Belize has a population of approx 380,000 and a dynamic culture. Most Belizeans are of mixed descent with people from Kriol, Maya, Garifuna, Mestizo, Mennonites and a blend of many other cultures from Chinese to East Indian.
Here we look at the culture of the Mestizo people in Belize:
The 6th Annual Belize Bird-a-Thon is now well underway. This annual fundraising event for the Belize Bird Conservancy takes place each year during the month of April.
Lodges throughout Belize participate in this fun event, which sees teams competing to see the most bird species in a single day.
This year, there are approximately 20 lodges throughout Belize participating in the event which help raise funds for research and conservation projects for the Belize Bird Conservancy.
Belize is home to some of Central America’s most spectacular bird species, as well as the largest tracts of protected rainforest. With over 600 documented species, Belize is the ideal place to cross off species on your lists, or simply enjoy spending time in nature. Even if you’re just beginning your journey into birding, Belize is a great place to start.
Visiting the inland rainforests and mountains of Belize is a wonderful way to discover another side of this diverse and beautiful Central American country. The rainforests of Belize are home to numerous exotic birds, incredible wildlife and ample opportunities for adventure from hiking to ziplining.
To help get you inspired, we thought we would share some ideas for things to see and do in the tropical rainforests of Belize:
Few islands in Belize offer walk-in snorkeling from the beach, but Half Moon Caye is one unique location that does. This crescent-shaped caye is located on the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, a protected marine reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site . This remote and pristine caye has world class walk-in snorkeling sites right from its beaches.
April is a great time to visit Belize with ideal weather conditions, local events to experience over Easter and a prime time to explore both the reef and rainforests.
Here are our top 5 reasons why you should visit Belize this spring:
Belize Weather in the Spring
Belize has hundreds of archaeological sites covering the entire country, including a number of well-known ones, and some that still remain unexplored.
Archaeologists believe that Belize was at one time the centre of the ancient Maya world. The Maya Empire evolved around 350 BC in the lowlands of Belize and northern Guatemala and reached its height from 250 A.D. to 900 A.D. Today, the ancient Maya civilization can be rediscovered by visiting one of the many Mayan ancient ruins.
We want to introduce you to our amazing and talented team at the Belize Operations Base in Dangriga. The team in Belize are integral to the logistics and activities of your trip. They help with in-country transportation, hotels, organising room configurations, assisting with rentals of snorkel equipment or kayaks for our self-guided trips, organising food orders and special dietary needs, guest services, hospitality and much more!
For newlyweds or couples searching for a romantic getaway, Belize is a dreamy destination. Romance can be found everywhere, from beautiful beach sunsets on remote cayes, relaxing spa treatments in luxurious jungle resorts and adventure on or under the water.
Here is our insider's guide to the most romantic places to stay in Belize:
1. Victoria House Resort & Spa