Belize is one of the most culturally diverse nations in the Western Hemisphere, thanks in part to it’s Chinese residents. Many keep up with traditions families left behind. Why mention this? Because the number 8 is the luckiest number of all in Chinese society, so your decision to visit 8 of the most popular places on the Placencia peninsula is a most fortuitous decision that…
Belize’s sparse human population and its history of relatively low-key human impact have yielded a vast diversity of animal and plant species.
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.
The important part of your vacation is to take advantage of the time you have in Belize. This list of the top five things to do in Belize should help you do just that.
If you’re in the planning phase for a vacation, Belize should be your destination for all the right reasons. Belize is situated in Central America, between Mexico and Guatemala; it’s beautiful and hugged by nature all around.
The tiny Central American country that is Belize is known for its UNESCO world heritage site, the great Belize Barrier Reef that happens to be the world’s second largest reef system in the world. Apart from that it was also listed as one of the world’s top happiest places by the Happy Planet Index. If you don’t already know what a Belize Vacation is like, here are 10 of many more reasons why you should visit this Caribbean paradise.
A journey into the caverns of Actun Tunichil Muknal is a journey to the entrance of Xibalba—the Mayan underworld. To get there you’ll need to endure a bumpy 45-minute drive, a 45-minute hike through the jungle, three river crossings on foot, and a claustrophobia-inducing swim into the narrow mouth of the waterlogged cave.
Don’t miss the chance to mingle and enjoy one of the largest 3-day events of Belize, this May 3rd – 5th, 2013, held in the country’s Capital, Belmopan. With an expected 32,000 attendees, this event is geared toward all ages, and has developed over a period of years, into a show of the diversity in Belize.
Chocolate lovers have an even sweeter excuse to discover Belize, as the annual “Chocolate Festival of Belize” provides 3-days of indulgence starting May 24 – 26, 2013! With rooted Maya history in cacao production, this anticipated event captures the traditional and modern chocolate making procedures, fun activities, chocolate inspired dishes and beverages, along with great cultural entertainment! Toledo District, the chocolate mecca of Belize, offers a…