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 conducted in the area by Alan Rabinowitz. Besides being the home to Belize’s largest cat, the Sanctuary protects the headwaters of two major river systems and supports an abundance of hardwood vegetation and a diverse…
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Belize is a rewarding, authentic destination for travelers in search of unique, intimate experiences in a Caribbean/Central American getaway. A Belize vacation will stir your soul, expand your mind and change your life. Serenely situated in one of the last unspoiled places on earth, you can easily tour Belize’s rain forests, dive the Western Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef or explore mystical Maya temples – all during…
Don’t miss the chance to mingle and enjoy one of the largest 3-day events of Belize, this May 3rd – 5th, 2013, held in the country’s Capital, Belmopan. With an expected 32,000 attendees, this event is geared toward all ages, and has developed over a period of years, into a show of the diversity in Belize.
Its almost perfect circular shape made it very popular amongst tourists who often visit this place. This place is most attractive for scuba divers who are exploring the depths of this hole. It is known that there are a plenty of cave networks in this place. Divers are also attracted with plenty of rare animal species and forms of life which can be found only in this place.
Chocolate lovers have an even sweeter excuse to discover Belize, as the annual “Chocolate Festival of Belize” provides 3-days of indulgence starting May 24 – 26, 2013! With rooted Maya history in cacao production, this anticipated event captures the traditional and modern chocolate making procedures, fun activities, chocolate inspired dishes and beverages, along with great cultural entertainment! Toledo District, the chocolate mecca of Belize, offers a…
According to researchers, the soursop fruits have been found to have many medicinal properties from breaking fevers to curing stomach sickness and recent research indicates that the cure for cancer might lie in the evergreen soursop tree.
The tapir, known as the “mountain cow ” in Belize, are forest dwellers, active mostly at night as they forage along river banks and forest clearings. They feed on grasses, aquatic vegetation, leaves, buds, and fruits of the low-growing shrubs. They sometime run afoul of man when they cause damage to corn fields and other crops. Tapirs are usually solitary except when mothers have young….
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Placencia’s sandy beach, Placencia Tim Rock Lonely Planet Photographer© Copyright Lonely Planet Images 2011
The boat-billed heron is commonly known as the boatbill and lives in mangrove swamps from Mexico south, Belize, Peru and Brazil. It is nocturnal and its bill seems to be extremely sensitive and opens at the merest touch, drawing in water and prey.