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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Things to Do in San Ignacio + Insider Tips

Top Things to Do in San Ignacio + Insider Tips

Most visitors to Belize head directly to the beaches of Ambergris Caye or Placencia, but San Ignacio is rapidly becoming a favorite destination for travelers with an adventurous spirit. San Ignacio is the top destination to visit in the Cayo District. In recent years, this quiet, town has transformed itself into Belize's eco-tourism capital. Today,…

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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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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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How to Make Belizean Johnny Cakes

Johnny Cakes are not only a delectable morning breakfast but remain one of the top foods to eat in Belize. In this blog post, we share the ingredients and instructions on how to make Johnny Cakes. Recipe for Belizean Johnny Cakes 1 lb flour 1/2 cup shortening or substitute marjarine, or butter 3 heaped teaspoons…

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The Maya Culture and People of Belize

Because the ancient Maya culture collapsed around the year 900 AD, long before the arrival of Spanish conquistadores, many modern visitors mistakenly assume that the Maya people no longer exist. Simply put, this isn't true, as the Maya people form a vibrant part of modern-day Belizean society. Today, there are three distinct communities of Maya…

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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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Garifuna Life in Belize

Every year on November 19th, Belize celebrates Garifuna Settlement Day, the arrival of the first Garinagu to Belize. The celebration includes parades, live music, drumming, dancing, prayers, and Garifuna mass. Important to note: Since 1943 November 19th has been a public holiday in the Stan Creek and Toledo districts called Garifuna Settlement Day. From 1977…

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The Top 10 Things to Do in Belize

Travel in Belize: Top 10 Things to Do The Famous Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave in Belize What are the best things to do in Belize? That depends upon your willingness to take risks! Each of us develops unique tolerances for risk, so trying to craft a one-size-fits-all adventure tour menu isn’t easy. Thankfully, there are…

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How To Do A Belize Adventure Vacation Off The Beaten Path

Vacationing in Belize Off The Beaten Path

As a tropical vacation destination, Belize is well-known for its pristine white-sand beaches, warm Caribbean water, and friendly people. Most visitors to Belize make their way to the more popular locations such as Ambergris Caye, Placencia or Caye Caulker. While these places offer plenty of activities, great food, and a large variety of accommodations, they…

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The Belize Zoo: Best Little Zoo in the World!

Far more than a holding pen for visitors to gawk at strange and exotic animals, the Belize Zoo and Education Center is more than 29 acres of natural setting where all of the residents are considered members of the family by the zookeepers. Designed with a focus for rescuing abandoned, mistreated and orphaned animals, the…

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10 Reasons to Tour Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave in Belize Now

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (ATM Cave)  in Cayo District, Belize Every cave in Belize is unique--even among the variety of Mayan caves in Central America. But, some are more spectacular than others, like the cave located near San Ignacio Town bearing the quirky nickname of ATM. Actun Tunichil Muknal has everything a curious tourist could…

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