24 May 2014 – ADO Route Between Mexico & Belize
From Patrick Jones (a Belizean journalist):
The Mexico-based ADO bus company is reporting moderate success of its Belize to Cancun and Belize to Merida routes. Three years into the service, ADO says the occupancy rate is up to 60% on the Belize-Cancun route, indicating that the service is being well received by its customers. In fact, the service numbers are so encouraging that ADO executives are thinking about putting in more routes.
But ADO’s manager in Chetumal says it all depends on whether or not the requisite permits are given by the Government of Belize. ADO executives believe that a large part of the success of its routes out of Belize is that they provide a comfortable and convenient connection for Belizeans living in Quintana Roo and those living in Belize. Additionally, the ADO service is providing a crucial link for Mexican tourism interests in Belize. Grupo ADO is also in negotiations to enter other Central American countries, particularly Guatemala.
Upcoming Holidays and Events – 2014
May 23 to 25 – Chocolate Festival of Belize, Punta Gorda
Monday, May 26 – Sovereign’s Day / Commonwealth Day (in lieu of May 24)
June 14 to 21 (or 22) – San Pedro Lobster Festival
June 27 to 29 – Caye Caulker Lobster Fest
June 27 to 29 – Placencia Lobsterfest
See Section 13 for a complete list of public holidays.
16 April 2014 — Fuel Prices
Premium gasoline: BZ$11.75 per gallon
Regular gasoline: BZ$11.64 per gallon
Diesel: BZ$10.49 per gallon
These are the prices in Belize City; prices may be higher in the districts due to transportation costs.
23 March 2014 – New Water Taxi Terminal at San Pedro
From Ambergris Today website:
8 March 2014 — Daylight Saving Time
In most of Mexico, daylight saving time begins on the first Sunday in April (6 April 2014), and ends on the last Sunday in October (26 October 2014). Clocks are turned ahead one hour. In the Yucatan region, Central Standard Time (CST) becomes Central Daylight Time (CDT).
Belize does not observe daylight saving time, so there will be a one hour difference between Belize and the Yucatan region of Mexico. Travellers should confirm departure times of flights, buses and water taxis from Mexico.