Belize Wildlife

Belize Wildlife (And Where to Find Them)

Whether you can still recall your mom or dad reading to you aloud from the classic Maurice Sendak-illustrated and written book, Where the Wild Things Are – or you’ve just read it to your grandkids, you already know that this book remains a generational favorite. Why do kids love it so much? Because they identify with shy, misunderstood Max who escapes to an island where…

placencia is home to the best beaches in belize

Placencia, home to the best beaches in Belize

Although Belize is blessed with more than 180 miles (300 km) of coastline and beaches, many consider the beaches along the Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize to be the very best. Composed of pure sugar white sand, the 16 miles of beaches on the peninsula are referred to by locals as “barefoot perfect”, an apt description. The Maya Beach area in the northern part of…

belize in march

Belize: The Most Amazing Place to Go in March 2023

“March” to the Beat of Your Own Drum in Placencia, Belize You survived January. Put up with February. By March, you’re desperate to abandon your coat but winter continues on. We’ve got just what the doctor ordered: A March holiday in Placencia Peninsula, Belize. According to mental health experts, symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)—a type of depression—tend to start in October and, in some…

Discover the Night Skies of Belize

Discover the Night Skies of Belize: A Stargazer’s Paradise

It was Groundhog Day on February 2, 2023, and followers of Punxsutawney Phil, the woodchuck known for his annual peek outside to tell the world whether spring would come early or late, held the public in suspense waiting to see if he saw his shadow. But this long-awaited annual event took a backseat to news reports of “a comet for the ages” that was about…

Birding in Belize

Why Belize is a Birder’s Destination in Central America

This Wikipedia page may not account for every bird spotted in Belize, but it’s a good estimation. Belize’s national bird is the lively keel-billed toucan, and while this is a particularly handsome species, bird lovers are known to become equally enamored of the estimated 590+ bird species visitors could spot if they stick around long enough. How would you describe your enthusiasm for birds? According…

Belize Spring Break Guide

Spring Break 2023: It’s Better (For Everyone!) in Belize

Once upon a time, spring break made parents of college-age kids crazy because these school sabbaticals earned reputations for being endless parties inviting risky behaviors by unleashed collegiates. It’s not hard to understand why students wanted to break free after a semester of hard work in classrooms, labs, and during exam times. Over time, spring break grew to be such wild occasions, average travelers grew…

Belize Slow Travel

Slow Down, Eager Traveler! Discover the Magic of Slow Travel in Belize

According to an article published in The Harvard Crimson, Americans rush around too much, said University of Berlin Professor Adolph Goldschmidt. “They never bother to rest and reflect,” he added. “They want to see how many miles they can make in a day.” His words were delivered at a 1930 lecture, yet little changed about American travel habits over time – until Carlo Petrini, protesting…

A Guide to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

Forget Zoos: Visit Belize’s Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary Instead

It’s easy to understand why questions are being asked about the wisdom of importing animals to zoos after being captured in the wild—especially since opportunities to see wildlife over time were mostly found on pages of National Geographic magazines! New approaches to zoo design benefit wildlife as some of these facilities expand space and create habitats designed to emulating species-specific environments. What’s changed since zoos…

Family Reunion Trip to Belize

If Ever There Was a Time for a Caribbean Family Reunion, It’s Now!

…especially if the destination you choose is Belize, the only Central American nation where English is the primary language. Members of your family are likely starved for in-person get-togethers with the people they love and if you’ve appointed yourself (or been drafted!) as the coordinator of this getaway, make the job as easy as possible by picking a resort offering family members a barefoot-luxury stay….