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The Languages of Belize

Belize has a small population of approximately 360,000 people, but the country is a true melting pot of different cultures, heritages, and languages. Here are the different languages spoken in Belize: English Belize was the only British colony in the region, and today, the official language in the country remains English. All laws, signs, and […]

The Beer of Belize

Belikin beer is the national beer of Belize and the “only beer worth drinking” says the Belize Brewing Company which produces the beer. The company has been brewing Belikin Beer and Belikin Stout since 1971 and its tagline is “the beer of Belize”. The name “Belikin” comes from the Maya language and means “Road to […]

9 Things Belizeans Do on Holy Friday

Good Friday is observed by many Belizeans as a Holy Day and is considered the day that Jesus died. It is one of the most peaceful days in the country as most people stay home with their families. Here are 9 things Belizeans do on Holy Friday: They do not swim in the river or […]

Belize Holidays

Holidays Celebrated in Belize Belizeans take their holidays very seriously and they know how to mark the special occasions with a good celebration. On many important holidays like Christmas and Holy Friday, the whole country practically shuts down with reduced transportation services, closed government offices, banks, grocery stories and schools. The following is a list […]

Garifuna Life in Belize

Every year on November 19th, Belize celebrates Garifuna Settlement Day, the arrival of the first Garinagu to Belize. The celebration includes parades, live music, drumming, dancing, prayers, and Garifuna mass. Important to note: Since 1943 November 19th has been a public holiday in the Stan Creek and Toledo districts called Garifuna Settlement Day. From 1977 […]

The International Costa Maya Festival and Beyond

One of the most exciting public parties in Belize is the famous International Costa Maya Festival. What began as a modest celebration of Maya culture in 1992 has since blossomed to become Belize’s most popular three-day festival featuring a beauty pageant, live music, food, dancing, games and art. Every year the town of San Pedro […]

San Ignacio Market Tour

One of the top attractions in Belize is the lovely open-air market in San Ignacio Town. Situated right on the banks of the Macal River, the market is a place where artisans, farmers, and craftsmen come from all over the country to sell their goods and trade gossip. Saturday is the most popular time to […]

Catch a Pokémon at Cahal Pech!

One of the hottest game sensations to sweep the world in decades, Pokémon Go is now active in Belize. Players who want to catch a Pterodactyl need to make their way to the swimming pool at the Cahal Pech Village Resort in Belize’s western Cayo District. Known as a Pokestop in the game, certain locations […]

November 19th: Garifuna Settlement Day

Happy Garifuna Settlement Day! Belize Garifuna Settlement Day Celebration 2015 Every year on November 19, Belize raises the yellow, white and black flag of the Garifuna population and celebrates this thriving culture, descendants of the numerous Black Caribs that first reached Belize in 1832. After being displaced following defeat by the British on the island […]

La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge

Arguably one of the world’s largest river racing traditions, La Ruta Maya is definitely one of the very toughest. This four-day long race runs dozens of canoe teams Eastward across Belize along the Macal and Belize rivers into the busy port of Belize city. An Open River Racing Challenge This grueling race traces a harrowing […]

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