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[7 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

To the uninitiated, glamping is short for glam camping, a more luxurious or even glamorous take on the traditional approach to camping, eschewing the often tedious elements such as the setting up and taking down of tents, building fires, cooking outdoors with often questionable results and other attempts to enjoy the great outdoors.

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[5 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

This collection of canvas-roofed tents is located on the grounds of the luxurious Lodge at Chaa Creek, and guests at the camp are welcome to use the lodge facilities, such as the swimming pool. But the tents allow guests to truly feel alone in the jungle. There is no electricity, and after dark, the tents are lit by the glow of flickering gas lamps.

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[20 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]

“The winners were selected by Lucy Fleming (Chaa Creek co-founder) & Eco Kids organizer Roberto Harrison, categorized by districts and organized to meet at central points to be picked up by a Chaa Creek shuttle and transferred to the Macal River Camp,” said Mr. Harrison.

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[20 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

According to Chaa Creek founder and general manager Lucy Fleming, the innovative annual event gives Belizean youth an opportunity to learn about their natural world through a mix of adventure, social interaction, fun and hands-on education aimed at instilling a sense of wonder and responsibility for the environment.

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[20 Jun 2013 | One Comment | ]

While Belize is known as a diver’s paradise (and we’ll get to that later) more and more people are discovering the magic of inland Belize and the lush Cayo District. And why not? Where else can you go, in just a couple hours driving, from seacoast, through broad savannah and rolling green pastures to increasingly deeper bush turning to jungle? Along the way you’ll notice a change from the lilt of coastal Creole to more Spanish speakers. You can even take a hand cranked ferry across the river to Spanish Lookout and hear German spoken in the large Mennonite farming community there.

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[12 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Officially known as the Children’s Summer Camp Scholarship Program, the camp program uses a mix of adventure, social interaction, fun and hands-on education to engage young people with their natural surroundings while teaching the importance of conservation and natural resource stewardship

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[26 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

The eco-campers had a chance to tour the operation and recognize many local plants, trees, herbs, and produce. They were also treated to some live action as we met the sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, heifers, and even the bull. To top off the farm adventure, the kids had a chance to stick their entire arms into the compost piles, as Mr. Mick explained to them how everything in an organic farm is connected, right down to the animals’ feces! No wonder they all washed their hands so well before lunch. An afternoon filled with swimming, canoeing, and lots of fun in the sun has left this blogger’s brain on empty so we will let the pictures tell the rest of the tale.

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[11 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the White-tipped Dove and its scientific name is Leptotila verreauxi.

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[19 Jan 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

Driving deep into the woods on dirt roads with Ben in a jeep, we arrived at The Lodge at Chaa Creek’s Macal River Jungle Camp. These little houses are called casitas.

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[8 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the day is the Ruddy Ground Dove and is scientifically known as Columbina talpacoti. The Ruddy Ground Dove is a resident breeder from Mexico, Central and South America, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, northern Argentina, and Trinidad and Tobago. In Belize, it is a fairly common resident on the Northern Cayes, along the coast and in the Southern, Western and Central Belize.

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[23 Nov 2011 | 9 Comments | ]

Travel has the effect of getting you outside of yourself and there is something especially grand and unexplainable about nature, and how it refreshes your body and soul the closer you get to it. One easy way to get close to nature is through outdoor camping. Fortunately, now even individuals who don’t want to sacrifice certain comforts can do it. The question is, can you be convinced to take on glamping for your next vacation?

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[7 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

The 33 acre Maya Organic Farm is an integral part of the Chaa Creek Reserve. It provides freshly harvested produce for The Lodge at Chaa Creek and the Macal River Camp. The farm integrates traditional Maya farming with more advanced systems of irrigated raised beds of composted soil fed with nutrients derived from natures store house.

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[15 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

While many things are important to consider when going on a camping trip such as apparel, entertainment, and other camping accessories, food should be at the top of every list, especially for those who have integrated a healthier way of eating into their nutritional lifestyle. Combining well-balanced organic meals with an outdoor atmosphere is what amenities vacation resorts like Chaa Creek in Belize offer to people who enjoy spending time in nature.

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[22 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Eco-Kids winners announced

Yes, the competition entry essays have all been submitted and carefully read, and the winners have been selected. And now, 24 very lucky young people aged between eight and 13 years old will be taking part in an incredible opportunity to experience, up-close and personal, Belize’s beautiful natural environment while learning about how to help preserve this stunning national treasure and ensure its survival into the future.

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[21 Jul 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
The Ancient Mayas

Today’s theme for the ECO KIDS Camp was The Ancient Mayas.
After the kids ate their delicious breakfast which consisted of refried beans, scrambled eggs, fresh fruits and fry jacks, they prepared to hike the trail that leads to the archaeological site of Tunchilen which is located within Chaa Creek’s 365 private Nature Reserve.
This Maya site is just a fifteen minute hike from the Macal River Camp but when the kids saw Mick Fleming in his Kawaski ‘Mule’ they begged …

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[10 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Tales of Belize Vacations!

Beautiful Belize Jungle Resort with excellent service and 5 Star accomodations
What a wonderful place to spend a few days. The resort’s grounds are very beautiful and well kept.. The casita’s (cottages) offer the unique experience of sleeping under a tatched roof will all the comforts of home. Every morning you a wake to sounds of the jungle – WOW. The resort’s staff is excellent, they are the definition of customer service. We had a problem with a memory card for …