Winter is in the air!  Sunny, GORGEOUS with a cool breeze, Christmas in San Pedro feels right around the corner...

My week:  Nov 21 to Nov 28, 2016
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From the desk of the San Pedro Scoop. My Week in Belize and more...

Top Stories

1 Day on Ambergris Caye-A Guide For 1st Time Visitors
One day in San Pedro is definitely not enough time...but if it is all that you have, here are my suggestions...
My Thanksgiving in Belize - Good Eats & Great Weather
You can have turkey with all the fixing - though in Belize that will include rice & beans - plus great weather.
A Holiday in Hopkins, Southern Belize...
Just 123 miles (as the crow flies) from San Pedro is the small seafront Garifuna village of Hopkins. 

This Week

Rain?  WE GOT IT THIS WEEK late in the week (almost 3.5 inches on Friday according to  And while we always need it to fill the cisterns for a long dry winter and spring, the first busy week of the the season- US Thanksgiving - was not the greatest timing.  Many fishing and dive shops were counting on bookings to start off their seasons.  I'm SURE the Christmas week will be perfection.

What's ahead...

DECEMBER, lights and trees are going up and last night was the tree lighting ceremony in the park.  KEY DATES!  LOVEFM Holiday Parade (see 2015's) is December 11th and my FAVORITE, the lighted Boat Parade is Dec 17th.  Check out their facebook page for all of the details and sponsors.  Oh...and now things pick up for me too!  No more every other day stuff.  MORE SCOOP!  

More Photos from this Week

Previous Posts You Might Enjoy
SNORKEL the Belize's Blue, SERIOUSLY
2015's Holiday Lighted Boat Parade Was AMAZING
Garifuna Settlement Day celebrates a unique culture, the food and the language.  Get ready to dance or just tap your foot to the drums...
San Pedro's Lighted Boat parade is a HIGHLIGHT of the year.  It's scheduled for Dec 16th.  A look at last year's!
Belize Trivia Question for this week:  No googlin' - What was the first capital of Belize (or at the time, British Honduras)?

Belize Trivia Answer from last week:  The 3rd largest barrier coral reef is the Florida Reef that runs along the Florida Keys

What Others Have to Say About Belize

  • Jennifer Lawrence tells the world her favorite vacation spot on Vanity Fairs "128 Seconds"
  • It took a big year, a VERY big year for reporters to focus in on why Belize has SOOO many Cubs fans. This is a great article and the Cubs ending a 108 year drought?  Not bad either.

From my sponsors:

Book directly with Belize Parasail, mention this add and get 20% when you float over the reef.  Check out my trip and THE VIEWS!
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