Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I get around - Part 3

Clearly, you've already read I get around Part 1, where I focus on my time in the Mountain Pine Ridge area, and I get around Part 2, where I focus on the ruins of Altun Ha and Lamanai, as well as the Coastal Highway and some stops along the Hummingbird Highway.

Moving right along, down the coast from Dangriga..
One great place to stop while traveling down the Southern Highway (towards Hopkins, Placencia, and Punta Gorda) is the Mayflower Bocawina National Park - which is over 700 acres of beautiful, mountainous jungle land and has three main waterfalls (they offer waterfall rappelling, which sounds fun as hell to me) unexcavated Maya ruins, and the longest zip-line in Belize. 
A cute little restaurant, Mama Noots, is also on the property, as well as over 200 species of birds! 

Antelope Falls



very cute, rentable huts on  the property!

 Hopkins:

that's a long, long road if you're on foot, and you might end up hitchhiking in Belize



king cassava




Placencia...



 


Punta Gorda is one place that I have NOT spent much time (yet) but I did get down there for one afternoon visit a few years ago, and I will be there for a few days in the beginning of April, so I'll be sure to get more pictures than just this one:


Look for I get around, parts 4 and 5 over the next few days - I still have so much to show you!


2 comments:

  1. Oh, this post made me very nostalgic! We stayed at Mama Noots for three nights last summer and loved it. Hiked to the top of Antelope Falls (VERY strenuous!) and swam in the pool at the top. And we've been to Placencia twice, and Hopkins and PG once each. SO many wonderful memories in all those places. Thanks for sharing your photos of these gorgeous places!

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  2. I *tried* to get to the top of Antelope Falls, but that's when I had my baby chicken, Camilla, with me. When I got to the part where you have to hold onto the ropes and climb up the big bolders, I had to call it quits or I would've squished her.
    I'm stoked to get to PG for a few days - all I remember is that it was beautiful, there were waves in the sea, and it has a rocky coast. All of that, and the few people I met were super, super nice.

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