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It’s Not Just About the View at Cahal Pech Village Resort

Belize is a relatively flat country…the highest man made structure is the Mayan main temple at the Caracol site. The highest peak in Belize is called Doyle’s Delight and soars to just over 3500 feet. Much of Belize’s population lives at or around sea level – our largest city, Belize City is just a few […]

The Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge Has Started

The Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge kicked off this morning at 7am from Cahal Pech Village Resort. The 3 days grueling race will take participants to the best tourist attractions in the Cayo District and encompasses intensive activities like canoeing from Black Rock Canyon to Branch Mouth, mountain biking from San Ignacio Town to the Mountain […]

25 Things You Probably Didn’t 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 was the center of the Mundo Maya: The Mayan once occupied Belize, as evidenced by the dozen or more protected archeological sites. Practically every buried mound you spot is a piece […]

Belize Photo of the day: Green Iguana

  Today’s photo of the day is of the Iguana. The Iguana is a herbivore lizard that is not only native to Belize but also Mexico, Central America, and several islands in Polynesia such as Fiji, Tonga and the Caribbean. Iguanas are among the largest lizards in the Americas, averaging around 6.5 feet (2 meters) […]

The Big Cats of Belize

Of the five native species of big cats prowling the Belizean jungle, it is the elusive and magnificent jaguar that everyone touring Belize wants to see. It is only a very lucky few who have actually seen any of these beautiful feline predators in the wild. Jaguar – – – Felis onca coati One of […]

3 Adventures Not to Be Missed in Belize

As the plane sets course toward the mainland, I spy the blue Caribbean below. The water is so crystal-clear that I can see the rocks and sand along the seabed. Belize’s little commuter airplanes are the best way to appreciate the diversity of this small Caribbean country. From the air you appreciate the beauty — […]

World’s Quirkiest Place To Retire

By Kathleen Peddicord Quirkiest retirement haven in the world? That’d have to be Belize. Belize City’s roadways are built around a system of roundabouts (thanks to her British colonizers), but shops alongside them sell rice, beans, and tortillas still ground by hand. Everyone you meet speaks English (it’s the country’s official language), but this belies […]

The Beauty of Belize

White sand beaches, untouched coral reefs, ancient Mayan civilizations and impressive marine life – Belize has it all. Divers and snorkelers will find an abundance of marine life at Glover’s Atoll, a protected reef system and the southernmost and smallest of Belize’s 3 atolls. Divers frequently encounter dolphins, turtles, sharks and manta rays there. Catch […]

10 Things to Do in Belize in 2015

Here are ten things to do in Belize in 2015: Dive the Great Blue Hole of Belize The world famous Blue Hole is an incomparable natural wonder in Belize. It is located at the center of Lighthouse Reef and measures 1000 feet across and 412 feet deep. Giant stalactites, dripstone sheets and columns, and fascinating […]

Five Top Places in Belize Where Expats are Moving

There are a lot of reasons you might want to be in Belize right now… For a tiny little country (only about the size of Massachusetts), it has much to offer, especially when it comes to scenery. Turquoise waters and white, silky sand beaches… Fertile farmland… Rolling hillsides dotted with pine forests… Amazing Maya ruins… […]