Top 10 Things to Bring on Your Belize Vacation

Departing Tobacco Caye Paradise Lodge
Regardless of the time of year, you are visiting Belize, you should make sure you pack the following in addition to your usual travel essentials.

Here are our top 10 packing list items to help you remember everything you need to bring to fully enjoy exploring beautiful Belize:

Update on the Jaguar Cub at Bocawina from Panthera Belize

Jaguar Cub at Bocawina from Panthera Belize
We are delighted to share some happy news from Panthera Belize, an NGO dedicated to the conservation of the wild cats of Belize.  Last winter, Panthera Belize set up trail cameras around the Mayflower Bocawina National Park to monitor the wildlife and they were a

Belize On A Budget

Tobacco Caye Paradise
Located on the western edge of the Caribbean Sea, Belize is a beautiful tropical destination featuring the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, hundreds of tiny cayes ( islands) and lush rainforests to discover inland.

Here’s our guide for traveling to Belize on a budget:

Getting to Belize For Less

Cheap Flights to Belize

Exploring the Belize National Park That’s Off The Radar

Map of Mayflower Bocawina National Park
The Mayflower Bocawina National Park was established in 2001. The park consolidated the Commerce Bight and Silk Grass Forest Reserves, a section of the Sittee River Forest Reserve and also include the Three Sister and Bocawina Falls.

Sea Turtle Conservation at Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve, Belize

Sea Turtle Belize
This week on May 23rd, World Turtle Day was celebrated around the world. It’s the perfect time of year to learn more about these incredible species and raise awareness on turtle conservation. Belize is home to 3 species of sea turtle; the loggerhead, green, and hawksbill turtles. In Belize, sea turtle nesting season runs from May through to September.

Panthera Wildlife Monitoring at Mayflower Bocawina National Park, Belize

Jaguar Mayflower Bocawina National Park, Belize
Panthera Belize is dedicated to the conservation of the wild cats of Belize and in particular jaguars. Over the winter of 2017/18, Panthera Belize set up trail cameras around the Mayflower Bocawina National Park to monitor the wildlife.

Here is a recap of the important findings from Panthera Belize and some amazing footage from the trail cameras:

Belize Summer Events and Festivals

San Pedro Lobster Festival Belize
Summers in Belize are full of events, festivals and celebrations showcasing many cultural traditions through food, dance and music. 

Here is our guide to the must-see Belize events and festivals for Summer 2018:

Spring in Belize Sees the Arrival of the Whale Sharks

Whale Shark Belize
Each spring, whale sharks migrate to a feeding area off the coast of Belize, close to the village of Placencia. Whale sharks are known as the ‘gentle giant’ of the ocean, they are naturally curious and will calmly swim right along a boat or snorkeler. The largest whale shark on record was 40'7" with a mouth that spanned 4.5 feet wide. 

Is swimming with these gentle giants on your bucket list? If so, read on and find out about the best times and ways to see the whale sharks in Belize.