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Belize is a predominately rural country, and some of the best ways to explore the sights and sounds is by rental car. With more than a third of the country set aside as national parks and protected nature reserves, visitors can rent a car to make the most of their 2017 Belize vacation. Having your own set of wheels gives visitors the opportunity to see Belize at their own pace, exploring side roads and marveling at spectacular panoramas of unspoiled

Diving in Placencia Belize From all around the globe, people flock to the amazing waters of Belize in order to enjoy top-quality scuba diving. A combination of balmy weather, crystal clear waters, and a thriving marine ecosystem make Belize the perfect place for scuba diving.  Just a few miles off the coast of Belize lies the Belize Barrier Reef, the largest barrier reef system in the Northern Hemisphere. And some of the finest dive sites in Belize can be found near Placencia

    Visit the Amazing "A Taste of Belize" Event Many travelers arrive in Belize without any expectation of what the food in Belize is all about. Although the people of Belize enjoy many standard regional dishes like beans and rice, the cuisine of Belize is an eclectic mix that represents the country's many different cultures.  Breakfast in Belize usually features "fry jacks," a fluffy, soft triangle of fried dough that usually accompanies traditional breakfast fare like beans, eggs and meat.  For lunch, rice and

Far from the huge crowds and maddening thongs of popular attractions like Ambergris Caye, southern Belize is an oasis of undeveloped land, pristine nature, and wildlife. Seven large parks and numerous nature reserves protect the lush rainforests, rivers, waterfalls, and wetlands of the south, making the area a great place for visitors to explore the untamed beauty in southern Belize. Here are a few of the best places to explore in southern Belize: Placencia Peninsula Measuring 16 miles from north to south, Placencia

  The town of Punta Gorda is gearing up for the Annual Battle of the Drums and Food and Fete Festival. This three-day, two-night festival is a celebration of Garifuna music and food heritage with dozens of top drumming groups competing for the grand prize while local chefs compete in the Taste of Garifuna cooking competition. The party lasts through the night during the festival, beginning at 8:00 PM on November 16, 2018, at the Toledo Community College (TCC) in Punta Gorda

If the prospect of shivering through another winter is too much for you to bear, consider planning your 2018 vacation to Belize right now! With beautiful blue skies and delicious warmth all year long, Belize is a lush country filled with pristine landscapes and lovely offshore islands. With a long Caribbean coastline, Belize is the perfect place to relax on a beach and work on your tan.  And because Belize is such a small country, there's plenty to see and do as

One of the most exciting events of the year is scheduled to take place this May. The Parrothead Belize club is hosting their first event in Placencia. Parrothead is a commonly used nickname for fans of Jimmy Buffett. They are a social club that prides itself on its motto "Partying With a Purpose." From May 17-20, 2018, the Parrothead Club will hold a "beach bash" featuring lots of delightful drinks and plenty of live music from top musical acts from abroad

Belize is a small country located on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, so it's no surprise that many Europeans are unaware of this great vacation destination. A former British colony, Belize is the only English-speaking country in Central America. And, today, Europeans can easily get to Belize via trans-Atlantic flights that connect via Canada or the United States. Belize is much more than just golden sand beaches and stunningly beautiful offshore islands. Belize is also home to majestic waterfalls,

Belize Chocolate Festival Every year, chocolate lovers from around the world head to Punta Gorda and the Toledo District of southern Belize to enjoy live music, fine wine, and sample some of the world's best chocolate. The southern Toledo District of Belize has been growing chocolate since the days of the ancient Maya civilization, and the region is famous for making some of the finest chocolate available anywhere. The 2018 Chocolate Festival is a three-day event that will be held from May

Hopkins Mango Fest 2018 On June 2-3, 2018, the village of Hopkins will host the sixth annual Mango Fest, a glorious celebration of the succulent mango fruit. The rich soil of the Hopkins area allows local farmers to grow several different varieties of mango, and all will be available for tasting during this lively festival. A tropical fruit that's only recently became popular in the United States, mangos are considered a superfood. A cousin of fruits like cherries and plums, mangos have