Tag: Belize

Choose Your Adventure in Belize: Islands and Ruins, Caves and Cuisine

By Simon Peter Groebner From Star Tribune On my first full day in Belize, I climbed Mayan pyramids under a blazing sun — and then cooled off by swimming to a mountain cascade. Three days later, I relaxed in a rainbow hammock in an over-the-water shanty on a tiny island along a barrier reef, miles…


4 Places to Discover the Mayan World in Mexico and Central America

By Valentin Fuentes From TravelPulse Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are celebrating three decades of founding the Mayan World Organization (Organización Mundo Maya), which focuses on improving the quality of life of the region’s residents through sustainable tourism policies. The group of countries is seeking to bring back the tourist activity they saw…


Family Fun At The Carnival Magic Ports Of Call

We’re back, as mentioned in my article just last week where I shared our 5 Favourite Things from our First Family Cruise on the Carnival Magic, I’m now sharing more on the Carnival Magic ports of call. This was a 7 day Western Caribbean Cruise aboard the Carnival Magic that we were on for one…


Maya: Lost in the Jungle | Documentary

This film is only available in the US. The Maya were an imposing civilization that originated in Yucatan around 2600 B.C. and reached its full splendor around 250 A.D. Among the pre-Columbian civilizations, the Maya are among the most intricate enigmas of history: a flourishing civilization that disappeared in a very short time and in…


A Taste of Mayan Culture in Belize: Old Ruins and Ancient Cooking

The night was already warm, the heat of a Central American scorcher easing into a rather pleasant evening, gentle breezes sweeping away the humidity. But the fire was already stoked, the flames flicking, the coals ready to cook. Arriving under a little palapa, a thatch-roofed hut purpose-built into the larger bar area of the resort,…


Belize Reaffirms Support for Taiwan as Doubts Grow Over Honduras

A representative from Belize reassured the country’s steady friendship with Taiwan, during a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen on Dec. 1, as fellow Central American nation Honduras could switch its diplomatic ties to Beijing. Belize and Honduras are among the 15 countries maintaining diplomatic relations with Taiwan despite the communist regime in China claiming the…


CDC Advises Against Travel to Afghanistan, Other Countries Over COVID-19

Washington—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday warned against travel to Afghanistan, Albania, Serbia, Belize, Lithuania and four other destinations because of COVID-19 concerns. The CDC raised its travel recommendations to “Level 4: Very High” for nine destinations, telling Americans they should avoid travel to the locations. The destinations also include Grenada,…


Big Pleasures in a Tiny Country: Belize From Rainforest to Coast

While I knew it was safe—or should be, anyway—the whole situation was still a bit intimidating. Moments before, when this stretch of almost-neon aquamarine was quiet, the tropical sun reflected off the surface of the blue Caribbean—those warm waves inviting me in for a swim. But now? It was a feeding frenzy. With guides chumming…