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[28 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]

Not only stunning but also helpful and trustworthy. The bulb of this flower has medicinal properties and is used against asthma, bronchitis,constipation and respiratory diseases.

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[26 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Native to the tropical regions of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, the Golden Thryallis blooms all year round and is a fast growing plant that grows up to 4-5 feet tall.

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[28 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

In Belize one can often times spot a tropical american beetle with an intricate design resembling a harlequin costume.

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[9 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

One can only truly enjoy the plumeria’s full splendor in person within its native habitat. In Belize one is delightfully surprised by these beautiful flowers as your senses become aware and heightened by the plumeria’s unique aroma lingering through the air within the lush green rainforest.

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[29 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Stemadenia donnel smithi, has a magnetic draw. Not only does the sweet nectar of its large yellow flowers attract butterflies, moths, hummingbirds and bees but its fruits also draw over 22 species of birds (including toucans and woodpeckers) and small mammals such as kinkajous, squirrels, and even monkeys.
Probably the most interesting species to note is the homo sapiens sapiens…

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[26 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

With so many wonderful options it was hard to decide where to call home. On the one hand, you have the gorgeous turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and swaying palm trees of the islands, or cayes as they’re called in Belize.

On the other hand, you have the rainforest, rivers and ruins of the Cayo area in the west. If you like the water but don’t want to live on an island, you’ve got coastal towns like Corozal, Placencia or Hopkins, or you can live in the middle of nowhere in Orange Walk, or off the Hummingbird Highway…

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[30 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
How can children benefit from an ecotourism experience?

A couple years ago my father was diagnosed with Lupus, I saw how he was living by taking so much medication daily and from a strict diet and that has inspired me to someday be a herbalist and our forests are very important for me to achieve this. In order to do this, one must go into the forest and collect samples of different vegetation that are out there and bring them back to the lab for future studies. Someday I plan to play a big part in finding the cure for diseases that are affecting our society like HIV, cancer, lupus and other diseases that don’t yet have a cure.

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[4 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
I can close my eyes and think of a fantastic trip to Belize

At 5 PM on a weary Sunday night, I sit still with my head rested on my hand. I close my eyes and think back 3 years ago. I was camping in the middle of the Grand Canyon. I lay still in my tent staring at the sky. Thousands of stars look down on me, satellites circle my vision. I feel the happiest I have ever felt; full of life and excitement. I can’t wait for the next day. I close …

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[23 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
I am a nature lover

I would like to visit a Belize rain forest for a once -in-a-lifetime opportunity to see nature up close and learn about the lush variety of plants and animals that still live in their natural habitat before they are lost – just the way the diversity of life has been lost where I live. The diversity is greater, the colors are brighter and more exotic in Belize, with rare tropical birds and lush native flowers. The Mayans that lived in Belize long ago have left archaeological treasures that I would love to explore and learn about. A trip to Belize would be an experience I will always remember, especially if I get to see the Great Blue Hole.

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[9 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Chasing the winter blues and rekindling love – our Belizean love affair

The days were heavenly and the nights just magical. By the time we had to say goodbye we were like two teenagers in love again, and arrived back home refreshed and feeling able to cruise through the rest of the winter. Our friends all commented on our tans and how happy we looked (our new expertise at making mango daiquiris no doubt adding to their enthusiasm) and I’ll always be grateful for that night we decided to try Belize. To steal a line from the movie Casa Blanca, this is the start of a beautiful relationship, and a major addition to ours.

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[6 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
I found Paradise in Belize

Between technology and the city lifestyle we feel at times disconnected . We would love to enjoy the peaceful bliss of the spa above the Macal River or relaxing in the comfort of a magnificent Jungle Lodge. Sharing photos with my friends of your beautiful place has indeed made them think that one needs to stop and live vicariously at least once.

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[29 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
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.

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[28 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Vacation Sweepstakes That Gives People a Chance to Earn a Spot at a Wonderful Eco-lodge.

My problem, although not really a problem, would be how to fit in everything I want to see and do in the time that I have. The medicinal trail, creatures of the night, Mountain Pine Ridge, ATM, morning birding, horseback, Tikal overnight, natural history center, butterfly farm, canoe, biking are just a few of the things on my must do list! Uh-oh, I might have to make a 2nd trip, or 3rd .

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[23 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
I’d literally give anything to come back to Belize

Last spring break I went on an alternative spring break trip to San Ignacio, Belize with twelve other members from my school for a writing class. We came and volunteered at ProWorld for two weeks. The experience I had in those two weeks put my college years to shame. It’s different going from hopping from party to party to hopping from waterfall to river to Mayan ruin. I can tell you one thing for sure, sitting on top of Xunantunich was the most I’ve ever felt alive. An emotional void had been filled in me, and I knew that’s where my heart would reside.

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[18 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]
Rainforest & Reef Vacation Sweepstakes Essay#22

After reviewing your website, I cannot say it any better than your list of 10 Reasons Why Families Should Travel To Belize .  I have added my own thoughts so this covers it all!
1. Belize is mind bogglingly beautiful. A nature lover and photographers paradise.  Beautiful scenery, rainforests and beaches.  Amazing native birds and  animals.
2. Belize is affordable. With the current US economy, affordability is a top priority.
3. There is plenty to do for the entire family. A family …

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[7 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize is my favorite place in the whole world!

Belize is my favorite place in the whole world! My love affair with Belize began when my brother-in-law got married and they chose Ambergris Caye as the place they wanted to have their wedding. Needless to say, with the white sand beaches and beautiful deep blue waters, their wedding was picture perfect and provided us with some gorgeous photos and wonderful memories.

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[5 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]
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.

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[13 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
Rainforest & Reef Vacation Sweepstakes #1

Chaa Creek was the very first business that I started following on Facebook when I joined a few years ago, and it is the only business whose posts I read regularly. I’ve never been to Belize, but have been dreaming of it for years … literally years. The pictures I’ve seen of the beaches and the reef in Belize look to me to be the best in the world. And to have that along with those amazing rainforests is almost unimaginable for such a small country. I’m also fascinated by the ancient history and ruins in Belize. I cannot imagine a better place to start my first ever (but hopefully not last) adventure in Belize than the fabulous Chaa Creek.

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[23 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Family Holidays: Eco Summer Holiday Adventure in Belize with Reef and Rainforest Tours

Chaa Creek Summer Camp is aimed at parents with 7-15 year olds and offers an interactive educational experience with a focus on learning about biodiversity and natural resource conservation as well as the history of the ancient Maya and traditional healing. The six night / seven day programme runs from 18 to 24 July at Chaa Creek in Belize, set on a private 365-acre nature reserve along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains.

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[25 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

The cathartic and captivating effect that a stay at Chaa Creek instills on its guests through the concord of nature and man is unparalleled. From the innovative structure of the Tree Top Suites that allows visitors to immerse themselves in the overwhelming scenery of the rainforest, to the magical romance of the Macal Cottages, Chaa Creek leaves an imprint on everyone.
Whether you wish for a relaxing day at the spa surrounded by the therapeutic sounds of the rainforest or …