Christmas “Krismus” in Belize

Christmas in Belize is an entire new experience. The beauty of living in this country is the blending of many cultures living harmoniously as one. The many ethnic groups present today in Belize include Mayas, Creole, Garifuna, Mestizo, East Indian, Lebanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean and Mennonite, to name a few. It just so happens that Christmas traditions practiced in Belize may depend on the part of Belize you are visiting. However, the truth is that many individuals today practice a combination of Christmas traditions.

As everyone knows celebrations and festivities do not exist without food and drinks. In Belize the most […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Belize: Christmas Fruit Cake

A Belizean tradition and one that you are sure to come in contact with if you visit Belize in December: White and Black Fruit Cake. One of the highlights of visiting any country is the food. Experiencing culture is more than just being it is about feeling and indulging. Belize, a former British colony continues many of the English traditions, with a twist, including the Christmas fruitcakes.

The fruitcakes can be found in every household in Belize and are on the shelves at the supermarket starting in December. The Black fruitcake is one of my favorites. You may be tempted in […]

By |December 18th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Why is Belize The Best Scuba Diving Spot?

 

Belize home of the longest Barrier Reef in the Western Hemisphere not only offers the best scuba diving spot, but also offers a variety of diving sites you can only dream about. Enjoy the clear warm waters as you explore the underwater world viewing a variety of fishes and beautiful living coral species. The Belize Barrier Reef is 185 miles long made up of a sequence of coral reef bordering the coast of Belize.  Some of the best dive spots in Belize occur at the three Caribbean atolls:

Turneffe Atoll

Turneffe atoll is the largest of the three and is situated 20 […]

Happy Garifuna Settlement Day 2015!

The Garinagu, are valiant fighters who today continue to practice their cultural values within the land they occupy. These are people who have triumphed in history and their celebration is grandiose. The Garinagu are the descendants of Carib, Arawak and West African people who lived in the Lesser Antilles, especially St. Vicent.

The Garinagu arrived in Belize in 1802 and settled in Southern Belize. The historic activist, Thomas Vincent Ramos, cannot be overlooked, as he disputed for the rights of African-descent people in Belize. Thomas Ramos along with Pataleon Hernandez and Domingo Ventura spoke freely and successfully petitioned for the government […]

Southwest Flies to Belize

Who wouldn’t want to come to Belize?

Southwest has announced non-stop flight to the jewel, Belize starting October 15, 2015. The opening of this new international flight to Belize is sure to boost the already up and coming visits to Belize. CEO Gary Kelly, announced it will be adding flights to Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Belize from Houston’s largest airport, George Bush Continental. The addition of these flights will surely bring about competition with other airlines, mainly United Airlines.

Brad Hawkins, Senior Advisor for Communication for Southwest visited Belize’s number one tourism destination, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, in February of this month […]

Belize & Splash Dive Center Welcomes Southwest

Southwest Airlines has expanded services to Belize. On October 15. 2015 Southwest first nonstop flight landed at the Phillip S.W. Goldson International Airport from Houston Hobby International Terminal. This was certainly a historic flight as it was Southwest first time landing in Belize. This flight is sure to cause competition with the other major airlines currently flying to Belize. Southwest is known for having the lowest rates compared to its competitors.

Southwest Airlines definitely gives you the most bang for your buck with:

Free checked bags up to 50 lbs.
No Change fees
Friendly flight attendants
Restrictions are limited

The first flight to Belize was certainly a […]

Belize September Celebrations |Belize’s Patriotic Colors: Red, White and Blue showcased

 
Belize September Celebrations |Belize’s Patriotic Colors: Red, White and Blue showcased
The month of September is time for a joyful celebration. On this month patriotism shines bright, as everyone shares in the joy of celebrating their homeland. Events are scheduled throughout the month with the opening of the National Song Competition held in the old capital, Belize. The song competition is held in August and is in preparation for September. Everyone has a chance to submit a unique song based solely on their patriotism to the country. New talents are discovered as everyone participates in making September a joyful and memorable […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Belize, Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Explore Belize’s Wild Side in a Friendly Setting

The Belize Zoo,established in 1983 the Belize and Tropical Educational Center have seen more than1 million visitors, and a large collection of animals. The zoo sits on some 29 acres of tropical savanna and boasts an exhibit of over 150 animals.

The Belize Zoo is ideally located approximately 25 minutes drive from Belize City on the George Price Highway. The history of its existence is unique. The founder, Sharon Matola, a biologist with great passion for the wildlife, was the first to raise awareness of Belize’s wildlife and the need for conservation. Since its existence the focus dwells upon the health […]

COPA’s New Flight to Belize

COPA’S New Flight to Belize
Compañía Panameña de Aviación, S.A., better known as COPA has recently announced flights to Belize from Hub de Las Americas Panama City, Panama. Starting December 8th, 2015 two weekly flights will be offered to Belize from Panama City. On July 29, 2015 a press conference was held at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel where it was announced that Flight CM 281 will leave Belize City Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:17 p.m to arrive at Hub de las Americas at the Tocumen International Airport in Panama City at 5:34 p.m. The return flight, CM 280, […]

Placencia Lobster Festival 2015

Placencia Lobster Festival 2015

Lobster Lobster and then some… beach party and fun-filled beach activities – this is what the Placencia Lobster Festival is all about!

Placencia a tranquil and heartwarming village where the locals are friendly and it is easy to feel right at home. Located in Southern Belize nothing is more blissful than enjoying a beer with friends or family on the beautiful beaches on the Placencia Peninsula.

This year Placencia gears up for its annual Lobster Fest. The party commences June 19 and ends on June 21, three days long […]

By |May 18th, 2015|Belize, Blog|0 Comments