2014 Jan Belize
Collected by Eliane Okamoto
Lighthouse Reef, Belize
“Lighthouse Reef atoll’s diverse coral and wall formations in such close proximity to each other make it, with the Great Blue Hole at its center, geographically and historically fascinating. It’s one place that both divers and snorkelers shouldn’t...
Belize City, Belize
Part of the Lighthouse Reef System, the famed Great Blue Hole is one of the most well known and photographed dive sites in the world. It is a large submarine cave about 45 miles off the coast of Belize, 1,000 feet across and over 400 feet deep,...
161 Dolphin Trail Long Caye, Lighthouse Reef, Belize
Huracan Diving is the only dive operation at the famed Lighthouse atoll, between 2 and 5 minutes from the surrounding reef and just a 10 minute boat ride from the celebrated Blue Hole. Because Huracan is so close, you can choose dive sites and...
Big Cay Bokel, Belize
Located at the southern end of Turneffe Atoll, not far from Southern Lagoon and a variety of wonderful dive sites, the Lighthouse at Big Caye Bokel is just one of the many in the extensive reef system that guards mainland Belize. Hire a local to...
Main Street, Placencia, Belize
Although I was born in Belize and spent every summer there (as a family who lived all over the world), I had never been to Placencia. We stayed at the Robert's Grove Resort which consists of little Villa's that can accommodate a family of 6-8. We...
Placencia Rd, Placencia ,Belize, Belize
“Placencia, where I live, is on a tiny peninsula. It’s the most laid back, easy living village in the country! It has pristine beaches, the best restaurants in Belize (the family-owned Galley is the oldest), and excellent dive sites nearby. It’s...
Placencia Sidewalk, Placencia, Belize
About five miles north of Placencia, Belize, in the tiny Garifuna village of Seine Bight, is Miss Lola and her art. "Bight" has absolutely no tourist trappings and lots of locals who'd like to chat. Make sure you aren't in a rush. Lola has a few...
On a sandy street, in a building with Victorian trim, near the Purple Monkey Bar and across from a tour company, there’s an unassuming storefront that guards what some people told me is the best gelato in the world. Tutti Frutti Gelateria serves...
San Ignacio, Chaa Creek Road, Belize
Chaa Creek is a private nature reserve and resort located on 365 acres close to the Maya Mountains, near the Macal River. Since 1981, owners Mick and Lucy Fleming have been welcoming visitors who want to learn more about the land, the history and...
Orange Walk District, Belize
Hauling myself up the stairs at the High Temple was a test of mind over matter for me. The panic induced by heights has made me reticent of plenty of adventures, but this one was one I couldn't miss. So hand over hand I held the rope as I climbed...
Mile8 Pine Ridge Rd., 00000, Belize
Anywhere whose address is "Mile 8" of a pot-holed dirt road is my type of place (even when your busted rental car shocks are creaking and only one headlight is working because the battery has bounced out of place). Arriving at Mountain Equestrian...
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