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[27 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

A new archaeological site is currently being excavated on the outskirts of Benque Viejo Del Carmen Town in Belize’s Cayo District. The exact time period is yet unknown, however it is possible that this site dates back to the early Classic period. This small Maya site served at one time as the household of a rural elite family.

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[4 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

An eight-day Mesoamerican reef protection workshop held in Belize City this week (late April – early May) is helping to ensure the health and sustainability of Belize’s magnificent Great Barrier Reef.

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[16 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

The Lodge at Chaa Creek and Robert’s Grove Beach Resort in Placencia have teamed up to offer one of the world’s great adventures, spanning Belize’s lush inland rainforests, the Caribbean coast and world’s second largest barrier reef. Swim and dive alongside 40 foot whale sharks, the Gentle Giants of the Sea, and explore Belize’s ancient Maya treasures in one seamless vacation.

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[13 Apr 2015 | One Comment | ]

Caves tell the history of Belize, having been an intricate part of the Maya religion and culture. The Maya used caves as ceremonial sites and evidence of these activities can be found inside these caves. Relics, principally in the form of shards of pottery, are very common.

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[3 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

On March 27, 2015 article’s title, Seven Perfect Days in Belize immediately caught our eye, as Costas Christ of National Geographic Traveler features Chaa Creek on article seven perfect days in Belize.

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[31 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

New meets old as LiDAR technology unveils a unique ancient Maya structure found near Chaa Creek and highlights traditional agricultural methods that may have lessons for us today.

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[27 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

Few people understand the complexity of the Mayas organic farming techniques. The indigenous Maya have survived for over 2000 years on subsistence farming for home use, barter, and sale as the backbone of their existence. They have used resources supplied by nature to nourish the soil and protect their crops from insect devastation. Today Belize continues to use traditional Maya farming methods.

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[26 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is now accepting bookings for a new Belize Summer Solstice Wellness vacation package, which combines health and wellbeing with an exploration of Belize’s rich Maya heritage.

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[13 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

You can’t possibly come to Belize and not try a Tamale! That would be like going to the beach and not getting into the water! A tamale or bollo is a delicious traditional Mesoamerican dish made of corn dough (masa) which is filled with seasoned meat (chicken or pork) then steamed or boiled in plantain or banana leaves.

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[5 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

Once again, one of the coolest events in all of Central America, and definitely one of the most interesting canoe races in the world is about to take place in Belize. Yes folks, it’s time for the annual La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge.

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[3 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

The Maya recorded parts of their history and predictions in stone inscriptions that can be seen today in stelae and the remains of elaborate cities, buildings and temples that survived centuries of jungle encroachment. We have listed 6 of the most impressive Maya Ruins found in Belize.

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[2 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

Reports published in National Geographic News, Archaeology magazine and other sources, describe how teams of researchers have been diving into and working around cenotes, or deep sinkholes that the ancient Maya thought to be gateways to Xabalba, the sacred underworld throughout Belize. While recording and amassing a rich collection of fossils and artefacts at Cara Blanca, a team from the University of Illinois discovered a water temple complex where Maya pilgrims offered sacrifices to Chaak and other deities.

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[5 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

A group of researchers from Rice and Louisiana State Universities working in Great Blue Hole area believe they now have the answer of why the Mayan civilisation suddenly cease to exist. After analysing sediment samples from that beautiful, massive sinkhole popularised by Jacques Cousteau and located along Belize’s Great Barrier Reef, they’ve concluded that a hundred year drought put an end to this flourishing society.

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[23 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Chaa Creek Chocolatissimo Package offers sumptuously indulgent treatments including a sensuous Cacao Massage and delicious Chocolate Fondue Wrap. Combining luxurious accommodations with fine dining and healthy outdoor activities that reconnect you with nature, the Chocolatissimo Package takes a deliciously holistic approach towards making you look and feel your best.

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[22 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

Belize celebrates yet another Winter Solstice in the Heartland of the Maya. There will be celebrations and observances at various ancient Maya sites such as Tikal in Guatemala, Chichen Itza in Mexico, and at Caracol and Xunantunich here in Belize. One of the many wonderful things about living in the Mundo Maya, or Maya World as the area encompassing Belize and parts of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras is called, is this feeling of continuity spanning so many thousands of years.

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[3 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

As temperatures drop in northern climes, the tropics naturally start looking inviting – just ask the countless birds making their way down to Belize right now. There are many other reasons that make Belize the perfect winter destinations, and here’s five that immediately come to mind.

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[30 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Belize Halloween is well and truly alive in this multicultural haven and there are enough local spooky characters to keep any child – or adult, for that matter – occasionally checking under the bed and questioning those strange sounds we hear at night.

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[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Belize’s Maya and Indigenous Groups work together to stop US Capital Energy from conducting oil exploration and drilling in Belize’s otherwise pristine Sarstoon Temash National Park.

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[23 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Indigenous Innovations: Revolutionizing the Cocoa Industry in Belize, is a project that is part of a radical new approach aimed at supporting small Maya communities by helping to boost production and then better market their ancestor’s favourite crop – cacao.

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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.