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[31 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

For children of any age, wonder is intrinsic to their learning. Nature, wildlife, creatures of the forest – all induce great questions. How are these animals different from us? How do they breathe, eat and move? What makes some dangerous, others not? Why are they of different shapes, colours, sizes and looks? It is questions like these that arouse curiosity and provide the basis for a child’s exploration of the universe.
With two kids, aged 12 and aged two-and-a-half, my …

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[31 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

I am 30 years old, and I’ve been exploring the natural world since before I could walk. My parents took me “swimming” in rivers as an infant and hiking through snowy woods as a toddler. As I got older and moved away from home, my time was focused on obtaining an education, and I spent too much time inside. Now that I have almost completed a long road to the start of my career, I …

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[31 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

Location, Location, Location.
How many places are there in the world where you can sleep right in the middle of a jungle, and with minimal travel time visit Maya temples, swim with dolphins, visit caves, and see majestic waterfalls?
Within the boundaries of the 365 Chaa Creek private reserve, you can go horseback riding, possibly see over 300 species of birds, take a canoe trip, go hiking, go mountain biking, tour a butterfly farm, walk …

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[29 Jan 2010 | One Comment | ]

As long-time travelers to Belize, friends at Victoria House recommended we experience the unique and eco-friendly Lodge at Chaa Creek.  The chic palmthatched Orchard Villa was our home during the 4-day stay that included a wide array of activities.  From the archeological exploration by horseback of the vast nature reserve, the tour of the on-site Mayan farm, to the Butterfly Farm, each day was full of incredible experiences.   Olivia (our child) was given her own  butterfly chrysalis to keep …

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[29 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

From what my parents told me about their trips to Costa Rica, it sounds like Belize will be very similar in many ways. However, neither they nor myself have ever seen Mayan temples.
I grew up near St. Louis, MO. Right across the river there are a number of mounds built by the Mississipians, which was a very advanced culture for their time. There are several very large burial mounds in the area, and some believe the Mississipians may have …

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[29 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize Weather Forecast for today, January 29th 2010

Chance of a Thunderstorm. Scattered Clouds. High: 84 °F / 29 °C . Wind ESE 6 mph / 10 km/h . Chance of precipitation 20% (water equivalent of 0.02 in / 0.60 mm). Heat Index: 89 °F / 32 °C .

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[29 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Beautiful Belize Lodge With Incredible Guides!

It’s not just Hugh – the caliber of Chaa Creek’s guides is amazing – we were also treated to a great horseback ride by Robert, who also turned out to be an archeology student. We were impressed and inspired by the passion and dedication to education by all the guides.
They were definitely the highlight of our stay.

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[28 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

The following is an email that Mrs. Fleming received from a friend who visited Chaa Creek 22 years ago:
Dear Mick and Lucy:
On 1988 I had the great experience of staying at your cabins, on January to be exact, and today I was  searching for accommodations in San Pedro, and suddenly I found Chaacreek as a hotel option, it brought me back such travel I made in that occasion with my older cousin, I was then  20 …

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[28 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize Weather Forecast for today, January 28th 2010

Rain. Overcast. High: 78 °F / 26 °C . Wind ESE 8 mph / 14 km/h . Chance of precipitation 50% (water equivalent of 0.73 in / 18.55 mm).

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[28 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize Vacation Sweepstakes (Essay#41)

To our friends at Chaa Creek Last May my wife and I spent four, days at the Lodge at Chaa Creek, and we will be going back, but this time with my grandkids!! We were a little apprehensive at going to Belize and into the “jungle”, but we quickly found out that Chaa Creek was easy to get to and very safe. It provided us with just the right mix of adventure, activity, solitude, and …

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[27 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize Weather Forecast for today, January 27th 2010

Chance of Rain. Partly Cloudy. High: 82 °F / 28 °C . Wind ENE 6 mph / 10 km/h . Chance of precipitation 20% (water equivalent of 0.06 in / 1.53 mm). Heat Index: 91 °F / 33 °C .

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[26 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize Weather Forecast for today, January 26th 2010

Scattered Clouds. High: 80 °F / 27 °C . Wind NNE 8 mph / 14 km/h . Heat Index: 87 °F / 31 °C .

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[25 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

The Lodge at Chaa Creek still has a few select dates available at a Special Discount Rate.

Take Advantage of this Special Offer!

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[25 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

The cathartic and captivating effect that a stay at Chaa Creek instills on its guests through the concord of nature and man is unparalleled. From the innovative structure of the Tree Top Suites that allows visitors to immerse themselves in the overwhelming scenery of the rainforest, to the magical romance of the Macal Cottages, Chaa Creek leaves an imprint on everyone.
Whether you wish for a relaxing day at the spa surrounded by the therapeutic sounds of the rainforest or …

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[25 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

For the ultimate vacation
Chaa Creek is my inspiration
A hunger is inside of me
A dream to travel, and to see
Unspoiled beauty of Belize
Basking in the tropical breeze!
Fun adventure would begin,
Unique culture soaking in
Mayan temples I would climb,
Imagining another time

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[25 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

Several years ago a friend told me about her travels to Belize, and ever since I have wanted to visit the country for myself. The pure beauty of the countryside itself is reason enough to want to go, but the rainforest and waterfall excursions, the activities like canoeing and mountain biking, and the history of the region with the Mayan temples are even more reason I would love to go to Belize! I would also love to base my …

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[25 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

It all started in 2001, when my mother was hospitalized for complications from breast cancer.  She was placed on a respirator and we were told she still had a good chance of survival. My legally-blind sister, Karen, came up with the idea of taking my mother on a verbal trip to the warm, tropical places that Mom had always wanted to visit. On the computer in the ICU waiting room, Karen began to search for a virtual destination and eventually …

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[25 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

When I first saw your website I was interested because my husband and I have friends (pen pals, actually) that live not to far from there in Belize. We became friends through an act of charity on our part which has become so much more! We enjoy writing to them monthly and it’s been a joy to continue to keep in contact with them now for the past few years.
Through this wonderful friendship we exchange cultures, languages (I am learning Creole) …

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[25 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

For Belize, Chaa Creek Lodge delivers environmental protection as well as economic development. For the guests, it’s an opportunity to connect with nature as well as a reminder of its beauty and value.

The question is whether places like Chaa Creek can become the new normal, and make a clean break from the centuries long history of environmental neglect in Belize.

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[25 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is the best Belize vacation destination and here’s why.  When I sat down to plan our family vacation, it seemed like an impossible task — I had to please everyone in our family!  You see, tired Mom (that’s me!) wanted some pampering and rejuvenation.  My husband wanted excitement and activity on our getaway.  Vacation priorities of my two young sons involved exploring and swimming.  And all of us share a deep passion for discovering, …