It is July 1st, 4am on Caye Caulker and I am up getting dressed and packing my camera gear to meet up with a local fisherman, Eloy Badillo. With everything ready, I am out the door and making my way to the meet-up, filled with anticipation as I get to ride along with Eloy and his crew to get a first hand look of what the opening of lobster season looks like in Belize.
Back in 2007 the first festival was founded originally as the Toledo Cacao Festival, with the idea of promoting this very unique district of Belize and the amazing cacao that grows here.
“Every year, the water comes a little bit closer to my front door.”
Tropic Air President John Greif III is talking about the very real effects of climate change, having witnessed it himself from his beach home on Ambergris Caye.
“In spite of the doubters of man-made global warming, I see it on my beach…I have no doubt…and…logic tells me, that at least part of it is man-made.”
It happens in the best of places. Tropical vacations are meant to be eternal sunshine and Caribbean breezes, so when those raindrops start falling, there’s bound to be a little disappointment. Belize’s rainy season runs from May to November, but it’s generally a short downpour through the day.
Belize doesn’t have the typical seasons throughout the year. We have the standards: dry and rainy. Not to be outdone however, Belizeans categorize their year based on seasonal fruit – and if it’s one time of the year we look forward to, it’s Mango Season.
It is a new year and you are looking at your bucket list wondering what it is lacking. It is time for adventure! It is time exploration and conquering new horizons! New destinations, new experiences, awesome memories and loads of fun… it is time for Belize.