Initially launched online on August 15, the Belize Gold Book features travel industry guidance and safety protocols, through collaboration with the Belize Tourism Board, alongside a comprehensive travel destination guide. In true fashion with Belize having one foot in the Caribbean and one in Central America, we thought it best to play up the best of Belize; jungles and islands, wildlife and nature, adventure and relaxation. And so, Caribbean Culture + Lifestyle saw it only fitting to feature two covers of the Belize Gold Book! Our first cover features a stunning aqua aerial of St. George’s Caye taken by Patrick Courtenay; while our second cover features the verdant vistas of Lamanai Archeological Reserve, taken by Duarte Dellarole.
Meet the Belize Gold Book’s 2nd Cover: Lamanai Archeological Reserve
Boasting the third tallest Maya structure in Belize, Lamanai Archeological Reserve lies 24 scenic miles south of Orange Walk Town up the New River, or 36 miles by road. Enveloped in a densely emerald expanse on the banks of the New River Lagoon, it’s no surprise that the only residents of Lamanai—translating to ‘submerged crocodile’ in Maya—are just that. While the trip upriver is a nature-lover’s haven in itself, it’s your inner archeologist that’ll be aroused on arrival to one of Belize’s largest ceremonial centers. Besides, being amongst 12 towering buildings adorned with crocodile motifs inside this unusually constructed site in the Maya world tends to have this effect.
Cover Photography: Duarte Dellarole
Where to find The Belize Gold Book
The Belize Gold Book is available online 24/7 at both CaribbeanLifestyle.com and TravelBelize.org/health-safety/ with the most recent entry requirements, regulations, and safety standards – constantly being updated. Beside our easy to read online channels, find:
- 12,000 printed copies of the Belize Gold Book. These are to distribute by McNab Publishing and the Belize Tourism Board to strengthen Belize’s message of tourism health and safety to all travelers.
- 100,000 QR code cards available for arriving guests at PGIA, giving access to individual copies of the Belize Gold Book with important travel advisories and phone numbers while in Belize, plus a link to Belize Tourism Board resources.
- Rack cards within hotels where each family has personal access to the Belize Gold Book while vacationing!