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Posts By: Janelle Cowo

Everything local at the San Pedro Market Day

Considering all the health and safety protocols, and to stimulate the economy, San Pedro’s local government hosts a monthly San Pedro Market Day. The event promotes local entrepreneurs by providing a safe market venue for both visitors and residents to visit.

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Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine? Traveling to Belize will be easy!

Belize started welcoming international guests on October 1, 2020. Since then, our travel regulations have continuously evolved, making it easier to visit the country. Under the Belize Tourism Board’s (BTB) most recent travel regulation update, COVID-19 tests are no longer needed if a visitor is fully immunized. For those not vaccinated yet, the PCR test required timeframe has increased from within 72 hours to 96 hours of travel and 48 hours for the rapid test.

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Fruits in Belize, the sweet taste of life!

Blessed in location, Belize’s tropical climate and fertile lands allow for a bountiful array of fruits and vegetables to thrive. There is never a shortage of locally grown fresh fruits at a market near you, from bananas to the more exotic Dragon Fruit. While some fruits are seasonal, like mangos and plums, others grow year-round. So how do you enjoy your daily serving of fruits?

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Despite COVID protocols, dining out is still great FUN

After almost a year of lockdowns, stay at home orders, and border closures, we are slowly returning to a new norm under the current COVID-19 pandemic. There have been some tough times, forcing us to adapt to a new way of living. Even with the increased health measures and mandatory mask-wearing, I am glad we have reached a point where we can go out and enjoy some time at our favorite restaurant or hangout spot.

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Missing Belize? Let’s remember together!

If you have fond memories of your travels at any destination across Belize, please share a picture of your Belizean vacation to [email protected] with a short caption describing the image. We will share it on our social media page with the hashtag #dreamingofbelize. Let us remember our great Belizean adventures together while planning for the day when once again, we can explore My Beautiful Belize.

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Giving your child the gift of travel!

Vacationing has evolved, especially for families, and many are choosing to travel with their children at a young age. As a first-time mom, I took my child on her first in-country trip at five months and on her first vacation to another country at 15 months. There is a joy to traveling with your children, but it does come with its challenges and additional expenses.

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Are you ready for the Easter Holidays?

With plenty of fun entertainment and the usual ‘sun, sand and sea’ attraction, places like Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker and the Placencia Peninsula are key destinations. To make the most of your holiday getaway, we recommend some early planning.

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Belizean Smiles: Eli Chi

The sous chef at Rain Restaurant and Rooftop Terrace and Aqua Seafood and Steak House, Eli is passionate about his life in the kitchen and proud of where his culinary journey has taken him.

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Adventurous firsts: Exploring Santa Rita

As a travel aficionado, I have been eager to take my little one on adventures across Belize since the day she was born. Now 19 months old, Inori is finally ready to take off with momma and explore her little country.

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A February of Love and Celebration!

We have officially kissed the New Year goodbye and are now embracing 2020’s exciting happenings. February has much to offer, not only is it the month of love but also signals the arrival of El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro!

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Reel fun fishing in Belize…so many ways!

“Gone fishing,” is a phrase often heard across Belize. Who can blame us when the beautiful and bountiful Caribbean Sea is at our doorsteps?! Whether you are looking to catch the big one for dinner or want to have some fun out at sea, fishing in Belize is a must.

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A Belizean Care Package: What do your taste buds miss the most from Belize?

While I love traveling, I have never considered moving away from my homeland. I can’t see myself living anywhere but Belize – there is just too much that I love from our little Caribbean jewel. I often ask friends who have moved to a different country or are studying abroad what they miss the most about living in Belize, and while the first answer is almost always family, what often follows is food.

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Belizean Smiles: Frank Varma

Visitors often tell us that their favorite part of Belize is her people. They talk about how friendly and open Belizeans are, welcoming them warmly to our shores and showing them the absolute best of Belize. With that in mind, we present to you some of those friendly favorites.
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The Head Chef at Rain Restaurant and Rooftop Terrace, Frank is a young, passionate member of the Belizean Culinary World.

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Comfort food at its best at Island Wonder kitchen + bar

Imagine dining on a comforting meal while sipping a mimosa and ending it off with a little sweet treat – sounds like just the right meal, wouldn’t you say? Recently, our adventures in dining led us to Island Wonder kitchen + bar, the newest restaurant on Coconut Drive here in San Pedro Town.

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Let’s get jolly with Christmas Rompope!

The topic of the hour seems to be Christmas – Christmas parties, Christmas food and, of course, Christmas cocktails. No matter how or with who you celebrate, chances are you might find yourself sipping on some traditional Christmas drinks. One libation that stands out as a Christmas concoction is eggnog, or as we Belizean know it, Rompope.

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