A Punta Gorda Original: Welcome to Gomier’s

Come to Punta Gorda hungry and one place you’ll sure hear recommended is Gomier’s. Located just to right of the “Welcome to PG” sign at the entrance to town, Gomier’s Restaurant is a true PG landmark. No rice and beans here—instead, you’ll have your choice of fresh seafood, fish burgers, veggie burritos, curry shrimp and tofu, […]

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An Afternoon At Xunantunich

Xunantunich is my favourite Mayan ruin and it is not because it is one of the most popular archeological sites in Belize or because it is very near to my hometown of San Ignacio. It is because it brings good memories: memories of lonely hikes on Sundays, memories of me taking friends there, memories of […]

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The Best Thing About Belize Might Not Be What You Expected

It took me a while to figure out what exactly it is that sets Belize apart from many other travel destinations. Some of you may think it’s the beautiful Cayes, where the Caribbean Sea washes ashore to sandy beaches and the cool shade of palm trees. That suggestion sounds likely, after all, Ambergris Caye, Belize’s most […]

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Remembering Peter Tonti

How will you be remembered? Many people live their lives without leaving a mark on society. This isn’t the case for Peter Tonti. Originally from the U.S., after completing a Peace Corps volunteer session in Belize in the 1970s, he decided to permanently live there. He set up shop in the tourism industry and helped […]

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Belizean Food – Typical and Traditional Things To Try

Belizean food is simple, always fresh and amazing. If you’ve traveled in Central America you’ll notice that there are many similarities between Belizean cuisine and traditional food found in places like El Salvador, Costa Rica and even Mexico…but each meal has a slight twist – it might be a few added ingredients or the way […]

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The Best Birdwatching in Southern Belize: Laguna Village and the Agua Caliente Wildlife Sanctuary

For birders, adventurers, naturalist, and travelers who want to share an authentic slice of Toledo life and an unmatched patch of natural beauty, plan a trip to Laguna. Located just thirty minutes up the road from Punta Gorda, the village of Laguna has it all. A quaint and beautiful Mopan Maya community, Laguna is ideal […]

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¿Qué hay para ver y hacer en Belice?

Una vacación en Belice es muy relajante y calmado. También es física y mentalmente estimulante. Muchos visitantes la pasan tan bien que deciden jubilarse aquí. Desde que comencé a bloguear una de las preguntas más frecuentes que eh recibido es: ¿qué hay para ver y hacer en Belice? Ahoy voy a mencionar unas razones porque […]

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The man who brought Scuba Diving to Belize

I don’t usually like to reproduce articles found on the Internet because I often personally fall victim of people rehashing my hard work…but yesterday I found an educational and interesting story that would benefit from the reach that my humble blog holds. The story is about the man who brought scuba diving to Belize. It reminds […]

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Riding the bus in Belize

If you’re interested in catching local transportation in Belize, riding the bus is one of the cheapest ways of getting around. It is also a great way to get a bit more authentic in your travels because it’s how most locals travel. Buses usually only travel on the major highways and pass every ½ hour. […]

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Punta Gorda, Toledo’s Best Food Spots

An earlier post provided a few ideas on what to do in Punta Gorda. However, finding things to do is only half the battle. The other half has to do with the question “where do we eat?” and answering this can be tricky in a small town. However, this list is an open and delicious […]

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