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  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

  The good news is that renting and driving a rental vehicle in Belize is easy. Anyone with a valid driver's license in their home country can legally operate a car in Belize. The rules of the road in Belize are very similar to those in the United States and Canada. Cars drive on the right-hand side of the road, road signs are in English, distances are demarcated in miles, and gasoline is sold by the gallon (at approximately $5.50/gallon). There are, however,

  It seems like 2018 has just started and yet, we're already here in March. If you've been considering visiting Belize this year, here are some amazing tours that should definitely be on your holiday wishlist: Visit an Ancient Maya City Abandoned more than 1,000 years ago, the mighty cities of the Ancient Maya were lost to the jungle. Today, however, visitors have the chance to visit ancient sites like Xunantunich to marvel at colossal temples, pyramids, palaces, and ball courts. Xunantunich is

  Spring Break in Belize If you're looking for a great place to enjoy your spring break, look no further than Belize. Located just 2-3 hours' flying time from major cities across the US, Belize is a small country in Central America. Because Belize is a former British colony, the national language is English, making it really easy to get around and talk to the friendly locals. Belize's greatest attraction is its untamed and beautiful nature. The mainland is composed of vast jungles,

One of the unique things you can do in Belize is partake in a cultural tour to the Garifuna village of Hopkins on the Caribbean coast. The Garifuna make up just 4% of the country's population, but their unusual history and special contributions to the music, dance, and cuisine of Belize has made them a vital part of the community. The Garifuna culture first developed hundreds of years ago when enslaved Africans working on British plantations in the Caribbean intermarried with