Category Archives: Belize

Belize

 

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The only English-speaking country in Central America, Belize is a land of houses on stilts, lush rainforest, a first-rate zoo, and a long coral reef off its eastern shore. The unique mix of people ranges from Maya to Mennonites, descendants of African slaves to recent immigrants from Asia. The roads are slow and scarce, the buses crowded, the islands beautiful, and nature never far away. We spent 10 fascinating, sometimes frustrating, days there in the winter of 2009 during our Central American trip.

 

Belize Basics

Belize Basics

Belize is a small country (180 miles long by 70 miles wide) tucked along the Caribbean coast east of Guatemala and south of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Formerly British Honduras, it became fully independent in 1981. Lately, Belize has grown popular with nature- or adventure-loving North American and European visitors—snorkelers, bird watchers, backpackers, “eco-travelers”—for its abundant… Read More

A Day at the Zoo

A Day at the Zoo

The forests of Belize are full of wildlife, but most of the time you never see it. Animals are skittish, or well camouflaged, or nocturnal. We’ve heard that any time you’re in the jungle, a lot more creatures are watching you than you’re watching. The best place to experience the diversity of Belize’s animal life… Read More

Island Adventures

Island Adventures

At first it seemed like the gods of the sea didn’t want us to visit tiny Tobacco Caye, at the center of Belize’s long barrier reef. When we got to the coastal town of Dangriga, where we hoped to catch a boat to Tobacco Caye the next morning, the wind was howling and the waves… Read More