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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

Famous for being the first jaguar preserve in the world, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is an enormous trackless wilderness located in southeastern Belize. Measuring more than 150 square miles (400 square km) in size, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary begins on the eastern slopes of the Maya Mountain and descends all the way to […]

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About the Blue Hole of Belize

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About the Blue Hole of Belize The great blue hole remains one of the top attractions in Belize. It is not only a world class destination for diving but also a rich habitat for a variety of marine life like nurse sharks, reef sharks, black tip sharks and even giant […]

10 Amazing Day Trips to Take in San Ignacio Town

Known as the eco-tourism capital of Belize, San Ignacio is one of the top destinations to visit in Belize. Close to all of the major attractions in the country, visitors can choose between a variety of natural and ancient wonders to admire. If you are visiting San Ignacio soon, here are 10 amazing day trips […]

Rio Frio Cave in the Mountain Pine Ridge

One of the most popular natural attractions in Belize is the Rio Frio Caves area. Offering a welcome respite on hot days, the Rio Frio Cave is found inside the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, a park located in Belize’s western Cayo District. The most common way to get to the Rio Frio Cave is […]

Largest Maya Tomb Ever Found in Belize Discovered at Xunantunich

This week, archeologists working at the Maya ruin site of Xunantunich announced the discovery of a tomb, presumably that of a Maya ruler. Work is still ongoing at the site but archeologists have already determined that the tomb, located underneath one of the central buildings, is one of the biggest ever to be found in […]

12 Surprising Things You Might Not Know About Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

Located on the banks of the Mopan River approximately 80 miles west of Belize City, Xunantunich is one of the most interesting Mayan sites in Belize. Abandoned by its original inhabitants approximately a thousand years ago, the city was reclaimed by the jungle until the archeologist Thomas Gann began excavations in 1892. Recent high-tech scans […]

Caracol Mayan Ruins – A Unique Mayan City to Visit in Belize

The Amazing Ruins of Caracol in Belize Known by the Maya as Uxwitza, a term meaning “Three Water Hill,” the city fell into ruins many centuries ago but was discovered by a Belizean logger in 1937. Renamed by the British to Caracol, the Spanish word for “snail” due to the spiraling ascent to the site, […]

The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve Is Belize’s Oldest Natural Park

Discover The Amazing Sights and Sounds of The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve on your Belize Vacation Located deep within the western Cayo District of Belize is the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. First established in 1944 as Belize’s first national park, today the reserve measures more than 300 square miles and is home to […]

5 Must-See Mayan Ruins In San Ignacio Belize

Situated in western Belize, San Ignacio is a popular vacation destination that offers visitors much to explore and enjoy. From its pristine rivers, cascading waterfalls and incredible exotic wildlife to its ancient Mayan ruins and ceremonial caves, you will find that there is something for everyone to enjoy in this area. One of the most […]

Explore Belize’s Mayan Ruins, Pyramids & Palaces

  Belize, located between the Central American nations of Guatemala and Mexico, has a long coastline fronting the Caribbean Sea. More than half of Belize is composed of natural parks and nature preserves. Inside these beautifully pristine areas lie the ancient ruins of the once-mighty Mayan Empire, with cities, temples, and plazas dating back thousands […]