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How will you spend summer's end? How about taking that Belize road trip? By August, travelers who took early summer vacations have already forgotten how it felt to relax. The kids aren’t thrilled about school starting in a matter of weeks. Your family deserves a final summer fling to get fall off to a super start and Belize in August won't empty your bank account if you plan a road trip. Why a Belize road trip? Belize’s landmass is 8,867 miles in

Visit ATM Cave in Belize, trust me! Ancient Maya caves dot Belize, but they’re so different, nobody says, “When you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.” One of the most unique is Actun Tunichil Muknal, the site with such a long name, it was called ATM long before the acronym stood for banking kiosks. How is ATM different from other Maya sites? For one thing, it’s underground. While most ancient Maya ruins are above ground so visitors get easy access to temples,

The Maya Civilization in Belize No one is quite sure when the ancient Maya civilization first appeared, but archeologists believe that the first organized settlements were built in Central America starting around 2600 BC. Originating in what is now the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, the Maya began expanding. At the zenith of their civilization, the Maya controlled a vast network of trade routes and majestic stone cities down through Central America all the way to what is now the nation of

Easter in Belize Easter is a four-day holiday in Belize and the biggest celebration of the year. Beyond religious observances, Easter is a time of exciting sporting events, getting outside to enjoy activities in the fresh air, and spending time with family and friends while enjoying fabulous food. Here are three places to visit during Easter in Belize: Benque Viejo Del Carmen This small town located in far western Belize is a great way to experience traditional culture during Easter. Good Friday is when

When you’re in Dangriga, make a point of stopping into the Pen Cayetano Studio Gallery. Here you’ll find some of the finest handmade artworks, crafts, and textiles in Belize, all for sale and housed in an early colonial home. Owner Pen Cayetano is one of Belize’s preeminent musicians and artists. With his family band The Cayetanos, he created music that blends traditional rhythms with modern instruments. Pen Cayetano also invented the popular musical genre known as Punta Rock. Cayetano is also a talented visual

Cave tubing is an adventure that you can only have in Belize, because only here will you find the blend of ancient wonder and unspoiled beauty that makes it possible. There's a reason that cave tubing is on most people's Belize bucket list. Ride the River After a ride along the scenic Hummingbird Highway, you arrive at the entrance to the Caves Branch River. Here, you'll hop onto a professional-quality inner tube and begin your tour. Experienced local guides lead you down

Located in the heart of Central America, the idyllic nation of Belize offers an abundance of amazing places to visit. On your visit to this peaceful, democratic, scenic, and English-speaking nation, you will discover some of the most remarkable sights, sounds, and experiences anywhere on Earth.    Belize Barrier Reef If you want to get out on the water, there are few places in the world that can match the beauty of the Belize Barrier Reef. This massive stretch of coral is home

Belize's Unique Music has captured the world due to its diversity You do the Tango in Argentina and the Samba in Brazil. Andean music is part of Chile’s national heritage while the Mambo’s home turf is Cuba. Even though Belize is fast becoming the Caribbean’s premier vacation destination, not everyone knows that there’s a rich musical heritage within this small, English-speaking nation. Deep West African roots Inspired by West African settlers who migrated to this area of Central America, Punta music is the

The eco-tourism capital of Belize's western Cayo District, San Ignacio is a bustling market town and the second most populous inhabited area in the country. Here's our suggested itinerary for an amazing weekend in San Ignacio: Day 1 - Saturday  No trip to Belize would be complete without a visit to the open-air market in San Ignacio. Located right on the banks of the Macal River, this colorful market is where traders from all over the region come to swap gossip, hawk local

The British travel magazine Wanderlust recently published an article on some of the greatest wildlife experiences on land and sea in Belize. The article discussed just a tiny selection from the wide range of interesting marine and land animals that are found in Belize, including sharks, toucans, monkeys, and jaguars. Coming in at top spot, to no one's surprise, was the Central American jaguar. The largest big cat species in the Western Hemisphere, the jaguar was worshipped by the ancient Maya.