The winning photo and caption by Barb Wolff/Island Expeditions Beauty of Belize Photo Contest
“We stopped in the Mayan Village for lunch and to gear up for trip on the Moho River. What a beautiful little girl!”
We are thrilled to share WestJet’s announcement about their new direct air service between Toronto and Belize City. They are also offering some great introductory fares if you book your flight by August 15, 2016. This is fantastic news for Canadian travelers wanting to plan a holiday to Belize!
WestJet is Canada’s highest-rated airline for customer service. With the launch of the new service, they will be the only Canadian carrier to fly non-stop into Belize City.
We are excited to unveil the twenty most popular photographs by vote entered into our Beauty of Belize Photo Contest .
Out of these twenty entries, our photo-judging panel had the difficult decision to choose three photographs for the Grand Prize, 2nd and 3rd place in the Island Expeditions Choice Awards.
We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of the photographs submitted.
We were captivated and delighted with all the incredible photographs that were entered into the 2016 Beauty of Belize Photo Contest. We received 345 entries, and encourage you to check out this collection of inspiring photographs that encapsulates the ‘Beauty of Belize’.
If you want to immerse yourself into Belize's unique Afro-Caribbean Garifuna culture, then a visit to the southern Stann Creek and Toledo Districts should be a must do on your itinerary.
The Garifuna people trace their ancestry to West African and indigenous Arawak people. Around 1635, two Spanish ships carrying West Africans destined for North America were wrecked near St. Vincent in the West Indies.
As we enter the final week of our Beauty of Belize Photo Contest, we asked photographer and videographer Duarte Dellarole to take a look at the entries and pick a few favorites that captured the “Beauty of Belize” from his unique perspective.
Duarte has worked extensively in Belize, and has compiled a wonderful array of photographs which includes underwat
Placencia is located on a 16-mile long peninsula in southeastern Belize. It boasts miles of golden sand beaches and is known locally as ‘Barefoot-Perfect’. This laid-back fishing village/beach resort offers top-notch food, accommodations, nightlife and a decent mix of travelers and locals. It is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the cultural vibe of the area’s Garifuna and Creole people.
Here are 5 reasons why you should include a stay in Placencia in your Belize itinerary:
Belize is dream destination for all levels of photographers...from professionals to those of you just capturing that perfect moment on a smartphone. It is a country where every turn seems to lead to a great picture. Wildlife, birding and sightseeing opportunities are endless. The landscape is dynamic and varied, from the the tropical rainforests of the Maya Mountains to idyllic white sand beaches out on the cayes.
The Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) is the primary lobster caught in Belize. When the Spiny Lobster hatches, it faces an uphill battle. Of the 10,000 eggs that a female might release, only about one percent will survive past the first four weeks of life. They begin life as a free-swimming, microscopic phyllosoma larvae.
Lobsterfest is one of the more famous summer events in Belize. It marks the official start of the summer season, and more importantly it celebrates the opening of Lobster harvesting season on June 15, annually.