Absolute blog: October 2013


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Hurry Hurry
Thanksgiving is around the corner and we have the perfect place to escape for the celebrations and to stock up on some pre-winter sunshine. We’re offering 7 nights for the price of 6 at the exclusive and luxurious Solaria Villas and at Solaria’s sister property Indigo throughout the month of November.
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Contact us for rates and more details.
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Super Springtime
Already thinking ahead to 2014 fun? Now is a great time to book for spring and our ‘Green & Blue’ tailor made itinerary allows you to experience the best of the jungle and the reef of Belize, customized to your personal tastes and preferences.
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Clamber through caves, climb the grand Mayan temples and horseback ride through the jungle. Snorkel or dive at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley, go fishing and have your catch prepared on the beach by your private guide, but don’t forget to leave time to relax and unwind in a hammock – nothing beats sitting in the Belizean breeze as the trade winds come off the Caribbean Sea.
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12 October 13
Pan American Day, October 13th
Originally know as Columbus Day, Pan-American Day in Belize is a celebration of the migrations of the Mestizos and indigenous cultural groups from the Yucatan into Belize, creating the country we know today.
Columbus Day traditionally commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. His discovery lead Europeans to new parts of the world, leading to many culture clashes and wars, so it was a controversial celebration.
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Belize chooses not to celebrate the achievements of Columbus, but rather the forging of its rich cultural diversity. The Mestizos and Yucatec Maya came to Belize looking for a calm and peaceful land, free from conflict where they could settle.
Nowadays, with Garifuna, Mennonites, Lebanese, Chinese and more adding to the melting pot, the celebrations honour how much Belize appreciates and respects all of its cultures.


12 October 13
Hot Property
We would like to congratulate our friends at Gaïa Riverlodge for their outstanding renovation and launch of a spectacular eco-tourist destination (formerly Five Sisters Lodge).
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Coming from the team behind the multi award winning Matachica Boutique Resort, Gaïa Riverlodge opened its doors in November 2012 and has dazzled us and our clients with its magical setting, luxurious touches and first class service.
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The lodge’s aesthetic is drawn from the property’s natural beauty, situated overlooking spectacular waterfalls located right on the grounds of the lodge.
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Take a stroll down to the water via the stairs, or hop on their hydro-powered rain forest tram, the only one in Belize. Take a dip in the clear waters of the river, just a stone’s throw away from your cabana, or relax in the sun on the tiny river-island retreat.
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The resort is the perfect place to explore the gems of the Belizean jungle – located close to spectacular Mayan ruins, caving, horse riding, trekking and more, the list of things to do is endless.
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12 October 13
Sail to a new frontier
Let AB custom build a sailing adventure that takes you from Belize into Guatemala and the spectacular Rio Dulce. On arrival into Livingston, after clearing customs and exploring the quaint town, you journey 20 miles up river through a spectacular gorge of 300ft towering limestone cliffs, which edge dense walls of tropical rain forest.
On the way, there are hot sulphur springs where you climb up the embankment of rocks to soak in the steaming hot springs. The climb is worth the reward!
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Once at the town of Fronteras, you can also explore the north shore of Lake Izabal to Finca El Paraiso, a fabulous working farm. From there travel on horseback or tractor through farmland to the lush tropical setting of Aqua Caliente, a 25-ft waterfall and deep pools of hot spring water.
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With multiple marinas with waterfront bars and restaurants, this is a great spot to explore and relax before venturing further into Guatemala, or returning to Belize. Don’t miss watching the fishermen at dawn as the mist rises up from the river over the mountains.
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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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