Category: History

The Story Behind the Name Belize

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Did you know that Belize was formerly known as British Honduras? The country was officially renamed as Belize in 1973 which caught the attention of many because the name is so exotic and unique. Add to that the various stories about where the name came from and it is still a mystery. Here are two credible possibilities for where the name Belize came from.

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Belize A Must-See Destination for your 2015 Travels

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Belize was promoted in the Good Morning America show by Pauline Frommer as one of the top travel destinations for 2015. She described the country as having “glorious / pristine rainforests, gorgeous nature, incredible water sports… it’s definitely a family vacation”. Watch the clip after the break.

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What killed the Maya? Belize’s Blue Hole gives a clue

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The civilization built monumental pyramids, invented their own calendar, a unique writing system and were experts in astronomy, but what contributed to the extinction of the ancient Mayan civilization? 

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