I'm Wild About Belize!

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Beautiful Sunny Belize

No more than two hours from 3 gateways in the United States, and just a short hop from Mexico, getting to Belize is painless. With the right planning and preparation your visits, tours and excursions around the country can be just as simple. Every destination in Belize has its share of archaeological and national parks, marine and nature reserves, wildlife sanctuaries. Each of these protected areas is packed with opportunities for adventure. Maya temples tower above rainforest canopies while an incredibly colorful array of marine wildlife find protection in Belize’s Great Barrier Reef. For the outdoor enthusiast, Belize presents unlimited opportunities. You might say that Belize is the outdoors. You will find diving, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, and exploring nature at its best. Join us and Vacation in Belize!

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July 22, 2009 Posted by | Belize, Blue Hole, Central America, Diving, Tourism, Travel, Vacation | 1 Comment

Come experience the wonders of the last wild place on earth!

Belize has been an independent nation since 1981. Formerly British Honduras, Belize has a rich history starting with the great Maya civilization through pirates, buccaneers and slavery, to modern day Independence and democracy. Our history has awarded us with numerous public and bank holidays: March – 9 Baron Bliss Day, September.-10 St. George’s Caye Day, September.-21 Independence Day, October.-12 Pan American Day, and November.-19 Garifuna Settlement Day.

Belize enjoys a subtropical climate with brisk prevailing winds from the Caribbean Sea. Temperatures average between the 70’s to the 90’s with temperatures dropping into the mid-60’s during the evenings in our winter months (December – March). The green season in Belize runs from July through to November.

While there is no ’’typical Belizean ‘’, about 60% of the population call themselves ‘’Creoles’’, which refers to a degree of African and English ancestry. The Creole language spoken in a singsong dialect. The original Belizeans were the indigenous Maya, who settled here as early as 2000 B.C. Isolation from other groups has kept the Maya bloodline pure in many scattered villages throughout the country. Today, there are three language groups of Maya living in Belize, the Mopan Mayan, the Kekchi Maya, and the Yucateca Maya. Usually speaking both Spanish and English, they provide the Central American feel to inland Belize. The balance now appears to be shifting towards the Hispanic and Mestizos populations. Additionally, the indigenous Maya have a strong presence in most rural areas of the country, with the Garifuna people settled mainly along the southern coastline. Now add to the mix, Indians (from India), Koreans, Chinese, Europeans, Americans and immigrants from the Caribbean and Central America and you have some idea of the human melting pot that is modern Belize. With a population of almost 250,000, there is plenty of room for all to enjoy.cullykayak3

July 22, 2009 Posted by | Belize, Blue Hole, British Honduras, Central America, Diving, Tourism, Travel, Vacation | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment