Nim Li Punit Maya Ruins

28 Nov: Discover Nim Li Punit Maya Ruins in Southern Belize

Nim Li Punit is a small but architecturally unique ancient Maya site in southern Belize. In the Que’chi dialect of the Mayan language, Nim Li Punit means “Big Hat”, so chosen because the site features a large, carved stela (stone column) featuring a ruler wearing a large headdress or “hat.” Today, Nim Li Punit is located near the village of Indian Creek in Belize’s southern…

fishing in placencia belize

22 Nov: The Finest Fishing in Belize is in Placencia

A narrow stretch of golden sand beaches along the Caribbean measuring 16 miles long but just half a mile wide, the Placencia Peninsula is one of the best places to enjoy some fishing in Belize. Whether you prefer a quiet spot on the flats to attempt a Caribbean Grand Slam or prefer some spin casting out on the reef, the Placencia Peninsula and nearby area…

Laughing Bird Caye Belize

14 Nov: 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 November

02 Nov: Belize: The Top Destination for Travel in November 2018

November is here, marking the beginning of the “high season” and one of the absolute best times to visit this remarkable country. The rains of summer are over, and November is a month of long, sunny days and deliciously warm temperatures topping out at around 83°F (28°C). November is also when competition heats up between airlines, making it easier to get great deals on airfare….

Lonely Planet Belize

23 Oct: Visit Belize in 2019 Says Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet, one of the largest publishers of travel guides in the world, has just published their list of the top 10 countries to visit in 2019 which includes Belize. Noted for its gorgeous offshore islands (called “cayes” locally) and pristine rainforests, Belize was recommended by Lonely Planet for being relatively “untouristed” and having a government firmly committed to protecting and preserving the natural environment….

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…