A Mural Tour in San Ignacio

San Ignacio has always been a hub for tourists interested in exploring Western Belize, however, through the years, the town has gained a new appreciation for street art, which in its own right, should be a good reason to visit. Take, for example, the mural above that welcomes everyone to San Ignacio. This art is […]

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Belize as a whole is not trending

If you look online, there are countless articles that detail how great the travel industry in Belize is doing. And unfortunately, a lot of people believe it. For example, see Travel Pulse’s post: Tourism in Belize is booming and has the numbers to prove it or the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Tourism Arrivals on the Rise in Belize. […]

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Cornerstone Foundation in San Ignacio

Service Vacations and Volunteering in Belize

How do you picture a Belize vacation? Lounging on the beach on Ambergris Caye? Snorkeling off Glover’s Reef? Exploring the Mayan ruins near San Ignacio? How about working with Belizeans to provide care to the needy, medical help for the sick, and protection for fragile ecosystems? If you think that all of these sound good, […]

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Travel trends for 2016

Every year I write about travel trends that I think will impact tourism in Belize. I am fairly satisfied with the predictions I wrote for 2015 and unless I feel it’s necessary, I don’t intend to reiterate the same predictions for 2016. Some of these ideas I come up with by myself – through recent […]

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El Secreto is the newest luxury resort in Northern Ambergris Caye

Top 17 Luxury Hotels in Belize (Recently Updated)

Here I am including a list of what I consider the best luxury hotels and resorts in Belize right now. Each place has something unique to offer, whether they are a hip boutique hotel with all the modern comforts and world class amenities or a rustic Eco haven in the middle of nowhere. If you […]

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Belize in December – What to do?

December is a great time to be in Belize; the weather is great and it’s the start of the high tourism season. Take advantage of the cool breeze, sunshine and clear blue skies. During this month you will find Belizeans in a festive mood as they prepare to celebrate the Christmas holidays. For activities available throughout […]

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Top 10 Eco Lodges in Belize

After sharing the immensely popular article on the top luxury hotels in Belize, I realized that a list of the best Eco Lodges in Belize was past due. Belize is famed as a beach destination for its diving (Great Blue Hole) and snorkeling (Hol Chan), however, slowly it is gaining traction as a nature-based destination […]

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Belize in November – What to do?

November is a great time to visit Belize. The weather is nice (it’s the end of the rainy season) and it’s just pre tourism high season (December to April) so you might still get a few good deals on tours and accommodations. I’ve written before on how to save on a Belize vacation so make […]

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The Day of the Dead

The Day Of The Dead

Although, the Day of the Dead (also known as el Dia de los Muertos and Los Finados) is most prominently recognized and celebrated in Mexico, it is also very popular in many villages and towns in Belize. This is due to the fact that the tradition of celebrating the life and death of lost loved […]

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September Celebrations in Belize

September is a great time to be in Belize. It’s the tourism off-season, which means cheaper prices on accommodations/ tours, and you can also partake in the festive September Celebrations. The most important date is September 21 – Belize’s Independence Day, but there are many festivities throughout the country for almost two weeks leading up […]

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