Must See Mayan Ruins in San Ignacio Belize

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…

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Visiting Tikal from Belize –Things to Know Before You Travel

Getting to Tikal from Belize Tikal is probably the most famous ancient Maya city to explore in the world, now a UNESCO World Heritage Center complete with soaring pyramids, grand plazas, and thousands of elaborately carved monuments, altars, and huge temples. Located in the northeast corner of Guatemala, visitors usually find it more convenient and…

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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 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…

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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 – - – Panthera onca One of the…

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Why Belize Is A Great Place To Retire

By Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher Mayan ruins, spectacular waterfalls, lush rainforests, exotic wildlife, miles of unspoiled coastline, and the Western Hemisphere's longest barrier reef -- a paradise for diving, snorkeling and fishing. Belize is a Caribbean playground that is truly blessed by time, nature and culture. See: Belize Vacation Packages For many people, Belize…

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1000 Foot Falls in the Mountain Pine Ridge of Belize

The highest waterfall in Central America, the Thousand Foot Falls in western Belize sends water plummeting nearly 1,600 feet into a deep gorge below. Thousand Foot Falls is located in Belize's enormous Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, a protected nature area teeming with wildlife and unique avian species that measures more than 430 square kilometers…

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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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The Rainforest of Belize

Nearly half of Belize's mainland is covered by rainforest, a highly dense ecosystem that serves as the "lungs" of the planet. Much of Belize's rainforest is under government protection in the form of a national park, animal sanctuary, or wilderness area. The rainforest is home to an astounding diversity of plants, animals, and birds, allowing…

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Here’s Why You Should Explore Barton Creek Cave in Belize

Barton Creek Cave is a natural cave in Belize Barton Creek Cave is not only the largest river cave in Belize but also a popular tourist destination in the Cayo District. According to recent research, Barton Creek contains a wealth of information in understanding caves in Maya culture. The artifacts that were unearthed for example,…

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Cave Tubing & Zip Lining – Two Popular Belize Adventures

With an impressively wild natural landscape teeming with exotic wildlife and gorgeous flowering plants, Belize is a fantastic place to enjoy outdoor adventures. If you are coming to Belize, here are two activities that you simply can't miss: Cave Tubing Perhaps no activity in Belize is as iconic as cave tubing. Belize is home to…

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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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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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