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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

San Ignacio Market Comes Highly Recommended By Afar Magazine

Photo courtesy of Afar Magazine The San Ignacio Market Tour is one of the best things to do in western Belize says Afar Magazine, a travel publication that focuses on experiential travel and based in the United States. Fresh vegetables, juicy fruits and a variety of local products can be found at the market on […]

5 Things to Eat in Belize

A recent article entitled “Caribbean Food: 5 Things to Eat in Belize” published on The Daily Meal website, a site that covers food and drink topics through articles, videos, and special reports highlight the fact that Belizean food is another reason why you should visit Belize. “If you are looking to discover Caribbean food, Belize […]

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