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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

Belize has been chosen as a top adventure tour destination for 2017 by Stride Travel. Based in San Francisco California, Stride Travel is one of the largest search and reviews site for tours and adventure experiences. According to Stride, Belize offers world class snorkeling and scuba diving and once you visit the country, you can gain access to top snorkeling and diving spots like the Lighthouse Reef atoll, home to the famous Blue Hole. Stride also recommends that travelers to Belize explore and

The fifth annual End of the World Marathon is scheduled to start at 5:30 AM on December 4, 2016 in Placencia Village. Runners will be competing in both a half and full marathon, and all proceeds raised from the event will go towards providing high school scholarships to local children on the Placencia Peninsula. In 2012, when the planet was gripped with Maya mania thanks to a popular interpretation that calendars produced by that culture were predicting the end of the

Is it too early to start planning your dream vacation in Belize? Of course not! Belize is getting more and more popular, so now is the time to start deciding which of the amazing beaches, pristine islands, ancient Maya sites, and spectacular nature reserves you will visit in 2021. To get you excited, here are six outstanding reasons to circle your calendar and make plans to come visit Belize in 2021. Come for the Belize Weather When it's cold and wintry in

Be prepared to "reel" in the fun on September 10, 2016, as the Marelco Yamaha Saltwater Fishing Tournament kicks off in Placencia, Belize. This two-day competition pits the crews of fishing boats against one another to see who can earn the most amount of points in this exciting two-day fishing competition. The competition is open to all boats that complete their registration by the evening of Friday, September 9, 2016 in Placencia. The rules state that no fish may be shared

The Belize Tourism Board has invited world class athlete and gymnast Simone Biles to Belize after the Olympics game. Yesterday, Biles took home gold for the United States in the individual all-around gymnastics final and shortly thereafter, the Belize Tourism Board tweeted, “Congrats @simone_biles! Belize is so proud of you. We’d love to host you and the entire #FinalFive on a vacation once you're ready to relax.” Biles, then tweeted back to the Belize Tourism Board, “My second home, you betta Belize

  Proudly locally-owned and operated, Barefoot Rentals and Services is the name to trust in vehicle rentals in Belize. At Barefoot Rentals, we can deliver or pick up a vehicle anywhere in the country, including at all of the top tourism destinations like Hopkins, Dangriga, Belize City, Placencia and San Ignacio. Barefoot Rentals also delivers at the Philip Goldson International Airport or the Water Taxi Terminal in Belize City, a great choice for visitors coming into Belize who want to explore all

Most international visitors arrive in Belize in the former capital, Belize City, with plans to visit elsewhere in the country. While domestic flights are frequent and connect to most of the major destinations, many first-time visitors want to know more about the option of renting and driving their own personal vehicle during their time in Belize. While driving can be a pleasant adventure, anyone who is concerned about getting lost or taking a wrong turn down a dirt path might find

Lobster aficionados, rejoice! The dates for the 18th annual Placencia Lobsterfest have been set for the weekend of June 24-26 in 2016. The beautiful sun-drenched Placencia Peninsula has been hosting the country's most popular lobster festival for nearly two decades, offering foodies and seafood lovers a stunning array of innovative and tasty dishes made from the world's favorite crustacean. Hundreds of international visitors and Belizeans from all over the country are expected to attend this year's festival. Organized by the Placencia