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Have you heard about the Tampa to Cancun Ferry?

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Have you heard about the about the possibility of a ferry service from Tampa Florida to Cancun Mexico. Well if you haven’t we’d like to be the first to tell you about it. Since November 2011, there has been talk and it appears that things might come together for this service to start this summer.
According to Bruce Nierenberg, the…

Welcome Dutchies !

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Hola, well we should be saying hello since the official language in Belize is English. So a big welcome to and hello to fellow overlanders  ” Dutchies go Global” http://www.dutchiesgoglobal.com/the-dutchies/. Erica, Michel and their dog Dunya have finally made it here to southern Belize, Placencia. Stay tuned for more pictures, updates and all the fun we can revel up. Cheers Dutchies!…

Turtle Love

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After a long flight, a drive, and lugging suitcases we finally made it to San Pancho, Nayarit, Mexico. Last year after volunteering here to help conserve the sea turtles, this event changed my life and many of my family members, friends and even strangers. What is so special about this return trip, is to hear the wonderful stories of success,…

Nicaragua canal ? What are your thoughts?

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Chinese entrepreneur reveals route for Nicaraguan canal

 
 
For hundreds of years, men have dreamed of building a canal across Nicaragua, conquering this volatile land of volcanoes and rain forests and breaking Panama’s monopoly on global shipping.

Now that dream has moved a step closer to reality as a Chinese entrepreneur unveiled his route for a 170-mile, £26 billion waterway…

It’s official ! Belize is Happy.

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You read it here first, and we’re happy to tell you.

The Travel Channel has just officially acknowledged something that we’ve always known – Belize is one of the Top Ten Happiest countries in the world.
A new Travel Channel article,” World’s Top 10 Happiest Countries”, uses the 2013 global Happy Planet Index to compile this year’s list of the top cheerful…

What are your thoughts! Costa Rica to close the zoos and free animals?

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We thought our readers would want to know what one beautiful Central American Country is planning on doing.  The news has been buzzing lately about Costa Rica’s plan to close their zoos and release all the animals into the wild. We’d love to hear your feedback. You can read more about this plan here:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/08/04/costa-rica-zoos.html
Costa Rica is also one…

Southern Highway (Mile 14)- Belize/Guatemala Border Road Project.

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More great news here in Belize.
The Government announced today that a contract valued at BZ$47,995,867.50, to be financed mostly with foreign debt, has been awarded to Cisco Construction for the upgrading of 23 miles of road in the Toledo District, from The Dump in Big Falls Village, located at Mile 14 on the Southern Highway, to the Belize-Guatemala border,…

Belize Lobsterfest 2013! You should’ve been there !

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Lobsterfest 2013
by Guest contributor James Kelley

It’s just after dark, there’s a slight breeze coming in from the Caribbean ocean, I’m on the beach listening to live music while thousands of people devour tasty lobsters cooked in large variety of ways. Where in the world am I? If you haven’t guessed by now you probably haven’t attended Placencia’s Lobsterfest.Lobsterfest as…

Guess who’s going to Mexico?

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Well I knew our daughter Kristen was going to be out of school for summer college break, but little did she know she would be  spending her time at the Sea Turtle Conservation Camp, Grupo Ecológico de la Costa Verde, A.C ( http://project-tortuga.org/ ) for a couple of months. It all started when I quizzed her about what her plans would be…

Move that Bus, and the chickens on it !

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I was taken aback immediately to my school days when I saw the first old Blue Bird school bus rolling through the Belizean countryside. With their bright colors, roof racks, ladders and souped up engines and transmissions these old buses will get you just about anywhere you need to go in the county. It’s funny after carting thousands of US…

“A three hour tour”

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“Five passengers set sail that day for a three-hour tour. A three-hour tour. The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed. If not for the courage of the” …
I was trying to shake the theme song from Gilligan’s Island from my head, but it was not working. You see normally I’d like to kind of have a…

“It’s my money and I want it now!”

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The Belize dollar (BZD) is Belize’s national currency and is pegged at the U.S. dollar at 2 BZ$ to 1 US$ since the 1980s. U.S. dollars are generally accepted throughout Belize because of this peg. It is considered a waste of time to exchange USD to BZD. Belize dollars are also easily accepted in towns outside but close to the…

A special thanks to Chef Bourque and Urban Treasure Hunter

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Last year as we traversed the Southern states of Louisiana and Texas we met up with some wonderful people. Even though we wrote about them here on our blog, for some reason we could not post videos. Well persistence has paid off and we have found a way to get it done. Please watch, share and enjoy our encounter with Chef…

How’s that Howling working for you ?

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“Oh my, what the heck is that ?” The hair on the back of our necks stood up as we sat there in amazement trying to figure out was it a Howler Monkey or a Jaguar. I mean they (Howler Monkey’s) really sound pretty menacing. But, here we were, we had finally made it down this bumpy, rutted six mile…

Bowled over on the Peninsula !

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Lets see, there is diving, fishing, snorkeling, jungle river excursions, caving, bowling……..” Bowling” I said in disbelief ? ” Pardon me ” I said to Scott. ” But did you just say bowling, you want to go bowling?” Yes he said affirmatively. For some reason it never dawned on me that in the entire country of Belize there could be…

All cranked up in Xunantunich Belize

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Well kinda sorta almost! You see there are not many roads in Guatemala to start with and if you’re heading east out of the country there is only one road you can take, CA13 which becomes the western highway once you enter Belize. So, being very familiar with Belize and enjoying ourselves a lot while we were there, we took…

Howler monkeys and roaring Jaguars, oh my!

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The roads leading to Tikal were surprisingly smooth, with the exception of a few miles of teeth chattering bumps. We had heard the roads were much worse conditions  than Belize or Mexico, however, so far so good. As we entered more dense growth along the way, we were excited to see the over head sign announcing we had arrived in…

Tikal Guatamala, Here we come!

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After we loaded into the Landrover, we had one more stop to make. Natalie, Mckinley’s wife was flying in to Belize City from work to join us on the expedition. We will be traveling for three weeks through Guatamala and then back into Belize for another week. The airport is small,so finding her was a breeze. We loaded her luggage…

Easter dinner in Cancun Mexico??

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We decided to have Easter dinner in Cancun Mexico. the weather was beautiful, the temperature was right, and we were feeling especially thankful for the true meaning of Easter.
The plan was to purchase ADO bus tickets for a straight through drive from Cancun to Belize city, where we would meet up with Mckinley Pritchard, a new found friend who…

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We decided to have Easter dinner in Cancun Mexico. the weather was beautiful, the temperature was right, and we were feeling especially thankful for the true meaning of Easter.
The plan was to purchase ADO bus tickets for a straight through drive from Cancun to Belize city, where we would meet up with Mckinley Pritchard, a new found friend who…

“Unbelizable ! ” Yes we are still saying that.

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Hatchet Caye

Until now I though places like this only existed in my dreams. Nope, but here we are on the private island of Hatchet Caye, Belize ! http://hatchetcaye.com/ Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Reef fishing we did it all. Interested in joining us on our next expedition? Call or email us now for a tour.…

Please accept our apologies for our late updates.

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More photos, great stories, and daily life in Belize coming soon. Meanwhile enjoy these photos. Thanks from the staff at Central America Overland Expeditions, trust us that we are working hard to bring you the most up to the minute information to plan your next vacation to Belize.
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” UnBelizeable ! “

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After driving thousands of miles through Mexico on both coast and through the middle of the county we were excited to get into out first Central American country, Belize.  After checking out of Mexico and crossing the bridge into Belize we felt a little relief, well actually a lot of relief. For one we knew that we were entering a…

Chetumal, Mexico! We can see Belize from our own backyard.

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Things were getting pretty excited again as we prepared to make our first border crossing into Central America. Leaving Mexico behind and going to Belize. Checking our paper work, passport, vehicle docs and so on, there was a little anxiety in the air. Almost so much worry about crossing the border that we didn’t give Chetumal the full tour that…

Tulum, a Mayan city on the Sea.

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The Mayan city of  Tulum stands 80 miles south and 700 years away of Cancun. But the contrast between the two can be measured in more than just distance and time. Cancun is a string of large resort hotels which did not exist prior to 1974 and which specialize in the expected. Tulum, on the other hand, was built late in the…