Placencia Belize Beaches

11 Dec: Placencia, the Ultimate Beach Destination in Belize

In winter, the weather outside is often frightful, but it’s always much more delightful when you’re in Belize! The country enjoys a year-round tropical climate similar to Miami where “winter” means long sunny days and perfect T-shirt and sandals weather. And the world is really starting to take notice of Belize’s amazing beaches. Condé Nast Traveler, the luxury lifestyle and travel publication, recently included Belize…

belize whale sharks

04 Dec: 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…

Flora and Fauna in Belize

04 Dec: Flora and Fauna in Belize

Abundant rainfall, balmy temperatures, and huge swathes of pristine land make Belize one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet. More than 4,000 different native flowering plants can be found in Belize as well as more than 700 different species of trees and other flora. Scientists have only just begun to catalog all of the different plants in the country, a difficult task as…

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02 Dec: 10 interesting facts about Belize

This increasingly popular vacation hotspot is located just a few hours’ flying time from the United States. Below are 10 interesting facts about Belize: 1 – The Only Jaguar Preserve on the Planet Half a dozen great cats, including jaguars and pumas, are indigenous to Belize and Central America. Belize is the only country in the world with a nature sanctuary dedicated to preserving these…

ATM-CAVE-IN-BELIZE

02 Dec: 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…

belizean drinks and beverages

02 Dec: Belizean Drinks and Beverages

With a year-round balmy climate and fertile soils, Belize produces a broad range of organic fruits that make delicious tropical juices. Looking for a fine selection of beers, rum, and other adult beverages, including a wide assortment of cocktails? Belize is the place for you! Some of the signature drinks that you’ll find in Belize include: Fresh Juices Farmers in Belize harvest bounteous crops of…

why you should travel to Belize

01 Dec: 5 of the Best Spots to Scuba Dive and Snorkel in Belize

Belize, with its long coastline fronting the Caribbean Sea, and close access to the second-biggest coral reef in the world, is a paradise for anyone who enjoys snorkeling and scuba diving. The Belize Barrier Reef provides shelter and feeding for thousands of unique species of marine life. With abundant small islands and atolls dotting the length of the reef, divers and snorkelers in Belize can…

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01 Dec: 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…

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…