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!
Belize has a wealth of tropical fruits, and if you are visiting this beautiful country on vacation, make sure you take the time to sample some healthy local treats.
Located on the coast of the Caribbean Sea in Central America, the Placencia Peninsula is an ideal Caribbean getaway with subtropical weather moderated by sea breezes and average year round day and night time temperatures of 75-80°F (24-27°C). The Caribbean Sea water temperature also stays around 80°F (27°C) year-round.
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.
The Guinness World Records -a reference book published annually, containing a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world named the Main Street in Placencia the “World’s Narrowest Street.”
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….
Travelers and locals to the Placencia Peninsula during February 16th and 17th, will find added delight in the artistic beautification of this destination, as the Placencia Sidewalk Arts & Music Festival creates a colorful display of local talent alongside the historic beach sidewalk.
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.
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.