Chocolate Festival of Belize

Poster Punta Gorda, Belize hosts the annual Cacao Festival May 18-20, 2018. The two main visitor events are the Saturday/Sunday Wine and Chocolate and Grande Finale. The Friday street fair is a great day, just less attended. The Friday Pre-Chocolate Fest Bash is expected to attract a more local crowd. X-Band will be performing. The …

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

Photo The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (BBRRS) is a series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize, roughly 300 meters (980 ft) offshore in the north and 40 kilometers (25 mi) in the south within the country limits. The Belize Barrier Reef is a 300-kilometer (190 mi) long section of the 900-kilometer (560 …

Referendum scheduled in Belize

Belize Flag The Government of Belize has set the date for the referendum when Belize will decide whether or not to take the dispute arising from Guatemala’s claim to the ICJ for final settlement. The referendum will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Key Links http://www.mfa.gov.bz http://www.mfa.gov.bz/images/Press%20Release%20Referendum%20Date.jpg Embedded Tweets PRESS RELEASEThe Government of Belize …

Belize

Photo: Journey Cakes The Central American country of Belize is located south of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula and is bordered by Caribbean to the east and Guatemala to the south/southwest. The population is about 300,000. Questions for locals What would you like visitors to know about Belize? Questions for visitors What prompted your trip? What did …

Belize Links

Photo: Snorkeling Dives Everything related to Belize Sustainable Tourism Sustainable tourism in Belize – IADB Tourism Associations http://tourism.gov.bz – https://www.facebook.com/motcbz Belize Tourism Board Belize Tourism Industry Association – https://www.facebook.com/theBTIA Belize Ecotourism Association Belize Howler Portals Belize First – Lan Sluder answers questions about Belize Belize Online Belize by Natural Light Peter Eltringtram, Gone but not …

Wild Belize

Photo: NASA Marshall, Coastal Belize In 2018 Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Belize. This page collects relevant links and resources related to the parks and reserves, archaeological sites and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System The Mesoamerican Reef stretches 700 miles from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula through …

Belize City

Belize City is the largest city in Belize and is located at the mouth of the Haulover Creek, which is a tributary of the Belize River. The city is the country’s principal port and its financial and industrial hub. Elsewhere on the Web Home Wikipedia Belize City Planeta.com Belize Belmopan Cities

Belmopan

Belize moved its capital inland to Belmopan after Hurricane Hattie demolished much of Belize City in October 1961. Elsewhere on the Web http://www.belmopancityonline.com https://www.facebook.com/BelmopanOnline Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belmopan Planeta.com Belize Cities

Garifuna

The Garifuna are descendants of Carib, Arawak and West African people) and their contribution to the Belizean landscape. Intangible Cultural Heritage In 2001, UNESCO proclaimed the Garifuna language, music and dance to be among the masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Celebrations November 19th commemorates the arrival in 1823. Garifuna Settlement Day …