It is with great sadness that the management and staff of Chaa Creek farewell a former long-time member of the Chaa Creek Team. Peter Tonti, who was with Chaa Creek for fifteen years, most recently as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, passed away on April 16th, 2015, leaving a huge void in the entire Belizean tourism industry, where he carved out a legacy as one of the industry’s pioneers and contributors to its early success.
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.
We were happy to see Belize picked as the destination for the WCS’s 120th anniversary’s “120 Ways to Be Wild in NY” photo competition. Described as a “trip of a lifetime”, the grand prize five-day excursion for two to Belize can be won by visiting the competition website (www.nyiswild.com), signing up, and taking and posting 10 selfies that celebrate New York City’s wild side.
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.
Baby Boomers and their youthful offspring discover that they’re not so different after all during a rainforest adventure in the stunning Belize. One of the best experiences I’ve ever had was watching my mom and dad and my own kids rediscover each other in a family vacation we all took at Chaa Creek, a beautiful eco-resort in Western Belize
Are your Irish eyes smiling? They’re positively giggling in Belize as the country joins in the annual St Patrick day celebrations. Maybe Belize and St Patrick don’t naturally go together in most people’s minds, but those lucky enough to visit or live in this very green little country know better.
Just like most places on earth during March 17, a fair portion of the population attach a bit of green to their attire, assert a certain Irish-ness, and maybe even indulge in lifting a glass (or two, or three…) to that venerable saint.
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.
Time to start planning a Belizean Summer vacation! Getting into the planning swing of things right now makes perfect sense. For one thing, it takes one’s mind off the slushy cold weather and waiting for March’s lion to mellow out and finally become a lamb. Secondly, it gives time to pull together ideas and start creating a summer vacation that satisfies everyone.