Belize Celebrates Another Maya Winter Solstice

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Belize celebrates yet another Winter Solstice in the Heartland of the Maya. There will be celebrations and observances at various ancient Maya sites such as Tikal in Guatemala, Chichen Itza in Mexico, and at Caracol and Xunantunich here in Belize. One of the many wonderful things about living in the Mundo Maya, or Maya World as the area encompassing Belize and parts of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras is called, is this feeling of continuity spanning so many thousands of years.

Belize is among the most beautiful places I have ever seen.

I thought about her and I, staying the luxurious eco-tourism resort she had found for us, Chaa Creek, it was called. There, we would live together, eat together, and experience our own tiny adventure together. Nothing had me more excited than the possibility of seeing real honest-to-goodness Maya ruins. When we were kids, my sister and I would play computer games that taught us about the ancient world of the Maya. Since then, their intricate civilization has fascinated me.

With a little research, I discovered the natural paradise that is Belize.

I enjoy having adventures, especially with my fiancé along side me. Belize embodies that sprit from its vast rainforests, to the Mayan Ruins, to world class diving and cave exploring. And coming from upstate New York where 85 degrees is considered a heat wave, I can’t wait to experience is the sunny hot days that Belize has to offer. The Belizean coast is a place I could see spending an entire afternoon, just sitting on the beach with uninterrupted ocean in front of us and a rainforest behind us.

Rainforest & Reef Vacation Sweepstakes #13

A trip to Belize with a stay at the The Lodge at Chaa creek would be a dream vacation for my wife and I. We are seriously involved in bird education and rescue and going to Belize would give us an opportunity to see parrots and other birds in their natural habitat. Staying at one of the most highly regarded and awarded Belizean eco resorts would be a dream come true. We have researched such vacations extensively and so far have been unable to afford one, although we have a plan in place to pay off our debt and take such a vacation in a few years.