Belize

Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize, Caves and Superstition

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Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize, Caves and Superstition

My guide, Jose, looked around at me and put his finger to his lips, “Shh, can you feel the spirits?” I held my breath. Human skeletons and cracked pottery lay scattered on the ground. Obsidian blades that were once used to pierce the tongue and genitals sat near a slate altar at the far wall. We were more than a kilometer underground. I was in Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize’s “Cave of the Stone Sepulchre.” The Mayans thought caves to be the entrance to Xibalba, or “place of fright.” In order to ensure...

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Upgrades at Belize’s Gaia Riverlodge

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Upgrades at Belize’s Gaia Riverlodge

Gaia Riverlodge receives quality upgrade, one of top things to do in Belize One of the top things to do in Belize is relax at a tranquil resort. Luckily, a reputable accommodation that has undergone renovations and a name change is welcoming guests to explore its breathtaking property. The Gaia Riverlodge, overlooking the iconic Five Sisters Waterfalls, has always retained its signature outlooks and ideal location in the beautiful Pine Ridge Forest. However, guests can now indulge in luxurious upgrades as well for an even more unforgettable...

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Francis Ford Coppola’s Blancaneaux Lodge

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Francis Ford Coppola’s Blancaneaux Lodge

(NAPA, Calif., February 2012) – Francis Ford Coppola’s famed Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize is commemorating the highly-anticipated final year of the Maya calendar by launching five exciting Cave Explorations within Belize’s Maya Mountain Massif, a collection of twelve protected areas considered to be one of the largest, most biodiverse and pristine wilderness regions remaining in Central America.   Blancaneaux Lodge’s new cave explorations, available throughout 2012 and beyond, are a fascinating and engaging way to celebrate the completion...

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Foodie Travelers Flock to Belize

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Foodie Travelers Flock to Belize

Belize City, Belize, July 21, 2011 — For years, culinary travel has been a growing trend and now, with the launch of Belize’s new culinary campaign, Savor Belize, foodies can not only explore unique cuisine offered throughout this destination, but they can learn what makes the fare so different from other Central American and Caribbean countries. In fact, Belize offers numerous food-focused tours and festivals that offer travelers a peek into the production of the country’s diverse culinary treats. Following are highlights of...

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Conquering Fear at Xunantunich

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Conquering Fear at Xunantunich

The ruins of Xunantunich are some of the best-preserved Mayan ruins in Belize.  Located on a steep ridge off the Western Highway in the Cayo District, the site is composed of six plazas and twenty-six structures dating from 200 to 900 A.D. – a time when other settlements were going into decline.  The most impressive structure is El Castillo, which is the second tallest building in Belize. Xunantunich translates to “Stone Woman,” referring to the fire-eyed ghost woman who enjoys climbing the ruins of El Castillo.  On the day...

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Ka’ana Boutique Resort in Belize Offers a ‘Free’ Night

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Ka’ana Boutique Resort in Belize Offers a ‘Free’ Night

San Ignacio, Belize, June 2011 – This summer, Ka’ana Boutique Resort is putting a unique spin on the book “three nights, get the fourth night free” promotion with an added goodwill component. Guests can book a fourth night at the resort for just $18, which goes towards the Adopt-A-School program, where the $18 pays for an entire year of a child’s school tuition. The Adopt-A-School Summer Package runs now through November 15, 2011 with rates beginning at $786. The four-night stay includes accommodations in the resort’s first class Balam or...

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Belize (video podcast)

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I met with Shikira Oxley of Belize Tourism at the Los Angeles Times Adventure and Travel show at the Los Angeles Convention Center to learn more about Belize. Check it out. As with all of our videos Quicktime 7.0 or better is required to see our great videos in all of their luster and highest quality. However, we have now added a new feature so YouTube users can see this video here as well. We are also on iTunes, Youtube, Current TV, and Google video. And be sure to scroll all the way down to see the...

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Family Adventure in Belize

Posted by on 9:41 am in Announcements, Belize News, Ecotourism | 0 comments

Combine a Belize Vacation with an Expedition of Discovery New Children’s Program to Teach Rainforest Ecology and Culture The Lodge at Chaa Creek, an award-winning luxury resort in the Belizean rainforest, has been family friendly since its inception in 1981. This summer, family adventure will now take an unprecedented new dimension with the introduction of the Mac Morpho Kids Rainforest Adventure — a new fun-packed educational program for school children and their families. The Mac Morpho Kids program is a learning course steeped in...

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Rainforest Retreat in Belize

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Maya Rainforest Wellness Retreat Package Launched at the Lodge at Chaa Creek, Belize The Lodge at Chaa Creek, an international award-winning eco-resort in the western highlands of Belize, presents a new Rainforest Wellness Retreat package to ensure that the healing and healthy aspects of this pristine eco-system are integrated at a deep, personal level. The multi-day package incorporates eco-adventure, jungle spa treatments, guided-naturalist experiences, Maya rituals, organic food, and luxurious accommodations in a tranquil, rainforest...

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The Birds in Belize

Posted by on 12:55 pm in Announcements, Belize News, World | 0 comments

Donated Bird Rescue Vehicle Enroute to Belize: Follow Journey from California to Casa Avian Support Alliance, LLC, NGO A newly donated rescue vehicle marked with a red cross is plying the miles from California to Belize to its new home, the Casa Avian Support Alliance, NGO located on the grounds of Casa del Caballo Blanco. Once there, it will assist in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured and illegally captured birds in Belize. The public is invited to follow the progress of the Isuzu Trooper and its volunteer drivers online....

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Private Island for Christmas

Posted by on 1:43 pm in Announcements, Belize News | 0 comments

Cayo Espanto, a secluded private island off the coast of Belize, still has holiday availability and is offering a Christmas present of 30% off regular rates! There is still some availability in two of the villas on this luxurious, private island between December 18 – 26, 2007. The regular holiday rate in Casa Estrella, a two-bedroom villa, is $3,195 per night, but with this Christmas special, the rate is $2,236.50 per night, plus a 24% tax/resort fee. The regular holiday rate in Casa Olita, a secluded one-bedroom villa, is $2,595 per...

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Belize Joins World Heritage Alliance

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Newest Partnership Strengthens Belize’s Commitment to Eco-Tourism In an effort to promote responsible tourism and protect its precious natural resources, the Belize Tourism Board has joined the World Heritage Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (WHA) as one of the organization’s newest associate partners. The WHA is an industry-leading initiative founded by Expedia, Inc. and the United Nations Foundation, to support UNESCO’s goal of promoting and protecting the 851 World Heritage sites around the world. “We are excited about the future prospects...

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An Un-Belizeable Offer

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TOLEDO, Belize – July 24, 2007 – The eco-chic Machaca Hill Lodge, nestled in the beautiful, lush landscape of the Toledo District in southern Belize, opened its doors on April 14, 2007 and is celebrating its long awaited debut by offering an opening special of 25% off normal rates for rooms, meals and tours. Terraced along the hillside surrounding the lodge are 12 spacious cabanas, including two well-appointed luxurious suites. Each room is complete with two queen-size beds (with the exception of the honeymoon suite, which has one king-size...

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New Voluntourism Program in Belize

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Petaluma, CA, June 2007 – Do concerns about our globe have your conscience working over time? Check this out. A 4-night / 5-day vacation program from the recently opened Casa del Caballo Blanco Eco-Lodge in Belize allows you to take your conscience on vacation – and have fun too. “Toucan Eco-Tour” available through Nov. 30, 2007 is $815 per person. Included are a supervised participatory avian / biodiversity learning experience, breakfasts, dinners and some lunches, accommodations, off-site archeological tours and airport transfers. Local...

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Family Vacations in Belize

Posted by on 11:25 am in Announcements, Belize News | 0 comments

BRING THE KIDS ALONG TO BELIZE FOR A VACATION BELIZE CITY, Belize, May 17, 2007 – Family vacations need not be typical and mundane. In fact, there is no better way to bond as a family unit than by sharing unique experiences in an extraordinary place. That is just what happens on a vacation to Belize — where fun, exhilarating and unforgettable family-friendly activities abound. Only a 2 hour flight from the continental US, Belize is chock full of kid-approved activities such as snorkeling, hiking, caving, horseback riding, zip lining and...

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