THE MOST POPULAR BELIZE WEEKEND- LA RUTA MAYA BELIZE RIVER CHALLENGE
March 3rd, 2014 by Oscar Castaneda for Balaam Eco Adventures
Belize is a unique tourist destination with close proximity to the US and offers the best of: Adventures, Rainforest, Ruins, Reefs, Belize tours, excursions and Belize Vacation Packages. Belize is a young developing nation with tourism as the largest renenue source followed by oil discovered in 2005, agricultural products (citrus, papayas, bananas), timber, seafood (shrimps, conchs, lobsters, fish) and with 60% of protected areas.
With millions of reviews, TripAdvisory # 1 number one Island destination in the world for two years in a row is Belize’s very own San Pedro Ambergris Caye (pronounced as key). Rising in popularity many amateurs and professionals flock to Belize taking advantage of the spectacular sporting activities like sports catch and release fishing for the Grand Slam- Permit, Bonfish and Tarpon found in our Tropical Caribbean waters among other water sports and golf.
The month of March and Spring break weekend marks the most popular and acclaiming International event of the year in the west in San Ignacio THE MOST POPULAR BELIZE WEEKEND- LA RUTA MAYA BELIZE RIVER CHALLENGE. This Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge is a grueling multi-day canoe race traveling a perilous river route across the country of Belize. The route runs West to East along the Macal and Belize Rivers, once the only link between beautiful San Ignacio, in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, and the bustling port of Belize City. This is a race for everyone (not just professional racers)!
There are 8 divisions for the race:Dory
Family Adventure Race
This is not just a race but a cultural experience where friends meet, you make new friends and this year the event begins on Thursday March 6th, with a pre-party at the new Cayo Welcome Center followed by drinks at Meluchis and the main event kicks off on Friday March 7th, 2014 and ends In Belize City on March 10th, 2014.
The race occurs each year in March, coinciding with Baron Bliss Day (Belize’s Greatest Benefactor) now called National Heroes and Benefactor’s Day. This year (2014), the canoes will leave San Ignacio on March 7 from under the Hawksworth Bridge ( mini version of San Francisco Bridge) and arrive in Belize City on March 10th. The teams, which race for station prizes along the way, battle for the major cash prizes awarded at the end of the race.
This race was founded by Cayo Tropical Fruits Ltd. (producers of Big-H brand fruit juices, Vida Purified Water and Mamita Milks) with great support from many Belizean corporations and organizations such as The Belize Tourism Board , The Lodge at Chaa Creek Lodge and the San Ignacio Resort Hotel.
If you are interested in obtaining more information about the race, or would like to field a team you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or send a fax to 501-824-2646 (Belize).
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