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Not Enough Time to Visit What Belize Has to Offer

Not Enough Time to Visit What Belize Has to Offer

My wife and I just got back from our second cruise to the Western Caribbean. We were able to visit Costa Maya, Cozumel, Nassau, and Belize. We had heard so many wonderful things about Belize, especially the coral reefs the country is famous for. Sadly, Belize was the one stop on the cruise where we had to be tendered in from more than a mile off shore. Whenever you have to be transported by little passenger boats from the cruise ship to land it eats into your time for tours that day. Thus we only got to visit the little [...]

12 Must-See Places for your Belize Vacation

12 Must-See Places for your Belize Vacation

A Belize vacation is one of the most sought-after getaways today. Although the country has only been discovered recently as it opened its doors to ecotourism, Belize has proven to be an amazing Central American hot spot thanks to its picturesque Mayan ruins and unspoilt archeological sites, untouched jungle forests, tropical beaches, marine reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, secluded eco-lodges, Western Hemisphere’s longest barrier reef and a wide range of thought-provoking activities available.
Since a week to explore Belize is not enough to see all the awe-inspiring things around the country, here are 12 must-see places that you should not miss while you’re [...]

Oakridge - the Venice of the Caribbean

Oakridge - the Venice of the Caribbean

Oakridge received its rather unusual nickname of Venice of the Caribbean because of its rather unique houses. The land around the sheltered bay that makes a perfect natural harbor is mountainous and in most places there is little space between the water’s edge and the slopes. The indigenous residents solved this problem by building their houses on stilts over the shallow waters and mangrove swamps. This worked well for them, but it also works well for tourists today. You can continue to see the beauty that they created in one of the most isolated tourist destinations on earth.
While there [...]