Valentine getaway to Better in Belize

It time for the day that celebrates love like no other, its valentine in beautiful Belize and a romantic getaway to a rainforest property in Belize is such a great idea. The best spots suited just for the occasion is at better in Belize eco-community as it offers two of the coziest love nest for both you, your significant other or the entire family.

Located just at the foot of the Maya mountains sits one of the best Belizeoffgrid homes the “Toucan House”. This 5-bedroom, 2-storey cozyhome is perfect for the entire family. Enjoying the quietness of nature, relaxing and bonding far away from all the hustling and bustling of the town noises. Enjoy your family togetherness in a quiet relaxing night and an entire day showing love and attention to those that bring joy to our life.
Perhaps,it is just you and that special someone then Tree tops is the perfect Belize off grid home for you. It’s a three-bedroom cozy cabin that gives you the pleasure of waking up to sweet melody of chirping birds,…

Cucumber is a fruit

It has become accustomed to think of cucumber as a vegetable but in reality it is not. Cucumber is actually a fruit that belongs to the family cucurbitaceous including melons, zucchini, pumpkins and squash. All these which can be grown on farms listed on Belize real estate rentals.

There is a variety of cucumber that differ in color size and texture of skin, however they are listed under two types which are slicing cucumber and pickling cucumber. The slicing cucumber is grown for consumption in its fresh and raw form. They are usually large in size and have a thick smooth skin. It also varies in color and size depending on the variety of slicing cucumber. The prickly cucumber is mainly grown for processing into pickle. These are small in size, at times thinly skinned and having some tiny white spines. Cucumbers grow in vines in almost any tropical environment making farm lands in Cayo, Belize real estatethe ideal property.
Soothing and cool cucumbers are rich in vitamins and minerals …

Vacation Home Rentals in Belize

It’s time to start planning your summer vacation as schools will soon be over and visiting one of the best intentional communities in Belize should be in your agenda.  Better in Belize eco community has two of the most unique and awesome vacation house rental in Belize.

This 132 acres of tropical green rainforest haven is not only the home to Belize rentals for vacation but also has some rainforest lots for sale with low property taxes, varied lot selection, and a simple and transparent purchasing process. These lots and their prices can be viewed at the better in Belize website.
The toucan house at better in Belize eco-lodgecomes with five bedroomswhere three of the rooms are located on the upper level of this cabin and two other rooms with separate entrance located at the lower lever. The bathroom for the lower rooms is just a few steps away from the rooms with the bath separated from the vanity.  Special discounts are offered for this lovely Belize vacation rental during special time…

Tropical Papaya

Papaya has been viewed as one of the most beneficialof tropical fruit grown in Belize properties. The tree is small and bushy with a hollow trunk its large leaves are palmate like and its fruit has smoothskin.Papayas are usually picked in a green state and allowed to ripen which at this stage the flesh is sweet and juicy and similar in taste to melons.

Papaya arean excellent  for growing children, pregnant women and nursing mothers and is a great idea to plant a few in any rainforest property in Belize as the tree doesn’t require much space.Papaya is an energy giving food which can boost you up before taking a nature walk around better in Belize eco-lodge.It also has the daily requirements of some essential nutrients such as proteins, minerals and vitamins.
Purchasing a few fresh papayas and taking it back to your off-grid living rentalin Belize is ideal it is recognized for its remarkable medicinal qualities which is aiding in digestiveproblems such asindigestion. However, papayas are …

Organic Farming in Belize

Organic farming has been an integral part of today developing agriculture practice by farmers living in and all-around rainforest properties for sale in Belize. Organic farming is a method where crop and livestock production is carried out without the use of any harmful pesticide, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics and growth hormones.
Organic farming relies on making or producing fertilizer from compost, leaves, branches or left-over bones and fruit peels. Most farmers do crop rotation or companion cropping as well on their Belize property which is another means of growing organic crops and harvesting freshly grown products as organic residues and nutrients produced on the farm are recycled back to the soil.

Searching on mls in Belize you will noticed that there are many large acreages of Belize properties for sale which are great for organic farming. Owning a few acreages and planting organic produce gives you the chance to own a beautiful home in Belize as well …

New Santa Elena and San Ignacio Town Council

The San Ignacio and Santa Elena Town council had just inaugurated the new Town Hall building located in San Ignacio near Belize rental property for sale.In 2016 the prior San Ignacio and Santa Elena Town Hall building was marked unfit for tenancy as the building has deteriorated over the years.
As a result, to this the office was reallocated to a two-storybuilding located across from the Police station in San Ignacio formerly San Ignacio Commercial Building near other Belize real estate rentals.This location was temporary as the construction of the New Town council was built.

On December 13 2017 the Inauguration of the new San Ignacio and Santa Elena Town Hall took place. The new Town Hall is a three-story building located adjacent to Falcon Field in San Ignacio town. But not only the town hall was inaugurated as the opening of the San Ignacio and Santa Elena House of Culture (NICH) also took place and stand where the San Ignacio Hospital once was. Both of these building are just a fe…

Organic Honey in Belize

Honey is one of Belize’s best natural products and organic honey can be found in most shelves of local stores and farmer’s market countrywide. Before you head to your rainforest property in Belizebe sure to pick up a bottle.

Honey is a natural product made from bees and they are one of our planet's most important insects. Honeybees collect nectar by visiting millions of flowers near and around Belizereal estate for sale. In Belize farmersproduce and harvest organic honey and many beekeepers became progressively interested in beekeeping as an economic activity and a source of income.
Purchase a belize rainforest property for sale at Better in Belize and become a beekeeper. Bees aren't the only ones with a sweet tooth, as we humans have been using it for both food and medicine since it offers several health benefits such as antioxidants,antibacterial and antifungal properties.View available lots for sale here.
Honey is an inexpensive product that can be used as a natural face wa…

Snorkeling Belize’s Pristine waters

Snorkeling is a prevalentactivitythat many expats and visitors find thrillingand have on their bucket list for Belize. Once you have booked your belize vacation home rental you can look forward to pristine and sparkling clear waters. Belize is the home of the largest Barrier Reef in the entire Northern Hemisphere and is a must visit while staying at your belize luxury rental.

Snorkeling is an activity that is enjoyed by the young and old, eitheras a couple, with friends or the entire family. Ensure to always have an experienced guide when doing any Belize tour. You are in for an amazing experience of a whole new world with hundreds of fish species and a variety of living corals, colorful sea fans, sponges, sea whips, gorgonians, crabs, rays, eels along with cleaner shrimp.Even if you are staying in an off grid living rental in Belize, tours can easily be arranged.
For those whowant to keep their boat ride to a minimum and still dive a spectacular reef you can snorkel off the beach at …

Belize’s School System

When you are looking to relocate to your belize property and you have young kids school options are something to consider. School is very important in order to prepare your kids for further education. Belize has a very good educational system comprised of public and private options, so when you are moving to your rainforest property in Belize be sure to ask us about detailed school information in our area.  

Most children start kindergarten at the age of four. From this stage, they move onwards to Primary School where they will spend the next eight years enrolled in a school near while you are livingin belize. Once they graduate from primary school they move on to four years of High School in an institution near your belize property.
Most schools in Belize are operated under Catholic, Anglican or Methodist denomination. Almost all primary and high schools in Belize use uniforms. Only Junior Colleges and Universities do not use uniforms.The cost of education in Belize can range from rid…

The Apple of Belize – Star Apple

Star Apples are known as apples of Belize to which it is commonly known as Caimito or cainito.  Star apples grow very well in tropical climate making the rainforest properties in Belize the best place to plant a few trees of these scrumptious fruit.

The star apple resembles and feel like a rubber ball and is either purple of greenish brown. The fruit texture is translucent and jelly like with a unique star pattern flesh which is eaten raw when ripe. Just a few minutes away from Belize off grid homes is the local market where these sweet and yummy fruit can be purchased.
Star apple trees are easy to grow in about any soil type in Belize property and they commence producing during the months of February through May. Other than just being a delectable fruit to savior, caimito also has a good source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals which makes it a reason to bring along some to the Belize eco-lodge
Health benefits in star apples is that they are rich in fiber which aids to alleviate c…

The Tapir - Belize National Animal

In 1981 the Biards tapir was declared the National Animal of Belize. The tapir is known asMountain Cow and are the largest land mammalsthatdwell in the rainforest properties in Belize. Although it is called mountain cow, this creature has no relations with cows but in fact the tapir is related to the horse and also kin to rhinoceros but are shaped like a pig.

These dusty brown mammals are chubbily built with short legs and dumpy nose trunk. They have a white fringe around the eyes and lips and its ear tips are also white and on occasions some spottedroaming Belize property for salealso have white patches of fur on the throat and chest. A tapir is almost the size of a donkey but weights up to 600 pounds and thus the name of “Danto” in Spanish.
Tapirs are mostly active during the night as they feed along river banks near better in Belize ecocommunity since it is located along the macal river. These creatures are herbivorous mammals that feed on grass, leaves, buds fruits and aquatic veget…

Thwartingthe flu while in Belize

Visiting and staying in beautiful vacation home rental in Belize during the winter season is such a wonderful and amazing idea. Nonetheless becoming a victim of the common cold during this time is a bit inevitable as the winter months are the flu season in Belize.

During your stay in Belize propertyyou will notice a series of abrupt climate change going from sunny one day to cold and then to rainy days, these changes in the weather are what people say to cause the flu and its spread. If whilst staying in your cozy vacation home rental in Belize you noticed that you started with the sniffles then a runny nose, it could mean you caught the cold which is followed by coughing, sneezing, sore throat and aches.
In order to prevent the flu, it is recommended to follow proper hygiene and avoid close contact with anyone who are sick. If by chance you happen to be sick then staying in your Belize home rental is ideal as keep your distance from others prevents the spreading your illness.
Other ti…

Oregano - Belize

The ancient herb oregano was once used as by the great Maya people many years ago in the rainforest properties in Belize and is now still being used by the Belizean people for its culinary and healing properties. This flowering perennial herb related to the mint family and are seen growing throughout Belize off grid homes.

Oregano prefers a hot, sunny and dry climate thus making Better in Belize Eco-community the perfect place to plant and grow this herb where you can enjoy its balsamic, pungent and zesty aroma. There are two varieties of oregano grown and used in Belize one is a thin small green leafed that is greatly used in culinarians all over the world especially in pizza and spaghetti sauce. The other variety is known as the Mexican oregano, it has large, thick fuzzy edge leafs that are pale green and can be substitute for other herbs and for medical purposes.
Oregano can be grown both outdoors and indoors making it great to plant around the flutterby finca at Better in Belize e…

Belize Bungalows

If you are trying to book a vacation house rental in Belize you will be surprised at how many options you have throughout the country. VRBO and Air BnB are becoming very popular sites for travelers to obtain cheaper rates for groups or deals on rentals. Several people travelling together find that it is easier to get a Belize rental for vacation due to the convenience of everyone staying together and being able to prepare your own meals as most of these rentals come equipped with their own kitchens.

In every district you will find bungalows available for rent. Be sure to do your research before you book any Belize apartments or vacation rentals. When using the above booking sites be sure to book via verified renters and those that have good reviews. Take your time to browse and do not be hasty about booking the first good deal you come across. Always get a quote prior to booking in case of any hidden fees, or trust those that have instant booking as an option as you will be paying eve…

Bush Medicine in Belize

Living in Belize has its many benefitsespecially if you purchase a rainforestproperty in Belize with all themedicinal plants that would be at your disposal. Our Belize eco-community holds many medicinal plants that can be found countrywide. The locals here call these medicinal plants “bush medicine”. They use various plant roots, flowers, barks, seeds, and leaves to cure common illnesses.

Many Belizeans prefer to try their herbal remedies before visiting any hospital or paying for a consultation with a doctor. If you are looking for Belizereal estatebe sure to inquire what is in your backyard. Some of these can easily be found along the road or in your neighbor’s backyard as well.
Five of the most commonly used medicinal plants in our off-grid property for sale are:
Sorosi– a vine growing plantfound at Better In Belize EcoVillageis boiled and used as a tonic to treat and prevent parasites. It is also used for the treatment of tardy or painful menses.
Jackass Bitters–its name comes from t…

Better in Belize Tropical Mojito

Whilst staying at our Belize vacation rentals, be sure to come prepared to mix your own alcoholic beverages. In Belize most grocery stores carry an assortment of alcoholic beverages and mixtures. Our local rums are very good and we can bet you will be taking some bottles back with you.
Making drinks with fresh and local ingredients is one of the best ways to get a taste of Belize and enjoy on the deck of your Belize home rental. Be sure to check with our property managers to see if we have any mint in the gardens available or grab some at a local farmers market. Mint is quite inexpensive with most sellers selling it by bunches for $0.75 USD.
Below you will find a quick and refreshing recipe for a Pineapple Coconut Mojito. This cool drink is prepared by using a few ingredients and some exotic fruits. You can always inquire along the road to Better In Belizeecovillage there are several farmers who have fruits available, but it varies by seasons.

Lime Wedges, pineapple slices or fresh …