Who doesn’t want to vacation in a nation that is so small, everything that winds up on your “must have” list is within easy reach? Proximity to Belize beaches, jungles, Maya ruins, caves, wildlife sanctuaries and every aquatic activity on the planet delivers more value for visitor dollars than larger, more expensive destinations that limit the amount of attractions one can see during a brief…
Traveling Is Good For Your Health, According To Science You probably already know that an active vacation can revitalize body and mind and a relaxing vacation can be as therapeutic as sessions with a skilled counselor trained to help you stay in balance. But scientists are beginning to prove that travel is good for the soul—any kind of travel, for that matter. Of course, you’re…
Placencia Lobster Festival 2014 offers a wealth of great entertainment and activities. Make your way down to the Peninsula & share in this joyous event! Photos by Belize Tourism Board
By Brian Major With the Caribbean dominated by hyperactive all-inclusive resorts, travelers to Belize—in Central America, but touting prime Caribbean-fronted coastline—can still go native. Touting a fairy-tale landscape of white-sand beaches, lush rain forests, and soaring mountains, virtually all activities are accessible from several fun and funky beachfront towns. Belize accommodations are upscale yet small-scale: the largest hotel has 120 rooms.
When we first started visiting Belize’s Placencia peninsula more than two decades ago, small towns here were no more than sleepy fishing villages. The only tourists were serious divers and fishermen. Today, things have changed.
Wedged between Mexico and Guatemala, the tiny and eclectic country of Belize has become one of the most popular eco tourism destinations in Central America for the intrepid traveler.
Happy Garifuna Day 2013
Danny Michel brings a taste of Belize to folk fest with Garifuna Collective Having criss-crossed Canada and beyond for more than 20 years as a singer-songwriter, it’s not as if Danny Michel is a newbie when it comes to dealing with the headaches of touring. But the 42-year-old does sound legitimately frazzled on the phone from Vancouver, where he is taking a break from unravelling…
In Belize (formerly British Honduras), English remains the official language, but the most diverse language in Belize is Kriol (Belizean Creole). Other languages spoken include Garifuna, Mandarin, Spanish and Maya.
With mounting excitement for cashew mania, make sure to visit this year’s “Cashew Festival of Crooked Tree-Belize”, an invitation to savor unique local dishes infused with the seasonal abundance of the tasty cashew fruit!