Top Belize Stories You May Have Missed This Week
The Belize Hub Team shares with you the top Belize stories that are making headlines on the Internet for this week.
Into the great blue: The waters off Belize are a marine playground
I’m floating 70 kilometres offshore in the Great Blue Hole, a 125-metre deep sinkhole in Lighthouse Reef. And although aerial photos show a circular sapphire set in turquoise, it’s high tide, so it feels like we’re swimming in an oversized infinity pool.
Garifuna communities across Belize as well as those overseas marked a milestone on Saturday, November 19th in celebrating an enduring movement that has grown from a local celebration birthed in Dangriga in 1941 led by Garifuna icon Thomas Vincent Ramos to a cross-border celebration which serves to connect people even outside the Garifuna culture.
“Fishing” for a tarantula – using a twig to tease it out of the hole in the ground it calls home – is cool by me, at least after I pull the thick sleeve of my rain jacket over my hand. But I draw the line at holding the scorpion spider that my guide, Alex Guzman, offers me.
New, Highly-Anticipated Destination Opens in Belize: Harvest Caye
Belize is one of the hottest Caribbean destinations, and now, cruise travelers have a new port of call to explore the best of Belize. Harvest Caye is an island a mile offshore mainland Belize, developed by Norwegian in collaboration with Belize. The development preserves and improves the native eco-system, uses indigenous, responsible hardwoods in the buildings, and is creating 500 direct and 1500 indirect jobs for the local economy.
Many people believe that R&R stands for rest and relaxation and we won’t argue with them, but in Belize, we take our Rs one step further by boasting about the lushest, most impressive Reef, Rainforests and Ruins in the Caribbean–many of which are located along Belize’s 180 miles of coastline.
When the weather outside is cold and icy everywhere else, a tropical paradise awaits you in Belize! January is one of the most enjoyable months to visit Belize, where the days are warm and sunny, and the nights are cool and refreshing. Here are 5 reasons why you should escape the winter up north and warm up in Belize this January.