We are all saddened by BP oil disaster in the Gulf and have been following the developments with great concern. Our hearts go out for the people and the marine life in the region that have been so critically affected.
A really great article on brand new laser mapping technology being used on the ancient Mayan site of Caracol in Belize! With this new technology, they are still discovering new things about the ancient Maya, and their cities. Great read!
Here is a great article on Glovers Reef Marine Reserve in Belize, published recently in the NY Times. Also, there is a great video on some of the conservation efforts being made at this very important protected area in Belize.
New Flickr Group for Sharing Belize Travel Photos. If you use flickr already, please join our group. Details can be found at http://www.flickr.com/groups/belize_vacations/ Here are some of the photos uploaded already...
Tropical vacations appeal to many travelers because of the outstanding climate and beautiful scenery that tropical countries have to offer. While warm weather and plenty of sunshine provide excellent conditions for outdoor adventures and enjoying gorgeous beaches, the same combination can also lead to sunburn and dehydration when travelers are not careful. Fortunately however, simply by preparing yourself for such conditions and taking certain precautionary measures, you can protect yourself from the sun and heat so you will be able to enjoy every moment of your tropical getaway.
Coral reefs are hubs of biodiversity, providing habitats for a multitude of different types of marine life. Yet, coral reefs are not just homes for living creatures, they are also alive themselves. In fact, reefs are comprised of many layers of the skeletons of coral polyps and are covered by a layer of living polyps.
Offering stunning natural beauty above and below water, Belize is one of the most breathtaking destinations that vacationers can choose, and this is particularly true for those who are looking for a unique and unforgettable scuba diving or snorkeling experience. This tropical nation features warm, sparkling waters and an amazing climate.