What Not to Miss at San Pedro Lobsterfest

Belize’s three Lobster festivals – held throughout the month of June in San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Placencia – each have their own special events and festivities. And given their growing popularity over the years, it’s never too early to start planning for next year. Here’s what not to miss at San Pedro’s Lobsterfest – the […]

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July 21, 2014 by
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How to Get Around Belize City

Although Belize City is no longer the administrative capital of Belize, it’s still the country’s primary transportation hub and the number one urban center for Belizeans. In a previous post, I mentioned what to explore in the city and why it’s worthwhile, while taking precautions by sticking to the main sights in town. Whether spending […]

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June 15, 2014 by
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Romantic Dining on Ambergris Caye

The star of Belize’s fine dining scene, Ambergris Caye offers numerous options for couples looking for a romantic, quiet meal out under the stars. My best picks include: Casa Picasso Still a relatively well-kept secret, this charming dining establishment “where the fabulous dine artfully” is set inside a villa turned restaurant, in a quiet residential […]

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May 17, 2014 by
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Best Day Trips from San Ignacio

Xunantunich Maya Site Belize

One of the best districts in Belize for outdoor adventure, there’s more than enough to do in and around the area of Cayo and San Ignacio. Here are my four picks for a good dose of adrenaline and rainforest fun. Cave Tubing  Belize’s signature activity, cave tubing is a memorable and fun experience. Hop in […]

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April 15, 2014 by
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Where to Stay in Belize City

Belize City

Flying into Belize often means landing in Belize City. While some travelers head straight to their end destination in Belize, others stay in the city for a night, giving themselves time to rest and visit nearby attractions like the Belize Zoo or the Baboon Sanctuary. Here are my three hotel picks for the city.

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March 31, 2014 by
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Diving at Turneffe Atoll

Wildlife While Diving

Located approximately 30 miles east of Belize City, 30-mile long Turneffe Atoll-one of two coral atolls located off the north coast Belize-is home to some of Belize’s top diving and fishing spots.

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March 3, 2014 by
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How To Spend One Day in Belize City

Most travelers heading to Belize will pass through Belize City, on their way in from Philip Goldson International Airport and into their next stop–whether it’s the cayes via water taxi, the city itself or its surrounding river lodges. While searches will turn up lots of negative comments on the city itself and safety issues, the […]

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February 15, 2014 by
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Day Trips from Ambergris Caye

There is plenty to keep you occupied on Ambergris Caye– from half-day snorkel trips to full day tours off the island and over to mainland Belize, where you can explore wildlife, caves and rainforests.

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December 15, 2013 by
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Visiting Cahal Pech Maya Site

Located in the western Cayo district and right in the town of San Ignacio, Cahal Pech Archeological Site is one of the smallest Maya sites in Belize. But don’t let its size fool you, it’s still a fascinating site to visit, and even makes for a great spot to rest in the shade. Despite its less impressive […]

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November 15, 2013 by
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Visiting Belize’s Xunantunich Maya Site

One of my favorite Maya archeological sites in Belize, Xunantunich (pronounced Shoo-nan-too-nitch) is nothing short of breathtaking. Loosely translated as “maiden of the rock” or “stone woman” in Maya, it’s situated about two hours’ drive from Belize City along the Western Highway and across the Mopan River, in the village of San Jose Succotz. Its […]

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November 11, 2013 by
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