Wednesday, December 15, 2010

BELIZE CITY - "The Dogs of War" and "The Mosquito Coast"

We flew in and out of the country of Belize from Belize City, which is the largest city in the Central American country of Belize.  The population is estimated at almost 80,000 and is located at the mouth of the Belize River on the coast of the Caribbean.  Several cruise ships dock anchor at this Caribbean port.  The city was almost completely destroyed in October 1961 by Hurricane Hattie.  The City of Belize was featured in 2 movies, "The Dog Days of War" (1980), with Christopher Walken and "The Mosquito Coast (1986), with Harrison Ford.

After arriving at the airport, we took a cab to the port to catch a water taxi.  We were picked up by a very friendly Belizean who had lived in a small village in Belize City all of his life.  He gave us the scenic tour and pointed out various rivers and areas along the way.  The cost of the cab was $25.00US. 

We were dropped off at the San Pedro water taxi for our next ride by boat to the island of Ambergris Caye, which took approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.


  1. First, my fave song was inspired by Belize; now, one of my fave films was partly shot in Belize. This is way cool! :)

    The Mosquito Coast was really one of the most underrated films of the 80s. I was first introduced to the genius of Helen Mirren in that film. I've loved her since then. The late River Phoenix was also memorable in it.

  2. Yes, it was a great movie..I love Helen Mirren too. She is a wonderful actress and is still making great movies.


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