Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Belize-Then and Now

Our first visit to Belize was in July 1998. We stayed at the Maruba Jungle Spa on the mainland for a few days and then flew to Ambergris Caye and stayed there for the rest of the trip. We did not go back to Belize until September of 2010. We went back in September to determine whether we wanted to retire to Belize. After a few days back on the island, we knew that is where we wanted to be. 

Pictures of San Pedro, Belize in 1998.

Pictures of San Pedro, Belize today.

What do you think? Do you think Belize has changed much?


  1. I wish there were as few cars and carts there now as your first visit! I love it there, of course, but we noticed a difference in the amount of traffic even between our May 2010 visit and our July 2011 one. Hope it won't just keep getting worse and worse.

  2. I know Emily...it was nice back then, not a lot of traffic. It is a busy place now. But there is currently a moratorium on cars and golf carts...so they are not letting as many on the island.

  3. There's only so much development an island can take. I hope the government is serious in preserving the island, not just in making money.

  4. I hope so too AJ..for everyone's sake...Belizeans and visitors.


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