A75T6X Taino Indian petroglyphs on basalt rock on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts

First things first: the Caribbean’s First Peoples

The Caribbean’s First Peoples shaped our landscapes, language, and culture — and across the region, our indigenous heritage remains within reach, if you know where to look.

Photograph by Pete Niesen/Shutterstock.com

San Pedro, Belize

No longer a sleepy fishing village, San Pedro on Ambergris Caye has become the scuba-diving centre of Belize.

Gros Piton from the summit of Petit Piton. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Peak conditions: taking on the Caribbean’s mountain ranges

The Caribbean is a region of hills and mountains, not just beaches and bays. Maria Sebastian tackles the double challenge of St Lucia’s Pitons, and Janelle Chanona braves the rigours of Belize’s Victoria Peak. Plus vertical adventures in Cuba, Guyana, Dominica, and Trinidad.

Standing 130 feet high, the Mayan temple El Castillo is still one of the tallest man-made structures in Belize.  Photograph by Jeremy Beeler/ Shutterstock.com

Mysteries of the Maya

The Maya may be best remembered for doomsday “predictions.” But real mysteries about Mayan culture can be found in the jungle of Belize.


CD Reviews – May/June 2012

The new music that is reflecting the region right now.

An ancient skull rests deep in a cave at Aktun Tunichil Muknal. Photograph by Bob Berwyn

The coral gardens of Belize’s Cockroach Caye

Ecology, history, diving and Belikin beer: Bob Berwyn enjoys an all-inclusive vacation in Belize.

Belizean world music star Andy Palacio. Photograph courtesy Cumbancha/Tim O`Malley

Andy Palacio: bard of the Garifuna goes home

Andy Palacio died at the peak of his career. Simon Lee traces the life of the Belizean world music star.

Out of the Deep: Turtle Watching in the Caribbean

As the annual turtle nesting season begins, Merle Gunby watches one of nature's strangest rituals on a Caribbean beach.