Originally Posted by trying59
In my travels next year I was thinking of spending the winter in belize outside of the big citys. Small small place under 1000 people or so. What should I look for? what tips to you great people have about Belize? Anyone ever room and boarded there? if your making your own food etc what might the cost run??
thanks for you help.
The biggest city in Belize is Belize City with about 55,000 people. It`s a ramshackle little place which isn`t of any great interest to me. That`s where most of the crime is concentrated. Aside from that there really aren`t any large cities in the entire country.
Belize is unbeliezable expensive compared to the countries surrounding it. But still a lot cheaper than the USA or Canada ...if you look around a little bit. Fuel is $5 per galon but it is a tiny country and fuel usage shouldn`t be too much of an issue unless all you do is ride.
I have no information on longer term stays since both times I was there it was only for 3 weeks and 3 days, respectively.
If you`re cooking for yourself you can get relatively inexpensive groceries in the Chinese stores and Indian stores.
I would recommend trying out a place like San Ignacio (close to the forests and the Guatemala border) but it`s probably larger than 1000 inhabitants. You can try a place like Hopkins which would definitely be small. There`s a beach and nearby snorkeling and estuaries for wildlife and birding. Based on what you described that would probably be your best bet, but there are even smaller places which you can find on the map.
...good luck and have fun.