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[3 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Going on vacation doesn’t mean that your healthy lifestyle goes on hiatus. While exotic beaches may conjure up visions of piña coladas and endless napping for some people, it’s easy to stay healthy when you choose the right vacation destination – and visiting Belize is a super smart destination for people in search of a healthy living paradise.

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[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Coral researcher Lisa Carne and manatee saviour Jamal Galvez were singled out by Oceana as two people who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help preserve Belize’s stunning sea life and maritime environment.

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[23 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

The thirty third anniversary of Belizean independence was celebrated September 21st in what the Lodge at Chaa Creek called one of the most ambitious, well attended and well behaved celebrations since the country achieved Independence in 1981.

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[20 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Thirty three years after that magic day on September 21st, 1981, this year’s theme, “Industrious Hands, Intelligent Minds, Together for Belize,” resonates throughout the country. For over three decades hard working, industrious hands directed by clever minds have created a nation that the world respects and Belizeans can be proud of.

For such a small country Belize has a very big history. Let’s take a brief look:

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[15 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Belize’s Actun Tunichil Muknal cave has topped a “Sacred Places of a Lifetime” list compiled by National Geographic, bolstering Belize’s reputation as one of the world’s best cultural tourism destinations.

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[11 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Belize’s September Celebrations feature the most important events on the country’s national calendar, and with festivities already underway in the lead up to Independence Day on September 21st, 2014 is set to be the biggest year yet, according to the Lodge at Chaa Creek.

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[10 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Battle of St George’s Caye, commemorated as a national holiday in Belize on September 10, was the defining moment in the birth of the country, bringing together a disparate group of individuals willing to risk their lives to foster a unified British Honduras and paving the road to the eventual creation of today’s Belize.

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[8 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

In addition to the September celebrations, another treat is in store for nature lovers – this is the time when migratory birds make their way down from the plummeting temperatures of the north to take advantage of Belize’s famous weather and pristine environment. And the varied landscape means that an extraordinary variety of birds join savvy human travellers in spending their winter months here.

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[4 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

After Canul’s group defeated a British detachment, killing five and wounding 16 other soldiers, things began heating up, with the British determined to subjugate the Maya or drive them out all together by further burning houses and crops. However, Canul and his men fought on, eventually taking Corozal Town on 1870. In 1872 they attacked the British barracks at Orange Walk on the New River and Canul was mortally wounded. The Maya retreated, and, with their charismatic leader gone, this was the last major attack on British forces.

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[3 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

There’s no better time to visit someone than during their birthday party! September is the biggest month on the Belize social calendar, and for the savvy traveller, it’s one of the best times to visit this exuberant yet laid back little tropical paradise. Here’s five reasons why!

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[27 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

Mayan for “Stone maiden” Xunantunich is definitely one of Belize’s prettiest Maya archaeological sites, renowned for exquisite architecture, beautiful frescos and stelae, as well as its park-like atmosphere and stunning views from the top of El Castillo, the iconic pyramid temple. Xunantunich was an important ceremonial centre built around AD 600 near the end of the Maya Late Classic Period, boasting a population of some 10,000 people at its peak, and apparently continued to thrive while other Maya centres such as Tikal and Caracol were in decline. However by around 1000 AD Xunantunich was abandoned.

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[23 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

So when the AARP says something, a big audience is listening. And recently the AARP named Belize as one of the top ten honeymoon destinations, sharing honours with Tahiti, the Maldives, Bali and other exotic tropical locations. Yes, tropical seems to be a key element for a happy honeymoon. But of course, it takes more than a warm sunny climate to make the AARP’s top ten. This is a discriminating group looking for the very best for its members, so no wonder Belize got a nod.

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[20 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

The festival celebrates all things cashew, and featured products such as that delightful cashew wine, as well as cakes, pies, pastries, syrups, vinegar and all sorts of other spinoffs. Belizeans have enjoyed the cashew in its many forms for generations, and probably nowhere as much as Crooked Tree, where the industry is at the heart of the local economy.

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[19 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

As part of our commitment at The Lodge at Chaa Creek is to work with our local communities in building awareness and educating our local people on conservation and preservation of our natural environment. And in that respect, as part of our community outreach program, today saw our “Butterfly on the Road” Program when two of our Naturalist Guides packed up their equipment and visited the Sacred Heart Primary School in San Ignacio Town.

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[16 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

While we don’t know Ambassador-designate Moreno personally, his impressive record and his personal history would seem to make him an excellent choice for the job, and indicates that the Obama administration takes the US relationship with Belize seriously.

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[15 May 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

25 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Belize – 25. There are jaguar and tapir crossing signs on the highway: You never know when your next animal encounter will be.

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[13 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

This year’s Belize Tourism Expo, BETEX 2014, held May 7 to 12, highlighted the little country’s increasing range of tourism options and confirms Belize’s maturity as a world class travel destination, according the owners of the Lodge at Chaa Creek.

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[9 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

So the next time you come across a Belizean iguana sunning itself or diving into the water as your canoe passes we hope you’ll see more than just some lazy lizard lounging around, and appreciate that here is another example of nature’s marvellous ability to adapt and evolve. And when you consider that he or she is just one of hundreds of thousands of crucial components to Belize’s rainforest habitat, a habitat of amazing interdependence and diversity, we hope that you’ll share our sense of never ending excitement and appreciation for the sheer elegance of our natural world.

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[6 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

Big Cats of Belize: Five Beautiful Species

A little while back we did a piece on the international efforts to establish and maintain a green corridor running from Mexico down to Argentina to protect the region’s jaguar population, and some people registered surprise that Belize actually has a jaguar population. That population not only exists, but is hopefully growing today thanks to efforts from conservation groups such as Panthera and the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Well, we thought that if people were surprised …

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[30 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

There you go. People have their own favorites, but I don’t think there will be much argument over these 6 best foods that Belize has to offer. In the coming weeks we’ll be posting some more dishes and actual Belize cooking recipes, so that wherever you are in this world, you can enjoy the best of Belize at home. So stay tuned and happy dining!