Belize has done it again. Despite being a small nation, our jewel has once more enticed the likes of National Geographic and renowned Journalist Ali … Read more
In the heart of Central America lies Belize, a vibrant mosaic of cultures that come together to celebrate life, death, and everything in between. While … Read more
This year Belize celebrates a vibrant 42 years of Independence under the theme, “Hope ignited, hands united, vision renewed: Belize @42!” But before the country … Read more
Romantic Getaways // Romantic Destinations Yes, you are my favourite! Isn’t that something we all want to state at least once? To meet and connect … Read more
Did you know? June 1st, 1973, marked a defining date in Belizean history when the country changed its name from “British Honduras” to “Belize.” The … Read more
Pretty much synonymous with “Spring Break”, Easter in Belize juxtaposes reverence with revelries as it closes an important religious season and opens Belizean summer. In … Read more
La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge is synonymous to the month of March as the Heroes and Benefactors holiday and inevitable Belizean summer. Warm sunny … Read more
Discover corn in Belize through authentic cuisine – taste Tamales, Salbutes, Corn Tortillas, Panades, and Corn Atole. Corn has been a staple of Belize since … Read more
Located in the lush Mountain Tapir Reserve, the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave is a must-do expedition in Western Belize. Enjoy a drive through the twin … Read more
Nestled between the Latin powerhouses of Guatemala and Mexico, Belize is a small, mountainous country that faces east to the Caribbean Sea. But that’s just … Read more
And Chaa Creek makes ancient history come alive A dramatic new discovery in Belize is generating waves of excitement among the world’s top Maya researchers, … Read more
When something thousands of years old makes today’s news we can’t help but pay attention – especially when it’s the Maya of Belize making headlines. … Read more
Belize – The Little Country That Continues To Reveal Big Surprises! What do Christopher Columbus, Jacques Cousteau, Richard Branson and other explorers have in common? … Read more
The US and Belize Governments Join Together to Help Preserve Our Maya Heritage People familiar with Chaa Creek know how much Belize’s Maya heritage means … Read more
“It’s like déjà vu, all over again” -Yogi Berra A few years ago we covered a story about Maya artefacts from Belize going on a … Read more
A National Geographic Explorer Says Maya Discoveries In Belize “Blew Our Minds” and we say, Join the Club We had to chuckle while reading a … Read more
Here Are 9 Awesome Mayan Foods You Should Try! Food is awesome. That is a fact that is not up for debate. Anyone, even the … Read more
Traditional Healing & Natural Remedies Used In Belize Medicine, as we know it today, is a pretty recent feat of modern chemical engineering. There are … Read more
Belize Mayan Chocolate Cool Facts & History! It’s odd to imagine a world without the existence of chocolate. Ponder upon it – if you have … Read more
Barton Creek Cave proves the ancient Maya left us much to explore! Sometimes it is hard to believe that these lands were once inhabited by … Read more
7 Astonishing Belize Caves you should Explore! Caves tell the history of Belize, having been an intricate part of the Maya religion and culture. The … Read more
The Lodge at Chaa Creek is now accepting bookings for a new Belize Summer Solstice Wellness vacation package, which combines health and wellbeing with an exploration of Belize’s rich Maya heritage.
You can’t possibly come to Belize and not try a Tamale! That would be like going to the beach and not getting into the water! A tamale or bollo is a delicious traditional Mesoamerican dish made of corn dough (masa) which is filled with seasoned meat (chicken or pork) then steamed or boiled in plantain or banana leaves.
Reports published in National Geographic News, Archaeology magazine and other sources, describe how teams of researchers have been diving into and working around cenotes, or deep sinkholes that the ancient Maya thought to be gateways to Xabalba, the sacred underworld throughout Belize. While recording and amassing a rich collection of fossils and artefacts at Cara Blanca, a team from the University of Illinois discovered a water temple complex where Maya pilgrims offered sacrifices to Chaak and other deities.
A group of researchers from Rice and Louisiana State Universities working in Great Blue Hole area believe they now have the answer of why the Mayan civilisation suddenly cease to exist. After analysing sediment samples from that beautiful, massive sinkhole popularised by Jacques Cousteau and located along Belize’s Great Barrier Reef, they’ve concluded that a hundred year drought put an end to this flourishing society.
The Chaa Creek Chocolatissimo Package offers sumptuously indulgent treatments including a sensuous Cacao Massage and delicious Chocolate Fondue Wrap. Combining luxurious accommodations with fine dining and healthy outdoor activities that reconnect you with nature, the Chocolatissimo Package takes a deliciously holistic approach towards making you look and feel your best.
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.