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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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5 Ways Belizeans Celebrate Independence Day

In early Belize history, the country was under Spanish rule, but Spain did not actually control the area due to a belief that it did not have sufficient resources to gain the country's full attention. Spain allowed British settlers into the area, and the British eventually had a large presence in the area. During the…

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Getting to Belize from Cancun

The best way to get to Belize from Cancun

What’s the Best Way to Get to Belize from Cancun? It’s perfectly understandable why you would want to get out of Cancun and head south to Belize. Cancun is kind of touristy and expensive, and while you’ll have to get out your translation guide or app to understand what’s being said, from the moment you…

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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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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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Travel in Belize: The Top 30 Things to See & Do

Top Things to See & Do In Belize Although Belize is a small country, it is packed full of exciting adventure destinations. Visitors can swim across a pool to enter the ATM Cave where ancient Maya priests once performed human sacrifices, explore the ruins of Cahal Pech, once home to an elite royal Maya family…

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The Ultimate Adventure Honeymoon in Belize

Romance and Adventure: The Perfect Belize Honeymoon Combining the lush natural beauty of a pristine tropical nation with a variety of exciting options for adventure, Belize is rapidly becoming one of the most popular destinations for honeymooners. The sparkling clear waters of the Caribbean are an ideal setting for snorkeling, diving or simply relaxing on…

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5 Fun Things to Do in Belize this Summer 2021

Summertime is one of the best times to visit Belize, with beautiful weather, balmy evenings, endless activities and tours to partake in, and fewer crowds to deal with. Below are 5 fun things to do in Belize in the summer: Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave - You won't feel the heat when you explore the watery…

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The Top Best Places to Visit in Belize

Belize has become one of the top travel destinations in the world because of its spectacular and intriguing attractions like the Great Barrier Reef, gigantic blue hole, white sandy beaches, numerous cayes and islands, pristine rainforests and jungles, abundant wildlife, eclectic and colorful cultures, and laid-back atmosphere. From scuba diving its warm and turquoise Caribbean…

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  Is August a good month to visit Belize?  

Stay at Cahal Pech Resort in Cayo and the holidays just keep coming. The month of August is unique in that official holidays are rare in Belize. But, what about "unofficial" holidays? Here’s big news: book lodgings at Cahal Pech Resort in the Cayo District and August can turn into a festival of holidays. These…

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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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Belize Wildlife and Nature Vacations

Belize Wildlife and Nature Vacations

  Belize is a country overloaded with amazing wildlife and tantalizing vistas. Close encounters with jaguars, tapirs (the national animal of Belize), manatees, crocodiles, numerous tropical birds, coral reefs and countless waterfalls is just a brief trip away for tourists and locals. If you were to pare the Belizean identity down to a handful of…

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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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