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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 to […]

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As a Gay Tourist, is Belize safe?

An email query that I would get way too often would read something like this: I am thinking about traveling to Belize and was wondering if Belize is gay-friendly? I’ve read that it is illegal to be gay in Belize and was wondering if it was safe for me to vacation there? My response would […]

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Direct flights from Canada to Belize are now a thing

Surprising news is coming from WestJet, one of Canada’s most beloved airlines – as of October 29, 2016, they will be offering direct flights from Toronto to Belize City. Flights are scheduled for only Wednesdays and Saturdays. This winter we’re taking off to a new destination, beautiful Belize! https://t.co/66PpF0BqoO #WestJetBelize pic.twitter.com/VCVpoD0GcJ — WestJet (@WestJet) August 8, […]

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Belize Tourism Statistics and Visitor Market

A couple years ago I wrote an article on who visits Belize the most. Since some time has gone by, I thought it would be great to write an update – the update includes Belize tourism statistics of 2015 and a visitor market share analysis. The analysis may benefit potential visitors and hotels/ tour operators […]

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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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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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Top 5 Hostels in Belize (Recently Updated)

Love it or hate it, backpacking has been a quintessential component of travel since curiosity first lured us out to explore the world. Unfortunately, Belize has been late in the game to cater to backpackers and low-budget travellers; however, in the past few years, many new and impressive hostels and affordable guesthouses have been popping up […]

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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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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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