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Old December 7th, 2013, 02:54 PM
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Smile What is the best swimming beach near Belize City?

All I like to do is swim and hang in the water all day (I don't snorkel). What's the best swimming beach near Belize City? Thanks!
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Old December 7th, 2013, 05:17 PM
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Probably Bannister Island as there are really none near Belize City.
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Old December 7th, 2013, 06:03 PM
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Old December 7th, 2013, 06:09 PM
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San Pedro Island
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Old December 8th, 2013, 03:48 PM
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How much is to get there jn a taxi?


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Old December 8th, 2013, 04:51 PM
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I,m sure you are referring to a water taxi ? Here is a link..
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The nearest "beach" to Belize City is a 20 minute cab ride. "Cucumber Beach is part of Old Belize. It's a manmade beach primarily for locals but if all you want is some sand between you toes and some salt water to take a dip in with a bar nearby, it will fit the bill.

http://www.oldbelize.com/

And there are a coupel of You Tube vids out there if you google them under "Cucumber Beach Belize".
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 10:20 PM
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Post San Pedro or Caye Caulker

Do we want to go to San Pedro or Caye Caulker and how do we get there? How far is it and how long of a water taxi ride is it? How would I schedule this? Can anyone help me. We are on the Dream January 4th.
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Do we want to go to San Pedro or Caye Caulker and how do we get there? How far is it and how long of a water taxi ride is it? How would I schedule this? Can anyone help me. We are on the Dream January 4th.
Here's the water taxi schedules.
http://www.ccwatertaxi.com/

http://www.belizewatertaxi.com/

The water taxis leave from two places just a couple of blocks from the tender pier and just a few blocks further up past the swing bridge.

You might wish to make reservations but you can probably just buy tickets there.
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Any idea what a taxi costs to Cucumber Beach?
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Old December 27th, 2013, 05:26 AM
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We are leaving heading out Sunday on Carnival Magic and want to take water taxi to Caye Caulker. I see schedule posted. Looking for feedback on the trip since ship doesn't offer excursion to here.
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Old December 27th, 2013, 01:21 PM
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I have stayed on Caye Caulker for a land vacation. It is a laid-back village, no paved roads, no autos. You can walk whereever you want or you can rent golf carts. There is a lot of seagrass in the water near the water taxi dock and pretty much everywhere else except at "The Spit", which is a fair walk from the taxi dock. Anyone can point you the way. Water is very calm there and shallow a long way out, very good for children. However, the water taxi ride is at least 45 minutes and can be very rough. No shade on the taxis I saw, tho' that might have changed. I would be a bit leery of trying to do this on my own, tho' I know some people do so.
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Old December 27th, 2013, 02:13 PM
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We were in Belize Apr 2011 and did a tour. this time, we would like to hang out and eat some lobster some where close to the port or go to a beach. Any suggestions
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There are no beaches near Belize City except for Cucumber beach, about 20 minute taxi ride away. Have never been there but have read this is a man-made beach used mostly by locals. No RCI excursions to beaches currently. Island Marketing offers a private excursion to Goff's Cay which is very small, but I have read several positive reviews.

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Old December 28th, 2013, 06:37 PM
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Default OP look here

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1958934

Second post down I explain how to get to Caye Caulker by yourself. Water taxi RT is $22.50 US per person. Ride does take about 45 minutes. Water taxis nearly all have roofs now &'are shaded. It's perfectly safe & cheaper than a ships tour.
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