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This page features a lot of great Belize resources and a few surrounding area ones. I have listed everyone in alphabetical order and given a brief description for each  one.

Ambergris Caye message board – Joining this site and looking for a nickname is what originally branded me as tacogirl. Aside from the forum part, Marty’s site is filled with information about vacation planning, moving to Belize, doing business and so much more.

Ambergris Today  – This local news paper has been around since 1999 starting out as a weekly publication online and in print and moving daily online. This news service creates social awareness, covers local, countrywide and international events that affect our community.

As the Coconuts Drop –  Since 2008, Barnacle Bill has been providing readers with A Little Slice of Maya Beach in Placencia Belize. His raw sense of humor is not for everyone and he flat says he cannot guarantee your eyes and/or ears won’t be offended by reading his blog and to proceed with caution. That being said he also provides useful updates on area goings on, road work and activity in the local bars.

A Belize Home for us – Started on 2012 John, a British Expat has provided much useful information in his blog. He and his lovely Irish wife Rose had been coming to Ambergris Caye for 14 years prior to their move. His blog takes you on a journey by sharing the experiences they have had both pain and the pleasure as they build their dream home and live their life in Belize.

Be Belize Blog – Sadly this blog is no longer but I am posting it because since 2011 Emily and Barry have written some very informative, fun and delicious information. You can check out Traveling Twosome their current blog, they are currently enjoying a fabulous life in Playa Del Carmen.

Belize Bus and Travel Guide – This site is the place to go for Belize and Mexico bus information. Mister B created this site from what he learned while traveling in Belize.

Belize Forum – This forum is designed to provide you with first hand information whether it be travel,   doing business, lodging, fishing and more. By registering to the site you will be able to post and answer questions made by other forum members.

Belize Community Conservation – This group partners with international organizations and community members in San Mateo, Belize to provide clean water education and training. BCC does an annual Clean water 4 kids camp, providing programs with a focus on ecosystem management, clean water and sanitation, and health and hygiene.  Camp is a collaborative effort with Caribbean S.E.A. (Student Environment Alliance)  and CYEN – Belize (Caribbean Youth Environment Network).

Cancun Canuck – This blog has been active since 2007 and is about Life in Mexico with an ex-pat mom and her adventurous Mexicanadiense kid. It is primarily about living in Cancun and their adventures to other close by areas.

Direct Abundance – This organization spreads awareness and raises funds by developing strong relationships with individuals and other organizations that share concern for the poverty in underdeveloped countries. Currently they have done work in Belize and Jamaica. Donations are pledged in a variety of different ways such as providing teacher salaries, updating learning facilities, building chicken coops, medical clinics, funding student’s school supplies and projects are implemented by volunteers who get to see first hand the results of their efforts.

Expatify – This travel and expat lifestyle magazine is a valuable resource for anyone considering moving to a new country. The site site is filled with useful advice, expat interviews and global travel information.

Expat.com – Find answers to your questions and get advice from expatriates on this Belize Forum. Here you will find advice and information on everything from bringing pets to Belize, to finding a place to live, getting a job, retirement procedures and more.

Letters to my friends Back Home – Carrie is originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and she moved to Belize in 2011 after visiting and exploring the country about 6 different times in 3 years. Her original plans didn’t quite work out She’s blogging and of rolling with what life gives her as the future unfolds.

Life’s a Beach – Michele and Rob Kinnon moved their young family from the northeastern United States to Playa del Carmen Mexico in 2004. Michele started blogging about their daily life and experiences in 2007, having no idea that the blog would become a valuable source of information to the many people planning a move to this region and a popular daily diversion for those who just day-dream of doing so.

Meandering Fool – Since 2014 this blogger has been keeping readers entertained with his sarcastic sense of humor and tales of owning a dive shop in Belize. Kendall’s writing is filled with with thoughts, plans, reflections, some goofy stuff along the way and lots of food.

NEMO Belize – This site is filled with up to date weather information, image gallery press releases and useful information about where the shelters are and how to care for your self and your pets in the event of a major storm.  Thankfully over the past 85 years Belize has only seen 16 Hurricanes (only 8 were ‘major’ storms), and 17 tropical storms.

National Hurricane Center – This site is filled with data, tools and resources to help stay safe in the event of a storm. It also provides up to date coverage, tropical weather outlooks and storm tracking.

Picture Belize – This photo blog by AJ Baxter showcase the natural beauty of this Central American country through his photography.  Since 2007, he has set out to explore and document as much of the country, people, flora, fauna and archaeological sites of Belize as his time and travels permit.

San Pedro Belize Weather – This site gives current weather conditions for San Pedro Town
Ambergris Caye, Belize

Scuba Lessons Belize – Elbert posts occasional amazing sunrise pictures on his blog and he often posts great underwater pictures as well.

Trip Advisor Belize Forum – If you are looking in to going to Belize for the first time, this forum is a great option to help you decide where to go. Of course, it’s very opinionated but the information can be invaluable.

Weather Underground – Important information on hurricanes and tropical cyclones. This site also make the best downloadable weather app. Om this site you will also find Dr Jeff Masters weather blog.

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