Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Belize Online Events Calendar #425127
12/13/11 09:32 AM
12/13/11 09:32 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 79,800
oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
Hi, i got this from David this morning, and I find it quite interesting and hope it takes off...

Hello - I wanted to take a minute and introduce you to a site that I recently put up to try and provide easier access to information about what is happening when and where in Belize.

I have been living in Belize full time going on 6 years now and traveling here since the mid 1990s. Personally I love this place but there are certain things Belize lacks. Many of those things I don't really care to see changed - along the 'paving over paradise' theme - but changing some would benefit everyone.

Since moving to Belize I have often found myself wishing I knew about upcoming events further in advance but there is no timely nationwide calendar that I have found which is easily accessible. There are a number of fragmented or localized calendars but they are often published late, hard to find, missing crucial information, etc.

To that end I put together a free online calendar for community and business use. It is intended primarily for businesses, organizations and communities that are sponsoring, promoting or advertising an event which is open to the public (tours, public meetings, sporting events, cultural events, fairs, etc.). Submissions to and use of the calendar is totally free and can it be found at

Once established hopefully it will be a resource for residents & tourists alike looking for information on events to attend.

If you have a few minutes I would value your feedback and comments. I am looking to make this available nationwide although since I just launched it last week most of the current listings are for Stann Creek District.

It has the added benefit for those posting events of helping with their search engine optimization (SEO) if they fill out their contact information completely since each time they post an event it will add a link back to their website automatically thus increasing their Google rankings over time.

Feel free to enter an event or two to get a feel for how it works and thanks for any insight and feedback. If you believe this to be a useful service I would truly appreciate any help you could provide with 'getting the word out' about and/or sending me contact information for any individuals or businesses you think would benefit from using the service.

Thank you for your time,
David Santilli

Punta Negra
Toledo District

Re: Belize Online Events Calendar [Re: Marty] #425134
12/13/11 10:19 AM
12/13/11 10:19 AM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 295
Babel Fish
Dr Buzzard Offline
Dr Buzzard  Offline
What a GREAT idea. I too have found about event s I would have gone to a day or weeks later. I'll put the word out as much as I can...

Dr Walkabout Buzzard

Re: Belize Online Events Calendar [Re: Marty] #425235
12/14/11 10:45 AM
12/14/11 10:45 AM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 6
Sabal Offline
Sabal  Offline
Marty - Thank you for posting this and for the link on your sidebar/menu. Truly appreciated.

Tyshepp - Thanks for spreading the word as well. Please feel free to send the link to anyone in Belize that would benefit from a broader reach and a format conducive to time/date based events.

Please let them know it is free to submit events and all they need to do is click the "Submit" button and fill in the information.

Re: Belize Online Events Calendar [Re: Marty] #425564
12/18/11 08:40 AM
12/18/11 08:40 AM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 6
Sabal Offline
Sabal  Offline
A bit more then a week since inception and is growing steadily. Having said that there is still a lot of work to do to widen the net. If you know an organization, business or community that could benefit from additional exposure / marketing for their public events in Belize please let them know about

It is totally free to submit events and aids in SEO for those that do so with automatic links back to their site.

In the first week since has been online we have seen:

73 submitted events
45 active/future events with 28 completed
330 Unique visits to the site with a total of 496 visits in the first week.

We are currently running advertising on Facebook and continue to reach out to organizations to encourage their use of

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide with getting the word out to entities that may benefit from this online resource.

Last edited by Sabal; 12/18/11 08:44 AM.
Re: Belize Online Events Calendar [Re: Sabal] #425567
12/18/11 08:59 AM
12/18/11 08:59 AM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 295
Babel Fish
Dr Buzzard Offline
Dr Buzzard  Offline
I tried puttin in an event but the system keeps telling me to put in a location name, yet it won't accept anything. What am I doing wrong?

Dr Walkabout Buzzard

Re: Belize Online Events Calendar [Re: Marty] #425591
12/18/11 12:22 PM
12/18/11 12:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 6
Sabal Offline
Sabal  Offline
Tyshepp - The first field under "Location Information" titled "Location Search" is designed to search the database for already existing locations and populate their data automatically if found. As you likely have not entered an event previously it is likely the the "Name Search" field will not return a value for you.

Simply ignore that field for now and enter information into the Name, Address, City, State, etc. fields as appropriate and you should not have a problem.

If you do send me a PM and I will try and figure out what is going on in your particular case.

If have already entered a location previous type 4-5 characters and give it a second. Unfortunately most Belizean ISPs lag to the point there is a delay in the database search. You will see this play out in the "city" field as well.

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do
Specials & Events
SPTB Calendar of Events

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We handle all aspects of the purchase of your Real Estate in Belize. From in depth property searches to your final closing.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 75 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online7,413
Nov 7th, 2021 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1