Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

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…

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7 Interesting Facts That You Need to Know About Belize

Fascinating Facts About Belize There are many interesting facts that have not been revealed about Belize to the world. In this blog post, we will share our top 7 interesting facts about our beautiful country: 1.) The largest city of Belize is located at the mouth of the river Belize River and is known as…

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5 Incredible Images of Xunantunich Maya Ruins in San Ignacio Belize

Xunantunich in Maya means “Stone Woman” or “Maiden of the Rock” and is an impressive and magnificent archaeological site that is located outside San Ignacio in the Cayo District of Belize. About Xunantunich Maya Ruins The ruins of Xunantunich (the “Xu” is pronounced like “shoe”) is one of Belize’s most popular Maya sites. Located about…

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The Ancient Maya Civilization

The Maya Of Belize 15 Amazing Facts about the Mayan Civilization in Belize With fabulous pyramids and amazing stone cities built in the heart of the jungle, the Maya civilization flourished for hundreds of years before European explorers reached the Western Hemisphere. Some of the most amazing Maya ruins and formerly "lost" cities can be…

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belize national bird

Belize’s National Bird – The Keel- Billed Toucan

The Keel-billed Toucan, known as the "bill bird"locally, is the national bird of Belize. The most obvious characteristic of the toucan is the huge yellow, orange, red, green and black bill. The toucan's bill is amazingly dextrous and allows the bird to feed on a variety of tropical forest fruits. The Keel-billed toucans are a…

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10 Incredible Photos of Caracol Maya Ruins in Belize

Caracol is the largest known Maya Ruin in Belize The largest Maya city ever excavated in Belize, Caracol is a huge site that features majestic temples that modern visitors can climb to enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding Chiquibul forest reserve. Still an active archeological site, Caracol has revealed many of its treasures but…

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Belize Shuttles and Transfers

Book your Belize shuttles and transfers with Cahal Pech Village Resort. We offer the most reliable and affordable shuttle and tour service in Belize. Is anything more frustrating than arriving on foreign soil, holding reservations at an accommodation that may be five minutes or five miles away, yet you haven’t a clue which shuttle has…

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Barton Creek Cave

A Visit to Belize’s Barton Creek Cave

Barton Creek Cave is not only the largest river cave in Belize but also a popular tourist destination in the Cayo District of Belize. Join videographer Ben Mathes for a quick look at Barton Creek Cave, a Belizean cave known both as an archaeological site and tourist destination in the Cayo District. The short, but…

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Top 5 Things to See & Do in San Ignacio Cayo

A list of our 5 favorite things to see and do in San Ignacio Belize Ask any traveler who visits western Belize what are the five most popular tours in the area and they will say The ATM Cave, Cahal Pech Maya Ruins, Xunantunich, the Mountain Pine Ridge and Barton Creek Cave. These five tours…

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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…

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El Pilar, a Great Maya Site to Visit in Belize

The ancient Maya ruins of El Pilar are some of the most magnificent in the country. Spread out across 120 acres (48 hectares), El Pilar lies just east of the border with Guatemala, situated some seven miles (12 km) north of San Ignacio. The original name of El Pilar is unknown and the current name…

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