We recently went to Belize on a short notice family vacation. Belize City is where most people go on vacation in Belize. That is were all of the beach resorts are as well as where the cruise ships dock. We stayed in Spanish Lookout, which is a settlement in the Cayo District of Belize that was settled in 1958 by Kleine Gemeinde Mennonites, and is ~2 hours Southwest of Belize City.
We stayed in a guest house on a self-sustaining farm community, in the middle of the jungle. Running water was available but we refrained as we didn’t want to get sick.
A toilet, a shower with hot water, and a small kitchen sink were at the top of the amenities list.
The girls got to bottle feed goats.
Howler monkeys were within a 1/4 mile of our guest house.
Additional random photos from around the grounds…
In Belize, bananas are 10 for $1
We attended the Spanish Lookout Commercial/Industrial Expo. It reminded me of the Michigan State Fair, on a much smaller scale.
We visited San Ignacio, but most of the stores were closed for the day on Sunday. We ended up eating lunch while we were there though.
We crossed a river, in a car, on this barge.
You can go to the pharmacy whenever you want. No need to go to a doctor and get a script first.
We visited our first Mayan ruin. Cahal Pech!
They had beer there. Nothing great. Belikin is “the” beer of Belize and is brewed by the Belize Brewing Company.
Around mile 25 on the Western Highway, traveling west from Belize City to the Cayo District, “The Sleeping Giant” that guards the foothills of Maya Mountains appears in the distance.
Sunrise over Spanish Lookout on March 1, 2016 at 5:50 AM Central
Some shots of the girls
We got to board our flight on the runway!