SPOT Satellite Messenger you can see our exact Trans-Americas Journey road trip driving route. Below is a map of where we drove in Belize in February 2011.
We started the month in the remote Mountain Pine Ridge area of Belize where we hiked, hung out at Francis Ford Coppola’s resort and toured the Caracol Mayan ruins. From there we headed south of Belmopan where we swam and rappelled and jumped off waterfalls inside amazing caves before getting in a few days of camping and fruitless (but fun) big cat seeking at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the world’s first jaguar preserve.
Next we headed down to the Toledo District in the southern part of Belize where we learned about chocolate production and got charmed by slow-moving Punta Gorda, the most southerly town in Belize. Next up, the beaches of Placencia further north then back down to Toledo District again to check out Belize Lodge & Excursions and the uncommon offerings at their three standout properties.
Then we drove up to the Garufina town of Hopkins where we enjoyed a swank villa and then a simple beach cabana plus traditional Garufina dishes and some very good banana bread. Then we headed up to Belize City where we hopped on board the Aggressor III for a week of SCUBA diving around Turneffe and Lighthouse atolls.
We’ll blog about it all soon.
In the meantime, zoom in, move around, check out our route in satellite view and have fun!