Belize Travel Tips
Best Key Lime Pie in Belize: Ahi
This small, open-air restaurant is intimate and unassuming With only six tables, you'll get focused service and an effortlessly cozy vibe. Make sure you save room for dessert, Ahi is famous for its Key Lime Pie.
Having opened three short years ago, Ahi has grown from being a local favorite to a top pick for travelers in the know. It's located about two and a half miles north of San Pedro, but make the trip. You won't regret it when you're sitting amidst a beautiful Belizean day, enjoying some tasty cuisine.
Stop by Ahi, and you know that from the first bite of an appetizer to the last bite Key Lime Pie, you're in for a delicious experience.
Best Place to Kill a Few Hours: Belikin Brewery
As the official brewery of Belize’s favorite beer, Belikin, the Belikin Brewery Tour is a great way to kill a couple hours. You'll get a brief tour of the brewing operation, and then it's to the Belikin bar where you start sampling.
You're free to sample all the beer and shrimp you could want for $15 a person. Belikin brews a regular lager, light lager, ale, stout and the brewery is even licensed with the Irish brewery Guinness to brew Guinness stout.
The informative tour plus the selection plus the generous sampling policy make this brewery a great way to spend a few hours in Belize City.
Best Place to Start a Fire: Marie Sharp’s Hot Sauce Factory
If you have a taste for all things hot, take a short van ride through a field of habanero plants for the best scorching tour in Belize!
Known for creating Belize’s most popular condiment, this Marie Sharp's Hot Sauce Factory offers tours and plenty of tastings of their famous habanero hot sauce. If you are lucky, you may even get to chat with Marie Sharp herself!
If you really love the sauce, buy some to take home and test your friends. Show them that you've earned your Caribbean hot sauce cred.
Best Place for a Night on the Town: El Divino
Located in San Pedro, this Banana Beach restaurant features an intimate and romantic vibe with a split-level indoor/outdoor seating area, high ceilings, local artwork and comfortable lounge area.
El Divino also features the largest selection of drinks around. From martinis to wine to a whole menu dedicated to tequila, you'll find a spirit to suit your tastes. Be sure to try the ceviche, wood-fired pizzas and ice-cold Blue Dolphin martinis.
If you're in the mood for a delicious meal in a restaurant with a special ambiance that matches the cuisine, El Divino is divine.
Best Fine Dining and Smiling Faces: The Smoky Mermaid
Located inside the Great House in the heart of Belize City, The Smoky Mermaid is the finest restaurant on the island. The Great House is a large, colonial-era mansion that's painted white and features verandahs on two floors. The setting alone would set the Mermaid apart, but the food takes it to a whole new world.
Although it’s a little more expensive than other eateries, after one bite of the Mermaid’s famous coconut shrimp and banana chimichangas, price will be an afterthought.
For a truly memorable evening in Belize, The Smoky Mermaid is the clear choice.
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