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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…

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 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…

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 …

Our Location - Belize

Better in BelizeEcoVillage is located in the beautiful Cayo District and just down its road very close is Benque Viejo del Carmen and San Ignacio. 10.5 Miles and you have all the necessities that you need. You have access to a clinic, veterinarian, police station, library, bank with ATM machine, gas stations, butcher and ice cream. Yes, to ice cream! Along with a farmer’s market you will also find a medley of restaurants and grocery stores.
Many of our owners who have purchased a Belize propertyhave built their homes sourcing supplies from our nearest town. There are several well sorted hardware stores, tile store and supplies stores. If you go further to San Ignacio (45 minutes away), which is one of the fastest growing towns in Belize, you have a host of things to choose from. In San Ignacio you will have a larger selection of everything you need with over 15 restaurants to choose from and five banks (one specializes in USD accounts).

Next, we are only an hour and forty-five minutes …

Honeymoon in Belize

Belize has always been rated as a top destination to vacation, travel and honeymoon. During the high tourist season that starts in November and ends in April you will find that most destinations have been booked out. Destination weddings are becoming ever so popular that people plan their weddings in Belize and then stay for their honeymoon. Belize home rentals are popular to host family that is travelling for such an occasion.

Belize vacation rentalsare an inexpensive way of hosting your guests for your destination wedding. Vacation home rentals in Belize can be found countrywide and many of them will offer their services in regards to meal plans and tours to keep everyone entertained. Belize is equipped with excellent destination wedding planners that take care up to the last detail from the flowers, catering, seating up to the photography.
Destination weddings can be held on the mainland or beach, whichever is to your liking. If you are booking a Belize cabin rental to honeymoon in…

An Orchid or two at Better in Belize

When exploring the rainforest in Belize, you will come across several species of orchids. Many of them hold fragrant and beautiful flowers. What is more enticing is that these orchids can be found in the rainforest at Better in Belize Ecovillage. When purchasing cheapoff grid land for sale you will end up pleasantly surprised on what is available in your own backyard. This tropical climate off grid community isfound at the foot of the MayaMountains of Belize. It is home to 128 lots most of which have already been sold.

Did you know that the National Flower of Belize is an orchid? The Black Orchid or as its scientific nameEncyclia Cochleatum, or also known as the cockleshell or clamshell orchid is Belize’s National Flower. The flower is not actually black but a sort of deep purple and looks like an upside-down lip with a light-yellow color. The Black Orchid is one of the few orchids found in Belizerainforest land for sale that flower all year long.
There are over 20,000 known species …

Going Bananas in Belize

Frequenting farmer’s markets throughout Belize you may have noticed that there is a smaller variety of bananas for sale. These four-inch bananas are very tasty and referred to as apple bananas or monkey bananas as referred to by some locals. They can be found growing in local backyards in almost every Belize property for sale.

Apple bananas are significantly smaller than the typical banana but they are more sweet and tastier. The skin of the apple banana is much thinner than that of the regular banana, its flesh is smoother and firmer. The tree that bears apple bananas is relatively easy to grow. Your local nurseries would have these for sale. Once you have purchased Belize real estate this is an easy tree to plant and maintains and bears very often.
Once you have acquired your property for sale in Belizeand planted some of these trees lookout for new shoots. These shoots can be dug out and replanted and as for the older trees once you have harvested its fruit you can cut them down. Wi…

Skydiving in Belize

If you are going to vacation in Belize and you love the idea of having an adrenalin rush then skydiving is definitely the experience and activity for you. And yes, Belize now offers skydiving so you can now gather up your courage and sense of adventure whilst staying in a vacation home rental in Belize.

This adventurous activity is offered by Skydiving Belize, a company located on Ambergris Caye. This is not for the weak of heart as you get to jump from 10,000 feet into the bright blue below. Here you will enjoy some fabulous views as you drop and spot the Belize Barrier Reef and The Great Blue Hole. An amazing tour to book together with your Belize rental for vacation
We are pretty sure that by the time you do all these amazing tours available in Belize you will be ready to buy Belize real estate. If you are into the island life then Ambergris Caye is one of the best places for Canadians to retireor if you prefer to be inland then we have several rainforest properties for sale as w…

Plastic Bottle Planters

Every year plastic bottles become a bigger problem and Belize is no exception. Whether we like them or not we use them daily somehow, from food to cleaning supplies and even health supplies come in plastic containers. At our rainforest property in Belizewe try to use biodegradable products when available and recycle our plastic bottles.  Finding ways to re-use and reinventing these bottlesat our Belize eco lodgeis quite simple and easy.

An easy DIY project that you can use right in and around your own rainforest home in Belizeis using the bottles as planters.There are ways in making it creative for both you and your family.First idea is a crafty animal planter which can be great for the kids. The instructions for this is to cut 1/3 of the bottom part of a 2-liter bottle, your choice if you want to paint the bottle. Using the top part of the bottle you can cut out animal ears. Then draw a face and other features on the bottle and fill with soil and seedsor if you already have seedlings…

The Great Blue Hole in Belize

If you have a vacation house rental in Belize one of the most interesting and natural placesto visit is our Great Blue Hole. It is located near the center of the Lighthouse Reef just a few kilometers from the mainland.TheBelize Blue holebecame famous in the 1970’s when Jacques Cousteau’s Calypso made its famous investigationand from then it became renowned as a dive attraction.

The Blue Hole is one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world. It measuresabout 125 meters deep and about 300 meters wide making it the world’s largest sea-hole off the coast of Belize. This is a tour you don’t want to miss once you have booked your Belize vacation rental.
This natural attraction has become very popular especially for scuba divers who visit or purchase homes for sale in Belize and take the opportunity to embrace the underwater world and get wowed by its beauty, water clarity and vast species of marine life.The marine life in the blue hole goes from a world of colorful swimming and distinct…

Delicious mangoes in Belize

Mango is a fruit that grows only in the tropical areas and a tree can be found in just about every Belize homealong the highway in any village or town.Mangoes are juicy fruitthat are related to pistachios and cashews. The ripe fruit varies in size, shape and color and some grow about five inches long depending on its variety. Mangoes are one of the most cultivated fruit in Belize property for sale and the trees can grow up to 100 feet in height again depending on its kind.

Although mangoes are classified as either local or commercial, Belize holds some of the most popular varieties that can be found in any market or supermarket just a few steps away from beautiful homes forsale in Belize.  The most popular local varieties are the Number Eleven, Julie mango, Slipper Mango and Thundershock. The most common commercial varieties that are normally grafted are the Haden, Kent, Keitt, and Tommy Atkins.
There is an annual mango festival hosted in Hopkins near homes for sale in Belize,where two …