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A Tribute to Belize Outhouses on World Toilet Day

Dorian Nuñez Featured Article, My Traveling Feet Leave a Comment

It’s World Toilet Day (November 19) and it got me thinking that pretty soon I would be experiencing more potty breaks at very interesting places and destinations around the country once iTravel Belize gets trekking with it’s new camper van. (Adventures and updates on that soon).

When you gotta go, you gotta go! Be it in a luxurious gold-plated toilet or a hole in the ground; Mother Nature calls at the most unexpected places. And it’s Mother Nature that we want to experience the most during our travels around the county. Potty breaks are just a part of what make a journey memorable, especially when it’s at an exotic location. It might be fun, exciting, terrifying or utterly disgusting. LOL!

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Lonely Planet has publish a book about travel and toilets (Lonely Planet’s Toilets: A Spotter’s Guide) where Belize toilets are featured and most recently Buzz Feed included Belize in its list of “15 Toilets Around the World to Poop in Before you Die”. How cool is that!?

And the funniest thing is that I have used that ‘potty’ in that featured outdoor toilet located at Silk Cay, Placencia. #views

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Only one structure stands tall on Silk Caye besides the towering coconut trees – an outhouse with the best views in Belize

I tend to avoid outhouses as I am terrified of spiders; and those are perfect nests for all kinds of ugly eight-legged critters. Hell no!! Rushing to the toilet is inevitable on long road trips and we have encountered some very interesting outhouses during our travels.

On World Toilet day, here’s a look at some of the toilets we have used, some only looked at, taken a pic of and ran away from. They might not be the best toilets you must poop in before you die, but toilets you must poop if you have to ‘GO”.

Do you have pics of interesting toilets or places you’ve had to ‘potty’ and you must-share with us? Send them over to info@itravelbelize.com We will make sure to share them with our readers.

Potty Breaks Around Belize / Happy World Toilet Day

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This one was rough – bad weather, run-down pier, creepy toilet. Ranger station on Abalone Caye, Port Honduras Marine Reserve, Southern Belize

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About 10 years later, the Abalone Caye toilet over the water got an upgrade

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Another outhouse with excellent views at Laughing Bird Caye! WOW!!!

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One of the smallest toilets – on board the Rassaya. Five square feet, hand pump flush, water from the sea, barely any room to turn around!!!

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Men’s room in Caye Caulker with parking spot for your Belikin Beer

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In the middle of nowhere!

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Out in the jungles of Toledo District

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This one was hidden along a dirt road in Southern Belize – looked abandoned and stayed away from it

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By the shore in Punta Gorda Town, rustic but with electricity

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This one is at a hotel in Punta Gorda. Do you know which one?

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