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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 celebrated in Mexico in November, 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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Thanksgiving in Belize isn’t that different…

Since Thanksgiving is an American and Canadian holiday, you may believe that it is not celebrated in Belize. However, yes, Belize does celebrate Thanksgiving, and similar to the US, it is in November. As for why Belize celebrates Thanksgiving, I am not certain if it is due to the influence of American television or religion, […]

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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! #WestJetBelize — WestJet (@WestJet) August 8, […]

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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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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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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 think that […]

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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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