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Belize

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Local Cuisine

Belize seduces your senses with her natural beauty, incredible sunsets and vibrant nightlife as well as a wonderful selection of restaurants that will satisfy food lovers from all over the world.

100% Pleasure

Wine Tasting & Drinking

The cultivation of wine began over 500 years ago with Hernan Cortes.  Today the wine production in Mexico is gaining importance nationally and internationally.In Mexico, there are seven main estates where wine production is carried out.

Fun & Pleasure

Tequila

Tequila is a regional distilled alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila,  and in the Jaliscan Highlands of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.

Lime, Salt & Fun

Beer

Beer in Mexico has a long history. From  Mesoamerican time and the arrival of the Spanish, European style beer brewed was introduced and Mexicans have been brewing beer for centuries and is one of the world’s top beer-producing countries.

Learning to Cook Regional Delights

Attending a local cooking school is the best way to learn the local cuisine and Belize serves as a key location for cooking schools and food preparation here. Foodies who choose to mix learning with pleasure in Belize often find this to be a great chance to meet new friends and interact with locals.

The Basics: Seafood
Fresh seafood abounds in Huatulco with all the usual suspects making an appearance: sandwiches out of beach-side shacks, grilled fish platters and plenty of ceviche. Regional ceviche has its own unique flavor acquired by the unconventional splash of orange soda or juice and sprinkling of tomatoes.Huatulco also has two seafood dishes that are distinct to the region: Pescado a la Talla is the most well-known regional specialty from the Pacific Coast, a grilled snapper that has been marinated in spices and chiles. Vuelve a la Vida or “return to life” in English, is the perfect hangover cure that locals swear by. It’s essentially a seafood cocktail (think bloody Mary with seafood thrown in) served in a chilled goblet with a side of saltine crackers and sliced avocado. A vuelve a la vida usually contains some combination of shrimp, raw clams and oysters, squid and ceviche doused in tomato juice, ketchup and a spicy salsa.

Oaxaca’s indigenous cooking includes staples such as chicken and pork and an adaptation of mozzarella known now as Oaxaca cheese. Oaxacan cuisine is known for seven mole varieties including Negro (black), Amarillo (yellow), Coloradito (little red), Mancha Manteles (table cloth stainer), Chichilo (smoky stew), Rojo (red), and Verde (green). Regional chile peppers along with herbs such as hoja santa give the food its unique taste. Chocolate is another major component and frequently hand ground and combined with almonds, cinnamon and other ingredients and consumed as a beverage.

OAXAQUEÑO
Revered as a culinary center both in Mexico and beyond, Oaxaca is sometimes called Land of the Seven Moles, though if you think of mole more as a technique than a recipe, there are countless variations. Oaxacan versions of national dishes seem to always have a tasty twist — avocado leaf in the beans, the herb chepil in the rice, dried shrimp and smoked pasilla mixe (also called pasilla oaxaqueña) chiles in salsas — and the empanadas, tamales and tortillas are super-sized. The state has ample coastline, too, meaning a rich (and under-appreciated) seafood cuisine.

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Pozole

In Huatulco you can enjoy two types of pozole: white and green. White pozole is the kind you can find just about anywhere in Mexico; it’s prepared with chicken or pork, heirloom corn, vegetables and tortilla chips. Green pozole, specific to Huatulco, has pumpkin seed sauce and green tomatoes added. The steaming hot soup is usually served in a clay bowl and is the perfect meal for a rainy afternoon on the coast.

Relleno 

Another classic Huatulco dish that’s specific to the state, this stew is a heady combination of pork, pork lard, pork skin and spices. Everything is finely chopped, mixed up together and slow-cooked in a clay pot.

Tamales 

The delicious tamales have a special flavor that makes for a unique dining experience. They often consist of black mole with pork, chicken or green beans and squash blossoms wrapped in a banana leaf that gives them a more smooth and solid consistency. You can also enjoy bean tamales covered with green pumpkin seed mole or tamales made from fresh pumpkin.

 Ceviche

Since Huatulco is a seaside town, fresh seafood is something that can easily be enjoyed during your visit.  Ceviche is prepared by cooking pieces of fish that were dipped in lemon juice for at least one night before draining the mixture and adding onion, fresh lemon juice, diced avocado, cilantro, olive oil, olives and chili.

Pescado a la Talla

Huatulco is full of coconut and tamarind trees, and as a result, there are various recipes that have been created using the fruits. Some of the treats that are peddled on the beach and everywhere in between include tamarind pulp mixed with sugar, jamoncillo, a nutty kind of fudge, baked coconut candy and coconut ice cream.

Vuelve a la Vida

Vuelve a la vida or “return to life” in English, is the perfect hangover cure that locals swear by. It’s essentially a seafood cocktail served in a chilled goblet with a side of saltine crackers and sliced avocado. A vuelve a la vida usually contains some combination of shrimp, raw clams and oysters, squid and ceviche doused in tomato juice, ketchup and a spicy salsa.

Sweet Treats for Dessert

Huatulco is full of coconut and tamarind trees, and as a result, there are various recipes that have been created using the fruits. Some of the treats that are peddled on the beach and everywhere in between include tamarind pulp mixed with sugar, jamoncillo, a nutty kind of fudge, baked coconut candy and coconut ice cream.

Famous Huatulco Drinks

A well-known drink is Damiana liqueur. This is made from the plant with the same name and combines with cane alcohol, sugar, and water. It is usually prepared with indigenous Guaycrua for various ceremonies. This is actually digestive liquor. As a matter of fact, it is also known to be a relaxing aphrodisiac.

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Activities & Adventures

Exploring Your Adventure Destination

Your vacation in Belize is sure to consist of plenty of fun and excitement, but how about adding a touch of adventure as well? For those who can’t shake that adrenaline bug, consider booking an exciting couples’ excursion, such as zip-lining through the jungle or setting sail on an intimate catamaran cruise, to make the most out of your adventure destination.

Sun and Sand

Beach, Swimming & Sunbathing

Beaches

Belize is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. From beachcombing to swimming and sunbathing, Belize’s beaches will not disappoint.

 

Swimming

Belize is known for her incredible white sand beaches and beautiful water. Head to the beach and taking a day to relax will be one of the many activities in Belize that you will enjoy.

Sunbathing

Belize’s beaches are spectacular spots and there are no shortages of world class beaches to experience. Belize, a great place to work on your tan.

Romance

Weddings, Honeymoons & More 

Weddings

Celebrate your romance with a destination wedding in Belize. Belize’s beaches are spectacular spots. Romantic weddings on a sugar white sand beaches, rich sunsets and one of the most beautiful areas in the world are the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding.

Bachelor/ette

Your bachelorette/bachelor party can be the most fun you’ve had in years! With a bit of planning  beforehand, Belize’s beaches are the perfect spot to plan such an adventure.

Honeymoon

Your honeymoon is sure to consist of plenty of romance, and Belize’s beaches are spectacular spots for the honeymoon destination. From quiet privacy to all out partying, Belize’s beaches are the perfect spot and has something for every honeymooner.

Renewal of Vows

A rededication to your marriage is an exciting thing – you can do it as often as you like. With vow renewals (or reaffirmations) you have the opportunity to have the ceremony you’ve always wanted.

On the Sea

SUP, Sea Kayak & Sailing

SUP

Paddle through the mangrove jungle during the Caribbean
sunrise to start your day and see a variety of birds and other wildlife while experiencing the joy of gliding across the turquoise water.

Sea Kayaking

Observe the natural beauty of Belize’s’ endless blue seascapes, enjoy paddling, relax and feel the sun. Paddle into a mangrove labyrinth and appreciate the beauty of the natural surroundings and wildlife.

Sailing

Sea breezes and the most beautiful beaches in the world. Belize is the perfect exotic location for sailing and learning to sail. Bask in the sun and enjoy the unbelievable sunsets.

In the Sea

Snorkel & Scuba Diving

Snorkel

Belize’s warm waters and coral reefs are home to the best snorkeling in the Caribbean, with many fantastic destinations that are easily accessible and exceptionally beautiful. Small coral formations and sea fans paint the sea floor.

Scuba

The best diving in the Caribbean is available right here in Belize. The coral reefs offer you the chance of meeting the most colorful variety of sea creatures and exploring a whole new side of Belize through our marine life.

Fishing the Sea

Deep Sea, Shore & Lake

Fishing

Belize’s warm fishing waters all along this stretch of the Caribbean provide the perfect environment for every kind of fishing there is. Whatever your type of fishing, there is a spot on the Caribbean with your name on it.

Deep Sea

Big attraction for anglers heading to Belize is unquestionably saltwater fishing. Thanks to her fantastic deep waters surrounding the coastlines, sport fishing for highly sought after big game species is incredibly popular.

Shore

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Family

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Golf by the Sea

Golfing Experiences

Golfing

There are 3 golf clubs in Belize. Caye Chapel Golf Resort is both the most popular as well as the best golf club of Belize. Golf at Caye Chapel is championship golf at its finest with awesome views of the Caribbean Sea. It’s a par-72 course

On Land

Horses, Hiking, Biking, ATV

On Horseback

Horseback riding is a different way to explore Belize’s magnificent oceanside splendor. Experience the fresh air and freedom, along with the unforgettable sunsets.

Hiking & Biking

Mountain bike and hiking tours led by local guides—a great choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ride and hike along scenic trails through forested areas, river beds and jungles.

Off Road

From rugged mountain terrain and hidden treasures, create the perfect setting for an off-road  adventure. Drive your own ATV through landscapes full of surprises and new adventures.

Lifestyle

Live the Lifestyle

Living

Looking for Lifestyle Options? When considering Belize as a place to live or retire, the knowledge we share will help you to create a plan, and we’ll connect you with useful lifestyle services and property choices.

Retire

Many consider Belize for their retirement home. With recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and a modern infrastructure, stable electrical grid and high-speed internet.

Lifestyle

Variety of lifestyles, from resorts, condos and other full-time housing—it’s a perfect place for those seeking an “always on vacation” lifestyle. Belize has everything you need and more; affordability, healthcare, safety, culture and cuisine.

Real Estate

Finding the Right Investment

Real Estate

Real estate investment opportunities exist in Belize for anyone interesting in renting, buying and owning a property. Many available properties are beach front and ocean view.

Beach Houses

With villas, apartments, and residential units in the vicinity of stunning ocean, pristine beaches and picturesque lagoons, Belize is an exciting option for you to consider.

Culture

Experience the Culture

Culture

The culture in Belize is like nothing else in the Caribbean. Rich history with centuries of stories and cultures harmoniously intertwined into one people – Belize is an unforgettable and unique destination in the world.

Culture

Belizean culture with its African and English roots, has shaped our traditions. Experience our exquisite cuisine, timeless culture and highly skilled artisans.

 

Cuisine

Enjoy the Food & Drink 

Food & Drink

Belize, well known for her varieties of regional and national food and drink. From street food to exquisite culinary delights, paired with regional beer, rum and other exotic drinks with long histories and international reputations.

Rum

One of the most popular and iconic locally-made alcoholic drinks in Belize is rum. Belizean rum is something that every visitor is encouraged to try. We recommend Belize’s unique blends that are perfectly aged in the finest barrels available.

Beer

Belikin is brewed by Belize Brewing Company and is considered to be the beer of Belize. Pack it into your beach cooler along with your other drinks to have something cold and refreshing to sip on out in the sunshine.

Where to Stay

Find the Right Resort

Resort

Belize’s resorts are perennial favorites among globetrotters. With a variety of beach options, rich heritage, and fantastic food, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that’s got more to offer within such easy reach of most travelers.

Resort

With her gorgeous beaches and upscale resorts, Belize is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for relaxing fun in the sun. Soak in the sunshine, go for a rum tasting, spa treatment or fill your day with outdoor adventures.

Resort

If you’re looking for warmth, relaxation, and an amazing experience, look no further than Belize. The resort area has something for every taste, from luxury high-rise hotels to condominiums..

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