The Beauty of Belize

After booking the last leg of my trip to Belize in December, a little chill of excitement went up my spine. I haven’t been this pumped about a trip in a long time. Mainly because we’ll be traveling on an eco-tourism excursion and staying at an eco lodge which pretty much focuses on self-sustainability, recreational adventure sports and NATURE. This gem of Belize is called Cotton Tree Lodge.

As featured in the New York Times earlier this year, my boyfriend stumbled upon the article while we were trying to figure out where to stay. Every single travel site we checked out - TripAdvisor, Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity - provided us with very generic information and an extremely whack rating system. I mean, what type of two-star hotel anywhere, gets a five-star rating?!?! Baffled, we decided to continue our search. Thank goodness he’s patient, or else we would have been staying in a dive in Belize City (supposedly one of the most dangerous cities in the world).

Anyhow, this eco-tourism “resort” is all-inclusive. So, essentially the horseback riding, snorkeling, scuba diving, cave swimming, river rafting, chocolate making, room and board is included in the package deal (which was a total steal, I might add). Also, this time of year is the perfect time to go to Belize. Supposedly the weather will be around 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

I also took some time to check out to find out some quick fun facts about Belize before we head there. A few new things I discovered are that English is the official language in Belize, it used to be a British colony, and the main race there is Mestizo - a mix between Indian and European. Interesting.

Off to do more research on our adventure. Stay tuned for pictures when we return!


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