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  • La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge 2013

    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!

    National Bird of Belize – The Keel-billed Toucan

    In this blog post we will feature the National Bird of Belize – The Keel-billed Toucan. The Keel-billed Toucan is a colorful Latin American member of the toucan family and is also the national bird of Belize. Known as the “bill bird” locally, the bill of this bird is vivid and is composed of the following colors: yellow, orange, red, green and black.

    Five Fun Things to do in Placencia Belize

    A charming and gorgeous Peninsula in Southern Belize, Placencia is an ideal vacation destination to do many fun things.  Below are five fun activities that you can do when you are in Placencia: Explore Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary This is Belize’s most famous, and one of its biggest, protected areas – the huge swath of tropical forest became the world’s first jaguar sanctuary in 1984….

    The History of Placencia Belize

    Placencia has a long history of occupation starting with the Maya who established at least 14 sites around the Placencia Lagoon. They were principally engaged in the making of salt as well as participating in the extensive coastal trade.

    Things to Do in Placencia, Belize

    According to Travel Belize, Placencia is a peninsula and Creole village on the Caribbean coast, located in the Stann Creek district. You’ll find 16 miles of white sands here, surrounded by mangroves, rainforest and ancient Mayan ruins. This tropical location offers plenty of activities but not too much by way of attractions. You’ll need to let the sea, surf and sand be attractions all by themselves to truly get the best out of Placencia.

    A Short and Sweet Overview of Placencia Belize

    The villagers enjoy the easy life as much as visitors – as you’ll find out during Lobster-Fest, celebrated over a fun-filled weekend in late June, shortly after the opening of the lobster season. You could also try to visit during the Sidewalk Arts Festival, held around Valentine’s Day, when you can meet some of the artists and musicians of Belize’s vibrant arts scene.