Rainforest & Inland

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

Updated: August 2, 2016 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…

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Rio Frio Cave in the Mountain Pine Ridge

Rio Frio: Even if Caves Don’t Interest You, You’ll Love this One! If you’ve read harrowing tales of Belize tourists trying to squeeze their bodies in and out of tight…

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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, want to take…

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Mountain Pine Ridge

  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…

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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…

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Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (ATM Cave)

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Even to the untrained eye, a peek inside a cave that was once home to an ancient civilization holds plenty of fascination. Rock walls. Strange ceiling…

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5 of Belize’s Most Fascinating Mayan Ruins

The Most Beautiful Ancient Mayan Temples to Visit in Belize From 2500 BCE to 1697 CE, Mesoamerica was home to an advanced civilization known as the Maya. Constructors of pyramids…

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3 Ways to Explore Belize Caves

As we made our way through the caves, I imagined that I was inside a giant, wandering through his veins. Everywhere you look there’s another option, another turn, another dark…

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Don’t miss the Altun Ha Ruins near Belize City

The Altun Ha Ruins are easy to reach and a must see if you’re in Belize. These Mayan ruins are pretty much intact and quite magnificent. You can climb to…

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Birding and Fly-fishing in Belize

Oh Belize. A beautiful country on Central America’s coast, Belize boasts spectacular diving and snorkeling, immense cave systems, beautiful rivers, dense jungles, and of course, hundreds and hundreds of birds….

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Caracol Demolished

Throughout the central part of of Central America sat these great cities built by one of the greatest American civilisations. These people dared taming the vindictive tropical forests within which…

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Everyday Life of Birds in Belize

As a birder, I draw familiarity not just from my surrounding landscape, but also from the local bird communities. In Durham, where I have now lived for two years, I…

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Altun Ha: Water of the Rock

Once a major archaeological site, Altun Ha is the home of Belize’s famous Jade Head and is close in proximity to Belize City. The site covers an area of about…

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Featured Cave of the Week: Actun Tunichil Muknal

In myths, journeys to the underworld are never easy, and after visiting Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Stone Sepulchre), you may feel that you have been through your own…

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10 Of the Most Majestic Caves in Belize

  Top Caves in Belize Caves were used by the ancient Maya for performing spiritual rituals like sacrificing to their Gods and bloodletting. In the enigmatic Maya religion and mythology,…

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Explore Barton Creek Cave in Belize

Barton Creek Cave is about 45 minutes from San Ignacio Town. The tour is an exciting canoe trip into a remote cave formerly used by the ancient Maya as a…

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12 Mysterious Photos of Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave in Belize

The famous Actun Tunichil Munkal Cave (ATM Cave) has been making international headlines for the past two weeks so we decided to collect 12 mysterious photos of the ATM Cave…

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The Volcano’s of Belize

The forming of the landmass of our planet after Pangaea has been nothing short of remarkable. Plate shifting is still going on today with the evidence of earthquakes and the…

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The King of Cahal Pech: Kawil Ka’an Chan Ba’lam

When you walk into the site of Cahal Pech the buildings that you will see were built somewhere in the middle of the classic period (700-750AD). The ancient Maya organised…

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Mayan City Found Near Mexico/Belize Border

According to Mexican Newspapers the Archaeologists from the National Institue of Anthropology and History (Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia) (INAH) confirmed today that there is an Ancient Mayan City…

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Belize is home to one of the largest limestone cave systems in the world

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Beautiful and Bird-Filled Belize

A TRIP TO THIS CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRY REVEALS OTHERWORLDLY VISTAS AND EVEN THE REMOTE CHANCE OF SEEING A JAGUAR. WHAT’S GUARANTEED, HOWEVER, IS SPECTACULAR BIRDLIFE. BY MEL WHITE Published: November-December…

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5 Mayan temple sites worth a visit in Belize

Archaeologists affirm that Belize was once the center of the Mayan civilization because of the country’s varied flora and fauna and abundance of marine life, which was favorable to the…

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Belize’s Mystery Engages Artists

Xena Holzapfel ’12 knows that the history of great civilizations was written in clay. She is absorbing the lesson this summer in the dusty Belize village of San Antonio, where…

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The World’s First Jaguar Reserve is in Belize

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, established in 1990 is world renowned for being the first jaguar reserve. This “one of a kind” reserve was established as a result of jaguar studies…

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The Best Maya Ruins in Belize

With a sumptuous coastline, adventure sports galore, and rain forests teeming with animal and plant life, it’s no wonder Belize tops many must travel lists. But one of the most…

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Hole in the jungle floor, Belize

Belize offers picture perfect scenery such as the photo above which is a hole in the jungle floor. Do you know where this photo was taken? We would love to…

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Have you ever experienced Cave tubing & Zip Lining in Belize?

Have you ever experienced Cave tubing? If no, welcome to the world of cave tubing. The fascinating world of adventure sports in the kingdom of Belize. Your time starts now! The…

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Meet B’alam and Zean

These jaguar cubs are named B’alam and Zean! B’alam means powerful king. Zean represents the people of Belize. Photo credit: Milwaukee County Zoo The cubs are the first offspring for…

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Vacation Guide to Belize Mayan Ruins & Archeology

Archaeologists working in Belize joke that just about anywhere you scoop up a trowel of dirt you are likely to discover evidence of ancient civilization! Wherever your vacation plans take…

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A Placencia Resort in Belize Announces Details of the 2nd Annual Placencia Marathon

Join in for the second annual “End of the World Marathon” in Placencia, Belize. Come for the run and stay for the fun in a Caribbean wonderland of beautiful beaches,…

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Mark Andre is Seeking a Sister Forest in Belize

February 12, 2013 Wilber Sabido, Director The Forest Department of Belize Forest Drive Belmopan City, Belize   Dear Mr. Sabido: The City of Arcata is interested in exploring the potential…

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Beautiful Belize Invites You To A Wild Animal Adventure

  Escape to the private and remote paradise, Belize! Located in the heart of Central America, and is bordered by Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south. …

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A spotted history of Belize

Jaguars lurk near a luxurious forest retreat. Brilliant birds fill the sky above. But which species will Ben Ross add to his Life List? Photo / Thinkstock “Calvin Klein’s Obsession,”…

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