Belize Nature and Jungle Tours

06 Feb: Belize Nature and Jungle Tours: They’re Not Just for Bucket Listers!

According to the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, “there is mounting empirical evidence that interacting with nature delivers measurable benefits to people.” What kind of benefits? Huge ones. Spend time in nature and your physical health, psychological well-being and cognitive performance all get a boost. Who knew that a Belize Nature and Jungle Tour could deliver so many benefits? Whether it’s on…

belize whale sharks

05 Feb: Time to Start Planning Your 2019 Belize Whale Shark Adventure

Whale sharks are the largest non-mammalian marine animals in the world, and yet they can be surprisingly elusive. Often submerging to depths inaccessible to human divers, whale sharks circumnavigate the tropical seas of the globe every year in search of food. Despite the fact that they are sharks, whale sharks pose almost no danger to humans. Whale sharks use special pads lined with thousands of…

ATM-CAVE-IN-BELIZE

02 Feb: How to do the Actun Tunichil Muknal Tour From Placencia

Although the landscape of Belize is dotted with hundreds of caves, probably the most famous one is Actun Tunichil Muknal, commonly known by locals as the ATM cave. Only rediscovered by modern archeologists 25 years ago, the more than three miles of cave tunnels and caverns were once used by the Ancient Maya to perform sacrifices and important religious ceremonies. Some people refer to the…

belize-barrier-reef-snorkeling-and-scuba-diving

01 Feb: Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Placencia Belize

One of the top tourist destinations in the region, Belize has more than 400 islands that stretch from north to south along the Belize Barrier Reef, part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world after Australia’s. With more than 100 types of coral and some 500 species of tropical fish, the barrier reef is paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers. Swimming through vividly clear…

Laughing Bird Caye Belize

01 Feb: Visit Laughing Bird Caye National Park on your trip to Placencia

Named for the so-called laughing gulls which formerly used the island as a nesting site, Laughing Bird Caye is a small (1.8-acre/0.73 ha) island located approximately 11 miles (17 km) off the coast of the Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize. Today, the island is the epicenter of Laughing Bird Caye National Park, a protected nature reserve that includes the island as well as the surrounding…

Belize In February

30 Jan: Belize in February

Don’t let anyone try to dissuade you from visiting Belize during the month of February by insisting it’s the rainy season. They’re just jealous that you’re looking for a February vacation and they’re not. The rainy season doesn’t start for months! February in Belize is not just the best respite you could get from the bruising winter weather North Americans have grown fed up with…

Placencia Belize Honeymoon

23 Jan: Laru Beya Beach Resort: Honeymoon Heaven Here on Earth

Weddings. They’re wonderful and memorable, but the crush of deadlines, myriad decisions made on the fly and craziness associated with planning and execution can leave a bride and groom exhausted by the time the bouquet is thrown. Being the center of attention is no easy feat when all you want to do is rip off your wedding finery and be free of the stress. Of…

belize barrier reef

21 Jan: 6 Belize Barrier Reef Facts Every Scuba Diver Should Know

First brought to the world’s attention by the famed French marine biologist Jacques Cousteau in 1971, the Belize Barrier Reef has become one of the world’s most popular destinations for scuba diving thanks to its rich eco-system thriving with an abundance of marine flora and fauna. Here are 6 Belize Barrier Reef Facts that every scuba diver should know: The reef is actually several reefs…