Trip - Report Corona Del Mar - Nov. 8- - Nov. 17th.
Just returned from 10 days in Ambergris Caye, Belize
There where six of us, 4 divers 2 beach bums-:)
-Took AA from JFK to Miami to Belize City to Ambergris Caye. The last
leg took about 25 mins. While waiting in departure area Belize City, had
several beers at Jet's Cafe, little man with great sense of humor.
I picked up bottle of vodka duty free in Miami..
very long day. The first day everything looks dreary since your so
tired; day by day you begin to say, nice place to vacation.
-Bags arrived safely
-Taxi to hotel four of us ; cost $4, for 4 of us, did i say this is a
small town -:)
- Hotel/condo/apt has 8 rooms, we stayed in apt/condo overlooking the
This is first place in 12 years of traveling that the water was East of
hotel. This is because reef blocks Caribbean and associated waves.
Continental breakfast was included in price.
-First thing we checked dive prices and operators in lobby. Price
started 2 tank dives $60, including taxes, We told hotel we would check
other places, price came down to $50. We decided to walk the beach and
check. We decided on Barefoot divers $45 for two tank dive including
taxes(i.e., slow season). They picked us up everyday at Corona Del Mar's
dock. We never had more than 6 divers on the boat. More about diving
-Friday night we were tired so we stopped at Ramon's barbecue. Ramon's
was closest to Corona. We were hungry, but I don't think food was that
good, ate all of it anyway and had 2 Belkins.Wanted to get to bed as
soon as I could.
Corona Del Mar was a decent place., The only swimming is off the dock
(75') from shore. Because of turtle grass and shallow water. View in the
morning is spectacular (i.e., every morning), very relaxing once you get
into the groove. This is probably true for every hotel, no swimming from
I saw advantages and dis-advantages of most hotel/condo on Ambergris
Too close to town and alot of foot traffic and noise, too far than you
need car cart for week or you eat at one place. North side of town
across rope ferry and you
you can forget about going to town for dinner.
We rented golf cart one day and toured the island)-:) Had lunch north
Capricorn, great time.
Ate twice at Jerry's crab house(close and reasonably), twice at Blue
, medium price great view , good food., once at Jambel's, hot food( a
***roaches' but they don't bother you-:), once at Celi's, once had
I thought the food was good, and the people very friendly. they work
hard for their
Diving, great operation, dive master Adolfo led we followed. after first
always met him down about 50' . Saw at least 8 nurse sharks, in fact one
dive we drop down 50 ' and 2 are swimming directly under us. They are
very graceful swimmers. There is no problem because we "always dive
after lunch". Saw at least 5 Eagle rays, numerous groupers, the diving
is peaceful, c***and gorges. very relaxing.
Friends of ours took a mainland jungle tour and had a great time. Next
time I might
try the blue hole, didn't want to go on 2+2 hour boat ride.(i.e., i've
been to 130' before) i prefer the majestic c***at 50-75'.
If you like diving or want to relax then Belize will make you happy.