Moving to Belize Update; Costa Rica, Spiral Island in Mexico and preparing for Belize

Well, the ticket to Belize is booked again.  February 21st, 2011 I will move back to the beautiful country of Belize for the second time.  As some of you may already know my first experience moving to Belize was in 2008 and I had no idea what to expect.  This time around it will be a much different experience.  I know what to pack in my bags, I know what to expect getting off the plane, I have friends and family there and I am going to be starting a future with the love of my life.  I am excited, but in a different way than I was before the first move.

I have two weeks before leaving for a week in Costa Rica and then 10 days after I get back from Costa Rica to prepare for my move to Belize.  I’ve already sifted through the few possessions I still have in the States so I don’t really need to do that.  Basically I will just be storing a few containers and packing my bags.  I have one and a half blank pages in my passport left which will be just enough to get to Costa Rica, through Mexico and in to Belize.  Then I’ll have to make a trip to the embassy in Belmopan to get some more pages put in.

My boyfriend is flying to Portland for a week prior to my departure to Belize to help me pack and will provide some extra luggage space.  Then we will both fly to Cancun, Mexico.  In my experience this has proven to be the cheapest route in or out of Belize to take.  So we will fly to Cancun and this time I am excited about a short visit to a spiral island made out of plastic bottles at Isla Mujeres.  Mr. “Rishi” Sowa has been working on this project for years now.  I found the information one day perusing and forwarded it onto my bf who since visited Rishi for a few days and was extremely impressed.  You can read the post here.  So we will spend a couple nights with him which I am very curious about.  Then it will be on to Belize.

I will post about Costa Rica and about Rishi’s spiral Island as those trips come and will keep the blog up to date about my preparations for moving to Belize.  Thanks everyone for reading and I hope some of the information here will be helpful for you!  As always, please leave a comment or send me an email if you have specific questions or topic suggestions.

11 comments for “Moving to Belize Update; Costa Rica, Spiral Island in Mexico and preparing for Belize

  1. Rajiv Novelo
    January 19, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Hey, I am a Belizean living in Costa Rica and I was just wondering where in Costa Rica will you be staying??? It would be very nice if I had the chance to meet you since I am one of your greatest followers. Hope to hear from you soon!

    • belizedragonfly
      January 19, 2011 at 4:49 pm

      Hello Rajiv! Thank you for following my blog! I know for sure that we are going to Arenal for a couple nights after a one night stay in San Jose. From there it’s kind of up in the air. Where do you live?

  2. Linda
    January 19, 2011 at 8:46 am

    can’t wait to see you again! safe travels!

  3. Scott
    January 19, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Very cool pictures!

  4. January 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    coffee cup Greetings everbody!

    This page was a good read, I’ll email this page to others!

  5. sandy a
    January 20, 2011 at 7:25 am

    I saw something on TV about the plastic bottle island–very interesting!!
    I know you will be glad to be back in Belize
    Good luck on your trip(s)!

  6. January 20, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Fabulous that you are taking the plunge and moving. We love it there too and bought a little spot. We have met some great friends and will full time one day, in the meantime, a few months a year will be nice.. Love your pics.. Dawne

  7. Don
    January 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    My wife and I have enjoyed your blog for awhile. We plan travel to Belize in May and hope to spend time in Corazal with an eye on retirement. How will you travel from Cancun to corazal? Is that a better way to go vs Belize city?

    • belizedragonfly
      January 21, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      Don, thank you for reading my blog and I’m glad you’ve both enjoyed it. Typically we take the ADO bus from the Cancun airport to Chetumal, Mexico (about 20 minutes from the Belize border). Then from the Chetumal ADO station you can hire a taxi to take you to the Belize border and another taxi from the Belize border to wherever you are staying in Corozal. The airline ticket savings is typically worth the extra hassle unless you are really pressed for time. If you are traveling to another spot in Belize first (rather than Corozal) then Belize City may be a better option for you. Good luck! Contact me if you have any other questions about getting to Belize and maybe I can help.

  8. kelli
    February 20, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Was wondering if there will b a direct flight from Cancun 2 San Pedro anytime soon. I wanna save money flying from Alberta, Canada. Going thru Houston is double the price than thru Cancun. But i can’t find a fast way 2 San Pedro. Right now both ways take me 2 days 2 get 2 San Pedro. Please keep me posted since i travel in May

    • belizedragonfly
      February 22, 2011 at 11:25 am

      I haven’t heard of a direct flight from Cancun – as far as I know you still have to get a charter flight from Belize somewhere or a ferry boat from Chetumal. Hope that helps.

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