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Top 10 Tips for a Better Snorkeling Experience

By Slickrock Adventures | December 17, 2019

Whether you’ve never snorkeled, haven’t been in decades, or are just getting back from your latest snorkeling adventure, we’ve gathered some tips and ideas we think you’ll find useful.

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Re-thatching the Island Kitchen

By Slickrock Adventures | November 12, 2019

Earlier this fall, we began the process of replacing the thatch roof of our kitchen as well as one of our cabanas, Sea Grape. These buildings, as well as several other cabanas and our kayak and hammock palapas, are roofed with cohune palm leaves. When harvested, placed, and secured properly, these leaves provide a durable and weatherproof covering for our buildings out on the island.

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Belize travel review – Our biggest fan

By Slickrock Adventures | December 12, 2018

Chuck and Kelly Cray joined us on the island last April with their 2 daughters ages 7 and 10. I was there at the time, and it was a really great week. My favorite trips are the ones with lots of kids because the presence of kids on the island makes everyone more playful. The guides especially love the kids because they are missing their own kids, because they are gone at home for 2 weeks at a time

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Crooked Tree, Belize & Birds Eye View Lodge

By Slickrock Adventures | December 5, 2018

For fantastic birding and a trip back in time to a simpler era, plan a trip to Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary and Crooked Tree Village. Located on a large fresh-water lagoon, the village is surrounded by the wildlife sanctuary. There are four lodges and a few restaurants, all within walking distance of each other. Crooked Tree occupies a huge, natural area and has a population of only 1000 people

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Belize 1 week itinerary

By Slickrock Adventures | November 28, 2018

If you are planning to visit Belize, likely you have around 8 or 9 days to spend on your vacation. Most people like to do a combination of island and inland. Then they get the best of both: incredible Caribbean island with white coral sand and tall, shady palm trees coupled with deep jungle full of tropical birds, exotic flowering plants, and Mayan ruins. Our island packages to Long Caye are some

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History of The Garifuna of Belize

By Slickrock Adventures | November 19, 2018

Today is Garifuna Settlement Day. This date is celebrated as the anniversary that the Garifuna people landed in Dangriga, Belize for the first time. The Garifuna people of Belize have an interesting history, having arrived and settled in Belize as free people and not former slaves. Garifuna peoples can be found in many coastal towns in southern Belize. Their primary settlements are in the towns of

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Finding Cheap Flights to Belize

By Slickrock Adventures | November 7, 2018

It’s happening, you’re coming to Belize! You’ve found an excellent destination resort, you’re ready to explore the jungle, see Mayan ruins, and snorkel in some of the best waters in the Caribbean. Now the next step: finding a flight that doesn’t break the bank. Finding cheap flights to Belize can feel like a daunting task, but we’re going to help you out by sharing a few tips and trick

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Driving to Belize

By Slickrock Adventures | October 31, 2018

Have you ever considered driving to Belize? Last Thursday we packed up our new truck and trailer to make the 3000 mile drive to Belize. Every year since 1977 one of us has driven to Mexico (in the early years) or Belize (since 1986) with a whole bunch of water sport gear and other stuff we need down there. It takes about 8 days. My partner Cully used to do the drive, but after 20+ years he got pre

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Belize Car Rental

By Slickrock Adventures | October 24, 2018

Many people assume it’s a good idea to rent a car in Belize, but in many cases, it’s not that great of an idea. It depends on several factors such as where you intend to go and what you want to do. I rarely recommend renting a car in Belize and this is for a myriad of reasons. First of all, Belize is a small country, so it will be easy and relatively inexpensive to get to almost all lo

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