Languages of Belize

What language is spoken in Belize?

No history of Belize would be complete without reaching deeply into the nation’s roots to find the fascinating history of Belize languages that began with a surprisingly sophisticated tongue spoken by its earliest inhabitants: the Maya. These indigenous people spoke and wrote in a dialect that disappeared when the culture vanished around 1,000 years ago. As foreign conquerors arrived from Spain and settled in the…

belize in march

Belize: The Most Amazing Place to Go in March 2020

“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…

Come to Placencia for Belizean Food That’s Unforgettable

Come to Placencia for Belizean Food That’s Unforgettable

There are no fast food joints in Belize—and who would want to settle for one when you can please every one of your taste buds by choosing ethnic dishes at Placencia’s most outstanding restaurant? If you never met an ethnic culinary tradition you didn’t love, add Belize food and beverages to your list of “must eat more often” cuisines. But truth is, traditional Belize food…

best destination to vacation in belize

How To Choose The Right Belize Destination For Your Vacation

You can toss a coin, throw a dart at a map or go directly to Placencia, Belize where everything you need and want is at your fingertips. Imagine yourself planning a vacation to Massachusetts and wondering if you should stay in Boston or on Cape Cod! Both are amazing but you’ve got to choose one. These days travelers confront the same dilemma after deciding to…

celebrate garifuna settlement day in belize

Celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day 2019

Every nation celebrates ethnic holidays to recognize the importance of their unique cultural heritages, but in Belize, Garifuna Settlement Day on November 19th is so important, it lasts an entire week! One of the most homogeneous societies in Central America, Belize has become the proud homeland of myriad cultures, but few are as colorful and friendly as the Garifuna people whose roots stretch back to…

belize in august

August in Placencia, Belize: It’s the Perfect Late Summer Escape

Your office mates vacationed in June. Ignore their envy when you depart for Belize in August. Admit it: You save your vacation days for late summer so you’re ready to face the fall and winter with vigor, excitement and tan lines that last longer than those worn by folks who vacationed in June and July. Let them envy you while you relax on the trendiest…

Summer Adventure Travel in Placencia Belize

Summer Was Made For Belize Adventures

Belize awaits as soon as you define your version of “adventure.” If your education consisted of tedious projects requiring little imagination, you may envy Breanna Forgione who earned her University of Scranton degree by writing about people who love adventures so much, they go on them often. Her thesis, that taking a few risks is good for the mind and body, is nothing new. In…

Do Not Make These Mistakes On Your First Trip To Placencia Belize

Do Not Make These Mistakes On Your First Trip To Placencia Belize

For many travelers, the mere mention of Belize is enough to transport their minds to the nation’s legendary beaches. But Belize is more than a long coastline facing a plethora of small islands. It’s an inland paradise, too—especially to those who find beach time less than exciting. In fact, attractions, sites, and experiences available to first-time Placencia visitors can be overwhelming—especially for tourists curious about…

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Laru Beya Wins TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Award (Again!)

Laru Beya Awarded Honors in TripAdvisor 2019 Hall of Fame When “Forbes” magazine editors asked the question, “Do awards really matter to businesses?” they were delighted to discover that awards not only matter but give clients and customers a solid reason to choose one business over another. This fact was not lost on staff at Laru Beya Resort in Belize where an uptick in bookings…