Belize Archive

The Best Chocolate Festivals Across Latin America

There’s a chocolate belt across the Americas and perhaps appropriately, it’s a wide belt. It stretches from Tabasco state on the Gulf Coast of Mexico—the birthplace of the bean in the B.C. era—down to Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru. Just as introduced crops like bananas and coffee spread quickly across countries where the conditions were right, […]

Why Placencia, Belize Should Be on Your Tropical Getaway Short List

When I think back on the time I traveled through Belize with my family, the most vivid memory is a simple one: sitting on the beach under a palm tree drinking a Belikin beer. This does not sound like a very unusual memory, but in Belize it’s not as common as you’d think. There are […]

A Revamped Robert’s Grove Resort in Belize

If you’re somewhere far north of Belize as I write this, you’re probably looking longingly at this photo at the top and thinking, “Why was I just now shoveling snow and wearing thick gloves? Robert’s Grove has long been a place to dream of from afar and want to return to after you’ve been there […]

Luxury Real Estate in Placencia, Belize

We’re constantly bopping around checking out luxury travel options in Latin America, but sometimes people like to do more than just pass through, so we frequently cover upscale real estate scenes too. Americans and Canadians often gravitate to places where they can get back to the homeland in one day if necessary, so Belize is […]

Upgraded in Placencia: Chabil Mar Villas

Some resorts fail to invest in maintenance and improvements and over time they fade in appeal, while others keep upping their game and getting better each year. While we sometimes end up deleting the former from our luxury hotel reviews, we try to revisit the others now and then for updates on what’s new. We’re […]

Belize by Land and By Sea

It’s been a while since we posted any kind of tour story from Belize, so we’re happy to announce we’ve got one up now from associate editor Lydia Carey. Called Beautiful Belize by Land and by Sea, it’s the kind of trip that attracts many to Belize: a few days in the jungle, then a […]