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Recommended travel guides for Belize

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Lonely Planet keeps churning out great guide books and Belize (Country Guide) is no exception. The book covers the country in rich detail and delivers the information in the straightforward, organized way that we’ve come to expect from Lonely Planet.

But don’t look past Moon Belize (Moon Handbooks) written by former Belize resident Joshua Berman. He’s delivers a guide to some of the best experiences in Belize, from hiking waterfall, jungle horse-rides and diving the reefs. The guide covers the ground well and will give you all the tools and insight you need to experience the best of Belize.

The Rough Guide to Belize 4 (Rough Guide Travel Guides) is a comprehensive guide to the country and covers all the top attractions. The book also takes a detailed look at the region’s history, cuisine, environment and diverse culture and comes complete with maps and plans for the entire country.

Interested in diving while in Belize? Lonely Planet’s Diving & Snorkelling Belize explores 82 of the best dive sites off Belize, with full-color photos and easy-to-read maps throughout. Belize is home to the world’s second-largest barrier reef and three of the Western Hemisphere’s four coral atolls. Shallow reefs ring the more than 450 cayes and islets, while towering walls plunge into the sea. More than 400 fish species and a host of corals and invertebrates shelter in the warm Caribbean waters.

Get here cheaper – Frontier airlines considers flights to Belize

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Frontier Airlines, a major low-fare carrier, is reportedly considering a seasonal service from Denver to Belize City. Frontier Airlines currently flies to San Jose, Costa Rica, and to several cities in Mexico, and is looking to further expand internationally. Frontier operates a hub and spoke route system, with more than 90% of flights originating or arriving at its Denver hub.  More competition may also help to drive down prices charged by existing carriers.

How to Live that Island Dream

Monday, July 30th, 2007

We’re pretty passionate about Belize.

We’re fascinated by the real estate opportunities here too.

And we’re starting to get bitten by this blogging bug as well.

So put together Belize, real estate and blogging and, well, let’s just say it’s a good day.

Anyway, that is why we’re very happy with WikiHow’s “How to Buy a Private Island“. They give great advice on a whole range of areas and right at the bottom there’s a link for us.

It’s certainly well worth checking out their words of wisdom. How about this:

“You’re not just buying and island you’re buying its surroundings. There should be a village nearby where you can get supplies and an airport close at hand, for instance. In other words, what makes an island feasible is the infrastructure available to it.”

Wise words. You can check out islands in Belize on our website here.

Belize Caught on Film

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

It was set up to serve photographers not real estate investors but there can be few better ways to look around a country before you even get there.

Flickr is a photo sharing website and it’s popularity is now so wide that you can find pictures of just about everything and everywhere. Luckily for anyone serious about investing in

Belize, there’s a pool of photos from across the country, totalling over 1,800 in all. You can see them here.

The picture above is our own. I hope you like it.

San Pedro Sun – San Pedro Street Project A Reality

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

The road conditions on Ambergris Caye are improving starting with two major sections in downtown San Pedro.

Original Story:

San Pedro Town, a beautiful piece of paradise situated in the Caribbean is blooming with beauty and charm. Nevertheless, the rainy season leaves the streets filled with potholes and mud, while during the dry season the air is thick with dust. However, those issues will be a problem of the past.

On January 29th, 2007, the San Pedro Town Council called an urgent town meeting. The purpose: to discuss the street rehabilitation projects and the details pertaining to their visit with Prime Minister Said Musa and Financial Secretary Carla Barnett, which took place on January 25th, 2007 at the Prime Minister’s office. Although attendance was minimal, the head table had good news for the community; both the Southern Road and Barrier Reef Drive will soon be restored and both will be cobble stoned.

Sitting at the head table were Mayor of San Pedro Town Elsa Paz, Belize Rural South Area Representative Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr., and councilors.

Barrier Reef Drive

The Barrier Reef Drive Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to commence this weekend, perhaps as soon as Thursday, commented San Pedro Mayor Elsa Paz to a group of concerned citizens. The project, which will carry a $1.7 million price tag, will be carried out by Medina’s Construction Company Limited, the same company that was hired for the Coconut Drive Rehabilitation Project and the building of the San Pedro Bridge.

The Barrier Reef Rehabilitation Project will include cobble stoning of all of Front Street, as well as the side streets that have yet to be cobble stoned. It will include drainage and a pedestrian walk, same as the one found on Pescador Drive. The monies collected from Property, Trade and Liquor taxes will be used to fund this projec.

However, the money collected from these taxes will not be enough. We are selling some acres of land that belong to the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) in order to help us fund both these projects, commented Honorable Heredia, Jr. The properties that Honorable Heredia spoke of are 500 acres of land between Journey’s End Resort and Buena Vista in North Ambergris Caye. However, some of this land was sold in 2005 when the Pescador Drive Project needed extra funding. Read the rest of this entry »