Author Topic: Planning trip to belize in April 2012 for family  (Read 2329 times)

divergal

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Planning trip to belize in April 2012 for family
« on: September 20, 2011, 18:19:58 UTC »
My family of 4 (me, hubby, two teenage kids) are planning a trip to Belize for next April. We were talking to some other divers on our last trip and they said best time to go is early spring, as winds tend to pick up in June/ July and Belize is n hurricane track from August on.
 Hubby and I are divers, kids aren't and don't plan to. We hope to get in a few dives but also be able to explore Mayan ruins, Jaguar preserve, etc. with kids, so we would really appreciate any advice on locations that can mix both.
We've heard Placencia is a good locale for this, but wonder if there are any more places.
Thanks

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Re: Planning trip to belize in April 2012 for family
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 22:34:47 UTC »
The only downside that time of year is that the water can be fairly cool.

Ben

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Re: Planning trip to belize in April 2012 for family
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 19:07:46 UTC »
If by cool you mean upper 70's or low 80's I'll take it ;D
Maybe Ambergris Caye would be a better choice, because hubby and I wouldn't like hour long boat rides from Placencia. AC sounds like it has quicker boat rides to dive sites.
As far as getting to the mainland from AC, How long they can take to get to mainland by boat? air?

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Re: Planning trip to belize in April 2012 for family
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 22:14:25 UTC »
74-78, most likely.  Could be better.

Ben

 

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