Photo Essay: Simple Fun In Burrell Boom Village

Locals relaxing by the river bank in Burrel Boom

Locals relaxing by the river bank in Burrell Boom

Good food, drinks and the cool breeze of the river bank – that is all that it takes to have an excellent time in Burrell Boom.

Burrell Boom is small Belizean Kriol community near Belize City. It received its name after a Scottish logwood and mahoganylumberjack who built a massive log boom in the area during the 1700s. This village is brilliant at a couple things; one is making local wines of cashew, sorrel, potato, rice and berry, and two, is hosting fun events by the river during La Ruta Maya Canoe Race.

I’ve prepared this photo essay so that you can witness the simple life in Belize:

Burrell Boom during La Ruta Maya

People wander around eating, drinking and socializing.

Burrell Boom locals play games at events

Local games in Burrell Boom



Burrell Boom people

It gets busy in the afternoon

Local wines in Burrell Boom

Man selling local wines at Burrell Boom

Jenny local food in Burrell Boom

Jenny serves a mean plate of Oxtail with Rice and Beans

Belizean DJs in Burrell Boom

DJs play good music as the crowds dance all afternoon


What do you think of the event?




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9 Responses to Photo Essay: Simple Fun In Burrell Boom Village

  1. Anita Mac March 3, 2013 at 2:07 PM #

    Looks like a great afternoon! Love that you shared a different part of life in Belize.

  2. Hogga March 5, 2013 at 10:17 AM #

    wine? Count me in!

    • Lorenzo Gonzalez March 15, 2013 at 2:58 AM #

      But this isn’t the fancy wine you’re used to… lol

  3. Belize Blog March 5, 2013 at 7:59 PM #

    Just what I needed…I am headed to Boom this weekend for the Ruta Maya…and I had no idea what to expect. I will be saying NO to the local “wine”.

    • Lorenzo Gonzalez March 15, 2013 at 2:57 AM #

      Hehe did you really not drink any of the wine? I love the cashew one… 🙂

    • Lorenzo Gonzalez March 15, 2013 at 3:02 AM #

      Hehe Did you really not try any of the wines? Cashew wine is my fav… 🙂

  4. thetravelchica March 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM #

    Looks like fun!


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