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Celebrating the Battle of St. George's Caye

On September 10th, Belize annually commemorates the Battle of St. George's Caye with parade and other festivities!

The Battle of St. George's Caye was a short military engagement lasting from September 3-10, 1798.  The final battle that occurred on September 10th is where the holiday's name is derived.  Previous attempts from the Spainards to expel the Settlers took place 1716, 1724, 1733, 1747, 1751, and 1779.  Today, the Battle of St. George's Caye is a nationally observed holiday for the public and banks to enjoy.

5 ECO-SYSTEMS SERIES: CARIBBEAN MARINE

Several coastal ecosystems thrive in the Caribbean waters - among them ocean lagoons, mangrove marshlands, bays and tidal wetlands rivaling the Florida Everglades.

These spectacular habitats serve as nurseries for tropical fish and amphibians, while offering protection against tidal erosion.  See more with is video.

 

5 Eco-System Series: TROPICAL SAVANNAH

The Caribbean's response to the Serengeti Plains of Africa, Sanctuary Belize's 2,000-acre stretch of sub-tropical savannah serves as home to a diverse array of rare plant species. Wispy grasses, scattered shrubs and thick-barked solitary trees protect a variety of animals, tropical birds and amphibians that take refuge in this unique landscape. http://vimeo.com/68723623

5 Eco-System Series: RIVERINE

Sanctuary Belize encompasses 9 miles of the Sittee River, a diversified habitat where fresh and salt water mingle to create a haven for wildlife.

Manatees, rays and barracuda cruise its deep river waters, while inquisitive turtles, egrets and Morelet's crocodiles patrol the surface. All for our residents to experience and enjoy up close and personal. http://vimeo.com/68723434

Fast Facts About Belize

Capital City: Belmopan
Population: 334,297 (July 2013 estimate); lowest popluation denisty of Central America
Climate: Tropical, very hot and humid; rainy season (May to November); dry season (February to May) 
Time Zone: GMT 6
Language: English (primary), Spanish, Creole, Mayan dialects
Country Currency: Belizean or US Dollars $2 BZD = $1 USD *fixed rate*
Coastline: 386km

Foreclosure Property on Ambergris Caye

Feel the breeze slowly flowing from the Caribbean Sea, read a book while you are relaxing on your private veranda. All spaces intermingle harmoniously to create a serene ambiance and link you to the sea. Conveniently located about 3.5 miles from midtown San Pedro, the property is close enough to town and all of the island’s activities. However, far enough away to escape the hustle and bustle.
 
Location: Las Terrazas Resort & Residences, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, BZ
Price: $495,000 *(foreclose property, bank motivated)*
Bedrooms: 3

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