Surviving The Chiquibul

Belize’s largest and least-explored protected area is ripe for discovery.  By Rafael Manzanero    North of the Amazon lies a contiguous forest, rich in biodiversity. Three countries share this Maya Forest: Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. Although it contains huge reservoirs of the natural and cultural neotropics, little is known about it. The portion located in Belize is known as the Chiquibul Forest, stretching over 327,000 acres.  The Chiquibul is home to the largest protected area in the country—including the Chiquibul National Park, Caracol Archeological Site or the…

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Belize by Campervan

Exploring our backyard in a whole new way.     Imagine waves crashing at your doorstep, the Caribbean breeze as your air conditioning, and the Maya mountains as your wallpaper. Waterfalls are your private shower, and your back doors open directly onto a forest or a spectacular sunset. Living by campervan has been our liberator, taking us one step closer to the nature spectacle that is Belize.   As bloggers, my girlfriend Amber and I travel around the country a great deal. By the middle of 2017, however, the commute had become too frequent. Renting cars,…

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Birding Nation

By: Roni Martinez Across diverse landscapes lies Belize’s big, bright world of feathered creatures. GreenJayPerchLookLeft.jpg From mountain ranges to wetlands, forests, and cayes, birding in Belize is exhilarating. The best time to birdwatch is between February and May, the breeding season for resident species. It’s a time when trails and back roads are dry and accessible. October and November offer…

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Chaa Creek

The story of Chaa Creek began in 1977 when two young travelers stumbled upon what would later become their adopted home.  In those days most business was conducted around bar room tables in Belize City and it was there that Mick and Lucy Fleming ran into the owner of an overgrown 140 acre farm on the Macal River in the Cayo…

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