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February 2021

While the presence of the ancient Maya civilization in the area now known as Belize is well-known, anthropologists are continuing to learn more about this enigmatic people. Recently, anthropologists made a fascinating discovery that revealed more information about how the Mayas obtained, stored, and traded salt. Specifically, more than 4,000 wooden posts have been found at a historic site known as Paynes Creek Salt Works in southern Belize. Paynes Creek Salt Works spans across 3 square miles. This area is now

The great thing about the equator is that the North's winter is the South's summer, and there's no better destination than Belize if you're looking to trade in your snowshoes for flip-flops. In terms of weather, this tropical paradise is an appealing choice all year long. Its unique geographical location means that the climate is warm and pleasant all year long, with an annual average temperature of 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Whereas most of the world has to deal with the sometimes

It's easy to see why the Placencia Peninsula is such a popular destination for visitors. Bordered on one side by a lovely, mangrove-lined lagoon and on the other by the shimmering waters of the Caribbean, the Placencia Peninsula is one of the most beautiful locations in the country. And there's no better way to get around Placencia than with a golf cart. Barefoot Services and Rentals has four-seater golf carts for rent on an hourly, daily, weekly, or even monthly basis.

The Garifuna make up just around four percent of Belize's population, but they are one of the most interesting cultural populations in the country. The history of the Garifuna began approximately 400 years ago when a ship carrying enslaved Africans sank in the Caribbean somewhere near the island of St. Vincent. The survivors intermarried with local islanders and became known as Black Caribs or the Garifuna. After the British attempted to enslave them in 1796, the Garifuna fled westward, eventually arriving

If you have a week to spend in Belize, make the most of every day with this ideal itinerary that will show you the best of what this beautiful country has to offer. Here is a sample itinerary with some of the best things to see and do in the country:   Day 1: Belize Zoo and Placencia  Spend the afternoon at the Belize Zoo, a wildlife rescue sanctuary known as the "best little zoo in the world." This unique zoo is the first

One branch of the Maya family tree, the Mopan Maya, sprawled across parts of Central Belize, spilling into Guatemala in the 1600s. Sadly, their way of life was interrupted by conquering Spaniards who brought with them a foreign religion, catastrophic diseases and lifestyles diametrically opposed to their indigenous ways. The British came along in the 18th and 19th centuries creating a Maya diaspora that drove the Mopan people back to Southern Belize in search of safety—-congregating in the village of San

Belize has long been one of the most popular destinations in the world for travelers who are looking to add a little adventure to their getaway. This spectacular Central American nation is simply packed full of exciting tours, excursions, and activities to enjoy. Of course, with so much to see and do in Belize, it often seems like the list of available tours just never stops growing. One of the most recent additions to the menu is the Nohoch Che'en Cave

Tackling the conundrum of whether it makes more sense to rent a car or use a variety of other transport types while vacationing in Belize is a no brainer. The car rental option wins hands down for myriad reasons, not the least of which are convenience and economy. All you need to rent a car in Belize is a valid state or international driver’s license and the keys are yours. Remember a few rules during your stay in Belize: Drive on

Whether you're coming to Belize to relax and unwind on a vacation or are in the country for a business trip, having your own rental vehicle is a great way to get around. Barefoot Rentals and Services is conveniently located in the popular tourist destination of Placencia in southeastern Belize and offers a wide variety of different vehicles available to rent, including sturdy four-wheel drive SUVs, full-size passenger vans, motorbikes, golf carts, and scooters. Barefoot Rentals can deliver or pick up a vehicle an

  How to get to Hopkins Belize All international flights land at the Philip S. W. Goldson airport in Ladyville located approximately nine miles north of Belize City. As the largest municipality in the country, Belize City is the transportation hub of Belize. If you are interesting in traveling to Hopkins from Belize City or the International Airport, there are several options. Get to Hopkins By Taxi Probably the easiest method but also the most expensive. Simply hail a taxi (all licensed taxis have green