10 things you probably didn't know about Olive Ridley Turtles

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Turtles are one the oldest and most primitive groups of reptiles and have outlived many other species. One can only wonder if their unique shell is responsible for their longevity, did you know that their shell is made up of 60 different bones all connected together and developed from their ribs?!! Today I wanted to share a few other facts of a ver...
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Belize it! Final week to save on our Belize Holiday Adventures

Belize it! Final week to save on our Belize Holiday Adventures
Final Week To Save $500 Off Your Belize Holiday! We’re holding some of the last remaining rooms at Belize’s best ecolodges and beach bungalows for this holiday season for five more days*. Be one of the lucky few to join our Holiday Jungle Tree House & Reef Adventure or Holiday Ruins, Reef & Rainforest Active Adventure , both with departures on December 24th and save $500 per adult/$300 per child/teen . Why not make your holiday plan today and tell your kids you’re leaving the wrapping paper at home. This space won’t last! *Offer valid until Friday, Oct 21, 2016. Holiday Ruins, Reef, & Rainforest Active Adventure 8 Days: Explore by 4x4, boat, on foot and flippers! Ride horseback through the jungle, zip-line through the forest canopy, and canoe down winding rivers surrounded by monkeys, iguanas, and toucans. Hike through rainforests by day and search for nocturnal marine life at...
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Save $500 off Belize Holiday Adventures

Save $500 off Belize Holiday Adventures
It’s 88 degrees in Belize today . And the December forecast calls for more of the same! If your dream holiday includes adventure and a hammock on a tropical beach, then we have just the deal for you! For a limited time, we’re offering a $500 per adult/$300 per child/teen savings on our December 24 departures of our Holiday Ruins, Reef & Rainforest Active Adventure (8 days) and our Holiday Jungle Tree House & Reef Adventure (9 days). As Wildland's Belize Program Director, I’ve had the great pleasure of spending a lot of time exploring the diverse landscapes, activities, and culture that Belize has to offer and here are my three favorites: Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM Cave) is a must-do day trip that should be included on every adventure to Belize and it is by far the most impressive cave in the Mayan lowlands. Located in the heart of the...
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Facts about Zika virus in Central America

Facts about Zika virus in Central America
I’m Costa Rican, and have been living in Costa Rica for 44 years. I travel to Central America and within Costa Rica multiple times each year to visit new hotels, lodges, activities being offered, etc.  I am concerned about health issues as much as any other person. None of my friends or colleagues have had Zika virus. In over 22 years working in the tourism industry and over 10 years working for Wildland Adventures I’ve never met a client with a case of mosquito-borne disease. According to the data currently available, Zika is no worse than the flu and is a potential threat only to pregnant women. Only 1 in 5 people who contract Zika show symptoms, and if they do have symptoms it is usually only a slight fever, rash, joint pain or conjunctivitis and goes away after a week. Unless I or one of my traveling companions was...
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Facts about capuchin monkeys, come and see them in the wild!

Facts about capuchin monkeys, come and see them in the wild!
One of the most gracious animals you'll find in the jungles of Central America and probably the one most travelers love to see in the wild are the capuchin monkeys. The capuchin monkeys are New World monkeys of the subfamily Cebinae and here are a few facts about them: What do they eat? These mammals are omnivores. They normally feed on buds, seeds, fruits, nuts but also consume bird’s eggs, spiders, small invertebrates and other insects. They also love to wander by the water where they can find crabs and shellfish. They are very intelligent creatures who use tools such as stones to crack open nuts, shellfish and crabs, watch them in action in the video below! How long do they live? They live up to 45 years in captivity while in the wild their lifespan is about 15 to 20 years. The males reach maturity after 4 years while the females become...
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