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[26 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
The fascinating world of Belize’s seagoing Maya

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.

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[25 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Vacation Sweepstakes- Essay#8

It is very important to me to travel to places that are environmentally friendly. Observing and interacting with the environment, learning about about the culture of the local inhabitants, and their interaction with the land is hugely vital to me. I attended high school at the “School of Environmental Studies”. As part of my senior thesis I worked with a local battered womens’ hostel and helped them go totally green. Like the “Go Green” of …

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[22 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

By Lorenzo Gonzalez
All and every Saturdays, in western Belize, residents of the San Ignacio and Santa Elena Town and villagers from all over the Cayo District come to San Ignacio to sell their local produce.
There you can witness a wide array of different foods, fruits and vegetables and many miscellaneous items. Villagers start setting up their stalls from early morning and at the crack of dawn the market place comes alive with many people buying, trading and conversing amongst …

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[31 May 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
CAYO DISTRICT, BELIZE

CAYO DISTRICT, BELIZE
By Symphony travel
During our October trip to Belize we saw the ancient ruins of Xunantunich, enjoyed the Belize Zoo, went on a River Cave Tubing Expedition, ventured out on a Night Jungle Safari, and even rappelled down a 300ft cave, called The Black Hole Drop. We had an incredible trip but also realize that we barely scratched the surface of the available activities in The Cayo District of Belize.

The Cayo District is the largest district in the country and is located …

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[27 Apr 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
The District of Cayo in Belize, Central America

The largest district in the country and home of the capital city of Belmopan, the Cayo District offers a plethora of ecotourism adventures. With an astonishing 880,000 acres of protected land in the form of nature reserves and national parks, this district is truly a nature-lover’s dream. The lively towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena and the quiet border town of Benque Viejo del Carmen provide a glimpse into the lives of the friendly residents. They also serve as a base from which to explore pristine forests, clean rivers, rocky plateaus, ceremonial caves, towering mountains, cascading waterfalls and ancient Maya temples.

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[8 Apr 2010 | 8 Comments | ]
San Ignacio Town

Originally the town was established as a hub for mahogany cutters in the interior. Now it is the administrative center of the Cayo District. Many of the major Hotels, such as the San Ignacio Hotel, are to be found here.

San Ignacio can’t be mentioned without it’s twin town, Santa Elena. Together they have a population of about 18.000 inhabitants. While Santa Elena is still mostly residential, in downtown San Ignacio you’ll find the “Central Zone”.

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[1 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

My 1993 introduction to Belize was an unceremoneous one. My husband (at the time) and I wanted to go to Costa Rica, but couldn’t afford it. I did some research and discovered a small country in central America that had much of what we were looking to see in CR – rainforest, wildlife, adventure, ocean – but was even closer and affordable to us. COOL! Let’s go!
I will never, ever forget the flight in. Goldson was a lot smaller …

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[12 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
The part of Belize nobody sees: Five reasons not to miss the country’s other side

The Caribbean coast of Belize is known the world over for its spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling. In addition to the 180-mile barrier reef just off the coast and the famous dive spot known as the Blue Hole, the Belizean coast features the backpacker paradise of Caye Caulker, the more upscale San Pedro, and the laid-back one-horse town of Hopkins in the south.

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[11 Nov 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Cayo District, Belize

In addition to outdoor activities (canoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and bird watching), the lodge incorporates green aspects into much of the resort. Crushed aluminum cans are used in the foundations of new buildings, the saltwater pool is chemical free, and the spa features fresh flowers from the resort and eco-friendly products. Produce from the resort’s traditional Mayan farm is used in dishes in the elegant restaurant, which mixes Belizean and international cuisine for dishes like lasagna made with tortillas in lieu of pasta.

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[26 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Ready for a change in scenery!

It was time to leave Chaa Creek.  We had five amazing days there and would return in a heartbeat!  We didn’t have to leave until noon, so we wanted enjoy our remaining time there and not just wait around until our transfer.  We had one last wonderful breakfast and then headed up to the pool.  The pool at Chaa Creek was one of our favorite spots.  So peaceful and a great spot for sharing the days experiences with other guests.  …

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[24 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]

San Ignacio is a popular inland destination in Belize. It’s surrounded by rivers, covered with Mayan ruins and brimming with life (local and jungle). This is a place you come to escape, and that’s why lots of people have stayed.
http://sanignaciotown.com/index.html gives you a look at the entirety of the town. Here you’ll find tourist information as well as local info.

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[2 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay #5

While recently planning my honeymoon my fiancé and I began to think of extraordinary places that we could go that offered a good mix of adventure activities and beaches and that place was Belize. We didn’t know much about Belize before we started planning our honeymoon.
It seems that Belize is often over looked when planning a vacation, but once I started researching I was amazed at how much Belize has to offer. After spending weeks researching everything my fiancé …

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[27 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay #3

Why I Want to Visit Chaa Creek.
We had the privilege of visiting Belize in February this year. We have visited many wild, exotic and wonderful places but the Macal River area of Cayo in Belize stands out as a lifetime memory.
We were inspired by our visit, to create an eco web site to raise awareness of pollution and climate changes that are impacting wildllife in this wonderful area. We plan to donate some of the funds from a social …

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[26 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay

The world is an interconnected organism, alive and giving life. The waters of its oceans, rivers and lakes flow through and around its forests, plains and mountains, which nourish and sustain all, from the tiny hummingbird to the mighty redwoods to the children of every land. Unfortunately though, the same world that enabled ancient cultures to flourish throughout the ages is at risk in our time.
But, from all accounts, it is thriving joyfully at the Lodge at Chaa Creek in …

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[6 Aug 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Cayo District
The Cayo District is the largest district in Belize with a population of approximately 70,000. The district is one of the most important industries in ecotourism and can be reached via two highways: the western highway which runs from Belize City to the Guatemalan border, and the southern highway which starts in Belmopan and ends in the Stan Creek District.
Both English and Spanish are widely spoken in Cayo, which is home to Belize’s largest populations of Lebanese, Chinese, …

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[22 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Author Joan Fry Provides Window to 1960s Maya Village Life in Southern Belize

How to Cook a Tapir, by Joan Fry
I love a good travel memoir, better yet, a full-immersion culinary travel memoir. So it was with great anticipation that I cracked open Joan Fry’s latest book, How to Cook a Tapir: A Memoir of Belize. The book documents the author’s time living among the Maya in a village in southern Belize in 1962. A sophomore in college, Fry fell into her life abroad by marrying a dashing anthropologist and following him into …