In the meantime, let’s look at what you could do in Belize for a week, 10 day or two week vacation. (I’m lucky enough to be able to stay longer so I’m not too pressed for time.) If you want white-water rafting, tubing, caving, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, you are probably going to find what you want in the twin towns of San Ignacio/Santa Elena in the Cayo District. Check out the Aguada Hotel in Santa Elena. http://www.aguadahotel.com Shalue runs the hotel, twenty minute walk from San Ignacio, a beautiful family-owned hotel a little away from the hustle of San Ignacio with a refreshing pool to dive into when you come back from a day-trip into the rain forest and a pleasant restaurant to satisfy your huner. Shalue will assist you make arrangements for whatever activity you want. You can also day-trip to several Belizean Mayan architectural sites from here and even arrange for a trip across the border to Guatamala to the best known Mayan site on both sides of the border, Tikal.
If you are looking for water sports like swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, wind-surfing, hang-gliding, fishing, you will probably want to concentrate on a coastal adventure (remember, Belize is not an island, but the Caribbean Sea laps its entire east coast and its national boundaries include two major cayes or islands and hundreds of smaller cayes that are entirely surrounded by the Caribbean). I’m going to go into some detail about these places as we get closer to vacation time, but while you wait you can google Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye, Tobacco Caye, Hopkins Village and Placencia to get an idea of what they offer.
Travelling is like eating. You want to whet your appetite with a few nibbles before you order the main course.