Tag - Cayo district

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Unique Belize Excursion: River Pontoon in the remote Vaca Reservoir
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San Ignacio- who knew?!
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St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park and a tragically cool coffee shop

Unique Belize Excursion: River Pontoon in the remote Vaca Reservoir

Waaaaay out west in the Cayo District, and I’m talking waaaay out there… further west than you’ve ever been, there is a massive man-made lake.  Belize has 3 hydroelectric plants on the Macal River and the first dam, the Vaca Dam, has created a year-round reservoir that is pristine and placid and seldom visited.  The lake is massive and some local innovators have fashioned a few pontoon boats to tour the area on. We had one of those magical days; one of those days where I catch myself…

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San Ignacio- who knew?!

When we bought our home here in Placencia it was already being run as a guesthouse and came with our lovely long-term tenants on the first floor and a few reservations for holiday makers.  One reservation was for repeat snowbirds that had reserved our unit for 4 months.  No problem!  We still didn’t own much in terms of material goods- we came to Belize as suitcase minimalists!  What a great excuse to get off the peninsula and experience a bit more of Belize living.  First stop-   San…

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St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park and a tragically cool coffee shop

On the second day with our rented motorcycles we planned to ride out towards  Belmopan from Hopkins  to visit St. Herman’s Blue Hole Park.  We skipped the complementary breakfast at Hopkins Inn cabana and decided to try out Thongs Cafe across from Alternate Adventures.   From Hopkins Village to St. Herman’s Blue Hole park is a LONG ride. Much longer than we anticipated and more challenging than we expected (hills, one-lane bridges, oh my). But definitely worth it. The Hummingbird Highway is known for the beautiful landscapes and picturesque mountain views…

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