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Adventures in Belize, Part 5: Rio Frio Cave, Caracol ruins, Rio On Pools

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Awoke to singing birds outside our cottage on Pine Mountain Ridge. The Hidden Valley Inn is truly remote, quiet and peaceful!

Headed out on what can only be described as a primitive road for the 2 hour ride toward the Mayan Ruins of Caracol. Along the way we stopped and explored the Rio Frio Cave.

We were really excited to explore the ruins at Caracol. In the past we have visited Mayan ruins in Mexico (Tulum, Ek Balam and Chichen Itza), Guatemala (Tikal) and Honduras (Copan), so we knew we would enjoy it. It was hot out today, abotu 92 degrees so the ruins were nearly deserted. We were able to explore in relative peace - unless you count the howler monkeys of course!

After spending the midday in the heat - it was definitely time to cool off. We drove to the Rio On pools. Several small waterfalls and cascades perfect for splashing in!

Spent the rest of the day walking on the grounds at the inn, enjoying the flowers, reading and relaxing. Not sure what tomorrow has in store - perhaps a hike to a local waterfall.
Cheers! Hollynn


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BIGMAMAT 3/2/2013 11:33PM

    Crazy, beautiful pictures!!! What a gorgeous place. emoticon

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FABAT402009 2/15/2013 8:32AM

    You're blog posts make me want to get on a plan this weekend!! Thank you so much for sharing your trip with the rest of us.

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JSTCHLIN 2/15/2013 7:44AM

    That cottage looks very nice to stay at. As always, thanks for sharing. 92* huh? Well it might reach the mid 40s here today! Who's jealous now?! LOL.

Take care and stay healthy


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LANA2520 2/15/2013 7:42AM

    you smile is wonderful it look like your haveing a good time happy for you

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ISLAMOM 2/14/2013 8:16PM

    great pictures!!

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JEREMY723 2/14/2013 3:20PM

    I feel just a bit like I'm on vacation this week:) It's been fun!

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MARTY728 2/14/2013 10:59AM

    emoticon Have a emoticon day!

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KITHKINCAID 2/14/2013 10:38AM

    I love that pic of you at the waterfall. You look so elated!

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SMOKINGUN 2/14/2013 9:13AM

    I knew you would like the ruins. You have some great pictures of all your activities. Waterfalls look refreshing and fun. Flowers are beautiful as are you!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 2/14/2013 8:20AM

    Beautiful! I'm glad you're having such a great time!

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    Looks like a wonderful trip!

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ROCKMAN6797 2/14/2013 1:20AM

    It looks like a wonderful time was had by all!
Thanks for the pictures, they are amazing!

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KONRAD695 2/14/2013 12:06AM

    Your posts are so wonderful. I'm having my own vacation right from my bed. Glad you and Ron are having such a wonderful time. emoticon

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