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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 | ]

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, …

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[25 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

We visited Chaa Creek last summer and since then have been dreaming about returning – this time with a larger group!  The place was so wonderful we want all of our family to experience it.
When you stay at Chaa Creek, you feel very close to nature.  You fall asleep to the sound of croaking frogs and awaken to singing birds.  The grounds are landscaped with palms and tropical fruit trees, and iguanas live among the …

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[22 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

When I travel, I look to experience the destination COMPLETELY but not from a huge resort perspective. To me, “resorts” are merely anchored cruise ships. I prefer a location away from anything approximating this cookie-cutter approach to travel. I prefer to be away from the din,
enjoying the natural surroundings, in comfort.
Chaa Creek caters to my type of traveler: someone seeking activity while nestled in tranquility. I want to spend my days thoroughly engaged in the environment: diving, bird watching, …

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[21 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is a cure for the metaphorical “hiccups” of day-to-day life. It is a place where, if you want to do nothing, there are no distractions forcing you to action or reaction. Yet, it is also a place where, if you want to experience, adventure is abundant, and if you want to learn, culture, history, and nature are at your fingertips. All without the annoying distractions that often accompany travel and …

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[20 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

Belize Vacation Sweepstakes (Essay#31)
I would love to visit Belize and The Lodge at Chaa Creek. My husband and I enjoy adventure travel and have been looking forward to a Belize vacation for some time. I was so excited when I came upon the Lodge at Chaa Creek since it provides everything that we are looking for: a luxurious Belize eco-lodge in a remote jungle location, great local cuisine, many choices for adventure both on site …

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[20 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

Young Newlyweds Ache for Jungle Opportunity
As my fiance and I prepare to celebrate our promise of life together, we have found that our honeymoon would be lacking if we celebrated anywhere except Chaa Creek.  Having the opportunity to celebrate the beginning of our life together in this peaceful and serene Belize resort, would be our perfect start.  As young newlyweds, we would forever cherish the opportunity to enjoy this start in our life at …

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[18 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

I would love to visit Chaa Creek with my family, because I want my children to understand that traveling means meeting new people and opening one’s eyes to a different place and different cultures. We have two girls, and I’ve been looking for a great place to vacation and avoid the overt commercialism of some family vacation places. Basically, I want a princess-free holiday with my girls. I want them to feel good about themselves for trying new adventures, …

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[18 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

Searching for the special place to spend our 30th wedding anniversary, my husband and I immediately thought of Belize.  We have never been to Central America before but it was on our bucket list.  The Lodge of Chaa Creek website caught our attention.  Intrigued by this 365 private reserve situated in a lush rainforest surrounded by panoramic views of the Mayan Mountains I knew this was the perfect setting for nature lovers such as ourselves.  Voted …

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[18 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

Adventurous eaters eager for a taste of The Lodge at Chaa Creek
We live in Phoenix, Arizona and have had opportunities to spend time in neighboring Mexico. It has only whetted our appetites to explore farther into Central and South America. We delight in experiencing new places and cultures.   As an amateur photographer and closet bird-watcher, capturing the beauty and luxury of The Lodge at Chaa Creek, the Rainforest, the Mayan ruins and the …

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[16 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

When I was in the 6th grade, I did a research report on Belize.  I spent months on that report, every day dreaming of it’s climate that was much unlike our own.  That was the year I met the man I’m going to marry.  Now, all these years later I find my mind returning to Belize.  It’s just another thing to tie me back to the roots of the relationship.
Years ago, when Bret was 10 and …

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[15 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

The Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize Central America is my ultimate dream vacation!  I’ve always wanted to travel to Central America in order to experience the beautiful scenery, fabulous weather, and exciting traditions, and now here’s my chance!  While I’ve been to several continents across the world, including Asia , Australia, and Europe, never have I had the opportunity to experience the wonders that Central America holds.  From the Rainforest Reserve, to the …

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[15 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is a place that I would love to visit. Its environment and history has drawn me to the area along with its rich culture. I have yearned to visit the ruins and beaches of the Belize for some time.
As a frequent traveler, I have gone on safaris, hiked volcanoes, toured the Great Pyramids, shopped at the Grand Bazaar, watched the fireworks in Sydney, performed in Salzburg, and swam in …

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[15 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

For almost twenty years, The Lodge at Chaa Creek has offered adventuring families, retirees, honeymooners, and everyone in between a top rate vacation destination in the heart of Belize’s rainforest. Whether your purpose for visiting is to explore ancient Mayan civilizations and to learn more about their culture, to snorkel in some of the most beautiful waters of the world, or to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the rainforest and the wildlife that surrounds the resort, Chaa Creek …

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[15 Jan 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

Living with an excellent cook, having friends over for a 7-course meal, eating locally grown food bought at the farmer’s market—all these are reasons why I am often disappointed with meals when I travel. But I was anything but disappointed at Chaa Creek.
First of all, the service was fantastic. When my daughter and I arrived for our first breakfast, the staff was waiting for us to get there—we were the only guests who hadn’t eaten …

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[14 Jan 2010 | One Comment | ]

After we had returned to Caye Caulker from our three nights at Chaa Creek, we sat on the porch of our rented house, discussing our favorite moments in Belize so far. We had spent five nights on Caye Caulker before going to Chaa Creek and had another two nights ahead of us before we headed back to North Carolina. Our experience at Chaa Creek was not only the best we had in Belize, but one …

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[11 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize Vacation Sweepstakes (Essay#20)

After reading about others’ adventures, I had to investigate Chaa Creek for myself. The magnificent website looks just like a photo spread in Conde Nast or National Geographic. I spent several hours looking through the info on the site, and learning about a side of Belize that I hadn’t really come across before. We have also read through the different travel packages offered by Chaa Creek, and I have to say each one looks more amazing than the one before it.

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[8 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize Vacation Sweepstakes (Essay#19)

Even at night there is the Creatures of the Night Walk that lets you get a first hand look at even the nightlife of the wilderness. It doesn’t even matter what time of the year you travel they have packages to meet all of your needs. For example the Chaa’s Creek Christmas package is something you can do with your family and still feel like its the holidays. They even put their touch to it and incorporate nature into that too by seeing the decorated trees garlanded with seeds and fruits. Giving you the spirit of Christmas but the heart of Belize. Its those little touches to give you that home feeling with a sense of adventure I have to say I admire and crave the most.

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[7 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize Vacation Sweepstakes (Essay#17)

I just spent time reading the informative Belize Travel Blog on the Chaa Creek website. In between reading the blogs, I found myself repeatedly clicking on the current weather report link. The current temperature is: 80 degrees F. All I could think about was that warm 80 degrees. How awesome! In sharp contrast to the freezing temperatures of the States that is paradise! Then I thought about the Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm, hiking through the …

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[6 Jan 2010 | One Comment | ]

In a time when global and environmental change is occurring at such a rapid pace, it‘s becoming more and more difficult to escape the hustle-and-bustle of city life and to experience the natural world. From time to time, we need to get away from our manmade, city lives and to visit parts of the world with a slower pace and a deeper closeness to nature.  When we are immersed in nature- without the distractions of …