How to Combine Belize and Costa Rica in One Vacation
From Coral Reef and Mayan Ruins to the Cloud Forest Occasionally we get this question… people rightly figure that if they are going south, they want to stay south and see more than just one country. What a great combination! Belize for the coral reefs and Mayan ruins, and Costa Rica for the cloud forest. Three different airlines fly between the two, and on the quickest and cheapest schedules the
Long Caye dining hall
Our dining hall is the largest building on our private Belize island, Long Caye at Glover’s Reef. The center of island life, it is complete with solar-powered lights, propane stove and refrigerators (cold beer and soda!), and our ever-growing library and game selection. It is a huge space with fantastic views of the lagoon and a neighboring island. There is no dress code, and you don’t
Coral House Inn, Punta Gorda, Belize
I spend all day helping people plan their Belize vacation, and I love telling people about Punta Gorda, the southernmost town in Belize. They are still largely “undiscovered”, and it feels like you have ventured back 30 years before Belize was a well-known international travel destination. Located right in downtown Punta Gorda you will find one of the best places to say in the area, th
Hickatee Cottages, Punta Gorda, Belize
The Punta Gorda area of Belize is all the way south. When I’m not talking about our island or inland program, I am likely talking up southern Belize (called “Toledo” by the locals). I have only been there two times, but it’s my favorite part of Belize (next to our island, of course). “PG” just hasn’t really been discovered yet, and it feels like the Belize
Belize marguay sighting (little jaguar-like cat)
The internet never ceases to amaze me. Via our friend’s Facebook posting, Barb of Barb’s Belize we were so excited to see this image of a marguay crossing the Hummingbird Highway in Belize. Hidden Valley Inn’s guide and guests saw this kitty cat on tour a couple of weeks ago. You can view the full sequence of images on their Hidden Valley Inn’s Facebook page. Belize has thr
Belize island cabana tour
Everyone loves our cabanas. Think “Gilligan’s Island”. Take a tour of one in this short video clip shot by guest Larry Staples.
Snorkeling The Aquarium (aka Paradise Reef)
Every week we snorkel The Aquarium, just a 1/2 mile paddle from our island. It’s a shallow patch reef surrounded by bright white coral sand.
Enjoy an invasive species on your Belize vacation
Last week we served lionfish on our Belize island. Our island is in a Marine Reserve, and fishing is prohibited by guests except for catch-and-release sportfishing. But lionfish are the exception. Lionfish are a Pacific fish and only recently got introduced to the Caribbean. They have no predators are are voracious eaters. They are a problem. We have blogged about this before: http://belizeadventu
How do we find deals to Belize?
Our Belize vacation packages are all-inclusive; and we regularly put specific trip dates on sale. All of our prices are per person because we are selling a sports package, not just a room in a hotel. Our packages include just about everything except airfare, so when a specific date is discounted 10 or 15%, you will go from about $230/night to $195-205/night, which adds up to over $200 per person f