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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on March 17, 2017

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

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on October 7, 2014

Changing islands

The islands of Belize are ever changing. Composed of sand and coral rubble, not bedrock, and low lying, they are susceptible to extreme weather events, especially hurricanes. Over the years we have observed whole islands disappearing from big storms, and others appearing out of nowhere as huge wave events from storms batter the islands. Out at Glover’s Reef on our island Long Caye, Belize, we ar

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 24, 2013

It’s a lot of work owning an island!

Everyone who comes to our island marvels at how beautiful and idyllic the white sand beaches and palm trees appear, yet few people realize what a huge job it is to create these beach areas from the raw island land we start with. Bit by bit over the years we have cleared areas to create the wide expanses of clear beach area under the palms. Here are a two photos of an area we recently completed, no

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on August 23, 2013

Belize Carnival | Heading to Belize in September? Don’t miss Carnival

Belize Carnival is one of Latin America’s biggest celebrations of Caribbean heritage. And unlike Carnival in most of the world, Belize Carnival happens in September. Actually, it is a huge deal, especially for Belizians. And for visitors, it is perhaps the best time to see the national culture on display. From parades to keg contests to free concerts and table tennis championships, here is a ver

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 7, 2012

Kitchen palapa upgrade and expansion

Every November, in preparation for the coming season, Cully and crew haul boat loads of materials and equipment out to the island for the annual build-a-thon. This is when they perform annual maintenance, repair storm damage to buildings, and expand on or add to the ever-growing menagerie of structures that comprise the Adventure Island eco resort. This year’s renovations included a major ov

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on November 29, 2012

Great fun surfing in Hawaii with a GoPro camera

Okay, so this isn’t specific to Belize, but being the only surf center in Belize with direct shore access to a surf break we’re pretty much just crazy about anything cool or new that’s happening in the surf world. So we were pretty excited about this new video put out by GoPro, the folks who make those cool small, lightweight, waterproof, and self contained video cameras designed

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on October 19, 2012

Belize ranked the fourth happiest country in the developed world

According to a new study by The Happy Planet Index, a project of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Belize is the fourth happiest country in the world. The new HPI results show the extent to which 151 countries across the globe produce long, happy and sustainable lives for the people that live in them. Costa Rica was first, with Vietnam and Columbia in second and third. The overall index

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on October 18, 2012

Belize and Mesoamerican Reef featured in National Geographic Magazine

National Geographic Magazine’s October issue highlights the beauty of Belize’s Great Barrier Reef which, along with Glover’s Reef Atoll, is part of the same reef system – the Mesoamerican Reef. The Mesoamerican Reef, described in the article as “half the length of its famous Australian counterpart but in many ways more remarkable,” contains Belize’s Great Barrier Ree

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on September 25, 2012

Comparing Belize and Costa Rica

Belize and Costa Rica are quite similar in that they are both Central American countries with great beaches and jungles, but they also have their differences. All of Belize’s beaches face the Caribbean, while Costa Rica’s more popular beaches line the Pacific. Hence, Belize’s beaches have more of that classic Caribbean island-feel than Costa Rica’s do.   Another difference is that pre

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