A First-Timer's Guide to Visiting Belize in the Summer

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Birding at Bocawina Rainforest Resort
Most visitors to Belize come in the winter to escape the cold, but there are many reasons why a vacation to Belize during the summer months is a great option as well. You can enjoy many cultural festivals, experience amazing bird viewing and take advantage of great savings and few crowds since this is low season. 

What Will the Weather be Like in Belize During the Summer?

Best Places to Eat in Placencia, Belize

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Tutti Frutti Gelateria, Placencia, Belize
Placencia is well known for its stunning white sand beaches and also for some of the best restaurants in Belize. Placencia has attracted many top chefs to this beautiful seaside village and you will be treated to an amazing and authentic food scene.

Seafood is a big feature of Belizean cuisine and the local Placencia restaurants source it locally, so your catch will always be fresh. In addition to fresh seafood, you will find Placencia has a selection of cozy coffee shops, bakeries and one of the best ice cream parlours in Belize.

Best Flights to Belize: Updated

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Air Canada Direct Flight to Belize from Toronto
Belize saw some exciting new direct flight routes open up in 2016/2017, making getting to and from this beautiful Central American destination easier than ever.  Visitors from North America can now take advantage of more direct flights to Belize from major hubs including Toronto, Fort Lauderdale, Houston and Denver. From Europe, you can now fly from London Heathrow to Belize with just a short connection in Miami, eliminating the need for an overnight layover.

Lobster Robert - A Recipe from Chef Rob's Gourmet Cafe in Hopkins, Belize

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Chef Rob's Gourmet Cafe in Hopkins, Belize
With the opening of the lobster season in Belize on June 15th, we wanted to share a Belizean lobster recipe. The delicious Lobster Robert recipe comes from Chef Rob’s Gourmet Cafe, located at the Parrot Cove Lodge in Hopkins.

Top 5 Butterfly Farms in Belize

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Grey Cracker Butterfly, Belize
Belize is home to an estimated 700 butterfly species and many of these can be viewed in the wild, particularly in the inland rainforests.  Belize is also home to some incredible butterfly farms and this can be a great way to spot a wide range of butterflies, including one of the most famous species of butterfly in Belize - The Blue Morpho.
 
If you are planning a trip to Belize and are looking to learn more about the butterflies of Belize, make sure you visit one of these butterfly farms: 
 
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The 5 Best Viewpoints in Belize

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Antelope Falls Belize
Whether you an avid photographer, hiker or just enjoy sightseeing, these Belize viewpoints should be on your list of places to visit on your vacation. Belize has an incredibly diverse landscape, from the flat northern interior region to the Belize Barrier Reef and the mountains and rainforest in the southern regions of the country. We’ve picked out a selection of the best viewpoints in Belize, with each providing amazing vistas.

1. Antelope Falls in the Mayflower Bocawina National Park

Discovering the Mayan Culture of Belize from Ancient Ruins to the Present Day

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Mayan Village of Santa Teresa
The Mayan culture of Belize is fascinating with a rich history surrounded by mystery. It spans thousands of years from ancient Mayan ruins to present day villages found in the jungle rainforests of the lush interior of the country.  Visiting the ancient Mayan sites is rightly so, on the top of the list for things to do in Belize for many travellers but you will also find that the Maya are a vibrant and thriving culture in Belize today. 

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