How to Live in Your Own Solar Bungalow in the Caribbean

 It’s a popular fantasy: your own bungalow in the Caribbean. But what if also had its own energy source? Enter Belize’s Itz’ana Resort & Residences, which is now offering one-bedroom waterfront cottages with solar panels. The new phase of Itz’ana ... [ Read More ]


Belize Sees Big Tourism Rebound

 After a sluggish peak tourist season, things were looking grim for tourism growth in Belize. But a strong summer season put the Caribbean destination into a strong position by the end of the year. Belize reported a 6.2 percent increase ... [ Read More ]


Belize Has a New Beach

 A new project bears fruit By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Following the successful completion of a series of community-based initiatives, Caye Caulker has a new beach. After completing its Action Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development of Caye Caulker in September 2015, ... [ Read More ]



 Panama-based air carrier Copa Airlines has officially begun service between Panama and Belize. The airline’s first flight from Panama to Belize arrived on Tuesday carrying 92 passengers. Belize becomes Copa’s seventh destination in Central America. “For COPA Airlines this is ... [ Read More ]


 It’s one of the most ambitious urban projects in the Caribbean in some time: the new Belize City Center Arena and Cultural Complex. Now, Belize Infrastructure Limited is embarking on the construction phase of the project, which will be located ... [ Read More ]


 Is this Caribbean country home to the region’s best-value real estate? The emerging luxury market in Belize offers just that, according to a new report by SANCAS Realty, the exclusive affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate in Belize. “The mid-term ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new luxury project is coming to Placencia, Belize. The Itz’ana Resort and Residences broke ground this week on a 20-room resort project set to open in Dec. 2016. The project will also include 22 ... [ Read More ]

dean barrow belize

 Above: Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow is sworn in  By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow has been sworn in for a third consecutive term. The historic win for Barrow and his United Democratic Party came in ... [ Read More ]

caribbean tech

 By Gerard Best CJ Contributor BELIZE CITY, Belize—Regional Internet and technology experts remain upbeat on the future of the industry in the Caribbean. A recent industry report showed that Internet connectivity in the Caribbean is growing at sluggish speeds, with high rates. However, shifting attitudes within the region’s ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff After a sluggish first half, tourist arrivals to Belize are beginning to surge. The country showed a 6.9 percent increase in stayover arrivals in the third quarter of 2015, compared to the same period in ... [ Read More ]


 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor A full line-up of international tech experts will gather in Belize from Nov. 2 to 6, when the capital city plays host to a historic regional ICT development conference. Among the expert facilitators will be Bevil Wooding, a Founder and a Director of the Caribbean ... [ Read More ]

Above: El Secreto in Belize

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest has a new Caribbean destination. Southwest Airlines has made its first-ever flight to Belize. The carrier’s 737 from Houston touched down in Belize City on Thursday afternoon. The daily flights will operate out of ... [ Read More ]


 A drive for domestic tourism By the Caribbean Journal staff In a bid to increase tourism revenue, Belize is looking close to home. The country has launched a new ad campaign aimed at local travelers, under the theme “Discover How to ... [ Read More ]


 Caribbean destination seeing slowdown in arrivals after years of strong growth By the Caribbean Journal staff After several years of very strong growth, Belize is seeing a slowdown in tourism, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Caribbean destination ... [ Read More ]


 Above: El Secreto in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is launching additional service to Belize next month. Beginning June 6, the carrier will operate nonstop flights between Belize City and Los Angeles. The carrier will operate the flights ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Itz’ana By the Caribbean Journal staff A new resort and residence project is coming to Belize. Itz’ana, inspired by the name of a Mayan deity, has officially launched sales, the property announced. The property will consist of 39 luxury ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Hamanasi Resort in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize’s Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort has completed its recent renovation project. The property’s updated Great House is slated for a grand opening on April 25. The boutique hotel ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Belize The Belize Tourism Industry Association has its newest executive director. The BTIA announced that John Burgos officially began work as the association’s executive director last week. Burgos comes to the BTIA with 10 years of experience in the ... [ Read More ]