Well Matt finally came to visit us and a great visit it was.
We rented a golf cart and went to pick him up at the airstrip. After taking his luggage back to our place, we did a whirlwind sight seeing tour and took the cart back to Paradise Resort before going for dinner at the Pickled Parrot and dessert at TuttiFrutti. Yummy!!
We spent a few days just hanging around on the beach, swimming and snorkeling, although the water was a little rough. More like a wave pool than a beach, but we had fun playing in the waves.
After a few days of relaxation, we headed off to San Ignacio. We had breakfast at the Caladium Restaurant in Belmopan and decided to do a little detour side trip to the Belize Zoo. It was awesome as usual and we are certainly getting our money's worth with our family membership. We would encourage anyone living down here to get one.
After the zoo, we got a ride back to the Belmopan junction and picked up a bus just coming out of Belmopan to San Ignacio. Timing is everything. We stayed at the Cahal Pech Resort where we were able to make arrangements to go to Tikal (Guatemala) the next day. We swam in the resort pools and generally just lazed away the day.
We were up early to head off to Tikal and it was just the three of us in the tour. We climbed the ruins and got some great photos. After our tour, we had a late lunch at the site before starting back to Belize. Once back to San Ignacio we had dinner at Serendip, a Sri Lankan restaurant that serves excellent food.
The next morning, we were off, back to the coast. We headed to Belize City to catch the water taxi to Caye Caulker. It just wouldn't be a visit to Belize without going to the reef to snorkel. We got to the caye and settled into the room before a light lunch and heading off with Anwar Tours to the reef. We spent the afternoon snorkeling and swimming with the rays.
That evening it was a relaxed time, we had appetizers at the Bamboo before moving on to the SandBox for dinner. After dinner we had drinks at UnoMass and then ice cream at Chunky Monkey before saying hello at Lloyd's Sports Bar. All in all a good evening.
The last morning, we had a subdued breakfast at The Tropical Paradise before putting Matt on the plane back to Belize City Airport as he was heading home.
All the pictures of Matt's trip are here.