Along with stunning scenery and a wealth of Maya temples and archaeological sites, Belize is also known for an amazing diversity and number of birds.
From flocks of migrants attracted to the veritable supermarket of insects and plants found in the country’s pristine rainforests, to the many multihued residents such as parrots, scarlet macaws, falcons and other tropical forest dwellers, little Belize always has a backdrop of delightful birdsong to accompany any activity.
This Belizean combination is without a doubt the most abundant meal in Belize. From north to south, east to west and out on the cayes, you won’t go anywhere without coming across a plate of Stew Chicken with rice and beans. With our easy to make recipe you can enjoy some Belizean flavour in the comfort of your home.
As expected, 2014 was as record breaking year for Belize, with 1,207,386 tourist arrivals recorded by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB). Last year also saw Belize break the long sought after but heretofore elusive figure of 300,000 overnight visitors, a tourism goal akin to a runner breaking the four minute mile, with the BTB figures showing a record 321,220 overnight visitors. This represents a very impressive 9.2 percent increase from the year before.
Now’s the Time to Plan for the Perfect Belizean Holiday. Belize has a virtual smorgasbord of adventures and fun things to do in this little Caribbean country studded with the remnants of the ancient Maya civilisation, beautiful beaches, the world’s second largest barrier reef, pristine rainforests and more, you’ll want some time to consider your options.
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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You Won’t Belize!
Who knew that 2014 had surprises left…turns out that the highlight of my year was just last week on a last minute trip to Belize. Belize has always been on my list, but it ended up being more than I could have ever hoped for! The people, history, culture, music, wildlife, BEACHES…. How can you not be stoked when within two hours of being in a new country you are swimming with green …
Christmas in Belize is always a unique combination of the familiar and the exotic, with all the traditional yuletide treats our guests are familiar with, yet enjoyed with a multicultural tropical twist. Even though there’s no snow, the weather is wonderful and the colourful decorations hung throughout Belize compliment the birds, flowers and the many vibrant colours of our stunning natural world. It’s a wonderful time of year to be with those you care about.
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.
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.
Unlike some places, many Belizean specialties can be found throughout the entire country. As a unique departure from some other popular destinations, many recommended “tourist restaurants” are frequented by locals, often times proving to be some of the best spots to sample Belizean cuisine.
Our Head Chef, Mario Mendez, shares with us a scrumptious CARNE ASADA AL CHIMICHURRI Recipe, which is a mix Maya, Mestizo & Mexican flavors. We trust you will enjoy this as much as we do!
Don’t fret about the possibilities of things to do with your family in Belize; the possibilities are endless. This lush historical and tropical country will leave you smiling from ear to ear with the sights, sounds and activities that it offers. If money is a concern, use some of these ideas to get the biggest bang for your buck. Remember, one U.S. dollar equals two Belize dollars, which essentially doubles your money as soon as you step off the plane. Connect with your family while exploring some of these adventures in and around Belize.