Fabulous place to recharge, regenerate and forget about winter for a while.
Submitted: February 14, 2012
Stayed: February 2012
We travelled with Continental through Houston to Belize City. We stayed over in Belize City, but it wasn't worth the effort. Try to get here in one day. The folks at Seaduced seem pretty accommodating so catching the last Tropic Air flight for the day should work. Just let them know what you are doing.
Shopping for food was "different" than running over to the Safeway here in the states. We did start to figure shopping out after a while. I think you really should use a provisioning service to get your basic starter food supplies. We used Mata Grande which delivered on time and we didn't have to worry about where to get our first couple of meals. Check out their website.
Seacluded Sands is a very simple house consisting of good sized living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and one bath. Its a good design that works well with the prevailing breezes. We never needed the air-conditioning. Its a quiet location with the occasional midnight partier racing back from the Palapa Bar (of which we were one). Worked great for us as a couple, could work well for two couples that got along well. Certainly works for a small family. Nicely decorated with tasteful local artwork. Fabulous view of the Caribbean and the barrier reef. We really liked the privacy over staying in one of the condos or resorts. The house is well provisioned with towels, pots, pans, plates etc. Everything we needed was there even some "starter coffee". Good thing because I forgot the Via at home. There is a nice beach like yard area that the owners worked hard to keep private with a well placed hedge and some assorted rocks to make sure traffic stays on the ocean side. We started calling the path deadman's curve after watching several gringos launch themselves into the sea on failing to negotiate the turn. Locals never skipped a beat going through however. You do have to put up with the occasional vendor that will slow down to see if you might be interested.
The house is close enough to town to easily walk in to have lunch or sight see. We rented a golf cart that in the end was nearly as expensive as a car in Hawaii and probably not necessary. San Pedro is clearly a boat friendly place and I think next time a boat instead of a golf cart might be the right model. You could go budget and use a bicycle to work off those lobster tacos.
Don't forget your exit tax, in cash, in US dollars.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 3/3
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