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We’re so very proud of our little garden in bloom right now. We are even more proud to be able to show you where many of the ingredients for your meals come from – all fresh, all organic. We are currently harvesting potatoes and carrots and giant tomatoes, sweet peppers and arugula. Broccoli and cauliflower will be ready pretty soon. Your visit to Ka’ana is not complete until you check out our garden.
You’re sick of the winter layers, especially the hat hair. Much prefer to be hanging outdoors chilling in the sun…
You’re stuck in your office, when you could be ziplining through tree tops on a Belize Adventure…
You’re drinking hot cocoa, when you could be sipping on one of these (here)!
Your visibility looks like this, when your vista could be…awe-inspiring!
Your commute looks like this, when you could be zooming to get here…
A picture can say a thousand words right? We handpicked our top 10 Belize Travel Images that depict everything from flora, fauna and everything else that makes Belize – well, Belize. Send us your favorite images!
1. The ‘Mother of all Caves’ .. Actun Loch Tunich ! This expedition starts off with a vigorous hike into the foothills of the Maya Mountains. The edge of the Actun Loch Tunich sink hole sits over 300 feet above the basin below, 200 feet above the rainforest canopy that grows out from the sink hole basin.
2. Jaguars are found throughout Belize in the lowland forests and along the coasts. Adult jaguars are solitary and only come together for a short time to breed. Belize, however, has one of the healthiest populations in Central America, and the Jaguar is protected from hunting throughout Belize. You can book a tracking expedition with us to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
3. This flashy and iridescent blue butterfly is the beautiful Blue Morpho that is widely known throughout Belize. Look carefully and you will see them all around our property.
4. The green iguana, known locally as “bamboo chicken”, is the largest lizard in Belize and one of the largest in the world. It is often found perched on a branch overhanging a river, and when threatened will plunge into the water for safety.
5. They are one of 3 types of rays inhabiting the waters of Belize. The spotted eagle ray is covered with large white and cream-colored spots on dark background and has a white underbelly. These rays can be found along reefs, walls and sandy areas, including shallow areas. Spotted eagle rays generally swim alone, although they are sometimes observed in pairs and occasionally schools.
6. Belize’s national flower is the Black Orchid. The flower is actually not black at all but deep purple or violet in color. It is one of the few Orchids that flowers all year long.
7. The Maya are just one part of the rich melting pot of cultures that exist in Belize. Their vibrant Maya history and culture is respected and celebrated in Belize and the world.
8. Red Eyed Leaf Frog: The red eyed leaf frog lives on leaves. This frog is nocturnal; hunts at night and sleeps during the day. In the forests of Belize, the Red-eyed tree frog minimizes water loss by resting underneath leaves and tucking its limbs up close to its body.
9. The falls here at Davis Falls are about 500 feet high and are the second highest in the country (after 1,000-Foot Falls in the Mountain Pine Ridge), and the natural pool at the base of the falls is 75 feet deep. The swimming is wonderful, and the undisturbed forest around the falls is great for a picnic or enjoying nature.
10. You never know what color palette the sunsets in Belize will bring you. It is ever-changing, ever so beautiful and nothing short of spectacular each and every day.
Hiking on Victoria Peak, Belize.
Climbing Victoria Peak is an adventure few Belizeans or visitors get to experience. It’s 3,675 feet high but the going is mostly through tropical rainforest. The entire trip is approximately 40 miles and doing the hike usually takes about 4 nights and 5 days.
Ensure your backpack is fully equipped with all your necessary gear and equipment and your on your way to triumph when you hit the summit! No easy feat – it is said that less than 300 people have actually made it all the way to the top. Will you be one?
Photo Credit: mybelizeexperience.com
Belize is Home to many Amazing Creatures but if we had to narrow it down, here’s our Top 10 fave Belize animals:
1. Jaguar – You already know why, they’re stealthy and chic in motion. The chances of really seeing them in the wild are very rare but don’t fret, just hop over to the Belize Zoo nearby!
2. The Keel-billed Toucan- This strikingly colorful bird is also the National Bird of Belize.
3. Jesus Lizard – Don’t be fooled by its dead stillness or its cute little dinosour look. If you get close enough to touch it, before you even see it move, it will have your finger in a vice grip with its razor sharp teeth and won’t let go until it feels you have shed enough blood for it to make a run for it, and it does that so fast too, that’s why it can run across water before it has time to sink!
4. Maya Coral Snake – This beautiful Maya Coral Snake can be very difficult to see and her neurotoxic venom is the most dangerous in Belize.
5. Whale Sharks – The Whale Shark is the largest fish in the world, and one of the largest creatures of any kind alive today. And they love Placencia as much as we do!
6. Howler Monkeys – Usually hanging around all the Maya ruins, when they howl you may confuse them for a certain dinosaur (Understandable since Spielberg used them in Jurassic Park for T-Rex’s vocals!).
7. King Vulture – Known as “King Jancro” in Belize, is the largest and most colorful of the four species of vultures in Belize. Their extremely thick and strong bill is well adapted for tearing, and their long, thick claws for holding the meat.
8. The male Green Iguana – Despite its name, becomes larger and orange in color during its breeding season. It is protected and can grow 6 feet in length.
9. Sea Turtles (Green, Hawksbill, Leatherback and Loggerhead) can be seen in the waters of Belize. They live at sea and the females come ashore only to lay their eggs.
10. Crocodiles – Belize is home to 2 types: the American Crocodile can live in both saltwater and freshwater, while the smaller Morelet’s Crocodile lives only in freshwater. Both are on the Endangered Species list.
Visit our website to explore the wonderful world of Ka’ana, Belize and have your fantasies come to life at this dream destination…