Mayan village of San Pedro Columbia. Photo © Lebawit LIiy Girma.

Planning Your Time in Punta Gorda and the Deep South of Belize

Just an hour and a half on a regional flight from Belize City will land visitors in the real backcountry of Belize, where they’ll find all that is authentically Belizean in one place: virgin rainforests, waterfalls, five Mayan archaeological sites, a diverse population, and, more importantly, proximity to the most pristine and uncrowded of Belize’s offshore islands for snorkeling, diving, and sportfishing in two adjacent marine reserves.

Tours and Packages to Benefit the Maya in 2012

The fast-approaching end of the Maya Long Count has inspired a number of Mundo Maya accommodations to come up with some truly unique and creative offerings this year—the best of which include a way for local Maya people to benefit from tourism.