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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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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9 Interesting Things about San Ignacio Belize

“Together with neighboring Santa Elena, on the east bank of the river, San Ignacio forms the chief population center of Cayo District. Staying here is generally the more economical option for travel in Cayo; furthermore, there is no shortage of tour operators who are willing to show you the attractions and activities in the surrounding […]

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10 Belizean Foods Every Traveler to Belize Must Taste

What’s Cooking? In Belize, Find Delicious Answers to That Question! Visit France and eat fois gras. While in the U.S., order at least one cheeseburger and find out why pasta is Italy’s number one dish. But Belize is both a figurative and literal melting pot when it comes to cuisine, which is why you can […]

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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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Belize Caves: Mysteries of the Underworld

Photo by Belize Tourism Board Thousands of caves can be found throughout Belize that range from easy walks to challenging hikes. To the Maya, caves were used to perform spiritual rituals like sacrificing to their Gods and bloodletting. The Maya also believed that caves were home of the gods and an entrance to the ever […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about vacations in Belize

Here's a Q&A; with Eric Wechter, the editor of Fodor's Belize, 4th edition, and Lan Sluder, the author. Wechter is also the Belize expert for Fodor's 80 degrees initiative, an interactive planner for finding a warm-weather escape best suited for your personality. Why are airfares to Belize so high, and how can we find cheaper […]

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The Best Family Vacations in Belize

Cave tubing, a favorite family vacation tour in Belize Vacations are Kid’s Play at Belize’s Cahal Pech Village Resort If you’d like your children to have a better world view than their contemporaries, taking them overseas can shape the thinking of even small youngsters once they’re exposed to diverse cultures. It helps if your trip […]

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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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Why You Should Visit Belize in June and July

Why visit Belize in June and July? Because you can! With plenty of sunny weather, gorgeous beaches, and some of the most fabulous food in the world, there's no better time to enjoy a vacation in Belize than June and July. Whether you're looking for exciting activities for the whole family or want to enjoy […]

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What Should You Pack for a Trip to Belize?

Now that you've booked your trip and made your reservations, it's time to think about what to pack for your fabulous vacation in Belize. Before anything else, it's important to remember that you can pick up additional supplies once you're in Belize in case you forgot something. Belize may be a small country with plenty […]

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Escape to Belize with this Belize All Inclusive Vacation

Belize All Inclusive Vacations at Cahal Pech Village Resort Belize is a country in Central America just a few short hours' flying time from the United States. Despite its small size (about the same as the state of Vermont), Belize is blessed with an incredibly diverse landscape with verdant mountains and pristine rainforests in the […]

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Ever Wonder what you’ll Discover Beyond the Beaches of Belize?

  Another Side of Belize—Look Beyond the Beaches to the Cayo District The face that Belize shows the world is most often a tropical beach edging a turquoise sea, which is why the nation has become the western hemisphere’s most prominent go-to destination for those who can’t get enough scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and sailing. […]

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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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