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[18 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

For several years world attention has been drawn to the 2012 Winter Solstice after a number of articles, internet posts and films, such as the Hollywood blockbuster 2012 highlighted the fact that the 13th Bak’tun of the Maya Long Count calendar completes its cycle on December 21 2012. The highly accurate ancient calendar, which gives the Maya a creation date of 11 August 3114 BC, has been a source of fascination for many scholars and, unfortunately, Ms Fleming said, for conspiracy and apocalypse buffs.

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[17 Sep 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

As far as Central American countries go, Belize has not always been known as a “must-see” travel destination as compared to its more famous neighbors, Mexico and Guatemala. But over the last 10 years, Belize has built a reputation founded on its determination to protect the rainforests and farms of its land. With the rise in the popularity of ecotourism, Belize has positioned itself as a leader in the field, with the government protecting 40% of the land for conservation purposes.

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[16 Sep 2012 | One Comment | ]

The August issue guides readers through Central and South America. The article on Belize speaks about Prince Harry’s visit in March, 2012, and also lists activities he should experience upon his return. It mentions the street fair that was held in his honor, in Belmopan, and his climb of Xunantunich.

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[15 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

What we know about the ancient Maya comes primarily from early stone monuments known as stelae; large tombstone-like slabs of mostly limestone on which important dates and events were recorded using Maya glyphs; the written or carved characters considered to be one of humankind’s earliest forms of writing.

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[18 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Most visitors to the Caribbean don’t make it further afield than their cabana, and with good reason. The powder white sand and clear water make for some of the best beach bumming on the planet. Here are the top five fascinating and picturesque reasons to pry the pina colada out of your hand and explore what’s past the tiki bar.

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[22 Jul 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

This afternoon, the excited chatter of twenty four children came echoing through the jungle, as our new group of eco-campers entered the Macal River Camp, where they will be spending the next eight days. The 2012 Eco Kids Camp brings us a unique group of twelve boys and twelve girls who have travelled from all the corners of Belize to experience what is sure to be another memorable week of friends, fun, laughter, and of course, eco-education!

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[5 Jul 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

The Lodge at Chaa Creek will be hosting noted author, speaker and marketing guru David Merman Scott during his upcoming Marketing Masterclass to be held in Belize this coming August.

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[30 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Many couples have visions in their heads about what they want their wedding to be like. If you are one of the many that has spent your life dreaming of jet setting to an exotic location to exchange your vows, a destination wedding is the perfect option for you. And with so many couples choosing this fun and personal way to exchange their vows, there are many resources in popular locations that are able to help you. Still, before you dive into the planning process, you must choose the perfect location for you and your soon-to-be spouse’s dream wedding.

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[17 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

My family is so excited about a new year’s resolution we just made that we want to share it around. At the dinner table the other day we were talking about the new year and what it had in store for us, and the discussion got around to New Year’s resolutions. As usual with my teen son and daughter, they began challenging each other to come up with the coolest, most do-able resolution for 2012, and without noticing, we parents were soon drawn into the contest.

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[12 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Aloe Vera which is commonly known as The Medicinal Plant. Aloe Vera is a very short-stemmed plant that can grow up to 60-100 cm tall spreading by offsets. The Aloe Vera’s leaf is thick and fleshy to touch and has tiny prickles or spines around the perimeter. The Aloe Vera plant can be frequently seen tropical areas of the world, including Belize where it can be seen very commonly at Chaa Creek’s 365-acre private nature preserve. The plant can be easily spotted while on the Rainforest Medicine Trail Tour with our naturalist guides.

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[21 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]

Santa literally came flying early this year for 65 local children from the surrounding Chaa Creek communities. The children who live nearby Chaa Creek were treated to magical experience this weekend when our staff planned a Christmas party filled with enjoyment, fun games, surprises and hearty Belizean food.

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[20 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is pleased to announce the two lucky winners our latest competition: Win a Free Chaa Creek aluminum water bottle.

The water bottles are made of aluminum, very durable, light-weight with a sleek appearance which serves to remind individuals that many small efforts can add up to a healthier planet for ourselves and future generations.

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[19 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]

Last year a couple friends of mine took my advice to get married in Belize and absolutely positively loved it, as you do. OK, I’m somewhat partial, having been married there myself, and now with other people asking, I thought I’d put down ten reasons why a Belize Wedding is my idea of nuptial nirvana.

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[15 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

When you travel, it is easy to make mistakes especially if you are a first time traveler or traveling out of the country. These mistakes can not only ruin your trip, but can be quite costly. And since traveling out of the country is so expensive to start with the last thing you need is to spend more money. Here are some mistakes to avoid while traveling abroad.

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[5 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

One of history’s most famous and foreboding doomsday predictions might never have been made, according to a German researcher. His new interpretation of a 1,300-year-old tablet affirms that the ancient Maya regarded December 21, 2012, as a moment of great importance—but not, as some believe, because they foresaw an apocalypse on that date.

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[17 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

[ UPDATE: we have decided to call an early Christmas draw on the Water Bottle Competition! All entries must be submitted before Sunday the 18th of December! ]
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Fashion a stylist, yet durable and light weight aluminum water bottle produced by the Lodge at Chaa Creek. Follow the details below to Win a Free Chaa Creek aluminum water bottle.

Our valued readers and fans, we know you love the environment and would also love to keep fighting the good cause with the …

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[4 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Imagine the scene. The stands are packed. The crowd is glued to every move made on the court. Elite athletes focused. A ball hurtles toward the dirt, your hero dives for it, deflecting the heavy rubber ball with his shoulder. His opponent springs into the air, and the ball comes right back. Again he dives. The ball slams into his hip. He grunts at the heavy thud of the ball against his skin. He twists and wriggles in the air, defying gravity. You watch. mezmorized as the ball sails over the opponent’s head, out of reach. The crowd erupts. Score!

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[2 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Government of Australia recently announced a new programme of collaboration on coral reef conservation:

Australia and Caribbean Community nations today pledged to build on a growing partnership and to continue sharing experiences and expertise in addressing development challenges in the Caribbean.

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[29 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

The New Yorker Scott Amron is known for his creativity at Amron Experimental, Inc. but today he caught the world’s and Chaa Creek’s attention with the eco-friendly creation of the vanishing fruit labels. The description on his website states that by washing these Fruit Labels, you will see it dissolve into an organic fruit cleansing produce wash that helps remove wax, pesticides, dirt and bacteria.

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[20 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

The above drawing was done by Miguel Cano our computer programmer. By accident we discovered his hidden talent when he shared this piece with us. To add to our surprise, he added that it was all done digitally. Below he explains.