10 Belize Stories You May Have Missed This Weekend
Photo by Cameron Karsten
Once upon a time, Belize was a holiday destination for pirates. They lounged on the beaches, swam in the bays and lurked among the reefs and mangroves in their bandanas and eyepatches, waiting for passing galleons. The maps tell their holiday tales. The cayes and islands in these waters sound as if they have been lifted from Treasure Island: Gallows Point, Man O’ War Caye, Deadman’s Cayes, Spanish Lookout, Last Chance Caye.
While Belize is certainly geographically very Central American, its long history as a British colony gives it a feel that we found more similar to some Caribbean islands than its Latin neighbors. The Creole tinged English was a familiar sound to our ears after the years we spent on St. Croix, but it would fit right in on any of the Virgin Islands, Barbados, Antigua, or Jamaica. The history of Belize, known as British Honduras from 1862 until 1964, has a lot in common with those islands.
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The Mexico and Central America section of the website contains useful and imperative recommendations on the southern coast of Belize particularly Placencia which comes highly recommended to the intrepid traveler.
This is a photo blog on Ambergris Caye, Belize.
San Pedro celebrated Belize’s 33rd Independence with two days of grand activities. Celebrations began on Saturday, September 20th with the official Independence Eve Ceremony, while Sunday, September 21st saw revelers on the streets in a parade of colors, celebrating Belize’s Independence Day. This year’s celebrations were held under the theme “Industrious Hands, Intelligent Minds, Together for Belize.”
Today is my husband’s birthday. As a present for him and the family I have written a short memoir-vignette about a trip I took with his mother. Even if you didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Rose Marie I hope you will download it. If you have had the honor and privilege of taking care of an aging parent you will understand this memory.
Belize has developed into one of the most wanted nations for international business investment. The country offers safe and productive business environment to all types of investors be it big or small. The nation is keen to welcome foreign investors to invest in various sectors of Belize, including retail, manufacturing, medical, fashion etc… It shares healthy business relationship with top nations of the world. It is an English speaking country.
If you are in the planning phase for a vacation, travel to Belize. Belize is situated in Central America, between Guatemala and Mexico and offers an abundance of pristine beaches, rich sea life, humble people and fresh air. A Belize vacation gives you a chance to be away from the usual hustle and bustle of life and spend adventurous and pleasurable time with family. There are great many amazing things about Belize.
There are millions of miles of coastline around the globe where you could choose to settle but with a closer look at what Placencia Belize has to offer, you may decide that this is the picture-perfect destination that is right for you. Placencia sits on a scenic and beautiful 18 mile long isthmus in southern Belize and has the perfect combination of friendly culture, coastal activities and affordable real estate options that make it suitable for bringing your dreams to life.
On September 21, Belize celebrated 33 years of Independence under the theme “Industrious Hands, Intelligent Minds, Together for Belize”.