Restaurants in Belize offer a variety of foods but, as you would expect, seafood is a significant part of their diet. Two of the featured items from the sea here are conch and spiny lobster. Both are found in abundance here but they have designated seasons when they can be harvested. Fortunately for us, both were in season while we were in Belize.
Colimilla is a small village located on the peninsula of Isla de Navidad just across the lagoon on the back side of Barra de Navidad. This part of the peninsula is dominated by the Grand Bay Hotel.
A short water taxi ride will take you to one of the restaurants in Colimilla along the shore of the lagoon. We chose Restaurant Mary’s and had a terrific lunch of ceviche and a fresh seafood salad with shrimp, mussels, octopus, crab and fish.
We thought it would be fun to review some of our favorite street foods we encountered in our recent trip to Mexico. You have to start with the ubiquitous fruit and juice carts. They will generally have a variety of cut fruits like mango, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, jicama and sometimes cucumber. Of course, you can have a little salt and chili powder sprinkled on top with a good squeeze of lime. The cart in the photo was located just outside of the main market in Guadalajara. It’s a daily treat.