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The Garifuna community of Hopkins in southeastern Belize will host the 2017 Mango Festival on June 3-4 at the church grounds of the Holy Family Catholic Church. A small, idyllic fishing and farming village located on the Caribbean coast, Hopkins will celebrate this year's mango harvest with a two-day festival that includes live music, games, culinary delights, and lots of mango-related fun. Organized by the Hopkins Chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association, Mango Fest is a celebration of what many

This Mother's Day, you can reward the most important woman in your life with a fabulous trip to the Placencia Peninsula in Belize. Measuring 16 miles from north to south, the Placencia Peninsula is known for its beautiful beaches and panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea. Placencia is a popular eco-tourism destination where the main form of transportation is by bicycle or golf cart. The village of Placencia at the southern tip of the peninsula has an easy-going, relaxed charm, immediately

Traveller’s in the United States now have even more access to Belize, thanks to Southwest Airlines’ new direct flights from Denver, Colorado to Belize. Southwest is offering the only Colorado-Belize service, which had its inaugural flight on Saturday March 11. A total of 143 passengers travelled to Belize on the inaugural flight. As a memento, all inbound and outbound passengers were given souvenirs in honor of the occasion. The new flight will operate twice a year, making weekly flights on Saturdays, between

Rebecca Rath, the winner of the Miss Belize competition and a recent competitor in the Miss Universe pageant, is back in Belize. Although she failed to win the pageant recently held in the Philippines, Rath was greeted with a hero's welcome by throngs of adoring fans in Belize City. Rath, who has spoken repeatedly to the press about her pride in representing Belize, will soon be visiting the Placencia Peninsula to meet with area youth and speak about her experiences in

Monday, February 27, 2017- Barefoot Rentals and Services in Placencia, Belize has been chosen as the tour operator of the year by Luxury Travel Guide magazine. After carefully sorting through thousands of competitors throughout Central and South America, Luxury Travel Guide magazine awarded Barefoot for reaching the pinnacle of hospitality achievement. Barefoot Rentals and Services has consistently received high marks from clients and is currently rated 4.5 stars out of 5 on TripAdvisor, the world's most popular travel guide site. Luxury

New York Times: Visit Placencia Belize in 2017 The New York Times, perhaps America's most influential and widely read newspaper, has just released their "52 Places to Go in 2017" travel report. The lovely Central American nation of Belize was featured in the article, urging travelers to enjoy the burgeoning eco-tourism industry in places like the Placencia Peninsula in the southeastern part of the country. Far enough off the beaten path to escape the crowds, the Placencia Peninsula and nearby region were

A recent article published by CTV News highlighted Belize as a top "off the beaten path" destination for 2017. The article declared that Latin America is set to be a key travel trend for 2017, noting that Belize has plenty to offer travelers looking for a "walk on the wild side." The CTV News report identified some of Belize's top attractions, including the ancient Maya ruins at Xunantunich in the country's western Cayo District near its border with Guatemala. Noting a

With more and more affordable non-stop flights from the United States and Canada, delightful year-round weather, delicious food, friendly people, and a plethora of adventure opportunities on both land and sea, it's no wonder that more and more people are choosing to vacation in Belize. Below are 5 reasons why you should rent a car on your Belize vacation: 1 - You Move At Your Own Pace You'll set your own schedule when you're driving a rental vehicle in Belize, never having to

For many years, Canadians wanting to escape cold weather and enjoy a lovely getaway vacation in tropical Belize had to endure lengthy flights and multiple layovers. But starting on October 29, 2016, WestJet will be offering non-stop service from Toronto's Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Belize City (BZE). With more than 180 miles of offshore coral reefs and islands, Belize has become a paradise for vacationers who enjoy sailing, fishing, snorkeling and sailing. Coral reefs account for a quarter of all

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is celebrating World Post Day with a special program: Travelers who send a postcard to the BTB will not only receive a letter in return from a Belizean pen pal, but they’ll also be entered to win a trip for two to Belize. “We know travelers are very curious about Belize so we want to connect them directly with warm and friendly Belizeans who know this country best,” said Karen Bevans, Director of Tourism at the