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Belize or Honduras?

Houston, Texas
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Belize or Honduras?

Hello. So this trip is in its very early stages so I do not know when I will be going to one of these countries (it will be in the summer though). I'm looking for a trip that will be filled with culture, great architecture, food, Vistas and Sandy beaches (it know belize doesn't really have sandy beaches but do any f you have(recommendations?), magnificent Mayan ruins, along with great rainforests. I know both countries have these things but which one is the better of the two. I'm also looking for a wild factor that will set this trip apart from others. I'm also thinking about Guatemala but I really doubt I will go with that option. Thanks for the help, I will keep on researching (=.

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1. Re: Belize or Honduras?

Two very popular ruins on the west of the country are Xunantunich and Caracol both are very spectacular.Also the ATM cave is a must it a natural mayan museum with mayan artifacts and skeletal remains,a most to do on a bucket list.

Edited: 18 March 2017, 00:38
The Dalles, Oregon
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for Guatemala, Belize
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2. Re: Belize or Honduras?

They are both great choices for everything on your list except great architecture unless you use the term really loosely. The things on your list are more spread out in Honduras than in Belize so if you only have a week or 10 days than Belize might be a more satisfying choice. If you're interested in diving, it is significantly cheaper on the Bay Islands than in Belize - about half. Belize also offers incredible caving and easy access to the Tikal and Yaxhá Maya sites in Guatemala.

You really can't go wrong - pick one this trip and save the other for later. Our favorite country in Central America is Guatemala but we usually end up on the water in Honduras or Belize. My photos with blog links are below in case you're interested. Happy planning!


3. Re: Belize or Honduras?

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