Good Friend Taiwan Sparks Up Belize September Celebrations

On Friday, 22 August, the Taiwanese Ambassador Benjamin Ho presented Diane Haylock, President of the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) and Co-Chair of the National Celebrations Commission, with a healthy cheque to help fill the skies with the light, sound and colour of an enormous fireworks display.

Swimming into History – Actun Tunichil Muknal

Number Three in the Wet and Wild Inland Belize series is the world famous Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, otherwise known as ATM, and one of most impressive day trips to be had anywhere.

Chaa Creek’s Staff does it Again

Chaa Creek’s donations through the Inland Expedition Guides/Staff Program once again brought joy and much needed school supplies to 37 local children ranging in age from 5 to 13.

Chaa Creek’s Academic Scholarship Program

Twelve young Belizeans are further along the road to promising futures thanks to a successful scholarship program sponsored by the Lodge at Chaa Creek.

Rio On Pools and Rio Frio Cave

On this series of Wet and Wild Inland Belize, we bring you to one of the prettiest swimming holes to be found anywhere in the world; the Rio On pools up on the Mountain Pine Ridge. And, as long as we’re in the neighbourhood, we’ll throw in a stop at the Rio Frio Cave.

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[ 8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

Sometimes the trials and tribulations of this world get to be almost overwhelming, but my husband and I recently discovered an oasis of tranquillity that went a long way in putting things back in perspective. Its name is Belize.

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[ 7 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

Belize’s reputation as an eco-paradise has as much to do with people as with the stunning natural environment. We’re always hearing about individuals who show a deep commitment to the environment and take it upon themselves to protect our endangered animals and ensure their survival. Jamal Galves is one of those people.

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[ 6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

A recent story from the Belize Zoo was so heart-warming that we thought we take the unprecedented step of posting it here in its entirety. More and more, Belize is being known as an eco-paradise, due to the vibrant eco-tourism industry, environmental education in our schools and the efforts of individuals, groups and businesses in caring for and protecting our land, water and wildlife. We’ve posted stories about crocodile and manatee rescues in the past, and here’s a lovely one about concerned individuals, a local business, a government department, wildlife rescuers and the Belize Zoo all working together to save one of Belize’s iconic birds. We think such efforts should be acknowledged, so why not share this one if you like it?

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[ 5 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

A “Caracol remote-sensing project” was sponsored by the US space agency NASA to determine if LiDAR can be used to see below the forest canopy to provide images of an ancient Maya landscape in Belize. The project was even more successful than researchers hoped it would be, with just a few flyovers providing a more detailed picture of this ancient city than all the previous, painstaking on the ground research had. The project produced a detailed view of nearly 80 square miles, more than six times the area previously mapped, showing the topography, ancient structures, causeways, and agricultural terraces. Researchers now have a much better picture of how big Caracol actually was, how it was structured, and how the ancient Maya altered their landscape to create a sustainable urban environment. Because of this, some previous ideas about how this amazing civilisation developed are being reconsidered.