Absolute blog: November 2010

Happy Garifuna Settlement Day Belize!

19 November 10

The celebration marks the arrival of the first Garifuna in 1832, descendants of the African Caribbeans who were first deported from St Vincent in 1797. The day showcases their rich, unique culture with music and a staging of the arrival by the first settlers at the port. Processions and traditional dancing are held throughout Belize, but especially in Dangriga, the spiritual home of the Garifuna, plus in Hopkins and Punta Gorda

RIP Andy Palacio who put Belize and Garifuna music firmly on the world music map. Here is one of our favourites, Watina

Andy Palacio, Watina on YouTube

British Airways announces direct flights to Cancun

1 November 10

For European travelers, British Airways now flies direct from London Gatwick to Cancun, Mexico on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  You can then travel on to Belize City on a 1 hour flight with Maya Air, who fly daily between Cancun and Belize International. Alternatively, for those wanting to travel overland and explore the Yucatan coast there are 90 minute boat connections from Chetumal, or 20 minute Tropic Air flight connections from Corozal, both to Ambergris Caye in the northern cayes.

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Whether you want an action packed agenda in the water and the jungle, or simply spend some quality time in a hammock, Belize has something for all tastes and tempos.

Map of Belize, showing our 4 main regions
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