Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hummingbird Highway

If you're ever looking for a reason why renting a car in Belize can be a great experience, well the Hummingbird Highway is it.  Its gotta be one of the most scenic drives in Belize winding its way from the Western Highway near Belmopan to the Southern Highway near Dangriga.  The ride is full of great spots to stop as you work your way through the winding hills and orange groves.  Its a paved road so the ride is smooth with plenty of vantage points of the Mayan mountains and surrounding orange groves. Along the road you'll pass plenty of orange trucks transporting citrus to market.

 One of the best stops is at the Blue Hole (not to be confused with the Blue Hole located out on the reef.)  Located right off the highway, the Hummingbirdy Highway Blue Hole is a deep cave pool and waterfall that is excellent for swimming.  The water is cool and the swimming pool is shaded by the jungle foliage offering a great spot to cool down.  Here is a link to the Belize Audubon Society with info about the Blue Hole National Park http://www.belizeaudubon.org/parks/bhnp.htm


About This Blog

This blog is dedicated to Belize and Central America from the Yucatan peninsula to the edge of the Mosquito Coast in Honduras. After spending a lot of time in Belize I've picked up on a lot of info that isn't in the guidebooks and this blog is my chance to record it.

After travelling extensively, I've come to realize that Belize really is a country like no other. Its a place with geographic diversity from the coral reefs to the Mayan mountains, and cultural diversity from the ancient mayans to the garifuna. All it takes is one ride along the bumpy dirt road on an old school bus in Belize to really appreciate the fact that you are in a place like no other.

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