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.
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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….
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.
Set sail for the challenge of Belize, a unique treasure in the sailing world. As an expert sailor, you’ll be challenged by stiff winds, strong currents and the Belize Barrier Reef; hidden coral heads make navigation tricky. Sail along or book crewed charters in Belize City, the cayes and Placencia. Whether on a private vessel making port, or arriving by way of air or land…
At right – Kinich Ahau – The Maya Sun God. Ever since its discovery, the jade head has been the subject of much controversy among Belizeans. For years most of us have believed that, shortly after its discovery, this unique Maya masterpiece was spirited out of the country and never returned to its rightful home.
Start the tradition as this event celebrates its 15th Anniversary this March 11th, 2013! La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge was designed in recognition of Belize’s Ancient Maya settlers’ historic usage of the rivers to travel and transport goods throughout the country. This race was created by Richard Harrison of Big-H Enterprises as a means of uniting different groups consisting of professional and amateur racers in a fun and enduring match, for the records!