Tag - southern belize

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Unique food tour to the Spice Farm in Southern Belize
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Copal Tree Lodge in Southern Belize
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All Aboard the Cheddar Train
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Beautiful Blue Creek Cave
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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

Unique food tour to the Spice Farm in Southern Belize

Another food tour post!  Belize is killing it when it comes to agritourism and I must admit, I’m IN to it!  It’s fun, it’s flavorful, it’s educational…what could be better?  In Southern Belize we have a bounty of bananas, a surplus of citrus, a plethora of papaya, a copious amount of cacao, and too many mangoes.  The climate is conducive to year-round growing and the soil is rich; which was the inspiration for the creation of the Belize Spice Farm and Botanical Garden– a beautifully special property you…

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Copal Tree Lodge in Southern Belize

Real Life Recess reviews Copal Tree Lodge in Toledo, Belize. Often referred to as the forgotten district, a stay in Toledo might have the exact recipe for an unforgettable vacation. Exploring Toledo is similar to an Easter Egg Hunt of hidden treasures—from lesser know ruins to exclusive jungle resorts to fantastic fishing spots. Toledo is a cultural potpourri of proud, long-established communities of Maya, Mennonite, and Garifuna among others. We had the pleasure of spending a night at the charming Copal Tree Lodge, an eco-luxury resort near the town of Punta Gorda.

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All Aboard the Cheddar Train

Last week it was chickens, this week it was cheese. I was so pleased to be able to organize a bulk purchase of delicious cheddar from Western Dairies. The premise was simple: buy a pound give a pound free. Instead of buying retail for your family this week you could buy from my makeshift co-op and get twice as much- take your family’s cheese and donate the extra pound to our community food pantries. Win win.

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Beautiful Blue Creek Cave

On our Mothers and Sons winter break adventure down south, Julia and I took the boys to Blue Creek Cave.  Our guide, Marlon, from the Butterfly Eco Park showed us how to find this beautiful wet cave that a proper full tour of would take HOURS. Julia is scared of jungles and probably terrified of caves; Mitch has the stamina of a sloth and I wouldn’t want to carry him through wet caverns and over slippery stones for hours.  So we didn’t tour inside the cave but we…

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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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