VIVA BELIZE HOTEL GROUP AND ADVENTURE COMPANY RECEIVES NINE (9) 2017 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS IN THE WORLD, CENTRAL AMERICA & BELIZE!
Manatees are, if not a common sight, at least a familiar one off coasts of the United States and Central America. These slow, peaceful herbivores have been called everything from sea cows to sirens, after their tendency to be mistaken for mermaids by sailors.
Belize is a nation that is nestled in Central America. The country has two land borders, one with Mexico and the other Guatemala. It is also bordered by the Caribbean Sea. The nation in 2010 was inhabited by 324,528 people according to the Belize Population and Housing Census conducted that year, however 2015 estimates suggest that the population is now 368,000.
PLACENCIA, Stann Creek, Wed. Jan. 4, 2017–A male killer whale known as the orca, spanning more than 30 feet, has surprisingly surfaced in the south of Belize—a very rare sight in our tropical waters. The majestic apex predator aggressively warded off Belizean tour guides and stay-over tourists who were on a trip in the Ranguana Caye area last Thursday, before heading north with another adult whale and a younger whale of the same species, presumably on a migratory trip to cooler waters.
One day while Duarte and me were lying on the peaceful and beautiful beach of Jaguar Reef we were invited to an unexpected Fishing Tour with Pancho “The Fisherman”. I had never been fishing in my life and I wanted to do this for quite a while. What better place to go fishing than the Caribbean sea!
As I told you before it’s very difficult to see wildlife and most mammals in the Rainforest. You cannot imagine how happy and excited Duarte and I were when we enjoyed such a complete and fun tour, with so many amazing experiences in just one day.
If you are staying in Hopkins and you love nature, then you can’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a day at the super famous Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve. It is located only 30 minutes by car from the Viva Belize Hotels in Hopkins Village and organized weekly by their adventure desk. But this trip isn’t a regular hike through the jungle… be ready to get wet!
Having explored some of the most beautiful and amazing Maya ruins in Belize, we decided to explore one more site. Now that we were staying at Sleeping Giant, we didn’t wanted to miss the opportunity to discover one of the largest and most well-preserved Mayan City in the World – TIKAL. This ancient site is situated in Guatemala within 2.5 hours drive from the Belize border and about 3.5 hours from Sleeping Giant Lodge.
While we were having a sunbath swinging on the hammock, the Adventure and Tour Department Manager approached us to offer an unexpected new adventure: The Bioluminescence Tour.
Jaguar Reef Lodge, Almond Beach Resort and Villa Margarita are located in Hopkins Village right on the beach but on a strategic location, close to a lot of amazing and different activities to explore the country.
One of the most amazing things about staying with the Viva Belize Hotel Group is that they offer the opportunity to enjoy a huge variety of activities around each of their Belize resorts.
We stayed at Villa Margarita and some of our family at Jaguar Reef. It was my first trip to a tropical location and my expectations were exceeded. From the moment you arrive and are seated in their grand lobby and handed a warm towel and beautifully crafted drink, you know you are in paradise.
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