Belize

Rio Blanco National Park Daytrip

One of the sights in Southern Belize that’s easiest to reach without a car is Rio Blanco National Park. Rio Blanco is located in the far southwest of Belize, about an hour bus ride away from Punta Gorda. I had been hearing about the park and its beautiful waterfalls for Read more…

By Caitlin, ago
Belize

Garifuna Settlement Day

As I've mentioned before, Belize is an incredible melting pot of cultures and people. In the month of November, there are celebrations countrywide to honor one of these cultures: the Garifuna. These culminate on National Garifuna Settlement Day, when people all over the country celebrate the settlement of the Garifunas on the mainland. Garifuna culture originated in the Caribbean Islands, but they arrived on the mainland of Central America when they were banished from St. Vincent and the Grenadines by the British in the late 18th century. Today, they have a strong presence along the shore in Belize and other Central American countries. (more…)

By Caitlin, ago