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[31 May 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

By Symphony travel
During our October trip to Belize we saw the ancient ruins of Xunantunich, enjoyed the Belize Zoo, went on a River Cave Tubing Expedition, ventured out on a Night Jungle Safari, and even rappelled down a 300ft cave, called The Black Hole Drop. We had an incredible trip but also realize that we barely scratched the surface of the available activities in The Cayo District of Belize.

The Cayo District is the largest district in the country and is located …

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[31 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Weather in Belize in June

June in Belize
The weather in June is characterized by temperatures nearing their peak for the year. These temperatures are rarely unbearable or uncomfortably hot as they are moderated by strong easterly breezes off the coast. Rainfall is fairly consistent throughout the country with frequent afternoon showers that are relatively short-lived with plenty of sunshine close behind.
Typical Weather in June
During June, the temperatures in Belize vary between a daily high of about 87.0 degrees and a daily low of approximately 79.0 …

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[30 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Chaa Creek – A Perfect Romantic Getaway

My husband and I spent our wedding anniversary in a tree house room at Chaa Creek complete with a jacuzzi tub on the veranda. No need for tvs or cell phones – just listening to the wild life and the river was wonderful. This Belize resort was fabulous. Lots of activities to choose from, great food, excellent spa and attentive staff. We have both travelled extensively around the world and stayed at some incredible places. …

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[23 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Vacation Sweepstakes Essay#5

Belize Eco Tourism Vacation Sweepstakes Essay#5
I love to travel. I’ve been to 11 countries in my 28 years. In 2005 I spent
4 months backpacking in Central and South America, and just last year I
ended 2009 with 3 months backpacking in SE Asia. I believe that world travel
opens our minds, our hearts, and our souls. This year I am marrying the love
of my life, a man who has not had much opportunity to travel but has every
desire to. We want to …

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[21 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Vacation Sweepstakes Essay#4

Belize Eco Tourism Vacation Sweepstakes

I was initially drawn to Chaa Creek because of my passions: medicine and
rainforest conservation and art.  Chaa Creek is still the perfect place to
satisfy all of these while enjoying spending time with my husband.  But as I
perused more information about Chaa Creek, I came to realize that it is an
even more perfect place for us!
I am fascinated by the beauty and behavior of butterflies, and am a firm
believer in efforts to protect them. As I read …

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[20 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Vacation Sweepstakes Essay#3

Belize Eco Tourism Vacation Sweepstakes

My fiance and I are both students and we do not have much money to spend on
a vacation.  We could not think of a better gift than to be able to spend a
green vacation in Belize at Chaa Creek! We know of it’s reputation as a
world-class resort and a great launching pad to explore the vibrant culture
of Belize.  We would love to spend our vacation touring Mayan
ruins, snorkeling in the colorful reefs, exploring the great natural
resources …

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[19 May 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Wedding & Honeymoon in Paradise!

Whether you’re getting married or planning a honeymoon, The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Adventure Centre and Spa, is the perfect destination to tie the knot. From exotic to traditional, the locations and options are vast and varied… 
Unique and unusual settings for weddings include rainforest or jungle, where lush foliage and tropical flowers fashion a picture-perfect backdrop. Maya temples, shimmering rivers, cascading waterfalls and a variety of beautiful gardens also top the list as venues for unusual ceremonies.
If you’re looking for …

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[17 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Chaa Creek: The Family Vacation Spot in Belize, Central America

By Steve Jermanok
Home to the longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, Belize has long been popular with scuba divers who head to the island of Ambergris Cay to float among the manta rays, turtles, dolphins, and sharks. As of late, however, travelers are heading inland to hike in a rainforest full of parrots and butterflies, visit rarely seen Mayan ruins, and canoe along the Macal River. This is where you’ll find a 365-acre nature preserve in the Cayo district …

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[16 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
The amazing Hard Corals found on the Belize Reef

By Future Perfect Travel
Hard Corals
These showy colonial animals are the most noticeable component of the Belize Barrier Reef. Their forms range from large tree like structures and large boulder structures to small fragile looking forms.
Hard corals are colonial animals, each small individual has its own living chamber and feeding tentacles, but digested food is shared throughout the colony by connecting tissues. As each individual builds its own calcium carbonate living chamber, its chamber is joined to adjacent ones to make …

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[14 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Chaa Creek Natural History Museum

The Chaa Creek Natural History Centre, situated at the top of the hill behind the cottages, takes students and visitors along a fascinating time line, which begins with prehistoric land formation through to the shifting of the continents. Visitors are able to see the movement of life in Belize through the ages; from Mayan temples in the steaming jungle to modern day traditional healers. On one hand we provide a comprehensive introduction to the …

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[13 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
A Day at Chaa Creek Resort

As a private 365-acre nature reserve set along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, we have provided a unique rainforest experience for thousands of people while maintaining an unspoiled ambience. Chaa Creek Inland Expeditions caters to the traveler looking for both physical and intellectual challenges, and our range of programs and activities has been designed to stimulate interest in the environment, culture, natural history, and archaeology of …

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[12 May 2010 | One Comment | ]
Eco Vacations For Summer

With breaks from school, warmer temperatures and an approved vacation form submitted at work, summer travel is calling your name.
More people than ever are not only seeking a vacation, but are also looking for ways to minimize their getaway’s impact.
Finding environmentally friendly hotels, resorts and lodges is easier than you might think, with credible websites and travel agencies dedicated to this service. We’ve searched through recommended resorts and reviewed expert findings. Here’s a rundown of …

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[12 May 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Chaa Creek: An Ancient Maya Village in Belize, Central America

submitted by C_Michael_Hogan

Large painted Mayan bowl found at the Chaa Creek site. This specimen is replete with detailed zoomorphic and geometric design and is on display at the Chaa Creek Natural History Center.

The Chaa Creek Mayan site is an ancient settlement in the Cayo District of Western Belize. Largely unexcavated, it contains over 70 recognizable Mayan elements including numerous pyramidal mounds and four plaza areas. Artifacts recovered include highly attractive glazed painted pottery, stone implements and a variety of …

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[12 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize- Mother Nature’s Best Kept

Spectacular natural attractions and the excitement of discovering Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret draw travelers from around the globe, promising both relaxation and the richly rewarding authenticity they seek in a genuine Caribbean getaway. Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala on the Caribbean coast of Central America, Belize is one of the few remaining unspoiled places on earth.
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[12 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Sea Horse! (Belize Barrier Reef)

By Future Perfect Travel
Another unique animal,the Sea Horses has the head of a horse with a tube-shaped snout, pouch of a kangaroo and tail of a monkey; they resemble the capital letter “S.” They are a vertebrate fish growing that grow 6-12 inches in size. There are many species in many colors. They curl their tail around vegetation, rock and coral to hold themselves in place; they also float free over grass and on the …

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[11 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Bird Watching In Belize Central America

Our private 365-acre reserve is always abuzz with the reverberating sounds of a tropical forest concerto. A fly-past of squadrons of brilliantly colored parrots, the distance hoot of a Blue-crowned Mot-Mot and the fragrance of frangipani blossoms welcomes you to a new world steeped in Mayan history, and surrounded by nature’s bounty.
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[11 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Vacation Sweepstakes Essay#2

Belize Eco Tourism Vacation Sweepstakes
My family and I would love to go on a Green Vacation at Chaa Creek, not just to relax our minds and bodies, but to open our eyes to a more earthly way of living.  It is important that what we learn at Chaa Creek doesn’t end there: we can then bring what we have learned back home and apply it to our everyday lives.  Maybe we start a garden.  Maybe we walk, instead of taking …

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[11 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize’s Indigo hamlet fish!!!

By Future Perfect Travel
Indigo Hamlet Fish
Hamlets are known to be members of the sea bass family, but Some fish experts believe all hamlets to be one species.  There are many varieties of colorful hamlets,  Indigo hamlets are small fishes, generally 3-5 inches in length. They are a medium wide fish with beautiful broad blue and indigo bars separated by narrow white bars.  Their forward fins are blue and their rear fins are clear in color, and are considered shy.
Indigo hamlets live …

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[10 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize at its absolute Best!

The Lodge at Chaa Creek was a delightful surprise – impeccable service, charming rooms, gracious hosts, insightful guides for our day trips and, some of the absolute best food we’ve had anywhere – all set in the beautiful and culturally-rich Cayo region of Belize. If you want to relax and get away from it all, but still have 5-star quality service, The Lodge at Chaa Creek is for you. We felt like we were leaving family when our time at …

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[9 May 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Belize’s Manatee!!!

By Future Perfect Travel
The Manatee
The manatee is a huge marine mammal with a gray brown seal looking body. They have two  forelimbs that act both as arms and front flippers they also have a powerful paddle shaped tail.  They have tough skin with a rough texture and some body hair,  their face is wrinkled and has stiff whiskers.  They produce sounds audible to humans.  When active, they surface regularly to breath,  they can stay under water 10-15 minutes without breathing …