Belize has always had immense appeal for divers and nature lovers. As the tourism product continues to develop, the country's appeal is widening.
There was quite a stir in 2005, when Leonardo DiCaprio
plunked down $1.75 million for Blackadore Caye, a 104-acre island off the coast
When you ask Rath about Belize's attractions, she takes a deep breath and answers in one long, run-on sentence: "What we have is authentic English-speaking Caribbean flavor, security and comfort, Central American culture, a barrier reef, three atolls, the Blue Hole, whale sharks, one thousand Mayan sites and ruins—from unexcavated to restored, the largest cave system in Central America, the first jaguar preserve, and ten different cultures, which include Mayan, Colonial, Mexican, East Indian, Garifuna, Chinese, former slaves and Mennonites."
Resort News Mata Chica, a 14-villa beach resort on Ambergris Caye, recently completed an upgrade, adding such amenities as free wireless Internet service, iPod-Bose music systems in each guest room, and iPod usage during a guest's stay. The resort also upgraded its bar and lounge area.
Mata Chica has introduced all-inclusive packages, including dive, yoga and fishing packages.
The beach front casitas give guests the best view of the
Agents may contact the travel agent liaison, Burga Pattinson at [email protected].