Hidden Treasure, First Edition
When you visit new places, you probably want to experience the country like the locals. And now you can. Best-Kept Secrets is a new blog that highlights the lesser-known, must-visit attractions in the Latin American region.
Even with the best guidebooks, new visitors to a country can often miss out on the small, local attractions that have so much to offer.
This series will be your treasure map, and weÂll always be sure to mark the top spots.Â One such location is RubyÂs CafÃ©, a true Best-Kept Secret on Ambergris Caye.
If you are an early bird, then you need to know about this when you visit Belize.Â Ruby's cafÃ© is open from either 4:30am or 4:45amÂ every morning, including Sundays and holidays, and they even have a generator in case there is a power outage.Â For coffee "must-havers," RubyÂs is the place to visit.
Pair your coffee with a delicious, local treat. "Johnny Cakes" are a real specialty of the house.Â RubyÂs serves them with chicken and basically it's a biscuit (almost) with goodies tucked inside.
The other Belizean treat they serve is a "Fry Jack," which is, as close as I can describe, a funnel cake that is triangular in shape.Â They are best eaten with mango or guava jam.
We hope youÂve enjoyed this first edition of Hidden Treasure, and be sure to stay tuned for more uncovered secrets to enhance your travel experience.