Belize has become one of the world's top destinations for eco-tourists & adventurists alike- and for good reason. The topography of Belize is as diverse as its culture: mountain rain forests, pine ridge plains, jungle rivers & swamps, and, of course, the Belizean Barrier Reef. The Great Blue Hole has gotten a lot of attention since Jacques Cousteau named it one of the top 10 dive sites in the world, but that is certainly not the only thing that draws adventurers to Belize.
One of the most impressive Mayan sites in Central America would have to be the ruins at Tikal in Guatemala. Located about an hour across the border, these ruins are definitely worth the detour during your Belizean Adventure. Some may find the prospect of border-crossing in this part of the world to be cause for worry, especially into a developing region that may be less than stable, but there are a few hints that will help you maximize your time and enjoyment and relieve a
With the 19th Annual Placencia Fishing Tournament fast approaching (Sept. 9th & 10th), I can't help but reflect on my experience five years ago in the same event. Though it was a test of endurance (22 hrs on a 25' boat over a span of two days), it was definitely a "bucket list" moment for me. The opportunity to fish a tournament with a few good friends- in the Caribbean, no less- is something I'll never forget. Though I won't be competing in the tournament this year, I wil
Tickets: check. Passport: check. Underwear: check. If you've ever left the house for more than a day then you have a general idea of what you will need on a trip, so after you've double-checked the number of Q-Tips in your toiletry bag make sure you've left some of that coveted 50 lb limit for these items: Sunscreen- yeah, yeah, I know- pretty elementary for a trip to the tropics, but chances are SPF is twice as expensive in Belize as it is in your neck of the woods. Use
If you've spent anytime any Placencia you probably know that the Maya Beach Bistro bake their own bread and cinnamon rolls, and that the fish tacos at Rumfish y Vino are amazing- and if you haven't sampled the always fresh & reasonably priced fare at Barefoot Beach Bar, well, I don't know where you've been. You may have even found that gem tucked behind the pharmacy that is the Secret Garden. It's true- Placencia has some of the best dining experiences in southern Belize.