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.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our 2016 Beauty of Belize Photo Contest.
We want to see your fantastic photos of turquoise waters, a perfectly framed smile or one of your other favorite moments from Belize. We are excited and inspired by the photographs travelers share from their adventures - and we’ve seen lots of fun and interesting shots over the thirty years we’ve been leading trips into Belize.
Belize is home to over 600 ancient Mayan sites. Archaeologists believe that Belize was at one time the center of the lowland Mayan Empire. Over two thousand years ago a million people could have been living in what is present-day Belize.
Many of these Mayan sites still remain unexplored and buried. They range from small mounds to ceremonial caves, which are still being discovered to this day.
If you are planning a trip to Belize at any time of the year, here are our top 5 must visit Mayan sites.
Aerial view of the Great Blue Hole. Image by Schafer & Hill / Getty Image
Belize’s ‘Green Season’ (Summer Season) runs from June through October and is a great time to visit. This is a quieter time to visit Belize with fewer tourists and lower prices for accommodation.
The average year round temperature remains fairly steady at around 84° F (29°C). During this time you can expect periodic showers, often at night. Any rain during the day is usually brief and intermittent and does not normally hamper outdoor activities.
Mayflower Bocawina National Park is located in the Stann Creek District of Belize. The park consists of 7,107 acres of primarily tropical evergreen broadleaf, lowland and hill forest ecosystems. This is an amazing park to visit year round and offers a diverse range of activities. It’s a great place for wildlife observation and bird watching. There is also access to several Mayan sites and beautiful waterfalls via a system of maintained trails through the forest.