Belize Christmas Vacation

17 Oct: Start Planning Your Belize Christmas Vacation Today!

The leaves on the trees may still be in the process of changing, but the time to plan your amazing Christmas vacation in Belize is now! With more than 400 offshore islands, gorgeous sandy white beaches, and sunny, warm weather all winter long, the Christmas season is the most popular time to visit Belize. It’s very easy to get to Belize. Affordable airfare deals can…

ancient maya and salt

10 Oct: The Ancient Maya: Astronomers, Pyramid Builders, and Salt Traders

The ancient Maya are renowned for their highly accurate calendars developed from highly accurate astronomical observations as well as their enormous stone pyramids that still dot the landscape of Belize today. But a recent discovery has revealed how the Maya fed an estimated one million people – with a large-scale salt factory to preserve fish and meat. A new paper published in the Proceedings of…

belize maya ruins

04 Oct: Belize Mayan Ruins – What You Need to Know Before You Visit

The ancient Maya civilization was one of the most advanced societies ever created. The ancient Maya built colossal pyramids in the middle of the jungle, created the world’s most advanced calendar, and recorded detailed astronomical observations that accurately predicted eclipses and other events. And while the ancient Maya civilization began somewhere in Mexico, it was in Belize that they achieved their greatest accomplishments. Archeologists estimate…

Exploring Rainforest, Reefs, and Ruins in Belize

21 Sep: Exploring Rainforest, Reefs, and Ruins in Belize

The wild, pristine beauty of Belize offers something to inspire even the most jaded traveler. Ranging from thick jungles, home to colorful birds and exotic animals, to deep caves where ancient Maya priests once sacrificed children to their bloodthirsty gods, there is truly something remarkable to see and explore in every corner of Belize. Of course, the “showstopper” in Belize is the offshore reef, the…

belize-facts

20 Sep: 10 interesting facts about Belize

This increasingly popular vacation hotspot is located just a few hours’ flying time from the United States. Below are 10 interesting facts about Belize: 1 – The Only Jaguar Preserve on the Planet Half a dozen great cats, including jaguars and pumas, are indigenous to Belize and Central America. Belize is the only country in the world with a nature sanctuary dedicated to preserving these…

blue-hole-belize

18 Sep: Scuba Diving the Belize Blue Hole

Sometimes known as the Great Blue Hole, the Belize Blue Hole is a gorgeous natural phenomenon located inside the lagoon of the Lighthouse Atoll approximately 43 miles off the coast of Belize City. Measuring more than 300 meters (980 feet) across and 100 meters (350 feet) across, the Blue Hole is an almost perfectly circular body of deep blue water that was created more than…

sun country flights to belize

11 Sep: Sun Country Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service to Belize

This year, residents of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest will have the option to enjoy a getaway winter vacation to the sunny shores of Belize in Central America. Sun Country Airlines, based in Minneapolis, has just announced that it will begin flying to Belize for the first time ever beginning on December 22, 2018. Each Saturday throughout the 2018/19 winter season, Sun Country Airlines will…

placencia belize scuba diving

10 Sep: The Best Places to Dive Near Placencia Belize

The Placencia Peninsula in southern Belize is one of the most popular places to visit for individuals interested in enjoying some of the world-class diving available on the nearby Belize Barrier Reef. Measuring more than 240 miles in length and home to hundreds of islands, the Belize Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the Western Hemisphere and a UNESCO World Heritage Site….