Sports & Exercise

San Pedro’s Ricky Luna ROCKS Merida Mexico’s 2015 WOD Challenge

Crossfit was founded in 2000 in California – a combination of high intensity training, weight-lifting and more – and over the last 10 years has spread like fitness wildfire. And in the last two years it has really exploded in Belize.  There is a gym in Placencia and two on Ambergris Caye  – San Pedro CrossfitKeep reading »

The 11th Annual Lagoon Reef Eco-Challenge Was the Closest One Yet!

For the last 11 years,  two-man or woman teams of kayakers take to the water for a 42 mile, two day kayaking marathon.  The event highlights reef conservation and environmental friendliness and is just a super fun competition for those paddling (wishful thinking on my part) and for those on shore enjoying a Belikin and cheeringKeep reading »

A Busy Holiday Weekend in San Pedro, Belize

This is a holiday weekend in many parts of the world.    Monday is Commonwealth Day here in Belize, Memorial Day in the US, Whitmonday in France…it’s the unofficial start of Summer.  Get out those barbecues (always out in Belize), white shoes and pants…SUMMER! A photo of a flamboyant tree yesterday.  I can’t get enough of them.Keep reading »

Flying Over Ambergris Caye with Belize Parasail…DOLPHINS!

I got an offer I could not refuse.  Come meet us at Fido’s Dock in downtown San Pedro and try parasailing…just give it a try. I’d never been parasailing.  I’ve seen the parachutes floating over the reef but heights?  So not my thing. After a few weeks of hemming and hawing, I decided to give itKeep reading »

San Pedro Runs For Autism Awareness: Great Turnout for The 5K Race

Sunday morning, 10am.  Central Park San Pedro, Belize.  A 5K run/walk for Autism Awareness was organized by the Special Needs teachers at one of the local schools – Ambergris Caye Elementary or ACES. Now on Ambergris Caye, we have fundraisers galore.  But most involve eating, usually BBQ, and drinking, usually Belikin and rum punch, sometimesKeep reading »

Sitting Atop One Massive Cave System: St. Herman’s Cave & The Inland Blue Hole

The more you travel around Belize, the more you realize how seriously blessed with natural wonders this tiny country is.  The hemisphere’s longest barrier reef, hundreds of sandy cayes and atolls, gorgeous green rivers, lush valley, mountains, jungles inhabited by some of the world’s most beautiful animals like the scarlet macaw and the jaguar…all inKeep reading »

Easily Accessible from Hopkins, Mayflower Bocawina National Park Brings The Beauty & The Thrills

The list of activities available through Almond Beach Resort in Hopkins, Belize was almost…well…overwhelming.  They got the ocean right there – and snorkeling, diving, fishing and more.  They are sandwiches between two rivers and all of those activities – monkeys, manatees, birding and more.  And then the mountains and the jungle just 25 minutes away.Keep reading »

Adventure Meets Luxury: Almond Beach Resort in Hopkins Village

Hopkins, Belize has an enviable location.  It is situated on a giant sandbar between two rivers –  in the Southern Part of Belize – with the Caribbean Sea and world’s 2nd largest reef to the east and just a short drive to the west, gorgeous rivers, savannah, jungle and mountains. It’s also a relatively shortKeep reading »