Use your mouse to click and move the Panorama 360 degrees! The country was orinigally founded in what is now Belize City. In the mid 17th century, the british originally settled here to harvest logwood and mahagonay to ship back to England. The location was perfect as Belize Town, as it was known back then,
Pirates to Loggers Belize’s history dates back thousands of years and it’s as colorful as the country’s landscape. Belize’s treacherous coral reef was the perfect hideout for pirates and buccaneers after plundering merchant ships. However, these outlaws of the sea soon realized that there were 2 very valuable commodities in the bountiful lands of Belize
If you look at the faces of Belize they represent a diverse cultural landscape. There are Creoles, Mesitzos, Mayas, Garifunas, Mennonites and many newly immigrant groups such as Chinese, Lebanese and East Indians. Despite their different cultural roots, the one thing that everyone who grows up in Belize has in common is the Creole language.
I was born and raised in Belize City. My backyard was the beautiful Caribbean Sea and lush jungles. As a kid, I remember taking picnic trips to deserted islands, and diving for conch to make fresh ceviche. Going on horseback rides in the jungle or boating up rivers was always a thrill. When I got
Lita Krohn has a profound expertise on the culture and history of Belize. She was a professor of History at St. John’s College. She was the director of the Belize House of Culture. And now she is the director of the museum of Belize. In this interview she talks about the different cultural annual
A Melting Pot of Cultures Belizeans have long described themselves as a “Caribbean nation” that just happens to be in Central America, for they have more in common with the distant islands on the Caribbean than their next-door neighbors of Central America. They share a British heritage, the English language and cultural influences such as
In this video we talked to Jaime Awe, Minister of Archeology for Belize, to get his views on the Mayan civilization. Belize has a rich Mayan heritage, boasting many ruins and artifacts. Today, these massive stone temples lay dormant, surrounded by overgrown forests. But to the keen observer, they tell a story of a
Bert Nicholas is known to most by his nickname – Ras Creek. Although at first glance he might seem like just another hippy-rasta, he has an intuitive understanding of the sea. He was a key figure in the discovery and development of Shark-Ray Alley and the Sea Horse Ranch, turning them into must-see tourist