Lonely Planet, publisher of some of the most popular and well-read travel guides for more than 40 years, has just released their selections for the top 10 countries to visit in 2019. Earning high marks for its pristine nature and stunning vistas, Belize was extolled for being “relatively untouristed, safe, and tantalizingly easy to reach,”
Who wants to spend those first precious hours holed up in a tourist class airline cabin when you could be making sure the hammock on your resort balcony is big enough for two? It only takes a couple of hours to get to Belize from North America; what’s more romantic than being rested and ready for love?
Sometimes known as the "Blue Hole of Belize," the Great Blue Hole of Belize is a natural phenomenon located approximately 60 miles (100 km) offshore of Belize City.
Belize is completely different than all of its neighbors in Central America because English is the official language of Belize. All government communiques, road signs, and official documents in the country are written in English, but in practice, most residents of Belize speak Kriol as their first language. In addition, most Belizeans are fluent in two or more languages.
Thousands of years ago, the Maya empire stretched from Mexico in the north down to El Salvador in the south. They built enormous stone cities in the middle of the jungle, only to abandon them around the year 900 AD for reasons still unknown to modern archeologists.
In a move heartily welcomed by travelers, Keith Gilges, the American chargé d’affaires in Belize, and Manuel Heredia, Junior, the Belizean Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, have signed the first-ever Open Skies Agreement between the two countries during a ceremony attended by a large group of government officials and prominent businesses in the tourism
The national bird of Belize is the keel-billed toucan, one of the world’s most recognizable and iconic avian species. The toucan has a largely black body with brilliant yellow chest feathers, but it is its oversize bill that makes it such a memorable bird. Toucans have large, curved bills in a brilliant spray of neon
Calling all bird lovers! On October 27, 2018, Belize will hold its very first Birding Festival. Birdwatching clubs, birding enthusiasts, nature societies, and others interested in learning more about the incredible diversity and beauty of avian species in Belize are warmly encouraged to attend this year’s Birding Festival in Belmopan. The Birding Festival is jointly organized by the Belize Tourism Industry Association, Belize Audobon Society, Belize Hotel
On October 8, 2018, a paper was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that sheds new light on how the ancient Maya society of Belize fed its estimated one million people. By carefully examining an ancient salt works at the Paynes Creek region of southeastern Belize, researchers discovered that the ancient
With more than 400 offshore Caribbean islands located along the Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there’s no better place to enjoy some sailing than Belize. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or a lifelong landlubber, sailing vacations are rapidly becoming popular with families, adventure travelers, and couples. Here are