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[31 Aug 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Peer to Pier: Conversations with fellow travelers

Lucy Fleming, 62, and her husband Mick own the Lodge at Chaa Creek, Belize’s first jungle resort, which opened its doors in 1981.  Chaa Creek has been consistently ranked as the best eco resort in the Caribbean for years by the likes of Conde Nast and National Geographic Adventure Magazine.  I came away from a stay there awed by the energy and vibrancy of the jungle—and the Flemings.
It is hard to imagine an environment that is more vividly alive than …

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[27 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay #4

I am delighted to have been able to spend a few years living in Belize.  Alas I was working and had very little time to go beyond Belize City.
One thing I would do in my Leisure time whether strolling along a deserted beach on Kaye Chapel or walking to Mother’s restaurant in Belize City would be to carry a plastic bag with me and collect trash on my way.  This is a small that that I could help to keep …

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[27 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay #3

Why I Want to Visit Chaa Creek.
We had the privilege of visiting Belize in February this year. We have visited many wild, exotic and wonderful places but the Macal River area of Cayo in Belize stands out as a lifetime memory.
We were inspired by our visit, to create an eco web site to raise awareness of pollution and climate changes that are impacting wildllife in this wonderful area. We plan to donate some of the funds from a social …

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[26 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay #2

My first visit to the Lodge at Chaa Creek was in the summer or 2009.  Traveling on a tight budget, my friend and I stayed in a cabin at the Macal River Camp, a cheaper, “no frills” alternative to the suites and cottages.  We could not have been more pleased with the campsite, surrounded by rainforest and located just above the river.  It was such a pleasure to wake up each morning to the sounds of the various creatures in …

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[26 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay

The world is an interconnected organism, alive and giving life. The waters of its oceans, rivers and lakes flow through and around its forests, plains and mountains, which nourish and sustain all, from the tiny hummingbird to the mighty redwoods to the children of every land. Unfortunately though, the same world that enabled ancient cultures to flourish throughout the ages is at risk in our time.
But, from all accounts, it is thriving joyfully at the Lodge at Chaa Creek in …

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[19 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
BELIZE: The Less-Traveled Corners

By Rod Lopez-Fabrega
The Lodge at Chaa Creek:

In the interior highlands of western Belize, near the border to Guatemala is the city of San Ignacio, reachable in about two hours on an excellent highway from Belize City. The Lodge at Chaa Creek Adventure Center, Rainforest Reserve and Spa, an internationally recognized eco-lodge, is located a short drive away from San Ignacio.Situated on the banks of the Macal River, this luxurious lodge offers 23 rooms in individual cottages and duplex cottages, each …

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[19 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Maya Ruins of Belize – ahh Xunantunich!!!!!!!!

Did you know that Xunanutunich Maya Temples are just thirty minutes from The Lodge at Chaa Creek?
Check out the following video that was created by a Chaa Creek Guest:

Wikipedia has the following to say about Xunantunich Maya Ruins:
Xunantunich (shoo-NAHN-too-nich) is a Maya archaeological site in western Belize, about 80 miles (130 km) west of Belize City (Latitude : 17.083 , Longitude : -89.133), in the Cayo District. Xunantunich is located atop a ridge above the Mopan River, within sight of the Guatemala …

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[18 Aug 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes!

The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Belize’s award-winning ecotourism resort in the jungles of Central America is offering free eco-holidays to the lucky winners of our Nature Quest Sweepstakes. This vacation opportunity of a life-time is being provided to the discerning nature traveler who would like to enjoy a unique eco-vacation, free of charge during these hard economic times. 
To enter the Nature Quest Sweepstakes, all you have to do is write a 300 word essay explaining why you want to visit …

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[14 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Chaa Creek – A Belize Eco Resort

We had a WONDERFUL WONDERFUL vacation at Chaa Creek. THANK YOU so very much!!  Please let your staff know.  We could not have been more cared for or have felt more safe on a journey.
Also, the Lodge and all it has to offer are simply fantastic.
We are grateful.
Kathleen Grant Khosrowshahi

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[10 Aug 2009 | One Comment | ]
What is happening in Belize?

Check out the following video “What is happening in Belize?”

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[10 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Ancient Mayas

Archaeologists estimate that at their peak, 1 to 2 million Mayans lived within the borders of present day Belize.

Mighty Maya cities such as Caracol, Xunantunich and Lamanai dotted the landscape, with small agricultural communities farming the land between. The Maya civilization is divided into the Pre-Classic (1000 BC to AD 300), the Classic (AD 300 to 900) when the civilization reached its height of development, and the Post-Classic (AD 1000 to 1500) when the civilization fell apart and disappeared.
No one …

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[8 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

Eco friends and families looking for a green Christmas Vacation Package need look no further. The Lodge at Chaa Creek, an exclusive eco resort in Belize Central America, is offering a green opportunity to start a new family vacation tradition.
This unique Christmas holiday experience will transport you to a bright new world set within Chaa Creek’s 365 acre nature conservancy reserve along the banks of the Macal River in the verdant foothills of Belize’s Maya Mountains.
The Christmas season is a …

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[6 Aug 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Cayo District
The Cayo District is the largest district in Belize with a population of approximately 70,000. The district is one of the most important industries in ecotourism and can be reached via two highways: the western highway which runs from Belize City to the Guatemalan border, and the southern highway which starts in Belmopan and ends in the Stan Creek District.
Both English and Spanish are widely spoken in Cayo, which is home to Belize’s largest populations of Lebanese, Chinese, …

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[1 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]