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Howler Monkeys & Wildlife Adventures on Belize’s Monkey River

If you’re so wild about primates, you rarely check out bears, giraffes, and big cats when visiting zoos, there’s a biological reason for the attraction: Apes are so much like us, we identify with some of their characteristics. Whether you’re enthralled with chimps, orangutans, gorillas, or other species members, you’ll notice that their mannerisms are identical to ours, and like people, they maintain intense relationships…

5 Best Places to Visit in Belize This Summer

5 Best Places to Visit in Belize This Summer

If you’re heading to Belize this summer, we’ve got 5 recommendations for “can’t miss” spots guaranteed to delight and impress based on endless recommendations from tourists who are not shy about expressing their opinions. You’ll likely join this universe – even if you don’t get to every one! 1. The Belize Barrier Reef. Astronauts spot it from the stratosphere but seeing it up close can…

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Could You Use a Dose of Belize Beach Bliss? Find it at This Caribbean Haven

Be honest: Could you use a major dose of beach therapy, but your doctor can’t prescribe it? Don’t fret. You can always self-diagnose your need for a Caribbean getaway because you likely know that no medication made by the pharma industry could possibly substitute for this kind of therapy. What happens from the moment we dip our toes into the sand? Our mood changes and…

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Placencia Belize: More than Beautiful Beaches

When Nature, the official magazine of the non-profit Nature Conservancy, sent writers and photographers to Belize to check out an initiative to bring the nation’s total amount of protected lands to nearly 40%, the result of their trip was impressive. The magazine devoted nine pages to the feature story, treating readers to gorgeous photography and notable details about efforts to protect and ensure The Belize…

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Could Your Tax Refund Pay for a Belize Trip? This Deal Says YES

CNBC, the TV Channel that focuses on all things economic, just announced that the average amount of refunds landing in U. S. consumer’s wallets after they file their income taxes is projected to be an average of $1741. What are people planning to do with their windfalls? Almost 30% say they plan to save the cash, according to a Bankrate study, while folks who fall…

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Discover Foodie Paradise on Belize’s Placencia Peninsula

Conde Nast Traveler magazine editors said it best when they published an article bearing this headline: “Belize Should be on Every Culinary Enthusiasts Radar.” That’s a grandiose statement to make, but in fact, writes Julia Eskins, the “nation famous for its archaeological sites, rainforests, and reefs is finally getting attention for its diverse and sustainable food scene.” At the heart of this paradise is the…

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Laru Beya Resort: Where Comfort and Relaxation Meet in Placencia Belize

Are you aware of the fact that the moment you relax, what researchers call “an awareness of comfort” immediately impacts the body and the mind? It’s a phenomenon that led four Japanese researchers to an important study that ended up being included in the U.S. National Institutes of Health archives recently. What happens to you when you relax? If your answer is “I can’t recall,”…

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The Gateway to Belize: Culture and Adventures on the Placencia Peninsula

The word gateway is fraught with symbolism and applies to so many aspects of our lives, it’s a wonder we don’t use it often. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary says that gateways allow us to achieve desired goals, while techies are more likely to refer to a gateway when trying to explain a network node that connects two communications protocols. Those who consider themselves religious point to…

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Belize: The Most Amazing Place to Go in March 2024

“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…

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On Belize’s Placencia Peninsula, Beaches Are Always The Star Attractions

When journalist Rebecca Norris was asked by the online travel website Veranda to research the world’s most beautiful beaches, the destinations she cited included Portugal, Greece, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Tahiti, and French Polynesia, each of which requires long plane rides, adjusting to multiple time zones, and plenty of patience. Instead of spending so much time getting to and from her beach suggestions, why not take…