Happy Saint Valentines Day from the land where the “Food of Love” was invented..



The land where the “Food of Love” was invented…


Yes, we’re hopeless romantics here at Chaa Creek, so we want to wish each and every one of our many followers and guests, past, present and future, a lovely St Valentine’s Day.

Maybe it’s because we’re always surrounded by nature’s beauty and a riot of colours from all the tropical flowers around the place, maybe it’s the constant smiles and handholding of guests who suddenly have enough time to realise how much they mean to each other. That always has a way of rubbing off on us…

Then again, it may have something to do with the fact that the ancient Maya cultivated so much cacao right here at Chaa Creek that the land is positively imbued with the flowers, pods and nectar of the “Food of Love” as cacao’s amazing product, chocolate is known.

Belize’s first settlers, the Maya, held cacao in such high regard that it was used for money and was considered to be the essential part of any important ceremony, as well as an invigorating daily beverage. Its association with Ix Chel, the Maya goddess of fertility and love goes back thousands of years before St Valentine penned the first Valentine’s greeting.

And as Chaa Creek was an important agricultural and trading hub between the huge ancient Maya cities of Caracol and Tikal, cacao’s always been an integral part of the landscape, so that may help explain our seemingly natural romantic inclinations.

All month long we celebrate “St Valentines Month” at Chaa Creek, and as you read this there’s every chance that some happy couple is being literally covered in chocolate at our Hilltop Spa with a Chocolatissimo, Chocolate Fondue Wrap or other treatment, absorbing the nectar of love while gazing at the distant Maya Mountains, into each other’s eyes or just into their own hearts.

Aw, even St Valentine himself would be touched…

So wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, we hope you’re taking some time out to spread a bit of joy and love around today.

After all, it does make the world go round…

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