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The Ancient Maya: Astronomers, Pyramid Builders, and Salt Traders

The ancient Maya are renowned for their highly accurate calendars developed from highly accurate astronomical observations as well as their enormous stone pyramids that still dot the landscape of Belize today. But a recent discovery has revealed how the Maya fed an estimated one million people – with a large-scale salt factory to preserve fish and meat. A new paper published in the Proceedings of…

Five Blues Lake National Park

A guided tour to Five Blues Lake National Park can be done on your way to Placencia. Find more details of this natural attraction below. WHAT TO SEE The park is centered around an intensely blue lake, still unexplored but so far thought to be 200 feet deep. It’s used for swimming and boating, and sits surrounded by ragged limestone hills, many with caves, and…

Placencia – The Perfect Barefoot

The Caribbean Sea caresses miles of secluded beach on the Placencia Peninsula. When the warm brown sugar-like sand gets between your toes, it feels like nature’s own spa treatment. Thirty years ago, Placencia was a quiet fishing village with a narrow meandering sidewalk that served as its main—and only—street. Today this burgeoning destination retains its traditional charm (and sidewalk) while offering first class amenities and…