While proving that success can go hand-in-hand with sustainability Maybe it’s not exactly going from zero to hero, but having watched Belize evolve from barely known British Honduras to one of the world’s more trendy travel destinations has been a somewhat surprising and very satisfying experience. It really wasn’t all that long ago when the … Read more
5 Undeniable Reasons Why You Won’t Ever Want To Leave Belize! Staying and vacationing in Belize is tons of fun. One might even say it’s too much of it, though the validity of that concept could and should be questioned. There’s a lot to do here, even more to see and a multitude of experiences … Read more
Your go-to reference list for Belize Withdrawal For those of you who more than just “miss” it here. If you’ve been to Belize, chances are, you loved it and miss it from time to time, but sometimes it gets more intense, more than just miss. Some people just do the smart thing and come back … Read more
10 Photos and a Video You Won’t Belize! Who knew that 2014 had surprises left…turns out that the highlight of my year was just last week on a last minute trip to Belize. Belize has always been on my list, but it ended up being more than I could have ever hoped for! The people, … Read more
Here are 25 Things To Know About Belize 1. It’s the only English speaking country in Central America: Belize was occupied by the British, making it unique among its neighbors. 2. It is the center of the Mundo Maya: The Maya civilisation has thrived in Belize for hundreds of years, as evidenced by the dozen or more protected archeological sites. Practically every buried mound … Read more
There is no doubt that Belize is a birder’s paradise, according to the owners of The Lodge at Chaa Creek, who have been sponsoring professional, scientific and amateur bird watching for over three decades. And now the latest edition of Audubon Magazine not only confirms this but highlights it to an audience far beyond the Belize eco resort’s usual reach.
Belize is the northeastern-most of all the Central American nations, making it the easiest of all to access from the U.S. You can be there in as little as two hours from Houston, or closer to three from a number of other cities in the eastern United States.Sure, expats move abroad looking for a change from their former lives and culture. But it’s still nice to be able to get back to visit friends and family without too much time or hassle. Not to mention, the shorter, less expensive flights make loved ones more likely to come visit you as well. Besides, despite its proximity, Belize offers plenty in the way of new and different experiences. However, one important factor that isn’t different from North America is the language.
The owner of the Lodge at Chaa Creek said that the eco resort’s inclusion in a recent USA Today travel guide “bucket list” is good news for the nascent Belizean tourism industry, and further proves that environmentally sustainable, Green tourism can provide a high quality travel experience. Lucy Fleming, who with her husband Mick started Chaa Creek by accepting guests at their small family farm in a remote part of Belize in 1981, said that recognition such as USA Today’s provides an important boost to the Belizean tourism industry, which since it’s relatively recent inception has struggled to achieve name recognition in the highly competitive Caribbean travel industry.
With the world’s second largest barrier reef (some say the world’s longest living barrier reef), huge tracts of unspoiled rainforests surrounding ancient Maya cities and temples, pristine rivers, waterfalls, hundreds of lovely little islands and a stunning Caribbean coast, what’s not to be happy about? Oh yes, then there’s the people. Nowhere on the planet will you find a more multicultural mix of happy souls who have long ago worked out how to live in harmony. Just about everyone who comes to Belize remarks on the natural, easy going friendliness and warmth of Belizeans. And it’s infectious – after a few days even the most harried travellers notice a spring in the step and a propensity towards smiling. It just grows on you…