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[14 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

The Lodge at Chaa Creek has recently been selected as one of the top ten resorts for the entire Central and South American region, according to this month’s Travel+Leisure Magazine, which features their annual “Best resorts in the World” awards list for 2011.
And the good news for travellers to Belize is that Chaa Creek’s partner in an all-inclusive Rainforest to Reef package, Victoria House on Ambergris Caye, was also named as one of the top ten by the magazine and its website.

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[21 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Responsible Investing in Belize

For the next two years, the Belize Tourism Board will be following the blueprint’s outline to balance growth of a vibrant tourism market with the need for conservation and sustainability of the nation’s precious resources. Working with partners including ecotourism consultant Megan Epler Wood, the Planeterra Foundation, of which Wood is executive director, and the tour company, Gap Adventures, a founding partner of the foundation, the board is hoping to successfully sell investors and tourists the very same treasured assets it is duty-bound to protect and conserve.

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[2 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Rainforest to Reef Research in Belize

One interesting project we’ve recently heard about is Sea Base 1, a permanent underwater research station and habitat planned to be located in the Caribbean Sea just off Ambergris Caye. Said to be the first-of-its- kind underwater facility combining coral reef research, education and eco-tourism, Sea Base 1 would house up to 25 aquanauts to live and work over extended periods of time in a submerged environment. Sea Base 1 is a non-profit company established by the late Dr Richard Cooper, a former marine biology professor, veteran underwater researcher and explorer who stressed that such research is imperative because coral reefs are “considered to be the ocean equivalent of a canary in the coal mine.”

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[6 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Belize: A friend’s journey

When I first heard that my friend was going to visit Belize, I thought that she was referring to a small and unknown local restaurant. I had never heard of this tiny country before, which is located in the heart of Central America. Due to a family emergency, my friend was unable to go on her journey as originally scheduled; however, she was smart enough to purchase travel insurance.

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[28 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize has everything for a perfect vacation.

Belize has everything for a perfect vacation. It is a warm place where we can find Nature reserves and a magnificent barrier reef. As I am fond of outdoor activities I find the countryside more attractive than the city and I am eager to go in this amazing country with beautiful surroundings. I also plan to relax in the spa during this stay and eat healthy organic food. I would also like my family to join me if I win to make them aware of what is meant by paradise.

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[19 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]
You Better Belize   It!

I had chosen the
former British Honduras for a research project to enhance my teaching
style and resources as an elementary teacher in Chesterfield County,
Virginia. And what a success it was!

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[13 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]
Rainforest & Reef Vacation Sweepstakes Essay#19

I live in Chicago, IL. At 6:30 am, my alarm sounds, I roll out of bed, check my email, check my voicemail, unload my dishwasher, squeeze on heels, fill my car with gas and prepare to battle my way through snow or construction to sit behind a desk, inside for most of my day. My job is interesting. My city is filled with fun places and new people. But somehow, between remembering online passwords for paying bills and sales data …

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[29 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Rain-forest and Reef Vacation Sweepstakes

A few years ago, we visited the magic land of Belize and were enchanted by its beauty and diversity. Since we are divers, the main focus of our trip was Belize’s barrier reef, second only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. As we dove, we understood why the explosion of undersea life draws nature lovers from around the world to its waters. In Shark-Ray Alley, we swam with these magnificent creatures and were awed …

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[19 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Belize Barrier Reef’s Porcupine Fish!!!

Porcupine fish, is also known as “spotted spiny puffer,” and there are approximately 15 species. They have a round, elongated body, large at the head, gradually becoming thin at the tail. Their top body coloration is olive to brown black with a white belly. There are small, dark spots all over their body and fins. they grow 3-19 inches depending on the species.

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[17 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Rainforest & Reef Vacation at Chaa Creek Resort Belize

To highlight your experience and the many options they have many vacation packages to chose from, like the plus packages that which there is 10 of or the onsite packages which there is 11. Your choices include Barrier Reef & rainforest, Family adventure, Honeymoon package, Eco kids summer camp and the Spa vacation package for your special somebody. Then to get the adrenaline going you have some great accommodation options to chose from, like the Treetop suites, Camp Casitas, and many more.

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[6 Aug 2010 | 22 Comments | ]
Rainforest & Reef Vacation Sweepstakes

These fun-filled holidays of a life-time are being provided to friends & families who would like to enjoy an exceptional and exciting potpourri of specialized Maya Temple Exploration and Reef Snorkeling tours free of charge.

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[30 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
Why I Want To Be An Eco Kid

Belize Eco Kids Summer Camp Essay -5
I would love to be an eco kid because it is the best and most sensible way to live. When I consider how closely we human beings are connected to our environment, it seems wrong not protecting it. Everything in nature seems to depend on each other for its survival. All through primary school we were taught about food chains, and how animals and plants depend on each other. If we to destroy or …

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[11 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Placencia – Belize’s Affordable Tranquil Caribbean Paradise

Placencia – Belize’s Affordable Tranquil Caribbean Paradise
One of the best and most affordable Caribbean vacation spots is a lovely little Belizean seacoast village just a few hours from the USA.
Placencia, Belize, is one of the most laid back, pretty and interesting places in the Caribbean. This friendly little village situated on the tip of a long sandy peninsula in south eastern Belize is an affordable, uncrowded little gem of a tropical paradise.
With sixteen miles of sandy beaches, the impossibly blue …

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[16 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
The amazing Hard Corals found on the Belize Reef

By Future Perfect Travel
Hard Corals
These showy colonial animals are the most noticeable component of the Belize Barrier Reef. Their forms range from large tree like structures and large boulder structures to small fragile looking forms.
Hard corals are colonial animals, each small individual has its own living chamber and feeding tentacles, but digested food is shared throughout the colony by connecting tissues. As each individual builds its own calcium carbonate living chamber, its chamber is joined to adjacent ones to make …

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[12 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Sea Horse! (Belize Barrier Reef)

By Future Perfect Travel
Another unique animal,the Sea Horses has the head of a horse with a tube-shaped snout, pouch of a kangaroo and tail of a monkey; they resemble the capital letter “S.” They are a vertebrate fish growing that grow 6-12 inches in size. There are many species in many colors. They curl their tail around vegetation, rock and coral to hold themselves in place; they also float free over grass and on the …

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[11 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize’s Indigo hamlet fish!!!

By Future Perfect Travel
Indigo Hamlet Fish
Hamlets are known to be members of the sea bass family, but Some fish experts believe all hamlets to be one species.  There are many varieties of colorful hamlets,  Indigo hamlets are small fishes, generally 3-5 inches in length. They are a medium wide fish with beautiful broad blue and indigo bars separated by narrow white bars.  Their forward fins are blue and their rear fins are clear in color, and are considered shy.
Indigo hamlets live …

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[9 May 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Belize’s Manatee!!!

By Future Perfect Travel
The Manatee
The manatee is a huge marine mammal with a gray brown seal looking body. They have two  forelimbs that act both as arms and front flippers they also have a powerful paddle shaped tail.  They have tough skin with a rough texture and some body hair,  their face is wrinkled and has stiff whiskers.  They produce sounds audible to humans.  When active, they surface regularly to breath,  they can stay under water 10-15 minutes without breathing …

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[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Believe in Belize

Posted by Steve Jermanok
While we’re touching on ecoresorts in Central America this week, one of my favorites is in Belize. Home to the longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, Belize has long been popular with scuba divers who head to the island of Ambergris Cay to float among the manta rays, turtles, dolphins, and sharks. As of late, however, travelers are heading inland to hike in a rainforest full of parrots and butterflies, visit …

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[21 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize’s Barracuda!!

The Barracuda.
The Barracuda has a long, slender and silver cylindrical body covered with small scales and can grow up to 6 feet in length.  They have a hard bony skeleton covered by strong muscles that assists them to propel through water at great speeds.  This speed becomes useful when it is time to feed. Their long  jaws, with visible pointed teeth, is quite distinctive.  Their  teeth is capable of immense tearing of the barracuda’s …

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[20 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Belize’s Zoanthids!!!

Zoanthids
Zoanthids are commonly found in coral reefs, the deep sea, and other marine environments around Belize and the world.  These animals come in many different colonizing formations and colors, they appear to be sea or reef vegetation, but are actually small colonies of soft bodied animals.  Each Zoanthid is called a pulyp,  and is made up of a cup like body with a single opening that acts both as mouth and anus.  They are …