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Visit the ATM caves in Belize

Actun Tunichil Muknal (the Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre), also known locally as ATM, is a cave in Belize, near San Ignacio, Cayo District, notable as a Maya archaeological site that includes skeletons, ceramics, and stoneware. There are several areas with skeletal remains in the main chamber. The best known is "The Crystal Maiden", the skeleton of an adolescent (an 18-year-old girl, possibly a sacrifice victim, whose bones have been calcified to a sparkling, crystallized appearance.

The ceramics at the site are significant partly because they are marked with "kill holes", which indicate that they were used for ceremonial purposes. Many of the Maya artifacts and remains are completely calcified to the cave floor. One artifact, named the "Monkey Pot", is one of just four of its type found in Central America. The Maya also modified cave formations here, in some instances to create altars for the offerings, in others to create silhouettes of faces and animals…

El Fogon Restaurant San Pedro Ambergris Caye

Address: #2 trigger fish street, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
Hours: Open today · 11AM–9PM
Phone: 206-2121

 El Fogon has an old school cooking over a “fogon” or open fire stove and delicious simple Belizean dishes. The entrance is filled with sand as you enter. A Palapa is there to give you shade while you eat at the restaurant.   when you walk through the entrance, their was flowers decoration on the left and Banana trees on the right and the white sandy floor in one area. El Fogon is just 2 minutes away from Maya Island air north of Tropic air #2 Trigger Fish St.

A large sign on the entrance of the restaurant had a list of various food choices. When I tried the rice and beans, I could actually taste the fresh coconut in the rice and the soft smokey meat, well cooked in the fire heart. The service is always excellent with other menu list everyday you can get chimole, escabeche, rice and beans with stew chicken, fry fish, and much more. El Fogon has been expanded for better space and for…

here's why the month of June in Belize is a full activity month

Dia de San Pedro - Held in San Pedro the three day festival honours the patron saint of the town, St. Peter. During this time boats and fishermen are blessed. A jump-up is held with live music including a Marimba band.La Bajada Service at the RC Church, 4am.  Novena, 5am.  And an exhibition of fishing, the festival and San Pedro at the Lobsterfestival in Central Park. Each night, The Novena will take place at the Roman Catholic Church at 6pm. Friday, June 26th There will be a dance competition, skits,  poems and  more with an after party in the Old Football field. Saturday Night festivities continue in the Sporting Area with dancers.  Sunday June 28th there is a Fishing Rodeo.

San Pedro Ambergris Caye Lobsterfest in June 15, 2017 - The beginning of the lobster, lobster and lobster season gives the city of San Pedro festive colors. The crustaceans are tasted everywhere and cooked in a thousand different ways during a giant cocktail. Stalls are set up along the beach and Miss Lobster (l…

June 1st was the opening season of Hurricane

It’s that time of the year. The time to reflect on and be prepared for the hurricane season. Thursday 1st June marks the beginning of the 2017 hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin. The season runs from the 1st of June to 30th November 2017. However, as seen by the exceptionally rare Tropical Storm Arlene, which was only the second named storm on record to form in April, the formation of tropical cyclones is possible at any time of the year. The outlook for 2017 suggests that tropical cyclone activity will be slightly above normal in the Atlantic Basin (North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico) this year. The prediction is for there to be fourteen (14) named storms, of those six (6) are expected to become hurricanes, and three (3) are expected to become major hurricanes (Category 3 or stronger). An average season in the Atlantic Basin consists of twelve (12) named storms, six (6) hurricanes and two (2) major hurricanes. Agency Total Named Hurricanes Major Hurricanes T…

International Costa Maya Festival to be held on August 2017

This year marks the 25th year for the International Costa Maya Festival. In celebration of its silver anniversary, the Costa Maya Festival committee has a lot of surprises up their sleeves with one of the most exciting being the introduction of its new logo.  Bold, bright and full of life, it is a true representation of the festival at hand.

Held annually, the festival promotes the culture of the Munda Maya with their traditional dances, music, and food, while promoting tourism in San Pedro. It is not only one of the busiest weeks on the island but one of the most vibrant and liveliest times.  San Pedro comes alive, as locals and tourist flock to the island by boat and by plane to participate in the different festivities and special offers, proposed by restaurants, bars, nightclubs and hotels around the island.

Apart from the local community getting into the swing of things and making the most of the influx of visitors, some of the main highlights of the Costa Maya Festival are the c…

Southwest Airlines Launches Wave of New Nonstop Caribbean Flights

The carrier officially launched new daily nonstop service to four Caribbean destinations on Sunday, all out of its growing Caribbean-network hub in Fort Lauderdale. Southwest Airlines first flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to #Belize. Started on June 4th, 2017 and will be daily, year round. Offering easy connections, great fares (we have seen as low as $189US R/T) & two free bags. Southwest Airlines at FLL Belize Vacation

Other destinations that Southwest had connected on the Caribbean that has launched daily nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Belize City, Belize; and Cancun, Mexico has been a rocket services connection. Also on Sunday, Southwest launched two other new Caribbean routes: one between Cincinnati and Grand Cayman and the other between Chicago-Midway Airport and San Juan, Puerto Rico.The new flights are the latest part of a major regional expansion for the low-cost carrier, which earlier this year launched s…

Who are the Maya's?

This question has intrigued of humanity, and scholars in particular, given the Maya's scientific and mathematical achievements, the perfection of their calendar's, and now the dissemination of their prophecies  and western world's discovery of their deep spirituality. What is known about this civilization comes from archaeological research and historical sources (mainly pre-Colombian)   documents and those from the early years of Spanish colonization), as well as from the oral tradition. The former are often mired in series of speculations; the latter sheds the most light on the mystery of this magnificent civilization. Sadly, most of what is widely known about the maya is based on unverifiable stories told by Spanish chronicles during the conquest. These documents were written by priest who had Mayan informants, but even though these Mayans helped the Spaniards, they never revealed the essence of their origins, much less their true knowledge. 
Scholars, anthropologists, …

Celebrating 117 years of Anniversary of Xcalak

Chetumal, Quintana Roo.- The mayor of Othón P. Blanco, Luis Torres inaugurated this past Friday the beginning of the Xcalak festivities in the framework of his 117th anniversary, where he endorsed his commitment to the inhabitants to detonate the importance of tourists destination of the Hand of the governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín González. The event continued on  Saturday and Sunday with celebrities,  cultural and sporting activities, as well as live music. He was accompanied in the presidium: Lorenzo Peralta, delegate of Xcalak, Regents Germán González Pavón, Gabriel González Soto, Gabriela Cortés Talamantes, representatives of the neighboring country of Belize, Regidor Severo Ramírez from San Pedro Ambergris Caye, José Hadad, president of the Grand Costa Maya Trust, and, Among other guests.

Corozal Community College held its annual Prom Night 2017 at Dream's

It's that time of the Year where Prom Night is celebrated on the month of June around Belize. That one special night, usually in June, when girls in colorful gowns and boys in ill-fitting tuxedos pose awkwardly for photos that they will cherish (or rue) for the rest of their lives. This year' Prom Night for school of Corozal Community College Fourth form class Theme was " Beauty and the Beast". Here's how it all began. Yes, the class of Corozal Community College prom night was held at “Dreams" on June 3, 2017. 
Shortly after 7pm the community of Corozal had gathered  in front of Dreams to watch the 2017 Prom Night that strut down the Red Carpet in their gorgeous dresses and fitted tux. This High school kids on prom night where eager, excited and boutonniered--they boogie-oogie-oogied on the aisle with each couple representing there Beauty and the beast theme, fire works display, Toy's R US, Dancing, Singing, and they  posed for photos and capped the eveni…