Archive - January 2020

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Stay and Play in Southern Belize
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Nim Li Punit- Archaeological site in Southern Belize
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Exploring Southern Belize
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Macaw caw!
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Caribbean Christmas

Stay and Play in Southern Belize

In the small village of San Pedro Columbia, deep in the southern district of Belize, there is a uniquely fascinating place. If you are planning to visit the Maya ruin site of Lubaantun, arrange to stop at the Butterfly Eco Park.

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Nim Li Punit- Archaeological site in Southern Belize

Southern Belize is a little-visited, wild, and beautiful district rich in the pristine nature that Belize is known for.  It’s also an area with strong modern and ancient Maya ties.  Toledo is said to have over 30 tiny and isolated, predominately Mayan settlements scattered throughout and several established archaeological sites to visit.  The region is riddled with dense jungle and caves- imagine how many unexcavated sites are still hidden within. While none of the Mayan ruins in Toledo district boast the impressive height or huge stelas that ruins…

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Exploring Southern Belize

Toledo, the southern most district of Belize, is the least developed, least populated, and sadly: the least visited by tourists.  But it’s also one of the most beautiful districts with abundant and unmolested nature and wildlife.  Huge areas of land in this region are pristine nature reserves: national parks, forest or marine reserves, wildlife sanctuaries.  Some of these you aren’t even supposed to access without written permission from the Forestry Department. Like so many people, I had not explored this “Forgotten Land” before and I was so excited…

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Macaw caw!

Okay I have to admit, when my friend suggested taking our preschoolers to Red Bank to see the Macaws, I had VERY little faith that we’d see ANYTHING.  I mean really… who takes two 4-year-olds birdwatching?!?  I was fairly certain that the serious birdwatchers and tourists that had paid big bucks to tour companies for the Macaw experience would wish death upon us and chase us out of the forest.  But I agreed to try.  Thinking, at least it’s a trip off the peninsula and we can have…

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Caribbean Christmas

Have a holly jolly Christmas in Placencia- it’s the best time of the year. Christmas Eve is a celebration of note on the peninsula. A street parade comes down through Siene Bight all the way to Placencia’s municipal pier.

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