Travel Blog

Did you know the world-famous Chicken Drop has a new home?

Wahoo’s Lounge, home of the world-famous Chicken Drop, has relocated from downtown San Pedro to Corona del Mar Hotel south of town. Chicken Drop is one of the island’s oldest and most famous traditions. Held every Thursday, it guarantees a fun time with friends and family while offering the opportunity for you to win some cash.

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The September celebrations are back; come and celebrate on Ambergris Caye!

After a COVID-19 pandemic pause for the last two years, Belize is preparing to host its popular September celebrations, again honoring the country’s month of patriotism. After public health restrictions were lifted in April this year, the National Celebrations Commission announced that they would resume the traditional events this September. In San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, the celebrations will be observed with patriotic parades, ceremonies for the Battle of St. George’s Caye and Independence Day, a Soca festival, and the anticipated carnival road march, among other activities still to be confirmed.

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After a two-year hiatus, lobster festivals are back in Belize!

Although the Caribbean Spiny Lobster may have enjoyed a two-year reprieve from festivals dedicated to devouring them, the sorely missed lobster festivals are back! The lobster season officially opened on July first, and three different destinations in Belize are resurrecting their annual festivals dedicated to these tasty crustaceans.

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Mexican social media influencer and Youtuber Alex Tienda visits San Pedro

On Tuesday, May 31st, just after 2:30PM, Mexican social media influencer travel blogger, documentarist, and YouTuber, Alex Tienda arrived in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, via Tropic Air. The audiovisual content producer has over 300 million views on social media, and his visit to Belize is expected to expose the country significantly, especially among his millions of followers from around the world.

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2022 Cover features Maye Musk and Belize

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is thrilled to share that Belize made the cover of the 2022 issue of the internationally renowned, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Magazine. The cover photo was taken in Placencia Village and features Maye Musk —supermodel, bestselling international author, and mother of billionaire Elon Musk.

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La Ruta Maya River Challenge is back!

Belize’s toughest race is back in action after a year’s hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 four-day La Ruta Maya River Challenge will take place over the weekend of Friday, March 4th to Monday, March 7th, commemorating National Heroes and Benefactors Day. Sponsored by the beer of Belize, Belikin, this annual race attracts both amateur and professional athletes from across the globe.

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Alaia introduces its exclusive ‘Alaia Tropical Pale Ale’

There is a brand-new beer in San Pedro Town, a refreshing, very approachable, and flavourful pale ale only found at the luxurious Marriott’s Alaia Beach Resort. The beer, dubbed ‘Alaia Tropical Pale Ale,’ is locally brewed by Bowen and Bowen, modest in alcohol at 5.5%, but complex in character thanks to the notes from Belizean grapefruit and Alaia’s ale yeasts. This pale ale bridges the gap between dark stouts and light lagers.

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BTB announces resumption of seasonal flights from Westjet and Southwest in November

Starting, November 3, WestJet resumed flights to Belize from Toronto, Canada.  WestJet’s flight to Belize is seasonal, visiting every Wednesday and Saturday with the last flight for the winter season departing Belize on April 30, 2022. Southwest Airlines will resume its daily flights to Belize from Houston on Sunday, November 7.  Southwest’s flight from Denver will resume on Saturday, November 20, flying to Belize every Saturday after for the winter season through April 2022. 

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XE’IL BELIZE: Maya brand of clothing announced

Xe’il, meaning “True to our Roots” – a meaningful brand designed and developed to provide a source of economic empowerment to Mayan women and showcase the dawn of a fashion era emerging from Southern Belize. The establishment of Xe’il started in October of 2019 and was executed by the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM) with financial support from The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) through its Cultural and Creative Industries Innovative Fund (CIIF) to position Maya women as national artists and bring their creative products to a wider market, starting with new fashion designs adorned with Xokb’il Chuy.

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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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Let’s Celebrate International Flamingo Day!

Did you know that April 26 is International Flamingo Day?! Who doesn’t love these flamboyant, goofy birds? From pink plastic yard art to animated characters, these charismatic, long-legged creatures are synonymous with all things tropical.

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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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