Ambergris Caye=Giant, Seafood-stuffed Burritos

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Much has been written about Belize’s Ambergris Caye, a 25-mile-long isle located along the country’s northern Caribbean coast. (Fun fact: Once a peninsula, Ambergris became an island when the ancient Maya dug a canal between it and Mexico centuries ago. Let me restate that: They dug an island. Without a backhoe.)

Much has been written for good reason: The island borders the world’s second-largest barrier reef (snorkelers unite!), it’s got San Pedro town (a colorful, slightly oddball home to a handy selection of eateries, bars, shops, and tour outfitters), and it offers a wide range of spots to sleep in, from $ to $$$$+. As its moniker, “la isla bonita” (the beautiful island), would imply, it isn’t bad on the eyes, either. Continue reading

Where We Stayed: Yuma’s House (Caye Caulker) & El Secreto Resort (Ambergris Caye)

Belize’s Caribbean coast offers accommodations for all budgets. On our visit to Caye Caulker–and later, the better-known Ambergris–Shon and I stayed in two spots, Yuma’s House (above; left) and El Secreto Resort (above; right), that cater and cater well to travelers at opposite ends of the spending spectrum.  Continue reading

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