Belize to Guatemala

Belize para Guatemala

Havia uma frente de tempestade atingindo todo o pais de Belize e tivemos chuva forte durante toda a noite e como a previsao era de chuva durante todo o dia resolvemos seguir viagem e, como Belize e um pais pequeno, conseguimos chegar a fronteira com a Guatemala no meio do dia.

De Corozal Town seguimos para Orange Walk e de la passamos no entorno da cidade de Belmopan que e a nova capital e de la seguimos para a cidade fronteirica de Benque Viejo para passarmos para a Guatemala.

Belize e um pais pobre e as estradas sao como a maioria das estradas brasileiras – nao estao muito bem conservadas e sao estreitas. Como nao chegamos a visitar o lado do Caribe, acreditamos que este realmente eo melhor que Belize tem a oferecer aos turistas pois existem na sua costa mais de 200 ilhas sendo que a maioria delas se encontra dentro da Reserva Marinha de Recifes, alias, aqui se situa a maior Barreira de Recifes do hemisferio com 185 milhas de comprimento incluindo 3 dos 4 atois de corais desta regiao. Assim, aqui pode se praticar mergulho, snorkeling, kayaking, pescaria, todos os esportes aquaticos que se pode imaginar nestas aguas maravilhosas.

Aqui como no Mexico existem muitas zonas arqueologicas Mayas  com suas ruinas, piramides e cavernas e tambem a flora e a fauna sao exuberantes. Existem aqui os macacos que no RS chamamos de bugio com seu rugido tradicional e aqui tambem se situa uma das poucas reservas de preservacao do jaguar, conhecida como “Jaguar Preserve” no Santuario da Vida Selvagem  da Bacia de Cockscomb.

Belize to Guatemala

There was a tropical front all over Belize and we had strong rain all night long and as the forecast was it was supposed to rain all day we decided to keep on going and since Belize is a small country we were able to get to the border by midday.

From Corozal Town we passed through Orange Walk and then in the outskirts of Belmopan which is the new capital and from there we went to the border town of Benque Viejo where we crossed into Guatemala.

Belize is a poor country with most roads similar to their Brazilian counterparts – they are not in good riding condition and are very narrow. Since we were not able to visit the Caribbean side of Belize we came to the conclusion that this must be what best Belize has to offer tourists once there are about 2oo cayes or islands ranging from a few hundred feet to 25 miles long with most  found inside the Barrier Reef Reserve, by the way, the country has the longest Barrier Reef in the Western Hemisphere including three of the four coral atolls in this area. So, there’s opportunity for all kinds of water sports such as fishing, swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, parasailing, kite surfing, all in this gorgeous Caribbean water.

Here, as it is in Mexico, there are many Mayan Archaeological sites with ruins, pyramids, caves, and also the wild life is well preserved. Here we can find the howler monkeys called the baboons, and here there is the Cockscom Basin Wildlife Preserve which is a sanctuary with tropical forest and was created to protect a large jaguar population and other resident wildlife, also known as “The Jaguar Preserve”.  

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24.10 | 23:12

Olá, apenas passei para dizer que realmente acessei e li seu blog e achei linda as suas viagens, até vi pontos que quero visitar no panamá quando for em Jan.

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Ola ,aqui e o Lula de Recife☺. Nos encontramos ontem/Sabado no Look out Point ,on the Mulholland Highway. Foi um prazer Conhece los. Curtam a Viagem.

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