One location. Countless quests.
Jungles. Ceremonial Caves. Reefs. Ancient Mayan temples. No matter your desires, you’ll find everything here. Just be sure to remember to take some time off.
At the north of Central America sits Belize, a spectacular country full of cultural and ecological diversity seen nowhere else in the world. Hike the ancient Mayan ruins, lost for centuries to the dense jungles. Swim with the creatures that make up the second largest barrier reef in the world. Explore the beauty of the underground through the caves carved by the country’s rivers.
Visit untouched swathes of jungle, home to the elusive jaguar. Relax along 386 kilometers of coastline staring out over the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean or on one of its over 400 tropical island paradises. Salivate over the locally caught fresh seafood. Dive the world-famous Great Blue Hole and scale Big Rock Falls.
The country’s combination of Garifuna, Mennonite, Chinese, Arab, Creole, Mayan and Mestizo influences has led to a distinct nation full of unique traditions just waiting to welcome you to Belize.
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From Real Life Recess by Megan Rodden – December 9, 2021 – 2 min read Last year around this time I wrote about Christmas being sorrel season in Belize and now this year I was inspired to learn how to make another holiday classic- Rum Popo! Think of Rum Popo as Belize’s version of Eggnog. Loads of local families make rum popo for the holidays and everyone has their own secret family recipe but the general gist of things is: eggs, rum, […]
Sunshine? Yes we have that. Warm weather conditions and traditional holiday festivities, Christmas in Belize is something different. We have comfortable temperature, blue skies and rum po po for a fantastic vacation in Belize. But what is there to do over the Christmas holidays? Parades Is there another more festive or enjoyable time for families? Many big brand companies in the city often host an annual Christmas parade. And yes even Santa shows up with goodies. In coastal locations […]
From Real Life Recess By Megan Rodden – August 31, 2021 – 3 min read Belize is geographically quite a small country but it is BIG on biodiversity, adventure, unique experiences, fresh and flavorful cuisine, and friendly hospitality. I like every district in Belize; I can find something wonderful in each and every little community scattered throughout The Jewel, but I pick Placencia as the top destination for travelers with children for several reasons. Quaint and Quiet Placencia does the […]
From Real Life Recess by Megan Rodden – August 17, 2021 – 2 min read It was barely two months ago that I posted about happenings on the Tipsy Strip but things have changed again! This once humble stretch of sidewalk is really jumping now. For me, this is the village hub: your two best beach bars (Barefoot and Tipsy Tuna), tour operators, great shops, and more. So, what’s new on the Tipsy Strip? Sunova Beach Gift Shop One of my favorite […]
With some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, the Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize is a popular choice for visitors. Measuring 16 miles north to south but just half a mile wide, the easiest way to get around Placencia is by golf cart. At the southern tip of the peninsula lies Placencia Village, a small community of just 1,500 people but where you’ll find cool bars, cozy cafes, charming shops, and colorful murals. The newest addition to this […]