A good landing point in Belize (from Mexico), Corozal Town was our first stop in our Belizean adventure. After getting a ride from an incredibly nice Canadian couple we arrived at The Sea Breeze Hotel. We were greeted by Lyod, an rather eccentric older Belizean gentleman. He regaled us of stories from his past as a police officer and talked about how much Belize has changed since he was young. After an amusing conversation we checked in with Gwyn who was nice, but abrupt and opinionated. Our room was clean and had a TV and an en-suite bathroom; a good deal for $25. The hotel also has a full bar on the patio, which overlooks Corozal Bay.
After settling in we had enough time for a dip before we headed into town to look around. The water here is warm, but rather sandy and the sand is somewhat slimy. Compared to the beaches we have in Cancun it wasn’t that impressive. The town was small and quaint. People here seemed friendly, but many were looking for money.
For dinner we headed over to a little spot called Patty’s Bistro. We really liked it here! It’s a small, humble restaurant with excellent service and food. I ordered a typical Belizean dinner: chicken, rice and beans, potato salad and plantains!
At the recommendation of our waitress (and the owner’s daughter) Jay got curried shrimp.
Jay also got watermelon juice which was AMAZING. Our waitress was very helpful from the moment we walked in (and asked to look at a menu before deciding). She helped us find a place to exchange money and after dinner told us stories about violence in Belize city and Corozal.
After dinner we went back to the hotel and fell asleep watching Mean Girls (yes, I am a little bit ashamed to put that in writing ).