April 2019 is set to be a big month for the environment as Belize triples the size of protected areas inside its Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, begins banning single use plastic bags, and continues leading the world in sustainable tourism. Sometimes … Read more
If you were fortunate enough to be on Ambergris Caye on December 15, you couldn’t help but notice a large group of Belizeans gathered together and holding hands to form a human sign that read, “BZE SAID NO” What did … Read more
And an invitation for those intrepid aquatic adventurers to come dry off and relax at The Lodge at Chaa Creek Belize’ Great Blue Hole made worldwide news back in the 1971 when Jacques Cousteau anchored his research vessel RV Calypso … Read more
Belizeans prove, once again, that thinking globally and acting locally is more than just a cliché Back in May 2018 we posted an announcement that the Belize Barrier Reef was slated to be taken off UNESCO’s World Heritage “Sites in … Read more
And another victory for Mother Nature and people power… When the first news report arrived in our inbox, we smiled. Then came another, and the smiles got bigger. After the next one, with the good news making the rounds, we … Read more
Or any one of a number of other epic Belizean Experiences They say that doing good is its own reward And sometimes there’s a bonus… If you’re reading this, chances are you have some interest in Belize. And if you’re … Read more
Belize: Hold the Oil – We’ll Have The Reef Instead, Thanks! We all know that oil and water don’t mix, and nowhere does this simple saying sound sweeter than in environmentally friendly Belize, with the little country having just won … Read more
Belize is way less crowded than most vacation hotspots, but still has everything a tourist could want — snorkeling, hiking and incredible ancient ruins to tour. Bonus: It’s also the only Central American nation where English is the official language. If you need more convincing, here are 9 reasons to head to Belize over the rest:
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.
The recent announcement of direct flights from Los Angeles to Belize has been hailed by Belizean resort owners as a boon for the local tourism industry. According to the Lodge at Chaa Creek’s marketing director Larry Waight, the new service, scheduled to begin December 2013, will encourage more west coast travellers to consider the Caribbean as a viable alternative to destinations like Mexico’s Pacific coast and Hawaii. The direct flights will also make it easier for members of Belize’s large diaspora, many of whom reside in California, to visit family and friends and spend holidays in their country of origin, he added. “It very good news for the entire Belize tourism industry, as it makes a Belize vacation more viable to a larger audience.
Organised by Trip Advisor’s Virtual Tourist, the 8th Wonder election is attracting attention the world over with many countries, states, municipalities, towns and organisations rushing to get their local wonders recognised internationally with the big ones.
First of all, I’ve done the math, and I don’t think I’d save any money by holidaying up here. We did it the year before last, and after the gas, admissions to parks and other attractions, eating out and everything else, we spent a lot more than we’d budgeted for.
What do Australia and Belize and have in common? More than you might think, actually, and not the least of which is a pressing need to protect their stunning great barrier reefs; the world’s largest and second largest, respectively.
Ambergris Caye hovers in a vacation sweet spot: just enough amenities to make it exciting, but not so overdeveloped that you’re tripping over flip-flopped tourists. A mangrove swamp is the eye of this white beach island, the largest in Belize, and golf carts are the main form of transportation along the sandy roads.