In honour of World Tapir Day on April 27 and the recent news from the Belize Zoo announcing the safe arrival of a new baby tapir, we wanted to share some fascinating facts about this intriguing animal.
Earth Day 2018 is on Sunday, April 22 and this year the focus is on ending plastic pollution. The Government of Belize recently announced that they will phase out single-use plastic shopping bags, styrofoam and plastic food utensils by Earth Day , 2019.
Belize has a population of approx 380,000 and a dynamic culture. Most Belizeans are of mixed descent with people from Kriol, Maya, Garifuna, Mestizo, Mennonites and a blend of many other cultures from Chinese to East Indian.
Here we look at the culture of the Mestizo people in Belize:
Belize is home to some of Central America’s most spectacular bird species, as well as the largest tracts of protected rainforest. With over 600 documented species, Belize is the ideal place to cross off species on your lists, or simply enjoy spending time in nature. Even if you’re just beginning your journey into birding, Belize is a great place to start.
Visiting the inland rainforests and mountains of Belize is a wonderful way to discover another side of this diverse and beautiful Central American country. The rainforests of Belize are home to numerous exotic birds, incredible wildlife and ample opportunities for adventure from hiking to ziplining.
To help get you inspired, we thought we would share some ideas for things to see and do in the tropical rainforests of Belize:
Few islands in Belize offer walk-in snorkeling from the beach, but Half Moon Caye is one unique location that does. This crescent-shaped caye is located on the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, a protected marine reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site . This remote and pristine caye has world class walk-in snorkeling sites right from its beaches.
Belize has hundreds of archaeological sites covering the entire country, including a number of well-known ones, and some that still remain unexplored.
Archaeologists believe that Belize was at one time the centre of the ancient Maya world. The Maya Empire evolved around 350 BC in the lowlands of Belize and northern Guatemala and reached its height from 250 A.D. to 900 A.D. Today, the ancient Maya civilization can be rediscovered by visiting one of the many Mayan ancient ruins.
We want to introduce you to our amazing and talented team at the Belize Operations Base in Dangriga. The team in Belize are integral to the logistics and activities of your trip. They help with in-country transportation, hotels, organising room configurations, assisting with rentals of snorkel equipment or kayaks for our self-guided trips, organising food orders and special dietary needs, guest services, hospitality and much more!