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[4 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

The other thing we notice is how people respond to being surrounded by nature. Often, when they first arrive, guests will be keyed up, nervous and anxious. Fair enough; many times this is the final payoff for months of planning, and then a lot of last minute preparations followed by the “Did you remember to lock the backdoor/turn off the gas/pay the phone bill…” questions on the plane.

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[27 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]

The Lodge at Chaa Creek, a popular Belizean eco resort, said it was happy to see Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul’s tweet that he’s considering taking advantage of an invitation to take a trip to Belize.

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[23 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

While destination honeymoons set in exotic tropical locales have been growing in popularity in recent years, new-kid-on-the-block Belize is experiencing an increase in romantic couples seeking affordable luxury in an idyllic setting, according to the Lodge at Chaa Creek’s wedding and honeymoon planner.

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[19 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Regular readers know that we love to report on all things Belizean, especially anything to do with the environment, responsible travel, arts, culture and music, and sports fans appreciate that we also keep an ear to the ground for athletic news.

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[18 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Lodge at Chaa Creek’s events planner, Denise Duran, said that discovering that Belize was listed as one of the top five happiest countries on earth according to the global Happiness Index, comes as no surprise to her.

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[16 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The owner of the Lodge at Chaa Creek said that the eco resort’s inclusion in a recent USA Today travel guide “bucket list” is good news for the nascent Belizean tourism industry, and further proves that environmentally sustainable, Green tourism can provide a high quality travel experience. Lucy Fleming, who with her husband Mick started Chaa Creek by accepting guests at their small family farm in a remote part of Belize in 1981, said that recognition such as USA Today’s provides an important boost to the Belizean tourism industry, which since it’s relatively recent inception has struggled to achieve name recognition in the highly competitive Caribbean travel industry.

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[13 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]

If it wasn’t so exhilarating it would be exhausting. But Belizeans love a good party and have perfected celebrating down to a fine art. From September onwards the air is filled with music, the aroma of barbeques, laughter and singing. Which is why those in the know begin planning their Belize Holiday vacations now.

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[12 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Chaa Creek is absolutely amazing. What the owners were able to build out almost raw jungle and farmland over the last 30 odd years is almost inconceivable. And a policy to train and employee only Belizeans at all levels at the lodge and to give a percentage of profits back to the community?

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[5 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

“We’ve been joking that it’s beginning to be like living in Beverly Hills. Some staff members have been calling the road that runs by the Chaa Creek stables ‘Rodeo Drive’, and accusing each other of wearing extra makeup in the hopes of being discovered by an actor or director such as Ang Lee.,” Ms Duran said. The “Life of Pi” director was another visitor to Belize this year.

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[2 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Belizean ecotourism market is experiencing a rise in its “adventure travel” niche, and surprisingly, the increase is fuelled by a group not usually associated with adventure – families.

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[31 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

This has always been one of my favourite picnics spots in all of Belize. Even on the warmest days Mountain Pine Ridge is always refreshing and is one of those places that may seem like a bit of a drive, but once there you think, “That wasn’t far. Why don’t we come here more often?” About fifteen miles from San Ignacio, it’s on the sort of road you take your time driving on, but the views are so pretty you don’t mind.

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[30 Jul 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

“Honeymoons are such an important life event for couples that they’re willing to go that extra bit more to share something extraordinary, and more and more they’re discovering that Belize offers the same level of quality and service that more established destinations do, but at a lower cost.

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[29 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]

As Eco-Camp 2013 comes to a close, the campers put together newspaper bags in order to carry home all the excellent arts and crafts projects they have done since coming to camp.

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[28 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

But what we do find surprising is that it hasn’t yet taken the world by storm. Sure, anyone serious about world music has some Belizean music in their collection, and it continues to slowly but surely gain more listeners around the planet, but why Belize’s music is not more popular remains one of life’s great mysteries.

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[27 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

After perfecting their songs, campers headed over to the Chaa Creek conference room to listen to a presentation on Responsible Tourism by Mr. Larry Waight, which highlighted several of the ways in which Chaa Creek works to ensure that it remains environmentally responsible.

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[27 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Chaa Creek’s 2013 Thanksgiving all-inclusive Belize Vacation Package is a minimum three day mix of fine food, activities and relaxation that will be available throughout November. With an emphasis on fine dining, the package includes all meals, the eco-resort’s signature rustic-luxe cottage accommodation, guided bird walks, and access to Chaa Creek’s 365 acre private rainforest reserve with miles of secure jungle trails linking 70 Maya archaeological sites, a butterfly farm, the educational Natural History Centre, Rainforest Medicinal Plant Trail and Maya organic farm as well as the Hilltop Spa, restaurant, Jungle Lounge and pool.

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[26 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Today’s theme of Solid Waste Management meant that the day was not as hectic as previous days. Campers had a leisurely breakfast, and a couple games of “Wink Assassin” before diving straight into Arts and Crafts, recycling plastic water bottles to use as stylish bracelets. Some campers decorated their bracelets with the colors of the Belizean flag, while others went with more colorful heart stickers.

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[26 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

It is hard to imagine an environment that is more vividly alive than the jungle–lush, teeming, unfurling, changing, challenging, chaotic, diverse, primal, light, dark, and unpredictable. Embracing life’s unpredictability led Lucy from her New Jersey girlhood to finding her place in the world on the banks of the Macal River.

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[25 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

While preparations for the hike were underway, the campers sat down at the arts and crafts tables to make their very own wallets. Tastes in wallet decoration varied widely, with some campers using stickers, some drawing, some using leaves and sticks, and several using magazine cutouts

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[23 Jul 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

“More and more people are starting to discover that, strange as it sounds, going south for the summer is actually a very cool thing to do,” Mr Waight said. “Belize is unique in that, due to our geographical location and other factors, temperatures vary very little all year round.