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With some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, the Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize is a popular choice for visitors. Measuring 16 miles north to south but just half a mile wide, the easiest way to get around Placencia is by golf cart. At the southern tip of the peninsula lies Placencia Village, a small community of just 1,500 people but where you'll find cool bars, cozy cafes, charming shops, and colorful murals. The newest addition to this bohemian

Located just 3-5 hours' flying time from major cities across North America, Belize is an excellent destination for family vacations. Belize is the only English-speaking country in the region and has a stable and peaceful democracy. One of the greatest challenges for modern parents is finding the time to gather families together away from the lure of smartphones, computers, and video games. Belize enjoys year-round warm weather and has an incredibly beautiful and lush landscape teeming with wildlife with many exciting

Belize is a small country that's big on beauty, adventure and things to do. If you're planning a trip to this small jewel of Central America, you should plan to stay for several days. There's simply too much to see and do here to fit it all into just a weekend. While you're here, make your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible with a little help from Barefoot Rentals and Services. Barefoot offers a plethora of tours and activities such

  The undiscovered jewel of the Caribbean, Belize is home to unspoiled rainforest, white sand beaches and a blend of eclectic cultures. One of the most popular tours in the country is a visit to the Belize Spice Farm and Botanical Gardens. Located in the largely rural Toledo District in Southern Belize, this is an enclave of over 500 acres where you can explore an amazing array of orchards, spice gardens, and flower gardens. The smell of spices including black pepper, vanilla, cardamom, allspice,

  There's a good reason why the Monkey River has the name that it does, but this pristine watercourse in southeastern Belize is home a wide diversity of plants and animals, including the troops of black howler monkeys that gave the river its name. Here are 5 reasons why you should definitely do a tour of Monkey River: Monkeys They are, after all, the prime attraction for tours of Monkey River. Black howler monkeys, known locally as "baboons", are some of the loudest animals

If you're heading to Belize soon, there are two adrenaline-pumping adventures that you should definitely try: Zip Lining  Zip lining is the sport of sailing through the jungle along a series of steel cables. Although it is perfectly safe, the speed and thrill of seeing nature from a bird's-eye view is guaranteed to get your heart pumping. One of the best places to enjoy zip lining is in the Mayflower Bocawina National Park in southeastern Belize. The zip line runs  along a two-mile (three-kilometer)

  Many visitors arrive in Belize unsure about what to expect when it comes to food and drinks. A true melting pot society, the cuisine in Belize is a harmonious blend of Caribbean, British, African, Maya, American, and Mexican culinary influences. Seafood Fishing is an important part of the Belizean economy, and fisherman bring in hauls of lobster, shrimp, conch, and fish (including snapper, grouper, and dorado/mahimahi) on a daily basis. Fresh Produce Agriculture is also important in Belize and the fertile soils and warm

In 1971, the famous French marine biologist and explorer Jacques Cousteau put Belize in the world's spotlight when he declared that the Belize Blue Hole, a mysterious natural phenomenon located some 40 miles (65 km) off the mainland, was one of the best dive sites in the world. More than 40 years later, his grandson Fabien is set to complete Jacques's work by using a next-generation submarine to map the bottom of the Belize Blue Hole. Fabien Cousteau will be in

While less well-known and flashy as the crowded resort towns of Mexico, the small Central American nation of Belize offers travelers the chance to experience pristine natural beauty, a true melting pot of culture, and some of the most delicious food in the region. Some of the bigger offshore islands in Belize like Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker in the north have drawn in celebrities for decades, but savvy travelers are increasingly discovering the quiet charms of southern Belize. Here are

Belize is home to more than 600 ancient Maya sites, but some of the most impressive of these sites are little known to outsiders. Located in Belize's far southern Toledo District, these amazing ancient cities continue to astonish and mystify archeologists. Nim Li Punit  Its original name is unknown, but it's modern Maya name means "Big Hat" because Nim Lim Punit is home to a large collection of carved stelae, including one of a chieftain in an elaborate headdress or "big hat." Despite the loveliness of the decorations, it