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A simple guide to buying Real Estate in Belize

The Belize real estate market is currently hot and I’m here to answer a few of your concerns. You probably Googled this how-to guide because you either saw a Buy Belize commercial or personally visited Belize, dipped your toes in our turquoise waters, climbed the ancient Mayan ruins and ate rice and beans with our […]

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Miss Mexico wins La Reina de la Costa Maya 2014

The International Costa Maya Festival took place from Thursday, August 7 to Sunday, August 10, 2014. This was 22nd edition of what is considered the biggest festival in San Pedro and as always, it brought people from across Belize and from all over the world. One of the main attractions is La Reina de la […]

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Top 10 Eco Lodges in Belize

After sharing the immensely popular article on the top luxury hotels, 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 (Blue Hole) or snorkeling (Hol Chan) but slowly it is gaining recognition for nature-based travel and jungle lodges are […]

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Photo Essay: The 2014 Placencia Lobsterfest

Every summer the tiny Southern village of Placencia hosts their annual Lobsterfest to commemorate the beginning of the lobster season and this year the festival was bigger than ever, drawing crowds from all across Belize and the world. Highlights included the 2014 Placencia Lobsterfest official raffle, live jam sessions, food competitions, the Panerrifix Steel Drum Band, […]

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The best little Zoo in the World

I have a story to share with you about something incredible that happened in Belize, some might even consider it something straight out of a fairytale book. I’m referring to the Belize Zoo and the tale of its happy ending. Did you know… The latest estimate of species on earth is about 8.7 million species. That’s […]

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The best Mayan Ruins in Belize

The Mayan ruins in Belize are some of the best in all of Mesoamerica. For those of you that don’t know what Mesoamerica is, it is defined as the region and cultural area in the Americas, extending roughly from central Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The ancient Maya civilization flourished in this area […]

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Photo Essay: The 2014 Chocolate Festival of Belize

Annually, during the Commonwealth holiday weekend, the Toledo District hosts the Chocolate Festival of Belize and this year it happened on May 23rd – 25th, 2014.  On Friday there was the Wine and Chocolate celebration, Saturday was the Taste of Toledo street fair on front street in Punta Gorda and on Sunday, the closing ceremonies took place at […]

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Tips for choosing a tour guide in Belize

I am a strong advocate for hiring a local guide whenever travelling. Guides have a wealth of knowledge of the destination and are trained to spot things that you would miss. When it comes to choosing a tour guide in Belize, it’s easy, being certain that you’ve selected the best possible guide is a different […]

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Belize photographers share their best photos of 2013

At the beginning of this year I reached out to a few of the top photographers in Belize and asked them to feature their best photographs of 2013. I soon found out that it’s hard to ask a photographer to quickly narrow down their favourite photos on a random request, especially during Belize’s high tourism […]

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Belize Tourism Statistics 2013

Editor’s note: The Belize tourism statistics for 2013 are in and I must say I am impressed with the numbers. Compared to other countries, 294,000 tourist arrivals (roughly) in a year may sound meagre but for a country with a population of 330,000 it makes a huge impact to the local economy. I believe that […]

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