Articles tagged with: Ambergris Caye
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It is now clear that Maya traders paddled huge dugout canoes filled with cacao, jade, obsidian, cotton and other trade items up and down the coasts of Mexico, the Yucatan, Belize and Central America. In 1502, Ferdinand Columbus, the son of Christopher, reported coming across a huge Maya canoe with 25 paddlers carrying cargo and passengers.
What do you do if your family has different dreams and forms of relaxation for a summer vacation? Dad likes snorkeling and anything to do with the sea. Mom likes to be relaxing by the pool with a book and at the aromatherapy spa. The ten year old son likes the outdoors, anything to do with reptiles, animals, birds and plants. The teenage daughter likes horseback riding and cultures.
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In the coming months, a team of graduate students from Cornell’s Johnson School and College of Architecture, Art and Planning will work with the Belize Tourism Board and researchers at the University of Belize to examine the tourism industry and the costs associated with maintaining a sustainable destination.
The days were heavenly and the nights just magical. By the time we had to say goodbye we were like two teenagers in love again, and arrived back home refreshed and feeling able to cruise through the rest of the winter. Our friends all commented on our tans and how happy we looked (our new expertise at making mango daiquiris no doubt adding to their enthusiasm) and I’ll always be grateful for that night we decided to try Belize. To steal a line from the movie Casa Blanca, this is the start of a beautiful relationship, and a major addition to ours.
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Many scientists believe that Belize is one of the few places in the Western hemisphere that still has a healthy population of the American Crocodilians, commonly referred to as the American saltwater crocodile. That is now a matter of debate since it is believed that the American crocodile population is not at strong and healthy as believed.
Between technology and the city lifestyle we feel at times disconnected . We would love to enjoy the peaceful bliss of the spa above the Macal River or relaxing in the comfort of a magnificent Jungle Lodge. Sharing photos with my friends of your beautiful place has indeed made them think that one needs to stop and live vicariously at least once.
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The most popular beach destination in Belize is the beautiful island of Ambergris Caye.
The main town on the island is San Pedro and is very laid back and relaxed. San Pedro Town offers small beachfront hotels, lots of water activities, several interesting restaurants and a little nightlife too.
It’s only a 15 minute flight from Belize International Airport to the new San Pedro Air Terminal, and normally someone from your hotel will be there awaiting you. After checking in, wander down the beach to Cholo’s Sports Bar and have an ice cold Belikin, the beer of Belize.
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My husband and I first “discovered” Belize after he satisfied a Recreation Administration college course assignment with a report on Ambergris Caye. Learning about the Belizean people, their amazing history and their love for the natural resources is what enticed us to visit this unique country. What really stood out was how the local people turned the focus of their tourism industry toward proper stewardship of the natural resources.
One year later, in February of 2005, we were on Ambergris surrounded …