09 Mar

Ten Things to Do in Belize

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Belize is a land of adventure where tourists can enjoy their vacation whether they want land, water or air adventure! It’s really an all-in-one destination perfect for families, couples, and friends. The place can be romantic or child-friendly, can simply be a place of fun, whatever you want it to be. Belize actually has it all, whether you want luxury or camping out, if you want a quality day time or if you want the exciting nightlife, if you want adventure where you can learn something. You might think I’m making it sound perfect so you’ll go and visit and yes, the answer is a resounding YES. I want you to experience Belize as what others have, to feel, see and experience nature at its total best—to have the time of your life, a break from the exhausting work, to have that vacation you so greatly deserve. Since there are just so many things to do in Belize, I will try my very best to narrow it down for you, which is quite a difficult task, considering how blessed Belize is with natural and man-made wonders. So here is the list of ten things that you can do in Belize. Try Water Activities Belize is basically an island where beautiful and breath-taking seas can be seen. Naturally, there are a lot of places you can visit if you are a water buddy and a lot of water activities to do. You can start with swimming then go forward to a more exciting activity. ...
24 Mar

Enjoying a Summer Holiday at Banana Beach Resort, Belize

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The location of Bruno Mars’ Billionaire music video is totally inspiring. It features a beautiful beach and was shot on a hot summer day. Aside from the wonderful lyrics of the song, the music video also generated lots of hits because the background is just awe-inspiring. If you wish to feel the same way that Bruno Mars did in the video, you might want to schedule a trip at the Banana Beach Resort in Belize. Belize is located in the Caribbean and is one of the hottest destinations especially during the summer. One of the best destinations in the country is the Banana Beach Resort. In fact, it has already gained worldwide popularity for its finest beaches. It is located in the south of San Pedro town. Despite the number of people going to the beach in recent years, it remains very tranquil. Enjoying a vacation by the beach When touring around the area, you can use a golf cart. The entire area is quite huge and using these carts would be of great help. When going to this resort, you must also try out other exciting outdoor activities such as Scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing. You should also not miss out the second largest barrier reef in the world which is also located in the beach. If you want to enjoy nature more, you can go for cave tubing, bird watching and tours at the rainforest. Luxurious accommodation Before heading to the beach, you need to book your accommodation details in advance. The good ...
22 Mar

Belize: Medical Care

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If we want to go for a vacation, we do not only have to consider the sights or the tourist destinations that we are going to see. It is also equally important to know how safe the country is, its sanitation, the food, how expensive the expenses are, the transportation, the dress code (so as to not to offend the locals and also to not look like a tourist) and of course, the level of medical care the country has to offer. The last one, the medical care is very important especially if we have illnesses that need medical attention now and again. But really, even if we are perfectly healthy, we do not know the things that will happen on the way. Let’s be realistic, even though we don’t really like to think about it, accidents happen. It could be food poisoning, car accidents, shark attacks, snake bites or slipping in the bathroom. I am not trying to be pessimistic or something, in fact I love to travel myself even in places considered dangerous by many. But before I travel, I do my homework first and check the hospitals to wherever my destination is. Belize is one of the countries with numerous natural wonders. I’m sure you’ve read all about this beautiful sights, that’s probably why you are on this page, to know the medical care of the place before booking a ticket and reserving hotels. So let’s get it on. Before anything else, know that medical care in Belize does ...
18 Mar

Family-friendly Destinations in Belize

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It is nice to travel on vacation to a place that is not so populated with other tourists, just like Belize. Belize is a small country located in Central America, and boasts an abundant marine and terrestrial species. The place is not really on the tourist map, which makes it advantageous for people who prefer more personalized and friendlier treatment. It is remarkable for Belize Barrier Reef, the second biggest barrier reef in the world. This also makes Belize an excellent destination for family vacations, and here are some attractions you should consider. Hol Chan Marine Reserve Hol Chan is the very first marine preserve in Belize and also one of the most thrilling diving and snorkeling destinations. It is about four miles away from the south of Ambergris Caye. Hol Chan means little channel in Mayan. It was established in 1987, covers about 7.8 square kilometers of reserve, and divided into three separate zones marked by buoys. It features Shark Ray Alley, a shallow area with sandy bottom where stingrays and sharks  gather. Hol Chan also has mangrove forests that serve as nurseries for fish species. Guided tour of Hol Chan can be booked. Belizian Cove Estates A visit  to Belize is not complete without trying its pristine beaches. In fact, the country offers a range of resorts to suit the needs and budget of visitors. If you want an ultimate beach escapade, you can check out Belizian Cove Estates, a luxury beachfront property located at Ambergris Caye. It offers different villas that ...
18 Mar

A Few Things to Avoid When You’re in Belize

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Belize is a very beautiful country. The number of tourists visiting the country annually increases because of the breathtaking sceneries and the warm treatment of the locals. However, when you are in this country, just like in any other country, there are dos and don’ts. Here are some of the things that you have to avoid when visiting Belize: Avoid taking taxis that do not agree to a particular amount prior to the trip. They might rip you off especially if they don’t use a meter. Negotiate the price with them as early as possible to avoid problems later on. Don’t be easily persuaded by people who claim to bring you to beautiful resorts. This is true especially if you have not arranged your accommodation and itinerary prior to your trip in the country. You might be brought to places that look great in photos, but have nothing to offer you once you get there. Beware when buying alcohol. Buy one only from reliable stores. Some others don’t even sell genuine alcohol. There are those who simply mix water and oil. You will be asked to pay a lot since they are supposed to be genuine products that were manufactured locally. Don’t listen to people who come out of nowhere and then sob in front of you. They will talk about sad stories and then eventually ask for financial assistance. In the end, they will just rob you and even threaten you when you won’t give in to what they want. Belize is the only ...
17 Mar

Belize: Hurricane Season

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Nothing is perfect. We’ve heard that so many times already we can probably say it in our sleep. Well for all its cliché-ness, we also know that it is true. To make it short, Belize, like any other place is not perfect as it seems. Its weather is not at all glorious all year round. In fact, Belize has a hurricane season—from June until November. But wait! Before you cross Belize out because you are afraid of hurricanes (who’s not?) then know that historically speaking (but there’s a first time for everything!) hurricanes usually occur between August and October, with September being the height. Also remember that hurricane take days, even weeks to form so you can actually avoid it entirely by flying back to your country earlier or by postponing your trip for a few more days. Hurricanes can be monitored, its path and its strength so affected areas can still prepare themselves days ahead before the hurricane hits. The government of Belize also promises a thorough emergency plan ready for execution when these things happen. Because of past experiences, locals actually give a huge amount of respect and effort to lessen the impact of hurricanes. However, if for some reason you’re stuck in Belize for the hurricane season, it is better to prepare yourself for the worst, better to be ready, right? It is advisable to know everything you can about Belize and its hurricane season. I will try to give you concise information to equip yourself in case ...
09 Mar

What Not to Expect in Belize

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Belize is a perfect place if you want complete nature-filled adventure. There’s the blue sky and the deep, blue seas teeming with sea animals and coral formations that will surely take your breath away. Then there’s also the lush forest where you’ll eventually find Mayan ruins or caves. It’s perfect if you just want to relax, if you want adventure or if you are one of the people who like archaeology stuff. But if you come from a developed country, you might find Belize very different from your country. Belizeans’ way of living for one is different from those who come from developed countries. Most of the people in Belize live a very simplistic, very rural life. You will find women doing their laundry in rivers. Some children walk around town with no shoes or slippers on. Also, most Belizeans take things in a slow pace and seldom would you find people rushing about. If you’re from a country where it’s common to see people rushing to get from one place to another and seeing well-dressed people, then you’d probably think Belize is a far cry from what you’re used to. Do not expect to find most of the Belizeans owning a car but instead expect to see a horse or two in Belizean streets. But hey, do not think that Belize is very backward that you can’t access the internet. Belize is a developing nation and you can really see it in the lives of the people living in the ...