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Wild creatures in need get a second chance at Aces Wildlife Rescue

Aces Wildlife Rescue is a 24/7 emergency wildlife response team, rehabilitation facility, and sanctuary nestled in the heart of Ambergris Caye. Originally centered on crocodile conservation, the organization has undergone a remarkable transformation to meet the growing demand for general wildlife assistance on the island. By expanding their skills, knowledge base, and qualifications, they have committed themselves to serving their community and the various wildlife species of the Cayes.

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Join the celebration: Belize @ 42!

“Hope Ignited, Hands United, Vision Renews: Belize@42!” Our theme for this year’s long-awaited September Celebration! If you have visited Belize during September, you probably know the festive and lively celebrations held throughout the month honoring our country’s independence. If there is one thing I can confidently say is that Belize proudly and patriotically celebrates its sovereignty. From concerts to parades and all manners of festivals, we don our colors of red, white, and blue to the tunes of drums, local cuisine, and plenty of revelry.

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Vacation like a local; travel Belize during the “slow” season

Like many other vacation destinations, Belize has a “high” traveling season and what is considered a “slow” travel season. Typically, November through June are the most popular times to vacation in Belize; however, visiting during the off-season can also offer many benefits. July to October is the Jewel’s summertime; for some, this is the perfect time to see many of our tropical destinations.

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How to track animal of legend? Look for the poop!

A team of researchers led by the University of Cincinnati applied genetic and isotopic analyses to jaguar scat to investigate the habitat needs of the big cats in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Preserve of Belize in Central America. The study demonstrates a novel and noninvasive technique for identifying the landscape use and conservation needs of elusive wildlife.

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Delicacies of Dia de San Pedro celebrated at Elvi’s Kitchen

Usually celebrated at the end of June, Dia de San Pedro is a vibrant celebration that takes residents and locals back to the humble beginnings of La Isla Bonita. The annual festivity honoring Saint Peter (San Pedro’s fishermen’s patron) is full of culture, entertainment, and fantastic gastronomy. This year, the iconic Elvi’s Kitchen Restaurant further revived the traditional fiesta with a menu featuring some of the most traditional dishes associated with the old San Pedro.

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BTB Inaugurates first Maya Pok-ta-pok Ball Court in Belize

The Ts’unu’un Pok-ta-Pok Ball Court, located at Jardín Pachamama on the Yo Creek – San Lazaro Road in the Orange Walk District, was officially inaugurated as part of the Belize Tourism Board’s (BTB) steadfast efforts to safeguard Maya heritage and promote tourism in northern Belize.

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Human Resources, Capacity-building, and Research Can Ensure Sustainable Forests in Belize

Belize has amazing examples of sustainable forest practices. Some recent successful forest management initiatives have occurred within the Maya Forest Corridor (MFC). A combination of human resources, capacity-building, and research is used as a step forward to achieve sustainability in this landscape. For example, science researchers and biologists from several organizations have monitored jaguars in the MFC using cameras and collaborated with students from universities in the United Kingdom and our very own University of Belize.

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Chocolate Festival of Belize 2023 a Grand Success

The Belize Tourism Industry Association(BTIA) Toledo Chapter in collaboration with the Toledo Cacao Growers Association (TCGA) held its 15th Anniversary Chocolate Festival of Belize on May 19th and May 20th, 2023. The festival highlights the birthplace of cacao while celebrating cacao farmers, chocolatiers, and culture in style.

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Newly Renovated Sapphire Beach Resort Welcomes You for Your Next Belize Holiday

Sapphire Beach Resort, a premier travel destination located on the white sandy beaches of Ambergris Caye in Belize, unveils its newly renovated facilities and upgraded amenities designed to deliver tranquility and relaxation to every guest. Our recent renovations expertly combine modern indulgences with the idyllic allure of crystalline waters and unspoiled nature.

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A day with the Bella Vista Resort Family

Getting good recommendations can be helpful with so many things to do and see on Ambergris Caye. One resort is looking to do just that. Bella Vista Resort and its family of businesses, including a sister resort, tour company, and restaurants, offer the full-service experience in Belize.

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Looking to invest in Ambergris Caye Real Estate?

Condos, investment properties, residential and commercial lots, Ambergris Caye has a booming real estate industry. With the market growing and the island ever developing, owning real estate on La Isla Bonita is an investment you don’t want to miss.

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Tiburon Rum: A taste of the Spirit of Belize!

The Caribbean is known for its love of good rum. If you ask any Belizean, “What’s their spirit of choice?” rum will surely be among the top! There is no shortage of local rums in Belize, and among this tropical libation is the highly acclaimed Tiburon Rum.

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Three Destinations: Where will you celebrate Lobster Fest?

Pack your bags and book your flight, the dates for Belize’s Lobster Festivals are out, and you won’t want to miss out on these tasty festivals! Three destinations, plenty of entertainment, and some of the most delicious lobster meals around, all in celebration of the opening of the Spiny Lobster Fishing Season.

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San Pedro is ready for Easter 2023!

The Easter Holidays are here, and we are ready for some island fun! A top destination for both Belizeans and foreign visitors, the 2023 Easter on La Isla Bonita is shaping up to be one of the best yet. There is plenty of activities for the whole family, from beach parties to egg hunts and live entertainment.

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