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Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize

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Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 01/28/14 11:18 AM

Seven Suitcases Asks…Alison Lee Bevis & Arran Bevis, Belize

Arran and Alison Bevis’s relationship with beautiful Belize is a tropical fairytale all of its own. Arran’s Father, Jim, was brought to Belize in the 1960’s by his father, who pioneered farming rice in Belize, and was raised in the Belizean jungle. Jim is a renowned adventurer, while his wife, Marguerite, is a Registered Nurse and the “go to” authority on any number of jungle maladies. In 1989, Jim and Marguerite developed Mountain Equestrian Trails in the Cayo District, nestled in the foot of the Maya Mountains near San Ignacio, where Arran grew up: he’s now an accomplished horseman, a guide with extensive training in swift water, cave and jungle rescue, and a father himself.

Says  Alison: “Arran and I met in Austin, Texas, and in 2001, when Arran returned to Belize, I came with him to manage MET. To me, Belize contained an  extraordinary beauty incomparable to anything I’d seen then – or now. These past years we have worked to make MET blossom, and have blossomed ourselves. We were married here, learned much here, and now have three children, all born in Belize: our daughters Sierra (aged 5) and Savannah (2), and new baby boy Sterling Ryder (almost 3 months). This jungle is our home.

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What are your top Belizian picks for adventure-seeking families?

1.  Cahal Pech and Xunantunich (Cayo District)

I’ve had fun exploring both these Mayan ruins with my children; they are captivated by the ancient remains and I’ve even climbed the ruins with my baby in a sling, so it’s entirely possible to do. You can spot monkeys from time to time at Xunantunich, along with iguanas down by the river. It doesn’t take long to get to either of them, compared to the massive, amazing ruins at Tikal (see below) or Caracol, so you have time to stop in San Ignacio town and enjoy some gelato too!

2. Rio On Pools and Rio Frio Cave, Mountain Pine Ridge (Cayo District)

I can take any of my kiddos here: both of these places are easily accessible with small children. At Rio On, there’s a variety of depths of water and many natural pools to choose from, so it’s great for swimming with the kids and sliding down the waterfalls. The enormous Rio Frio Cave, with its huge, impressive entrance, is also a great attraction for all ages, perfect for some spooky exploration, and easy to get in-and-out-of.

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3. Placencia (Caribbean Coast)

One of my favorite spots to spend a little R& R with the family on the beach is Placencia. It’s a beautiful drive to get here, down the Hummingbird Highway, and it’s useful to have car to get everyone around. There are beautiful beaches and loads of islands surrounding which are amazing to sail around, on calm Caribbean seas. I’ve seen dolphins swimming around the boat, and if you’re there in the right season (April-May) you can see the whale sharks and swim with them too. Tip: Tutti Frutti has the best gelato in Placencia, owned by Italians.

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4. La Capitana Pontoon Boat Tour, Vaca Lake (Cayo District)

An awesome, scenic day out for all ages on Vaca Lake: La Capitana and his crew are very helpful with the kids, and I’ve taken my baby on this one too. Some of the sights and waterfalls are a hike from the boat, but are short enough distances for a 5-year-old to walk. If not, the crew are always willing to carry a child or two! There are some sweet natural pools, easy to access with the baby and kids, and I’ve seen both monkeys and kinkajous on this trip. I’m not even sure if I’ve even seen all the spots on offer…it’s always a pleasantly surprising experience.

5. Ambergris Caye  (Caribbean Sea)

A developed, tourist-oriented island, perfect for relaxing with the little ones. The main town of San Pedro has lots of little luxury bolt-holes and amazing dining – and the boat-ride to get there from Belize City is fun for kids too.

6. Barton Creek Cave  (Cayo District)

An easy-access cave adventure for all ages: you enjoy a canoe ride into this cave, to explore the ancient Mayan underworld within!

7. Belize Zoo (Mile 29, Western Highway)

Plan a trip here for either your arrival or departure day. It is wonderful little zoo located between Belize City and Belmopan (Belize’s capital), with whimsical signs and child-oriented messages about conserving wildlife. It’s home to jaguars and other large cats, tapirs, Scarlet Macaws and even the Harpy Eagle, among lots of smaller creatures. Cheers Restaurant is close to the zoo for a burger, and fries, or a plate of delicious rice and beans and stewed chicken. After that, Jaguar Paw is just up the road and is a great place to stop in and do some cave tubing and zip lining.

8. Horse riding at Mountain Equestrian Trails (Cayo District)

We might be biased, but our rides are the best Belize has to offer!

  • A half-day horseback tour to La Vega – a lush jungle valley with a meandering creek – is a fabulous option for younger kids. It’s possible to ride with little ones on your horse and take it slow, and jungle horseback riding is something you (and they) will remember for the rest of your life!
  • A ride to Big Rock Waterfall is a little more challenging, as you have to conquer a short, steep hill to and from the waterfall. Younger children will need floaties here, but you won’t be sorry for your effort, and there are big rocks for jumping into beautiful swimming pools.
  • A third choice is a full day horseback tour to Barton Creek Cave (see above) for the adults and children old enough to ride. Children too small to ride can be watched by capable caregivers, and driven to meet you at the river cave for family exploration by canoe.

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9. A Trip to Tikal, Guatemala 

A trip across the border to Tikal in Guatemala, to see the immense, magnificent (UNESCO-rated) Mayan ruins and the abundance of wildlife to be found there, is a fabulous addition to a Belize trip, and is quite an easy – but adventurous – undertaking with little ones.

What are  your favorite hidden or off-the-beaten-track Belize treasures, the things that families might usually miss out on?

Alison: Sapodilla Falls in the Cayo District. It’s definitely off the beaten path and requires some hiking, but you’re rewarded by a lovely set of waterfalls and swimming holes in a secluded and wild setting. The swimming  is wonderful, but camping out and spending the night there is even better with the family!

Arran: The Macal River winds down from the Caracol hills and offers great canoeing for all ages! There’s a great half-day trip that can lead you down river to the Mayan ruins of Cahal Pech (see above), near the town of San Ignacio.

What do you love most about Belize as a place to spend time with your children?

I love that we are outside all the time, surrounded by sheets of green and close to nature: the girls love to help me garden, where birds abound, butterflies flutter, monkeys howl and crickets chirp. We see toucans almost every morning, Sierra and Savannah bring me bouquets of flowers every day, and we still get excited when we sight a cool animal in the neighborhood. There are waterfalls close by, and the beach is just a few hours away. There’s opportunity for an adventure daily!
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Away from home, what are your favourite places to stay in Belize?

  • In the San Ignacio area, I’d recommend the San Ignacio Resort Hotel. It is a great place for the kids, features a swimming pool, and the great, educational Iguana Project that our kids love. The Parrot Nest Lodge  along the Mopan River is great for a slimmer budget (though it’s tree-houses, so better for older kids); there you can spot agoutis and kingfishers, along with lots of beautiful birds.
  • On Ambergris Caye, El Pescador is my favorite. I’d also highly recommend Ramon’s Village.
  • In Placencia, I’d choose Robert’s Grove for a more resort-ish experience, and The Cozy Corner – which has a great little beachside restaurant  - in the village itself. Both have great beaches.
  • If you happen to be in the Dangriga area south of Placencia, I really enjoyed my stay at The Pelican Beach. They also have another resort on the small private island of South Water Caye that I am dying to see, because I hear it’s very beautiful.

What Belizean food (and drinks) are your family’s favorites?

Marta and Blanca who cook for us here at MET make THE best Rice-and-Beans and Stew Chicken in the Country! Rice-and-Beans and Stew Chicken together comprises Belize’s most traditional meal: they rub and stew the chicken in recado rojo (red achiote paste) with chopped onions, sweet pepper and spices. It’s served with rice-and-beans,  coleslaw, and fried plantains.

In town (that’s what we call San Ignacio), there’s a little local place called Mincho’s, where you’ll find cheap, delicious Belizean fast food consisting of homemade papusas, salbutes, tacos, and more. They always have a wonderful selection of fresh squeezed juices: tamarind, soursop, coconut water, watermelon, orange juice, which the children love.

We also love to go to Mr. Greedy’s Pizza: as well as the (non-Belizian) pizza, they have great local coconut shrimp. The adults can enjoy a fabulous margarita, while the staff make fun non-alcoholic frozen drinks for the kids, with ice cream and a cherry on top.

What would you recommend travelers to Belize to bring – and what should they leave behind?

Bring a head-lamp and leave the high heels at home! It’s best to dress in layers, so bring tank tops, and long sleeve shirts or sweaters for everyone to layer on, and if you’re going riding you’ll need long pants with closed-toe shoes (hiking boots or sneakers will do fine). Don’t forget your swimsuits, and bring water-shoes for the little ones if going barefoot in rivers isn’t appealing to them. Leave behind your job and your worries….you can always check in as internet is now available country-wide.

What time of year would you recommend for the perfect visit?

February: it’s beautiful and not usually busy. The summer months (June to August) are also great for families, but be prepared for occasional rain showers. The best part about summer travel, however, is that wonderful fruits and vegetables like mangoes, avocados and breadfruit are all readily available.

What would you suggest families avoid in Belize?

Avoid getting off the beaten path in Belize City, and discourage people from following you around, claiming to be tour guides. Only go with tour guides recommended by your hotel.

Arran, growing up in Belize, what are your favourite memories of being a child here?

Some of my fondest memories are of jumping on my horse and heading off with my dog to explore the many caves and waterfalls in our area. The Mayan guides that worked for my father at the time were full of knowledge about the traditional medicine of my jungle, and gave me the confidence and ability to explore the deep, uncharted regions of the country. In a place where 60% of the land was tropical broad-leaf forest, it truly was a paradise for a young explorer.

And Ali, what do you think your children’s best memories of childhood here will be?

I think they’ll remember playing chase in the jungle, climbing the guava tree, searching for chicken eggs, and meeting interesting guests. They’ll recall learning about the  plants, birds, and  wildlife of the jungle, as well as planting with Momma, playing and learning from Mamarite and Papa (Grandma and Grandpa), taking horseback rides with Daddy and sometimes Momma too, camping on the river, and sharing their world with foxes, snakes, iguanas, tarantulas, monkeys and tapirs.

What makes Mountain Equestrian Trails a great place for travelers to bring children?

Kids love horses, waterfalls, rivers, and the natural world. Children become fascinated with the lizards, frogs, insects, and hummingbirds we have resident, and it’s a great place to exercise their imaginations. They enjoy playing games in the evenings and the camaraderie of people hanging out together in the Cantina. Many children tell their parents they don’t want to leave, not even to go to the beach.

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And finally, you have a lovely babysitter for the evening. What does your perfect date night consist of in San Ignacio?

We might go out to eat dinner at the Barn & Grill Steakhouse, Hannah’s or Erva’s Restaurant and then to the San Ignacio Resort Hotel for some dancing, and if they don’t have any dancing there, just see where the night leads. There are frequent special events and opportunities to see live music, so there’s always something going on.

Thanks, Alison and Arran!

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Belize Adventure!

We tackled the muddy roads, steep stairs, deep caves, and coral reefs of San Ignacio, Caracol, Caves Branch, Caye Caulker, and Ambergris Caye.



Adventures in Belize

This is a compilation of videos taken by Jason Lee during his trips to Belize. He traveled to various resorts such as Slickrock, Mystic River and Blackbird Resort. Slickrock Adventures is a private island resort located in Belize, 35 offshore on an atoll that is a Marine Reserve. Slickrock Adventures specialize in adventure sports such as sea kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, kiteboarding and much more. Mystic River Resort jungle lodge, located in the jungle of Belize, 7 miles from the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena, is the best place to find the perfect something – or nothing – to do. Blackbird Caye Resort is located on the Turneffe Atoll, 25 miles off the coast of Belize City, Blackbird Caye Resort is nestled within a 2-mile long private, white sandy beach.



Top 10 Reasons to Visit Belize

Mojo Travels has a top 10 list for reasons to visit Belize. Many of Cayo's caves are mentioned. Cockscomb Basin is mentioned in regards to wildlife. Caracol and Xunantunich are on there, in the number 1 spot.

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 04/28/14 08:13 PM

Great video on Belize....

Belize 2014 - Tikal/Zoo/Xunantunich/Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley/Blue Hole

San Ignacio, Guatemala, Tikal, The Belize Zoo, Xunantunich, Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye, Hol Chan, Shark Ray Alley, The Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye, The Aquarium - GoPro 3+


Another Shade of blue-Belize from Big Media on Vimeo.

Video: Another Shade of Blue - Belize, with Ty Sawyer

World famous adventure writer and photographer, Ty Sawyer, is on assignment in Another Shade of Blue. Join Ty as he travels to the planet’s most remote, raw, and real destinations, in search of jungles, oceans, rivers, villages, and the people that bring these locations to life. With only one week to find the essence of a destination and capture it in words and images to meet his magazine’s deadline, Ty immerses himself in the beauty and wonder of each destination to bring amazing stories and breathtaking photography right onto your screen. He seeks to find stories and photographs that are out of the ordinary, so he often finds himself facing challenging terrain, weather obstacles, uncooperative subjects and the element of time. Ty is determined to get the stories and stunning photos that sell the magazine and land his work on the cover.

The large croc jump was filmed by Tamara of the San Pedro Sun.

Crocodile rescues, shark feeding and 'Chicken Bingo' are just a few of the adventures that we find Ty experiencing in the adventure-laden country of Belize on Another Shade of Blue with Ty Sawyer. From ancient Maya pyramids to forbidding Maya caves where Ty discovers sites where secret bloodletting rituals took place, Belize is a country crammed with experiences. The Maya lived in Belize for thousands of years and their culture and heritage is reflected in centuries old ruins such as Xunantunich, where Ty photographs the dizzying vistas from high atop the pyramid of El Castillo, once the private platform of Maya kings. Ty flies to an island off the coast of Belize, Ambergris Caye, and he meet's a couple devoted to saving the nearly extinct species of the American Crocodile. All in a day's work for Ty Sawyer.

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 05/07/14 11:59 AM

Be One With Belize

from Tony Rath

Trailer To Belize Video from Tony Rath on Vimeo.

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 05/22/14 05:51 PM

Visit Belize v 1.2 from skycamguatemala on Vimeo.

Visit Belize and Enjoy Glorious Scenery

Francisco Sandoval of the professional aerial video and photography company SkyCam from Guatemala just recently visited Belize with a couple of his remote controlled helicopter drones and compiled this great video of Belize’s natural beauty. In the video you can see amazing images of Goff’s Caye located offshore Belize City, Cayo Espanto in Ambergris Caye, San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye and of the Maya Temples at Xunantunich, Cayo, Belize. The video is very professionally done and speaks of the great services of SkyCam Guatemala.

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 06/04/14 06:51 PM

The History and Tranquil Serenity of Belize

The history of Belize dates back thousands of years. The Mayan civilization spread into the area of Belize between 1500 BCE to CE 1200 and flourished until about CE 1200. Several major archaeological sites—notably Cahal Pech, Caracol, Lamanai, Lubaantunn, Altun Ha, and Xunantunich—reflect the advanced civilization and much denser population of that period. The first recorded European settlement was established by shipwrecked English seamen in 1638. Over the next 150 years, more English settlements were established.

Subsequently, several constitutional changes were enacted to expand representative government. Full internal self-government under a ministerial system was granted in January 1964. The official name of the territory was changed from British Honduras to Belize in June 1973, and full independence was granted on September 21, 1981.

Presented by Belize Sotheby's International Realty

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 08/13/14 06:19 PM

GoPro Belize Vacation

10 Days in Belize: 5 Days in San Ignacio and 5 Days on Caye Caulker.

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 09/03/14 11:46 AM

Belize - No Working During Drinking Hours

Grab your Belkin beer and get ready to tickle the sharks. It's time for another tropical island adventure.

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 09/04/14 06:24 PM


Top 10 Belize

Countdown of the 10 best places to visit in North America. This is a companion piece to Discovery Channels big "North America" series of blue-chip natural history. When they came up short of their contracted 6 shows, this one was hastily imagined to fill out the series. I was producer, writer, editor, and my task was to make up a countdown show that would use footage from the series coupled with whatever I could find in Discovery Channels stock library. Also needed to match the series style of using pop hits as music videos within the show - but I was restricted to Discovery Channel's music library - no Rolling Stones.

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 09/08/14 10:48 AM

7 Amazing Pictures In Belize

Amazingworldsite.com a site that features astonishing photos and videos of popular attractions around the world featured Belize and captured the fascinating beauty of the country in 7 images

Belize (Listeni/bəˈliːz/) is a country on the eastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in Central America whose official language is English, though Belizean Creole (Kriol) and Spanish are also commonly spoken. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize

Incredible jungles with exotic animals 6
1. Incredible jungles with exotic animals – Source: Tony Rath

Stunning Remote un-inhabited Islands 2
2. Stunning Remote un-inhabited Islands – Source: Tony Rath

Snorkeling or Diving the Southern Barrier Reef 3
3. Snorkeling or Diving the Southern Barrier Reef – Source: Tony Rath

Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley 4
4. Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley – Source: Kaana Belize

Stunning Wetlands 5
5. Stunning Wetlands – Source: Karen Brodie

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6. The Great Blue Hole – Source: funmozar.com

The Maya site of Xunantunich & Caracol Mayan Site 7
7. The Maya site of Xunantunich & Caracol Mayan Site – Source: Tony Rath

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 11/27/14 10:42 AM

Belize 2014

San Pedro, Turneffe, Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye, Goff Caye, Caye Caulker

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 12/02/14 10:41 AM


12 Things the World Can Learn From Belize

Can a small nation impart values and set examples so valuable, it can serve as a model for the rest of the world? You bet. Especially a nation like Belize. This jewel in the Central American crown offers visitors, ex-pats and residents a way of life that’s unparalleled, so it’s easy to bridge the gap between philosophy and lifestyle by matching the words of sages, legends and poets with this nation’s sensibilities.

1. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous by moving to a new nation and making it your home. Philosopher Henry David Thoreau says not to worry about building castles in the air because we are all capable of putting foundations under them—inspiration enough to put down roots in a new condo, build a small house or simply vacation in Belize to discover what ‘the good life’ really means.

2. Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see.” That philosophy, the essence of spirituality, is celebrated throughout Belize where entrepreneurs, retirees and families use the nation’s wealth of natural resources and sensible governance to live thoughtful, productive and purpose-filled lives in a society that invites contributions from people of all walks of life.

3. Go “where you are celebrated, not tolerated,” advises a wise but anonymous sage. Diversity in Belize life is worthy of United Nations recognition. All strata of society co-exists in this lovely nation where you would have to search long and hard for discrimination because no fewer than eight predominant ethnic groups (residents and visitors) have discovered the secret of living in harmony.

4. Eric Butterworth’s suggestion, “Don’t go through life, grow through life”could be Belize’s motto, serving as a salute to the growing community of retirees who admit that it took very little adjustment to settle into the Belize lifestyle and explore new adventures. Retirees aren’t hesitant to enthuse that the western adage, “You’re too old to learn new tricks,” simply does not apply to life in a country founded on healthy growth.

5. Warren Buffett said, if people don’t plant trees, there would be no shade. Preserving this nation’s natural heritage is a mission the Belize government doesn’t take lightly. Examine ecological wonders sprawling across the land and understand the true covenant that exists between Mother Nature, the government and the people: from caves and waves to a tropical rainforest, ecology in Belize is a monument to ethical responsibility.

6. “Be like the turtle; at ease in your own shell.” Bill Copeland authored the quote, but Belize can take credit for nurturing wildlife and treating all species within its borders with reverence and care. Hundreds of species of wildlife roam the nation, from exotic foxes, armadillos, tapirs, crocodiles and paca to white tail deer, bats and squirrels. There are more than 200 types of bird. Noah would be delighted by life lessons Belize teaches!

7. Hosea Ballou believes that tears of joy, like summer rain, are always pierced by sunbeams. His words exemplify the remarkable weather Belizeans enjoy. No tears when power bills arrive, either, since this nation’s moderate climate and extensive shoreline invite people to discover what it’s like to live without heating and cooling bills that crash and burn household budgets.

8. Throw your dreams into space like a kite? Yes, says author Anais Nin, who writes that metaphorical kites can return to earth with a new life, even a new country. It’s no secret that people immigrate to Belize because taxes are low, crime is low and the standard of living is high, but not everyone knows that this nation represents second chances, which may be why so many people settle there.

9. Julia Child said that cooking, like love, requires wild abandon. There’s nothing tame or conservative about foods, wines and emerging culinary traditions emanating from Belize as the nation bursts with small and large business start-ups devoted to the land’s unique culinary traditions. From vineyards and breweries to world-class restaurants, a unique school of cooking is emerging that’s as rich and colorful as Belizean culture.

10. We are doomed to repeat history if we don’t learn from it, said George Santayana, and Belize isn’t about to compromise its Maya ruins, dating back to 350 BC. Some governments have allowed priceless, irreplaceable treasures to be lost, destroyed or stolen, but this nation’s mandate—to preserve and protect this rich cultural history—says much about a country that understands some things can be lost forever if they’re not safeguarded.

11. When we realize how good things are, joy happens. That Marianne Williamson quote is an ideal homage to Belize where joy is a direct result of peace, tranquility and good health enjoyed by its people. From the language—English—to a stable currency and sensible resettlement options, even real estate laws give those wishing to relocate options: tourist card, Qualified Retired Person Program or permanent resident.

12. George Bernard Shaw said, we don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing! There’s no danger of that in Belize where play is an everyday expectation, 365 days a year. Indigenous crafts, snorkeling, sailing, excavating, reading, cooking, exploring and socializing are just the beginning. Play? The word was coined in Belize!

Orchid Bay


A Glimpse of Belize HD

Belize, the only English-speaking country in Central America, offers a unique combination of richly, rewarding experiences that make it unlike any destination on the planet. Swim with the exotic sea life along the Western Hemisphere's largets barrier reef. Explore the fascinating mysteries of the largest concentration of Maya sites in the region.

Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 12/08/14 06:31 PM

Nice video...

Belize (November 2014)

Belize City - Ziplining - Cave Tubing - Spelunking - Crystal Cave Adventure - New River Safari - Lamani Ruins - San Pedro - Ambergris Caye - Snorkeling - Hol Chan Marine Reserve - Shark Ray Alley - Palapa Bar & Grill


Tarantulas, Tapirs, Toucans & Turtles: Belize Expedition

We cashed in my frequent flyer miles and headed to beautiful Belize, Central America. We spent our first week in San Ignacio exploring Mayan ruins (Tikal, Xunantunich) with caving adventures for good measure (Actun Tunichil Muknal, Crystal Cave). Then we headed south to Glover's Reef Atoll for a week of island bliss. Before heading home we flew by Caye Caulker, where eels, turtles, sharks and rays cavort in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Whew! All just three hours from Atlanta, Georgia. We'll be back!

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 12/16/14 06:53 PM


10 Small Reasons Belize Is For You

1. Because hammocks and thatched roofs.Yes, imagine deciding today that you will do absolutely nothing but lie in a hammock with a book or your iPod with your dreams…

2. Because you are celebrities who are riding on horses walking unto a ferry to visit an ancient Maya City. Just saying…

CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article and see LOTS more GREAT photos on the NINE Eco-Tours Blog


Belize Beach & Jungle Adventure

Explore Belize's beaches and jungles with trips into the Mayan underworld via cave tubing, trips up Monkey River, meet Carl the local Garifuna drummer from Seine Bight, try local foods, explore Placencia, scuba dive the barrier reef and more in Travel With Kids Belize!


BELIZE trip 2014

Traveled to Belize mid December 2014 Stayed at Caye Caulker and Hopkins, snorkeling with Caveman Tours Traveled to Belmopan and San Ignacio

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 02/24/15 10:01 PM

Adventure Belize

Excellent little video from a Belize vacation. The mixing is unique. Cayo is in there, as is Cahal Pech, Rio On Pools, and Caracol. Definitely worth a watch.

"This is a small attempt at capturing a recent trip to Belize. I went with a Gopro and a Olympus Tough camera and came back with just enough footage to put this together. As you'll see I experienced an abundance of love and friendship with some amazing people, and got into some fun trouble and saw some amazing things."

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 08/15/15 11:34 AM

NYFA Documentary Expedition to Belize

New York Film Academy Students and faculty travel to Belize to shoot short docs about the coral reef degradation and the unique beauty and attributes of the country.

Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 12/21/15 10:20 AM

Nice video...

Belize - 2015

Our visit to beautiful Belize in December 2015.

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 01/20/16 06:29 PM

Glimpse Belize

Channel 23 Belize



BELIZE TRAVEL - From the Jungle to the Ocean

We spent 2 weeks in Belize and saw a ton!

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 03/06/16 12:08 PM

Belize in 10 days

A lot can happen in a 2 week adventure traveling around Belize. Some of which I can highly recomend like an ATV execution through the jungle with Chaa Creek Resort or an adventure snorkeling on Caye Caulker. What a great time exploring the outdoors of this great nation and being immersed in the rich, diverse culture.

Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 09/28/16 05:56 PM


GoPro: Belize and Guatemala (Tikal) Adventure

The majority was filmed with multiple GoPro Hero4s & a few scenes with a Canon DSLR Rebel T3i.

Locations in Belize:

- The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center founded by one of the most genuine people I have ever met, Sharon Matola.

- Actun Tunichil Muknal (aka ATM Cave) in Cayo District.

- Xunantunich Ancient Maya archaeological site in western Belize.

Location in Guatemala:

- Tikal National Park

The most spontaneous trip I have ever done in my life. I hope you enjoy this travel log of Belize and Tikal!



Beautiful Belize

A recap of my trip to Belize with the Belize Tourism Board (@TravelBelize) and Tiffany Nguyen

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 03/12/17 12:13 PM


Breathtaking Belize

"As it was our first time in Belize we wanted to see a little bit of everything. We decided to split our trip between the verdant jungles near San Ignacio and the dive haven of San Pedro, a small town on Ambergris Caye. While one week was not nearly enough to explore the dozens of islands, cayes, or ancient ruins, I do feel we got a nicely balanced taste of what makes this country such a joy to visit."
Video and quote via @chelseakauai and Perrin James

Posted By: azbob

Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 03/12/17 03:55 PM

That is beautiful!! What a great presentation!
Posted By: Gela

Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 05/08/17 08:41 PM

If you're not a professional travel writer you should be. An incredible report, beautiful photos and family. Thank you very much for sharing.
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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 06/21/17 12:59 PM


Things To Do in Belize
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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 01/02/18 08:56 PM


10 reasons to visit Belize

Rough Guide, one of the most popular travel guides, put together a short video listing some of the too many to list reasons to visit Belize. The San Ignacio Saturday market is on there along with Maya archaeological sites. Worth a quick watch.

We just got back from Belize. If you haven't been, here are 10 reasons to visit this incredible Central American country.
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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 01/26/18 11:49 AM


All Over Belize

I put together a bunch of video clips from over the last few years and called it All Over Belize - lots of aerials from drones, small planes and jet planes. :-)

by Pollard Media Productions
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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 03/16/19 12:44 PM


A Voyage to Belize: Wildlife, Reefs & Rivers

Belize & Guatemala on the National Geographic Quest Feb/March 2019. This was the last of 5 (short 5 day trips) By this time we had ironed out the kinks in the itinerary. Port main engine was down the entire season so we exploited the Southern Cayes of Belize and did not venture up to Lighthouse Reef.

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 05/10/19 12:19 PM


Travel Thru History: Belize

Nice video, they travel around the country, including the Museum!

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 06/11/19 05:32 PM


Beautiful Belize

On my trip around the world I stopped in Belize. I will show you how beautiful this tiny country is.

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 08/02/19 05:10 PM

Nice video....


Ya Better Belize It!
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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 09/18/19 12:28 PM


National Geographic Video: Tropical Kingdom of Belize (1987)

The wildlife of Belize, a tropical country in Central America. Get ready to see everything from underwater fish to above water insects!
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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 11/19/19 05:03 PM



Top 10 Places To Visit In Belize

Belize is one of my all time favorite countries to visit. I lived there for over a year and I've been back several times. It is a extremely diverse country with its varying landscapes, wildlife and cultures. From the worlds second largest coral reef systems, the Great Blue Hole, to its many ancient ruins, Belize is a country like non other. I hope you enjoy the video and can visit this beautiful country soon!
Ryan Shirley

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 03/20/20 12:46 PM


BELIZE - Reef to Jungle

The Vativ team and friends head down to Belize for 5 days in San Pedro and 5 days in the Belizean jungle. Belize has quickly become one of our favorite places to visit with so many incredible adventures. From the barrier reef to the jungle outside of Belmopan, we experienced a whole new side of this amazing country.

Special thanks to The Truck Stop and Ian Anderson's Adventure Co. and Jungle Lodge.

Only want to see certain adventures?
- Scuba diving in the Blue Hole with blacktip sharks (3:17 - 3:36)
- Snorkeling the reef at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley (3:37 - 4:34)
- Caye Caulker shenanigans (4:35 - 5:12)
- Spearfishing for lobsters with a local fisherman (6:08 - 7:03)
- Black Hole Drop repelling (10:11 - 12:23)
- Mayan Waterfall cave adventure (12:43 - 15:40)
- St. Hermans Blue Hole (16:17 - 18:00)
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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 08/09/20 12:13 PM


Belize, A Rockwire Visuals Travel Reel
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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 12/29/20 07:24 PM

Great video....


Belize 2019, Nicholas Caye, Sapodilla Caye, Placencia, Cockscomb Basin, Gladden Spit, Monkey River
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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 01/06/21 05:51 PM


Family Vacation in Belize
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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 01/07/21 06:15 PM

Great video....


Across Belize - Small Country, Big Adventures
Since traveling isn't recommended because of the Corona Virus going around, we made a video to highlight our best moments when we lived in Belize. We were so fortunate to collab with some incredible resorts like Cocoplum Island Resort, Ranguana Caye, Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, and more! This allowed us to see most of the country. From the Caribbean blue waters to the wild and lush rainforest and its mysterious Mayan ruins.
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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 01/22/21 11:51 AM

BELIZE. A Perfect Destination

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 02/28/21 12:14 PM


Ten Things to do in Belize!
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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 05/05/21 05:13 PM


Exploring Belize
Belize’s biggest draws are its islands and incredible dive sites, which include an expansive coral reef.
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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 07/13/21 10:38 AM


Belize Family Vacation
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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 01/28/22 05:31 PM

BELIZE "Quadro É Pra Lá que Eu Vou"

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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 03/12/22 11:24 AM


I'm Never Coming Home - A Belize Travel Video
At the beginning of 2021, we decided to go all around the country of Belize and discover as much of its culture and adventures as possible.

We journeyed into the jungles of San Ignacio, down to the Southern Peninsula of Placencia, out to famous cayes, Ambergris Caye (San Pedro) and Caye Caulker and even stayed on two remote islands, St. George's Caye and Tobacco Caye.

This was the trip of a lifetime and until we get back down there, we will be reliving these memories through the footage we captured.
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Re: Belize Adventures: Stories & Videos about Belize - 04/03/22 11:20 AM

Nice family video....

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