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Nine Belize Is Your Local Expert

There are many different tourism services companies in Belize, but only Nine Belize Eco Cultural Tours was founded by the sociocultural activist and naturalist Joe Awe. Born and raised in…

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This Is the Only Place You Have to Go This Summer

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning your big vacation. Whether it’s herding all the family together, a romantic getaway or a solo adventure…

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Southern Highway in Belize

The Southern Highway in Belize

Running from Dangriga in Stann Creek District to Punta Gorda and beyond in Toledo District, the Southern Highway is one of the major thoroughfares in Belize. Entirely paved along its…

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Serpon Sugar Mill

The Serpon Sugar Mill in Belize

The Serpon Sugar Mill is Belize’s very first designated historic site. Built in 1865, the Serpon Sugar Mill revolutionized the country because it was the first steam-powered device of its…

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Orange Walk: Avoid Crowds While Immersing Yourself in Belize’s Wonders

If you dislike crowds but you’re fascinated by everything Belize has to offer, make Orange Walk District—and especially Orange Walk Town—your next vacation spot. Just 57 miles from Belize City,…

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Sail Down the Coast of Belize with Raggamuffin Tours

Sail Down the Coast of Belize with Raggamuffin Tours

Few experiences in Belize can compare to a delightful sail down the coast. Departing from the lovely Caye Caulker, passengers will get to experience the best of the beautiful coral…

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Hokeb Ha or the Blue Creek Cave in Belize

Hokeb Ha Cave in southern Belize Also known by its English name “Blue Creek Cave,” Hokeb Ha Cave is located near the Maya village of Blue Creek in southern Belize….

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Bacalar Chico National Park & Marine Reserve

The Bacalar Chico Marine and Wildlife Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site centered on the northern part of the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize. Measuring more than 12,600…

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Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve – All You Need to Know Before You Go

Mountain Pine Ridge: One of Belize’s Biggest Secrets Would you like to experience nature as it was before the industrial world began plundering forests and paving the earth with concrete?…

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The Snake Cayes in Belize

Snake Cayes in Southern Belize Despite their ominous name, the Snake Cayes are amongst the most beautiful offshore islands in Belize. And, while it is true that a few serpents…

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Caves Branch Botanical Gardens

Founded in 2008, the Caves Branch Botanical Gardens is the largest facility of its kind in Belize. The Botanical Gardens was founded in order to both help protect and conserve…

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Butterfly Falls in Belize

Butterfly Falls in Belize

Belize is a land of many gorgeous waterfalls, and one of the most pristine and beautiful is Butterfly Falls. Located on privately-owned land inside of one of Belize’s biggest nature…

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Snorkel Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley

Located just a few miles south of the town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a large protected marine environment famous for its rich…

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The San Ignacio Market

Located on the banks of the Macal River, the market in San Ignacio is a truly unique opportunity to experience Belizean life. Farmers, traders, and vendors from all walks of…

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Manatee Tours Belize

Manatee Tours in Belize

Belize has the most manatees of any country in Central America. These playful and gentle creatures can be found in the waters just offshore from Belize City, locations like the…

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How About a Shout-out for Belize’s Community Baboon Sanctuary?

If you’d like to meet Belize’s most enigmatic primates, plan to spend time at the nation’s Community Baboon Sanctuary. These animals aren’t actually baboons, so it’s anyone’s guess how they…

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Horseback Riding in Belize

Horseback Riding Tours in Belize One of the best ways to explore the natural beauty of Belize is on horseback. Far from the bustle of roadways and noisy towns, small…

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A Mud Massage in the Belize Jungle

A Mud Massage in the Belize Jungle

Available at the Belize Boutique Resort and Spa, mud massages are much more than just a spa treatment involving specially mixed local clays. Mud massages are part of a comprehensive…

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chechem-ha-cave belize

Che Chem Ha Cave: A Wonderland of Mystery and Artifacts

One visitor called Che Chem Ha Cave the antithesis of Barton Creek where one ambles into a cavern that’s free of physical challenges! On the other hand, a visit to…

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Aguacate Lagoon Belize

Aguacate Lagoon in Belize

Aguacate Lagoon Belize The Aguacate Lagoon is one of the best birding and wildlife spotting areas in western Belize and is located just down the road from the Mennonite village…

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Red Bank Village and the Scarlet Macaw Tour

Red Bank Village and the Scarlet Macaw Tour

Despite their name, scarlet macaws are not entirely red (or scarlet) colored. Instead, these birds are adorned with brilliantly hued feathers of red, yellow, and blue. Related to parrots, scarlet…

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Cerros Maya Ruins Belize

Cerros Ruins: See the Longest-Occupied Mayan Site in Belize

To the untrained eye, the Cerros Mayan compound may look like every other ancient Belize ruin, but don’t let first impressions deceive you. Cerros is a unique gem of a…

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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

As Wild as it Gets: Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary It’s a jungle out there but you won’t mind going wild when you check out the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (CBWS),…

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Hopkins Mango Festival

Come out to the Hopkins Mangu Fest 2018!

The free two-day annual Hopkins Mangu Fest is being held this year on from June 2-3 in Hopkins, Stann Creek with an emphasis on the local cultural history. The popular fest, known…

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Gulisi Garifuna Museum in Dangriga

Gulisi Garifuna Museum in Dangriga

The Garifuna are a unique culture that formed some 400 years ago when African slaves imported into the Caribbean intermarried with local Arawak and Carib people. After engaging in several…

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Marie Sharp’s Factory Tour

Marie Sharp’s Habanero Pepper Sauce Sauces are an important part of Central American cuisine and no sauce better epitomizes Belize more than Marie Sharp’s Habanero Pepper Sauce. The flavorful habanero…

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Gales Point Village in the Belize District

Easily visible on a map as a long finger stretching out from the mainland, Gales Point Village is one of the most beautiful spots in Belize. The local Creole villagers…

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Swim with whale sharks in Gladden Spit, Belize!

Belize’s Gladden Spit in Placencia, Stann Creek was recently highlighted by popular travel publication, Afar Magazine, as one of the best destinations on planet earth, to dive with whale sharks,…

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Hiking in Belize

Hiking in Belize

Top Hiking Destinations in Belize With more than 30% of its territory set aside for nature reserves and national parks, it’s no wonder that Belize is a popular hiking destination….

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Chocolate Festival of Belize

The Toledo Cacao Festival In Southern Belize Wanting to showcase the superior quality of their local cacao, various chocolate manufacturers and cacao farmers in the Toledo District of Belize gathered…

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Barton Creek Cave – All You Need to Know Before You Go

Barton Creek Cave – Belize’s Most Beautiful and Unusual Cave Destination Belize’s cave network is extensive and varied, so whether you’re eager to peek into a world of prehistoric panoramas,…

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Scuba Dive the Belize Blue Hole

Inside the Great Blue Hole of Belize

Dive and Snorkel Belize’s Blue Hole An almost perfectly circular sinkhole measuring 300 meters across, the Great Blue Hole is one of the most popular and special sites for diving…

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Belizean Fry Jacks

Belize Fry Jacks While they may not be the healthiest item on a plate, Belizean fry jacks are one of the most popular foods in Belize. Looking like mini puff…

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Make a Big Splash by Visiting Rio on Pools

A trip to Belize can be an exciting adventure: dive, sail, tour ancient Mayan ruins and partake of the cultural vibe that fans across the nation like a finely prepared…

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The Belize Flag

Belize gained its independence from Great Britain in 1981, and the young nation has one of the most intricately designed flags of any country in the world. The flag of…

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Goff's Caye: A Stunning Island off The Coast of Belize City

Goff’s Caye: A Stunning Island off The Coast of Belize City

In Belize, all of the offshore islands are referred to as cayes (pronounced “keys”) and Goff’s Caye is definitely one of the more popular thanks to its close location to…

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Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Gardens

In 1989, an American couple of Indian origin moved to Punta Gorda and decided to grow the spices from their homeland of Kerala. Since that time, the spice garden and botanical garden has become…

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Visit Hopkins Belize

Why You Have to Visit Hopkins Belize on Your Vacation

Often ranked as the friendliest village in Belize, Hopkins is in the center of the Garifuna culture, a unique people with both African and Caribbean roots who migrated to the…

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The Museum of Belize

Built more than 150 years ago by the British colonial government to house prisoners, the facility in central Belize City was closed down by the newly-independent government of Belize in…

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Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Seeking an Unspoiled Belize Paradise? Visit Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

If you’ve an interest in visiting Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize and you’ve done your homework, you likely know that the word “mosaic” keeps popping up when travel writers…

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Things to do in Placencia Belize

Scuba Dive & Snorkel with Whale Sharks in Belize

Belize whale sharks Few diving or snorkeling experiences can compare to coming up close with whale sharks, the largest fish species on the planet. Although these creatures are truly enormous,…

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Mopan River Tubing Adventure – A Must Do Tour in Belize

Mopan River in Belize With most organized tour groups picking up participants in San Ignacio Town, the Mopan River tubing adventure begins in either Bullet Tree Falls Village or San…

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Scuba Dive Turneffe Atoll in Belize

Scuba Dive Turneffe Atoll in Belize

One of just three coral atolls located off the coast of Belize, Turneffe Atoll is one of the most beautiful natural locations in the country and a diverse marine habitat…

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8 Things to Know About Harvest Caye, Belize

If you’re a Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) passenger making a port of call at Harvest Caye in Belize, you’re in for a real treat. Here are eight things to know about…

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Belize Botanical Gardens

Belize is a pristine country bursting with fragrant flowers, exotic wildlife, and an incredible diversity of trees and plants. One of the best ways to see this biodiversity at its…

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Hummingbird Highway

The Hummingbird Highway in Belize

The Hummingbird Highway is one of the most beautiful and scenic routes in the country. Named for the abundance of hummingbirds found in the country, the Hummingbird Highway connects central…

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silk cayes in Belize

Silk Cayes: The Ultimate “Castaway” Experience

Belize may be known for lively towns and villages where tourists and ex-pats revel in fun, but it’s the solitary cayes situated along the coast that satisfy the sensibilities of…

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Cuello Mayan Ruins in Belize

Cuello Mayan Ruins

The Mayan archaeological site of Cuello Cuello is an ancient Maya site located in Belize’s northern Orange Walk District. One of the oldest Maya sites ever discovered, archeologists believe that…

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Moho River in Belize

Kayaking the Moho River in Belize

In a land replete with beautiful and pristine watercourses, the Moho River in the Toledo District of Belize is truly special. Beginning at its headwaters in Amatique Bay, the Moho…

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Monkey River Tour

Want to see Howler Monkeys in Belize? We’ve Got Your Destination! An abundance of visitors come to Belize to see wildlife in a nation so sparsely populated, mile upon mile…

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Backpacking in Belize

Backpacking in Belize Although Belize is rapidly becoming a top vacation destination for A-list Hollywood celebrities and political bigshots, the country’s rural nature and laid-back Caribbean lifestyle make it also…

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Altun Ha Mayan Ruins

  Altun Ha Mayan Ruins: Where the Rich and Famous Once Lived Altun Ha–Mayan for “Rockstone Pond”—is situated amid one of the richest wildlife areas in Belize, so if you’re…

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Hiking Victoria Peak in Belize

Victoria Peak is the second-highest point in Belize and is the country’s smallest (in terms of area) protected conservation area. Measuring in at 3,688 feet (1,124 meters) high, Victoria Peak…

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South Water Caye, an incredible island in Southern Belize

Because of the freshwater sources in the center of this small island, fisherman used to stop off at South Water Caye to replenish their supplies. Approximately 15 acres in size,…

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Belizean Johnny Cakes

Johnny Cakes Are A Favorite Belizean Breakfast The name can be somewhat misleading as it often leads people to think of pancakes, but Johnny cakes are actually more closely related…

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WaterFall Cave Expedition at Caves Branch

The rainforests and jungles of Belize sit atop a vast continental section of limestone, which is why the country has so many vast cave networks. Belize is also blessed with the…

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Thousand Foot Falls: A Majestic Waterfall to visit in Belize

Located deep within a nature reserve in western Belize, Thousand Foot Falls is the highest waterfall in all of Central America. A swift river descends over a granite cliff to…

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Walter Castillo Art Studio

Although Walter Castillo was born in Nicaragua, his family fled an ongoing civil war to settle in Belize in 1981. As a curious and talented teenager, Walter Castillo traveled the…

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Glover's Reef Atoll

Get Your Pirate on at Glovers Reef Atoll

(Photo by Islands Expeditions) It’s okay to channel your inner child when compiling your Belize itinerary, but pirate hats and swords won’t be necessary—nor must you put a parrot on…

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Visiting Tikal from Belize

Visiting Tikal from Belize A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, Tikal is one of the most iconic and impressive Maya ruins in the world. Located in the department of…

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Nim Li Punit Mayan Ruins

Nim Li Punit Mayan Ruins

Hats Off to Nim Li Punit Mayan Ruins Belize’s Nim Li Punit is a little Mayan ruin with a big name that means “The Big Hat,” and it’s well worth…

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How to Make Hudut, a Traditional Garifuna Food

The Garifuna have many delicious foods that are part of their culinary heritage, but one classic staple graces the tables of Garifuna families all over Belize. Hudut is a delicious…

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Belize Rice and Beans

One of the all-time classic Caribbean dishes, rice and beans hold a special place in every Belizean’s heart. Simple enough for everyday fare, beans and rice are the perfect accompaniment…

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Sittee River

Sittee River

Sittee River Village in Southern Belize The Sittee River is the name of both a river in central Belize as well as a village that is located on its banks….

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Belize’s National Agriculture and Trade Show

The National Agriculture and Trade Show 2018 Originating in 1970 as a traditional display of livestock and agricultural products, the National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) quickly became known as…

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Cashew Festival & Agricultural Show in Belize

Cashew Festival & Agricultural Show in Belize

Located in the northwest corner of Belize District in central Belize is the tiny village of Crooked Tree, named for one special tree with a unique bent that grows here…

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La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge

La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge The biggest sporting event in Belize, La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenging is a grueling 180-mile canoe race down the Macal River. The race…

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Glover's Reef Atoll

Kayak, Windsurf, and Participate in Water Sports in Belize

With over 200 miles of coastline on the Caribbean Sea and hundreds of offshore islands, Belize is one of the top destinations in the world for kayaking, windsurfing, and other…

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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

Updated: May 2, 2017 Xunantunich Maya Ruins – “Maiden of the Rock” The name of this ancient Mayan ruin is a tongue twister, but to indigenous peoples who made this sacred…

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Exploring the Atolls of Belize

Across the planet, almost all of the coral atolls in existence are found in the Pacific Ocean. But Belize is unusual because it has three of the four atolls found…

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The Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic

For more than 80 years, Belize has celebrated the day before Easter Sunday with a popular cross country bicycle race. Originally designed to encourage local Belizeans to brave bumpy roads…

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Placencia Sidewalk Arts & Music Festival

  Come join us in Placencia for the 15th Annual Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival and enjoy Belizean culture through a variety of mediums Every year, the small fishing village of Placencia comes alive…

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Explore Belize by ATV

Explore Belize by ATV

Belize is famous for its astonishingly beautiful nature and is a country blessed with rainforests, majestic waterfalls, and thick jungles teeming with birds and exotic wildlife. But the lush climate…

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corozal belize

Corozal Town: A Scenic and Peaceful Destination in Belize

Corozal is a charming town of approximately 10,000 people located in the far north of Belize just across the border from Mexico. Popular due to its beautiful setting on the…

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Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area

Measuring more than 360 square miles and comprising approximately 4% of Belize’s total land surface, the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area is the largest nature park. Rio Bravo is…

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Davis Falls in Belize

Located near Dangriga in southeastern Belize, Davis Falls is one of the most iconic natural attractions in the country. With a total height of around 500 feet (120 meters), Davis…

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Explore Belize’s Great Barrier Reef in 2018

Although the extensive tracts of rainforest and pristine jungles are top attractions for visitors in Belize, the country’s most famous natural destination is the Belize Barrier Reef. Part of the…

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Half Moon Caye Natural Monument: This is Birding and Diving Heaven

As atolls go, Half Moon Caye National Monument is the furthest from Belize’s mainland and while it’s tiny, it has been given a very long name. In fact, this caye’s…

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Fiesta de Carnaval

Every year during the week before Lent, the town of San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye explodes with ecstatic demonstrations of singing, dancing, parades, flour fighting, and even…

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Caracol Mayan Ruins in Belize

Caracol Mayan Ruins – All You Need to Know Before You Go

Experience the Grandeur of Caracol, Belize’s Largest Ruin Mayans settling Caracol in several waves bestowed two names upon the community: “Three Water Hill” and then “Three Hills Lord,” though its…

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Old Belize Adventure Cultural and Historical Center

Old Belize

 Old Belize Adventure Cultural and Historical Center Following a decisive naval victory over the Spanish in 1798, Belize has been Britain’s only colony in Central America. Although much of this…

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The Belize Zoo: Home to Former Movie Stars!

The Belize Zoo: Home to Former Movie Stars! Once upon a time, film producers specializing in documentaries about life in tropical forests chose Belize as their favorite destination. Critters now…

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St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park

St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park

One of Belize’s most fascinating characteristics is an exotic mix of cultures and peoples, but it’s anyone’s guess how the name of a Russian saint was bestowed upon St. Herman’s…

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Belize’s Laughing Bird Caye

Belize’s Laughing Bird Caye: Find Tranquility on this Tiny Atoll

If a Belizean tells you that Laughing Bird Caye is for the birds, it’s okay to believe him. This little isle situated within an azure lagoon is a popular place…

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Why You Have to Visit Placencia Belize on Your Vacation

Photo by Chabil Mar Placencia Belize Described by locals as “barefoot perfect”, Placencia is a small 16-mile long narrow peninsula in southeastern Belize with gorgeous beaches on the Caribbean side…

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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins | Archaeology of Cahal Pech

Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins

Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins: So Close, You Can Walk Here! The contrast between yesterday and today is remarkable: One can literally stroll between lively, modern San Ignacio Town to an…

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spring break in belize

Big Rock Waterfalls – All You Need to Know Before You Go

Belize: Home to the Highest Waterfall in Central America When a waterfall is as famous as Belize’s Big Rock, the name doesn’t always stick. No matter what you call it,…

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Air Canada to Begin Flying to Belize This Week

Air Canada, the largest airline in Canada and the eighth-largest airline in the world, will begin flying to Belize this week for the first time in the company’s history. Beginning…

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Hilton’s first property in Belize officially opens

Designed for those seeking relaxed adventure, Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton is now welcoming travelers in Belize’s stunning Ambergris Caye. Marking Hilton’s first property in…

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Where to Book Your Belize Tours and Belize Shuttles in 2018

Untame Belize is a locally owned and operated company offering private shuttle services to and from any destination in mainland Belize. Whether you’re looking for ground transportation from the airport…

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Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary

Swallow Caye is an island (all islands are called “cayes” in Belize) located just a few miles off the coast of Belize City. The caye is located in the center…

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The Most Epic Belize Vacation Ever!

If you think that you are ready to enjoy the ultimate Belize vacation, then strap on your helmet and get ready for the time of your life. Pioneered by Island…

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Is Belize Gay-friendly? Tips for Gay and Lesbian Travelers in Belize

Although Belize continues to be a largely conservative country, it is increasingly becoming a popular destination for gay and lesbian travelers. Widespread acceptance of homosexuality has not yet been achieved,…

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7 Epic Belize Adventure Tours

7 Epic Belize Adventure Tours to Add to Your Bucket List in 2018

Belize offers plenty of thrills, spills, and chills to get your heart racing. If you are interested in adventure and exploring, then we suggest you book your flight to Belize…

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The Belize Destination with the Best Quality of Life for Expats

The Belize Destination with the Best Quality of Life for Expats

For many people considering retirement or moving abroad, Belize can seem like the promised land. But, in reality, moving to Belize is now easier than ever before. Belize has a…

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Garifuna Settlement Day

Nearly 400 years ago, the British began importing slaves from Africa to plantations on Caribbean islands like St. Vincent. Over time, these African peoples began to intermarry with local Arawak…

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Guanacaste National Park

Named for the rare but incredibly large Guanacaste tree, Guanacaste National Park is one of Belize’s smallest yet most beautiful natural areas. Just 50 acres in size, Guanacaste National Park…

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Diving Esmeralda Canyon in Belize

Diving Esmeralda Canyon in Belize

Esmeralda Canyon in Belize In a country famous for its shipwrecks, steep drop-offs, clear water, and abundance of marine life, one of the standout dive sites in Belize is the…

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Angel Falls Extreme Zipline & Rappelling

For true adventure enthusiasts who want a challenging experience in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Angel Falls in Belize offers plenty of heart-pumping thrills. Located in a…

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Santa Rita Maya Site in Corozal Belize

Santa Rita Maya Ruin in Corozal Santa Rita is a unique ancient Maya site because it survived the collapse of Maya society into the Late Post Classic Period and the…

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