Meet Belize: The Caribbean & Central American Nation Packing Adventure

These days, vacations are expected to be at a slower pace. Families are looking for holiday destinations to simply be with their loved ones, especially in the splendors (and adventures) of Mother Nature. For those of you not yet familiar with Belize, allow us to introduce this small Caribbean & Central American Nation packing adventure. And with Belize reopening its international airport for leisurely travel on October 1, you can experience it for yourself.

Here's Central America's Corner of the Commonwealth: Belize

It is often forgotten that Britain also dipped its colonial toes into Central America. Belize, once known as “British Honduras”, is found at the base of the Yucatan Peninsula, hugged between Mexico and Guatemala. Interestingly while Belize is a part of the Caribbean, this is also why Belize is the only English-speaking country in Central America. And as Belize celebrated thirty-nine years of Independence just this week, it still is and remains a less-heralded segment of the region to Europeans and Britons alike. This, though, has also helped to preserve Belize’s beauty. So while direct flights across the pond in…

Barbados to become a Sovereign Republic by November 2021

Announced by Barbados Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, Barbados is to become a republic by November 2021, effectively removing Her Majesty the Queen as Head of State, for its 55th anniversary of independence. Delivering the Throne Speech at today’s state opening of Parliament, Governor General Dame Sandra Mason declared that it was time for Barbados to leave its colonial past behind. For several years, the island’s administration stands under severe pressure to demolish a political system that still allows Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II to be its head of state. …

A  Historic Celebration in Belize: The Battle of St. George’s Caye Day

The Battle of St. George’s Caye is a Belizean holiday celebrated every year on the 10th of September. It celebrates the British settlers, buccaneers, and slaves who defeated the Spaniards from occupying Belize. Today, Belizeans everywhere are very proud of our forefathers defending this small nation. Belize is now the only English-speaking country in Central America — and we honor this historical day.

A Few of Belize's Memorable Annual Celebrations

Belize is a small country with a population that has undergone tremendous upheaval every century since the Spanish arrived, with plenty to celebrate every year. Here, a mixture of Mayan, Catholic, and Caribbean culture makes for a busy calendar of holidays, celebrations, and festivals in Belize. However, this diversity in culture still keeps a few consistent traditions — beauty pageants, soccer games, and folk dances are central to many Belizean celebrations.

Belize Chocolate Festival

Held annually near May’s Sovereign’s Day, the Chocolate Festival revels all things cacao. Three whole days are dedicated to the Maya food of the gods with…

September 21st is Belize’s Independence Day

For Belize, September 21 is this Central American and Caribbean nation’s Independence Day. This year in 2021, Belize celebrates 40 proud years of independence. But to look at where we are today, we also reflect where we came from, starting in ancient times when Belize was the center of the Maya world. The Maya Empire reached its peak between 250 and 900 A.D., after which it began to decline. Nevertheless, the Maya still lived in this area when the Spanish arrived in the 16th century. …

Can I Land at the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize on a No-Movement Day?

Compliant with Belize’s new COVID-19 measures effective Monday, September 20, traveling by any means to and from the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport is considered essential during no movement days within the 2 weeks of the new restrictions. As such, tourism workers can also operate fully during the two scheduled no movement days in the 2 weeks of the restrictions, which include hotels and resorts for the purpose of servicing guests; guests already lodged at the hotel or resort are included within this exemption. …

3 Things To Do This Winter in Caye Caulker, Belize

Looking forward to a tropical Christmas after months indoors, especially as you head into winter? If yes, then Caye Caulker in Belize is the solution that’s worth the wait. The offshore island of Belize — Caye Caulker — is roughly five miles long, enveloped by the beautiful Caribbean Sea and a friendly, easy-going atmosphere. It’s divided by a narrow channel endearingly called The Split, which doubles as a popular swimming area that serves up world-famous Lizard Juice. From the shoreline, the Belize Barrier Reef is just a stone’s throw away.

The Wit: Belize's Newest Wreck Dive Destination & First Artificial Reef

Belize plans to add another marvel to its 185-mile long pride and glory — the Belize Barrier Reef — with The Wit: the country’s largest planned wreck dive and reef enhancement project. Slated to sink in the month of September, the 375-foot Witconcrete Vessel will be located 1 mile east from Blackbird Caye Dive Resort within the Soldier Caye Conservation Zone of the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve.

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