THE SAN PEDRO SUN
VISITOR GUIDE Januar y 6, 2006
F RE E
The Island Newspaper
Amber gris Caye, Belize
The Airline of Belize www.tropicair.com
January 6, 2006 Visitor Guide Page 1
Where did you read your San Pedro Sun?
Where did you take your San Pedro Sun & Visitor Guide?
Take a photo of you and the paper and send it to us at:
Lorieri Matias, from Italy, took some great
reading material while in Paris, France! Here he
is pictured reading The San Pedro Sun. Directly
behind him is the world-famous Eiffel Tower.
Photos taken in unique and unusual places are pre-
ferred. Be sure to identify who is in the photo and
where the photo was taken. Don’t forget to include
your names and what you were doing.
Language can link us proudly presents – Words
with other cultures, no of the Week. This week,
matter how foreign the we will present a few
tongue may be. In phrases in English and give
an effort to share you their Creole and Span-
this form of com- ish translations. Special thanks to
munication with our Sylvana Woods for her help with
audience, The San Pedro Sun the Creole translations. Enjoy!!!
English Wait a minute.
Creole Hoal op fi wahn lee wail noh.
Spanish Espera un minuto.
English I’ve had a wonderful time.
Creole Ah mi hav wahn gud/nais taim.
Spanish Tuve un buen tiempo/me divertí mucho.
English Here is my health certificate.
Creole Si mi dakta paypa dehn ya.
Spanish Aquí esta mi papel medico.
The San Pedro Sun is mailed everywher e.
Publisher The San Pedro Sun Ltd. Greetings to my visiting friends
Editor Ron Sniffin firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor Tamara Sniffin email@example.com On behalf of the people of San
Associate Editor Kainie Manuel firstname.lastname@example.org Pedro Town, I extend a warm wel-
Staff Writer Maria Novelo email@example.com come to all visitors arriving to our
Staff Writer/ Mary Gonzalez firstname.lastname@example.org shores. I assure you that your trip
Graphic Design to “La Isla Bonita” will be no or-
Office Assistant Nathalie Manuel email@example.com dinary vacation. Our island is fa-
mous for its rich cultural diversity,
Mail The San Pedro Sun,
where Mestizos, Creole and
P.O. Box 35,
Garinagu blend to form a unique
San Pedro Town
encounter. While here, I encour-
Ambergris Caye, Belize
age you to explore the Caribbean
Sea and find Belize’s abundant
US Telephone (307) 460-4456 treasures. Hol Chan Marine Re-
Fax 011-501-226-2905 serve and Shark-Ray Alley are just
E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org two of the many spots where you
Internet/WEB www.sanpedrosun.net can enjoy our coral reef forma- ies that are home to our country’s
Main Office #1 Fire Coral Street, San Pedro tion and abundant and breathtak- unique flora and fauna.
Name ing sea life. San Pedro is also Whether you are spending your
Address home to world-class fishing and honeymoon at an exclusive resort
scuba diving. or looking for an adventurous, yet
City State For the more adventurous, “La romantic escape, San Pedro is surely
Zip Isla Bonita” offers a wide array the place to be. I invite you to ex-
of water sports and for those look- plore our home and see the many
Country ing to get a glimpse of the mysti- wonders it has to offer.
E-mail: cal world of the Maya, these his- We welcome you with open arms.
torical ruins are just a short expe- Bienvenidos a San Pedro!
Receive The San Pedr o Sun & Visitor Guide weekly in
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Domestic: $50 BZ. (Other locations vary.)
tems and many natural sanctuar- San Pedro Town
More foreign subscribers than any newspaper in Belize!
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QUESTION: What do you like best about Ambergris Caye?
Mike Beatty lives in Salina, Kansas, USA and is
married to John’s sister. Although retired he is
still involved in investments and stayed at the
Xanadu Resort. “The people, the lifestyle,
Adrian & Leigh Palomeque are from Beaumont, Texas, weather with emphasis on life style.”
USA and are honeymooning at the Aqua Marina Suites. He
is a Vessel Inspector and she teaches high school Spanish.
John Wood from Salina, Kansas, USA
“People – they always say hi.” “The beauty of the water.”
has an Employee Benefit company and
stayed at Xanadu Resort. “I came for
Roger J. Kelley lives in Las the diving but I sorta like the whole
Condes, Peru, South America and package.”
stays with his son at Hamilton’s.
Although retired from the mining
business he still works as a Con-
sultant in Metallurgist. “The
people are friendly and laid back.
I can walk in any store and talk in THE BEACH
English or Spanish.”
by Harriette Fisher
Watch for Harriette walking the
Orin Stephens from Orland, Texas, USA is a Pro- beach with her camera.
duction Manager and stayed at Coconuts. “When What question will she ask you?
you are out of your water you meet really interest-
ing people and it’s like a nice warm bath.”
January 6, 2006 Visitor Guide Page 3
Board Crazy Water Sports
Visiting “La Isla Bonita” is always
a guaranteed memorable vacation!
Known for its unique Caribbean flam-
boyance, the pristine blue water is in-
viting and ideal for any water sport ac-
tivity. Among the many watersports,
kneeboarding is rapidly becoming the
new and exciting pastime and hobby for
everybody to enjoy. So why not make
your stay complete and take an exhila-
rating jaunt to round out your stay on
one of Mother Nature’s Best Kept Se-
In this review, The Sun takes it to
the test with Board Crazy Sports, as
they are taking the watersports world
to new and higher heights with their
excellent services. Whether you are
into boating, waterskiing,
wakeboarding, kneeboarding, tubing,
riding personal watercraft, or all of the
above, you’ll find that San Pedro of-
fers plenty of picturesque places to get
immersed fully in your hobby.
Our tour started with a boat ride to
the end of the island, where the sea is After a few instructions and helpful
clam and an ideal for watersporting ad- tips from Robert, we were ready to
ventures. The crew at Board Crazy take on the waves!
Sports were more than willing and ex-
tra nice in making the afternoon a blast
and an invigorating experience unlike
any other. Owners, Robert and Beth space at Patojo’s for their extreme
Colon, were the instructors on this trip. watersports business. Robert, who was
Robert and Beth hail from West Palm in the landscaping business before mov-
Beach, Florida and came to vacation ing here, had always been involved in
in San Pedro in June 2004. Their stay water sports most of his life. His pas-
on the island blew them away as they sion for the watersports has grown and
fell in love with its friendly people and evolved through the years he has been
laid back lifestyle. “We love it here, involved in it. “I love doing all sorts of
the weather is nice, it’s small and the water sports and coming here we de-
perfect place to call home,” com- cided to buy the boat and take over the
mented the couple. On November of Board Crazy watersports, so far, its
2004, they made the move from Florida been great and we are enjoying every
to San Pedro and started their lives minute in paradise.”
anew, where they rented the office Continued on Page 5
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Board Crazy Water Sports Continued from Page 4
With the boards, tube and boat all ance was ideal and helpful throughout
set up to go, our experience was taken the afternoon. “The nose of the board
to all new heights as we were given a should be sticking out of the water. Both
chance to try knee board and sumo tube. elbows need to be placed on the board
Board Crazy Sports offer the most in- and used as support to lift your body
tense water sports, but also the best weight,” commented Robert. As the
equipment to go along with it. You can boat started moving, it was nerve rack-
choose their list of activities, includ- ing, but the ride makes up for it as you
ing; skiing, tubing, knee boarding, glide over the deep blue waters of the
wake boarding and new to the island Caribbean. Whoa, what a rush! It is a
Sumo Tubing. No matter what you definite must try. After that attempt,
choose to do out of the blue, personal- the experience got even better as you
ized instruction and top quality equip- try for a second and third time. With
ment is always provided. The first leg an adrenaline rush, the thrill is abso-
of the trip consisted of a proper run- lutely addictive and leaves you want-
down and helpful tips to make the ride ing more. The couple did a great job
a fun and exciting one. One of the most easing the tension, providing for an en-
enjoyable ways of experiencing the joyable and always successful experi-
thrills and spills of fast moving crystal ence.
clear water is through knee boarding. After our knee boarding adventure,
On the first attempt, it was a bit dif- Robert took it to the extreme with their
ficult, but with few attempts and little new service, Sumo Tubing. Board
practice, you can enjoy the thrill and Crazy Sports are the first to introduce
spills of getting “wet and wild” in style. this service to San Pedro and are hop- One of the most fantastic thrill rides is Sumo Tubing. Gliding over the deep
The belly start was the first lesson and Continued on Page 13 blue while cocooned by the sumo tube is a must!
of most importance as it allows you to
get a proper balance and a good grip of
the rope. For this, Robert taught us to
lay flat on our belly on the board with
the strap laying forward and pointing
towards the nose of the board. His guid-
January 6, 2006 Visitor Guide Page 5
Red Eyed Tree
The Red-eyed tree frog is a slender, delicate frog with webbed hands and feet
and is one of the most common tree frogs kept in captivity as pets, perhaps
because of their vivid colors and overall beauty. They are medium sized frogs,
with females reaching around 3.5 inches in length, and males around 3 inches.
The Red-eyed tree frog species was words kallos, meaning beautiful, and
named, and quite perfectly so, by Cope dryas meaning tree nymph, hence the
in 1862 as Agalychnis callidryas. ever appropriate name: the beautiful
Agalychnis represents their genus and tree nymph. These colorful amphibians
callidryas is derived from the Greek Continued on Page 7
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Red Eyed Tree Frog Continued from Page 6 South America. Their environment is
rather warm year-round with high lev-
play much more brilliant colors such
as deep blue to bluish purple flanks,
els of humidity. Like most amphibians, sky blue inner thighs, and bright orange
they are dependent on water for most toes. They also exhibit creamy white
of their life. In the forests of Belize, bellies, some will have white freckles
the Red-eyed tree frog minimizes wa- on their dorsal surface and all have
ter loss by resting underneath leaves vertical pupils which are uncommon to
and tucking its limbs up close to its body. the hylid family – all of which add to
They are quite a common site for lo- their stunning beauty. They are me-
cals and tourists in some regions and dium sized frogs, with females reach-
often invade public areas close to the ing around 3.5 inches in length, and
forests. males around 3 inches. The feet are
The Red-eyed tree frog is a slender, large, consisting of typical toe pads that
delicate frog with webbed hands and aid in attaching to leaves. Juvenile
feet and is one of the most common morphs are brownish green, and
tree frogs kept in captivity as pets, per- change to bright green as they mature.
haps because of their vivid colors and In the wild, and in captivity, these
overall beauty. This frog exhibits a bril- nocturnal frogs typically spend their
liant display of colors with it’s emer- days attached to green leaves, some-
ald green head and back, sky blue in- times in small groups. They position
ner legs, creamy white to yellow and themselves in such a way so as to dis-
bright blue striped sides and orange guise every colorful part of their body
toes. The dorsal coloration changes in an attempt to blend into the leaves.
from bright, almost fluorescent green, They do this so well that they are often
to darker, forest green during differ- difficult to find. Their habitat is crawl-
ent times of the day, and in response to ing with potential predators, including
temperature and mood changes. The bats, snakes, birds, small mammals,
most notable characteristic is the huge, insects and lizards. This frog is not
red eyes that seem to bulge out of the toxic, and so they rely heavily on cam-
heads of these frogs. Their color and ouflage and discretion to avoid preda-
size vary depending upon their geo- tion. During the day light hours, these
This colorful tree frog is a “poster child” for rainforest conservation.
graphic origination. Those originating frogs spend their time sleeping on the
begin their lives under water and later Veracruz and Oaxaca, Mexico, into from the northernmost ranges, such as undersides of green leaves, for which
spend their adult life on land. They in- Central America, Panama and Costa south Mexico and Guatemala, are they blend into nicely. While resting,
habit low and tropical forests in Rica, and farther south into Columbia, smallest and usually display light blue the brightly colored sides are covered
flanks and yellowish orange toes. Those by the rear limbs, and the eyes are cov-
Serving San Pedro
Pedr originating from more southern re-
gions, such as Nicaragua and Costa
ered with a mesh-like membrane, so
that the frogs are almost entirely cam-
since 1980! Rica, tend to be larger in size and dis- Continued on Page 10
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THE SAN PEDRO SUN VI S I T O R ’ S GUIDE
Tourist Information Water, Sports & Tours
Belize Tourism Board - 223-1910. SEARIOUS ADVENTURES Are You Ready? Lamanai,
Belize Tourism Industry Altun Ha,CaveTubing with either Belize Zoo, Ziplining,or
Travel North of the cut to: Xunantunich Mayan Ruin, Manatee Watch and Beach BBQ,
Association (BTIA) - 227-5717.
Journey’s End half day snorkeling and more. We are located ON THE
San Pedro Tourist Guide BEACH straight down from the airstrip. Call #226 - 4202/
Association 226-2391. 4206 or Cell #662-8818.
SAILSPORTS BELIZE – Windsurfing, kite sailing and sail-
Church Services ing. The latest equipment and expert instruction makes it easy
San Pedro Roman Catholic Church Papi’s Diner
to learn. 226-4488 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun. Mass: 9 a.m. English; 11 a.m. Capt. SEADUCED – River cave tubing, manatee watch, Robles
Children’s; 7:30 p.m. Spanish; Sat.: Beach BBQ, Mayan ruins and more adventures. 226-2254.
Confessions 5-7 p.m; Mass or Com- SEADUCTION SAILING – First class Day Cruises to Caye
munion Service every night at 7:30 Caulker or Mexico Rocks. Beach BBQ or Sunset Cruise.
p.m. Charters also available. Phone Seaduced at 226-2254.
Living Word Church Service Sun.
10:45 a.m. Bible study Mon. 7:30 p.m. Real Estate...
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SUNRISE REALTY - Land, homes, businesses, condos and
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gencies 600-9071 or Hours: Mon.- PELICAN PROPERTIES LTD. - Fine properties on Am-
Fri., 8am to 8pm; Sat., 8am - noon. bergris Caye. E-mail: email@example.com or phone 226-
Los Pinos Clinic 602-6383 and 226- 3234.
2686. BELIZE REALTY & BUILDING SERVICES - From raw
land to dream home - we’re there every step of the way!
San Pedro Chiropractic Clinic 226-
Hyperbaric Chamber - 226-2851, Dr.
Otto Rodriguez - 600-0287 or 226-2854. Capt. ISLAND FERRY SERVICE & WATER TAXI – Scheduled
Sharks ferry service & water taxi for Ambergris Caye. Phone 226-
Antonia Guerrero - 600-5475 or 206-
2152. Eleazar Portillo - 610-4560 or
MONCHO’S GOLF CART RENTALS - Four & Six seater
226-3195. golf carts available. Open daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. We deliver to
San Pedro Polyclinic II - 226-2536. your room. 226-3262 or 226-4490.
8-12 and 2-5, Mon. to Fri. Emergen- CRYSTAL AUTO RENTAL – Largest fleet in Belize. Of-
cies 226-2555/2918 or 606-3864. fices at International Airport and Belize City. 223-1600, 0-800-
Ambergris Hopes Clinic - 226-2660, 777-7777.
Emergencies: 606-2316 Services...
US Embassy - 227-7161 KRYSTAL SHIPPING CO./MASH CO. - We deliver con-
Canadian Consulate - 223-1060 Isla Bonita Art Gallery & Frame Shop struction supplies all the way to Robles Point! Phone 226-2089
Mexican Embassy - 223-0193 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CASTILLO’S HARDWARE - Storm supplies, electronics,
Guatemalan Embassy - 223-3150 household appliances, tools, home repair items and a wide va-
Honduran Embassy - 224-5889 riety of paints, stains and varnishes. Pescador Drive. Phone
The Lions Club of San Pedro relies Casa Picasso Party...Party...Party
on income from its Friday and Sat- THE HOLIDAY HOTEL - Every Wednesday, live music
urday Night BBQ to support the needy and a fabulous Beach Barbeque 6:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Barrier
community. Help a great cause -have Reef Dr. 226-2014.
dinner with us! PIER LOUNGE - Home of the “World Famous Chicken Drop”
every Wednesday night. Daily drink specials and two-for-one
Green Reef A non-profit organiza- happy hour. Located beachfront in the Spindrift Hotel. Phone
tion dedicated to the promotion of sus- 226-2002.
tainable use and conservation of Victoria House THE TACKLE BOX - come rock da box out over the water!
Belize’s marine and coastal re- Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (starting @
sources. email@example.com 9:00PM) we have amazing live bands ranging from Reggae to
Punta to old school Rock-n-Roll. We’ll have prizes, specials
San Pedro AA - 226 4464, 600 9061 and always that breath-taking Tackle Box ocean view! Located
Saga Society A non-profit “humane off the San Pedro Water Taxi Pier at the end of Black Coral St.
society” to address the stray cat and Map Sponsored by 226-4313.
Monchos FIDO’S RESTAURANT & BAR - Dine under the largest
dog population in San Pedro. Phone
Golf Cart Rental Palapa in San Pedro! Enjoy a full lunch & dinner menu with
226-3262 or 226-4490 live beachfront entertainment all night.
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THE SAN PEDRO SUN VI S I T O R ’ S GUIDE
MATA CHICA - Mambo Cuisine - for food lovers. local dishes for LUNCH. DELECTABLE SEAFOOD bar featuring karaoke, dance and fun music. Phone 226-
Homemade pasta, shrimp paté, bruschetta, charbroiled SPECIALTIES for dinner. OUTDOOR & INDOOR 2173.
seafood and much more! Call 220-5010/5011. DINING 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
RICO’S SURFSIDE RESTAURANT – A truly unique
Beach barbeque every Wednesday night with live mu-
ROJO LOUNGE - Enjoy tropical lounge cuisine in one dining experience on the beach at Banyan Bay. Serving
of the most beautiful beachfront settings in all of Belize breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Phone 226-3739 ext.
- Azul Resort. 226-4012. LILY’S TREASURE CHEST RESTAURANT - On 135.
the beach behind Lily’s Hotel. Join us for a cool breeze
ELVI’S KITCHEN - serving the finest food since 1977. PAPI’S DINER – The place for fine food at diner prices.
and the best seafood or USDA beef on our veranda by
Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials. Caribbean Night on Taste the Caribbean. Call 226-2047.
the sea. 226-2650.
Thursday. Mayan Fiesta every Friday - come try our
MICKEY’S PLACE - Open daily 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Maya Buffet. Open Monday – Saturday. Lunch: 11:00 RAMON’S VILLAGE - Enjoy breakfast, lunch and
for breakfast, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for lunch and 6 -
a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Call dinner in a Mayan atmosphere or on the veranda over-
10 p.m. for dinner. Burritos on Wednesdays. Pescador
us for group reservations. Ph 226-2404/2176 “Where looking the Caribbean Sea. Coconut Drive. Phone 226-
Drive. Call 226-2223.
something good is always cooking!” 2071.
BLUE WATER GRILL – Island cuisine with a twist!
CELI’S RESTAURANT ON THE BEACH at the San LUNA at Journey’s End Resort - Experience fine din-
Wood-fired Oven Pizzas, Sushi & more! Open daily.
Pedro Holiday Hotel, serves Great Fajitas, salads and ing on the beach north of San Pedro. Visit our tropical
Happy Hour 4 to 6 p.m. 226-3347.
EL DIVINO RESTAURANT at BANANA BEACH -
Unique Offerings... Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m - 10
p.m. Book your party or banquet today! Phone 226-
ISLAND MINI GOLF & ICE CREAM - Sea Grape CAYE INTERNATIONAL BANK - Offering De- 2444.
Drive (1 block W of Barefoot Iguana). Open Mon.– mand Deposit Accounts, Loans, Savings Accounts,
RENDEZVOUS RESTAURANT AND BAR - The
Thurs. 12 – 9 p.m.; Fri. – Sun. 12 – 10 p.m. etc. firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 226-2388.
most romantic spot in town featuring award winning
SAN PEDRO FITNESS CLUB – A/C Gym at Bel- PROVIDENT BANK & TRUST - Offering a full
chefs. Thai and French cuisine blended to make para-
ize Yacht Club, Fully-equipped. Open to the public. range of International Banking Services. phone 223-
dise taste like heaven, or so our customers say. Free
Tennis Courts, Lap and Family pools, Aqua Fitness 5698 services@prov identbank.bz
Rendezvous Wine tasting from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
and Toning Classes.Open 7am Daily, 8am Sundays. GRANIEL’S DREAMLAND - Locally made furni-
Fermented, blended and bottled here on the
226-2683. ture & accessories from all Belizean exotic hard-
property. Open for lunch and dinner. Call 226 3426 for
CAYE COFFEE – Take a taste of our locally roasted woods & Mahogany. On Pescador Drive, opposite
reservations and transport options.
fresh coffee back home. A wonderful cup of coffee Rock’s, Call 226-2632, ext. 18 or 226-2938. Open
makes such a great difference in your day. Try it Mon-Sat 8:30-12:00 noon & 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. & Sun VICTORIA HOUSE - International and Island-Style
and ask for more. 226-3568. 10-12 noon. cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Reserva-
WINE de VINE - Fine imported wines and cheeses. BAREFOOT BOOKS - Features a huge selection of tions recommended, call 226-2067.
Olive oils, vinegars and specialty items. Located in new and used books. Gorgeous greeting cards and
CASA PICASSO TAPAS + MARTINIS - Small
the Vilma Linda Plaza on Tarpon St. Phone 226- gift items. Located at the southern end of Middle
plates, big pastas and fantastic desserts! “Hippest mar-
3430. Street (Pescador Drive) across the courtyard from
tini spot”-Frommer’s. Nightly 5:30pm, closed Sundays.
OSCAR’S GYM - Free-weights, Pilates, basic Mickey’s. 206-2577.
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Belizean and imported speciality. Fresh herbs, cold Located on Pescador Drive next to Caramba Res- dine alfresco streetside or enjoy the air conditioned quaint
cuts, chilled goods plus an exciting selection of gro- taurant. Closed Wednesday. Phone 608-9100. European atmosphere in the unique Pub room. The Best
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San Pedro and Belize!
Contact the San Pedro Sun for more information.
January 6, 2006 Visitor Guide Page 9
The Red Eyed Tree test, any sign of movement from one frog
prompts a wrestling match between the
Frog Continued from Page 7 males. Breeding occurs from October
to March, usually near temporary or
ouflaged green. This may work well in
permanent ponds. While locked in an
most cases, however, predators are not
embrace, the male fertilizes 30 to 50 pale
always fooled. If disturbed while rest-
eggs as the female lays them on a leave
ing, they may abruptly open their enor-
over standing water. In five days the eggs
mous, red eyes, and move the legs out
hatch into tiny brown tadpoles and they
to show the bright coloration, in an at-
wiggle their way down the leaf to the
tempt to startle the intruder. By con-
water below. The tadpoles breathe with
fusing predators in this way, the frogs
gills and swim with a tail. It takes the
may gain a split second to leap or climb
tadpoles 75 to 80 days to metamorphose
away. While awake they are at higher
into a frog. As they mature, they lose
risk of predation than when sleeping
their tail, they develop lungs (for breath-
camouflaged against green leaves. The
ing air), and they become brightly col-
bright colors found on the sides of these
ored. The adult frog will spend most of
frogs are often referred to as “flash
the rest of its life in the forest canopy,
colors,” as they are flashed to poten-
often hidden among bromeliads.
tial predators. This may throw off those
Although these beautiful creatures are
predators that rely mainly on visual
not considered threatened, the condition
prey detection, such as snakes and
of their habitat is of great concern. Prob-
birds, by leaving a “ghost image” in
lems such as global warming, wetland
place of the escaped frog. This is simi-
drainage, atmospheric and climatic
lar to the effects of gazing at a bright
changes, pollution and deforestation have
light or object for a period of time, re-
all taken a severe toll on the rainforest.
sulting in the image being “burned” into
With less rainforest come fewer tree
the eyes when you look away. Still, de-
frogs. Amphibian populations are known
spite their unique defense methods, they The most notable characteristic of this tree frog is the huge, red eyes that seem to suffer environmental effects sooner
are preyed upon regularly. to bulge out of its head. If disturbed while resting, they may abruptly open their than other populations. This makes them
The Red-eyed tree frog, a strict car- enormous eyes and move their legs out to show the bright coloration, in an at- a good indicator species. Pictures of the
nivore, is also an avid and skilled hunter. tempt to startle the intruder. Red-eyed tree frog are seen all over the
It eats mostly insects, such as crickets,
Red-eyed tree frogs spend their lives santly to attract females, and will wrestle world and they have become a “poster
moths, flies and beetles, catching them
near water because they must return to other males in the near vicinity. In addi- child” for the Save the Rainforest cam-
with its long, sticky tongue. It also eats
the water to lay their eggs. Like many tion to croaking, males are known to paign. Their bright coloration and their
other small invertebrates and sometimes
tropical frogs, red-eyed tree frogs enter “quiver” during the breeding season. This status as an indicator species makes them
will even other eat small frogs. Most in-
breeding mode during the rainy season. occurs at the peak of a croak, while fac- the perfect candidate to bring attention to
dividuals are strictly nocturnal, and will
At this time, the males will croak inces- ing another male. During this staring con- this important cause.
only feed at night.
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Dr. Herman Smith was the only PhD
archeologist to reside in Belize. He was
noted in his field as a foremost re-
searcher and expert in the coastal trad-
ing of the Maya and headed the archaeo-
logical development of Lamanai in Be-
lize. Herman discovered and contrib-
uted much to the body of knowledge of
the Maya once living on Ambergris
Caye. If asked about this subject, he
would gladly inform his listeners of the
Maya past with detailed length and expansive arm waving. His humor accompanied these mini-lectures, eliminating any academic dryness and endearing him to the
students and groups that he worked with on sites around the island.
He lived in Belize for over 12 years and eventually obtained Belizean citizenship. Dr. Herman Smith - U.S. Marine Corps pilot, decorated Vietnam veteran,
archeologist, friend, and husband died on March 10th, 2000. Above all his many accomplishments from fighter piloting to practicing archeology – is that Herman was
a friend to all in San Pedro. He contributed countless articles to The San Pedro Sun, articles that we are pleased to share with you once more.
Deciphering Ancient Mayan Writing
The Mayan system of writing numbers was very simple. The way they wrote idea. The Aztec and Mixtec cultures
Over the years, scholars have de-
out numbers was using bars and dots. Each dot represents a “1” and each bar adopted a somewhat less sophisticated
bated the question of what exactly the
represents a “5”. Using this system, you could write out any number from one form of record keeping, with strong
hallmarks of civilization are. Many
to twenty by placing bars and dots on top of each other. emphasis on picture-writing as op-
consider the development of writing,
posed to the Maya system that was
mathematics, astronomy, stratified
language oriented. In South America,
society, trade systems, etc. as a mea-
the Inca developed a complicated sys-
surement of progression towards high
tem of record keeping using knotted
culture. (A foolish argument, in my
strings which suited their needs in
judgment. By now everyone should
keeping track of herds of animals, but
know that true civilization is ear-
they never got around to writing
marked by hot showers and ice in
your drink.) Nevertheless, the use of
The Maya, on the other hand,
writing has traditionally been consid-
manufactured paper from the inner
ered a gauge for determining how far
bark of certain kinds of trees, mainly
a civilization has evolved from more
the amate and ficus. Stone bark-beat-
ers, oblong, flat grooved tools about
In the case of the ancient Maya it
hand-size were used to pound out the
is certainly true that their system of
bark which was then bleached with
writing is hailed as one of the most
lime, cut into strips and folded like a
remarkable achievements of the Pre-
Japanese screen. A variety of paints
Columbian New World. The ability
were employed to illustrate these
to record information in relatively
“books,” which were painted on both
permanent records which could be
sides and bound between elaborately
passed on from generation to genera-
tion insured continuity in the trans-
mission of seasonal and astronomi- 11 Nearly all of the Maya books did
Continued on Page 12
cal data. This led to the refinement
of mathematic systems and, as it
turned out, development of a calen-
dar far more accurate than that used
in Europe well into the sixteenth cen-
While it is certainly true that the
Maya writing system was the most
refined in all of Mesoamerica, other
cultures eventually caught on to the
January 6, 2006 Visitor Guide Page 11
Dig It Continued from Page 11 or plural codices) have been found in
an archeological context. The climate
treasure trove of Maya writing. Ar-
cheologists and epigraphers (students
of the Maya world is so moist and of ancient writing) alike are biting
the mildew so pervasive it is highly their nails over this one because
unlikely any have survived. Frag- nearly everything known about the an-
ments have been found in tombs in cient Maya mathematics, calendrics,
several Maya sites, including Altun astronomy and the religious pantheon
Ha in Belize. It has been said the rem- has been recovered by scholars from
nants of the codex had the consistency the three existing codices. Imagine
of a cigar ash. The so-called Mirador what could be learned from, let’s say,
Codex, found at the early Classic site ten books- or a hundred. It is a dis-
of El Mirador in Mexico remains un- quieting thought. We would have such
opened at the National Museum of a complete understanding of the an-
Anthropology in Mexico. The paper cient Maya I would certainly be out
portion of the book has long since rot- of a job.
ted away, leaving only the lime coat- With the Maya books, paintings,
ing and the painted characters which decorated pottery, carved stone monu-
have melded into a solid block. ments all containing examples of the
Present technology does not permit Maya writing, why is it that scholars
further study, but it is hoped that some have thus far been unable to decipher
day a way will be found to extract most of the hieroglyphic symbols?
the information contained is this rare Next- breaking the Maya code.
Mayans used writing to depict a sound or word. Golf We offer 4-seater &
6-seater golf carts
not survive the Spanish conquest be-
cause the Maya writing was deemed
to have been inspired by the Devil,
they contained nothing in which there
were not to be seen superstition and
lies of the devil, we burned them all,
Car ts Located at the Airport
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and the church and government offi- which they regretted to an amazing
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No telling how many hundreds or No Maya books (called a codex,
thousands of volumes were burned in
the name of Christianity, but three
books have survived. All are pres-
ently reposing in European museums
having been sent to patrons and
friends of Spanish conquistadors in
the sixteenth century. Given the de-
termination of Bishop Diego de
Landa, the second bishop of Yucatan
in the mid-sixteenth century, it is a
wonder that anything Maya survived.
Landa was something of a double-
edged sword. As a scholar, he was
very interested in all aspects of Maya
culture and went so far as to inter-
view informants and record a great
deal of data concerning the day-to-
day life of the Yucatec Maya while
systematically destroying the very
culture he recorded. In a passage that
accompanies Landa’s description of
Maya writing, he ironically discusses
his role in the destruction of the Maya
libraries: “We found a large number
of books in these characters, and as
Page 12 Visitor Guide January 6, 2006
Board Crazy Water Sports Continued from Page 5 ing that it will be smash hit. The Sumo
Tubing was also a blast; this sport al-
and wild”, it’s a vacation must do for
the entire family. Call today to custom-
lows riders to WEAR IT! STEER IT! ize your tour at 226-2283 or stop by the
ROLL IT! and JUMP IT! The Sumo office on the pier over the water. Their
Tube is a new, exciting, and challeng- opening hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00
ing freestyle towable that is perfect for p.m. everyday from Monday to Sun-
everyone to try as it does not require day. Brace yourself for the rush of
much from the rider, other than a good water and adrenaline as you take on
grip of the rope. The rider slides into the deep blue waters of the Caribbean
the Sumo suit and holds on to a grab Sea. It is an invigorating way to spend
handle on the end of a 60 foot rope. your day!
The rider can roll 360’s from left to
right, jump the waves, steer left and Donate to these
right by moving their arms, or just glide
across the water’s surface. It’s a fast worthy San
and fun bodysurfing thrill ride. The Pedro
Sumo Tube can also be used in the
crashing waves as a body surfing tube. organizations!
The thrills and spills of knee boarding
San Pedro Roman Catholic
and Sumo tubing was an experience
School – Brightening the minds of
never to be forgotten.
San Pedro’s youth. Contact Prin-
Robert and Beth are awesome in-
cipal Roxanni Kay – 226-2550,
structors; they will ensure that you get
the very best fun and excitement above
Brace yourself for the rush of water and adrenaline when you take on and below the water. Board Crazy Green Reef – A non-profit orga-
kneeboarding! Watersports is enough to get you “wet nization dedicated to the promo-
tion of sustainable use and con-
servation of Belize’s marine and
coastal resources. Contact
Lions Club of San Pedro – Re-
lies on income from its Friday
and Saturday Night BBQ to sup-
port the needy community. Help
a great cause. Contact President
Isela Graniel – 226-2064.
Saga Society – A non-profit “hu-
mane society” to address the stray
cat and dog population in San
Pedro. Contact 226-3266.
Alcanzando a los inalcanzables
– Helping the youth of San Pedro
against the battle with drug ad-
diction. Contact Virgina Wallace
San Pedro High School – Help-
ing students “Anchor in Success.”
Contact Principal Angel Nuñez
or Chairperson Mrs. Martha
Guerrero at 226-2045/2010/2043.
SP AIDS Commission -A non-
profit organization that helps edu-
cate and inform the society in
ways to help AIDS victims and
San Pedro Public Library - A
public service that helps promote
the importance of literacy and
education for the betterment of
lives and the community. 206-
The Governor General’s Music
in Schools Program, San Pedro
Chapter - c/o San Pedro Town
Council, P.O. Box 54, 226-2198,
An organization created to de-
velop and promote the love of
music and the practice of the arts
The San Pedro Foundation - An
organization created to help stu-
dents with furthering or complet-
ing their education. Donations or
queries can be directed to
Herman Penland 226-2005.
January 6, 2006 Visitor Guide Page 13
The San Pedro Sun’s Virtual Taste Trip oregano in a small bowl. Rub herb
mixture all over top of beef; gen-
fore slicing crosswise into thin (1/
2-inch thick) slices.
tly press herbs into beef with your
Recipes to help keep New Year’s Resolutions! hands so it sticks. Note:
The first of January is a catalyst for millions of people to get in better shape. Roast until an instant-read ther- Well-seasoned beef is as simple
Maybe it’s your guilt from all of the holiday indulgences. Maybe it’s the peer mometer inserted in center of beef as adding garlic, rosemary and
pressure you feel from the amount of people jogging or hitting the gym. Whatever reads 160ºF, about 45 to 50 min- oregano. For added dimension,
your motivation, we’ve got the tips and hints to help you stick to the plan. There utes (for medium meat; cook consider stirring 1 to 2 tablespoons
are many eat healthy plans to accommodate your taste buds and budget. This longer for medium to well done of prepared horseradish into the
week we feature two dishes from two of the most popular plans: The South Beach
meat). garlic mixture (does not affect the
Diet and Weight Watchers.
Let beef stand 10 minutes be- recipe’s POINTS value).
Roasted Beef Tenderloin recipe
courtesy of Weight Watchers.
Lemony fish in foil recipe courtesy of
The South Beach Diet.
Dine in tropical, Mayan style while enjoying
Ingredients: spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea.
Lemony Fish in Foil
The South Beach Diet consist
*1 spray cooking spray
*1 pound raw lean beef tenderloin A Perfect Meal
of three different phases … this
recipe is perfect whether you are
*1/2 tsp table salt
*1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly
on the first, second or third phase. ground
*2 medium garlic clove(s), minced
Original recipe yield: 4 servings.
*1 tbsp rosemary, fresh, minced,
or 1 tsp dried rosemary
*4 large fish fillets
*1/4 cup diced carrots
*1 tsp dried oregano Grilled Shrimp Kebab
*1/4 cup diced celery Directions:
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a
Flourless Chocolate Cake
*1/4 cup chopped green onion
*2 lemons, thinly sliced shallow roasting pan with cooking Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Directions: spray. 6:30 a.m. until midnight at the Belize Yacht Club,
Heat the oven to 350 degrees Season beef all over with salt
on the second floor of the
F. Cut four 2-foot lengths of foil and pepper; transfer to prepared
B Convention Center 226- 2777
and fold each in half to make a 1-
foot square. Place 1 fish fillet Combine garlic, rosemary and
slightly below the middle of each
square of foil.
Sprinkle 1/4 of the carrots, cel-
ery, green onion, and parsley on
each fillet. Top with lemon slices.
Fold the foil over the fish and
crimp the edges together slightly.
Place the foil-wrapped fillets on a
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baking sheet and bake for 15 to
20 minutes or until the fish flakes
Roasted Beef Tenderloin Mayan carvings pottery sculptures
Small changes in your life can
mean big changes in your weight.
Weight Watchers can help you
make positive changes to lose
elry art sarongs
weight and keep it off. This plan
works by a numbering system …
each dish that you consume has a caps
certain number to it … at the end
of the day the numbers are added
furniture and more!
for a final count On Coconut Drive,
Yields about 3 ounces per serv- San Pedro South
ing. 226-4066 San Pedro’s Largest Gift Shop
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Wolfe’s Trivia Tidbits
*In Australia, the Number 1 topping for pizza is eggs. In Chile, the favor-
ite topping is mussels and clams. In the United States, it’s pepperoni.
*An ant can lift 50 times its own weight, which is equivalent to a human
Same Dennis Wolfe
being pulling a 10-ton trailer.
*Tourists need to be aware that, when traveling in Germany, a screwing
gesture at one’s head is a strong symbol, meaning “You’re crazy.” Often
Picture used by drivers on the autobahn to comment on the driving skills of other
travelers, this gesture can get you arrested. The same gesture is used in
Check-up *The thumbnail grows the slowest; the middle nail grows the fastest.
*Many hair sprays (which are really just adhesives for the hair) are made
largely of cellulose, the major ingredient of the cell walls of plants. Ethyl
cellulose adhesives dry quickly, do not remain tacky, and wash out with
“Casey, I need to get that acoustic guitar I left over at your house when you *There are 5 million different species of insects in the world. The insect
had the annual Casey Moore Christmas bash.” population of the world is at least 1,000,000,000,000,000,000. The weight of
the world’s insect population exceeds that of man by a factor of twelve.
“Well, I’m going out to the house in a little while,” Casey said. “I’ve got to
*Reportedly, singer-musician Stevie Wonder endorses all contracts with
do a couple of things first, but you can ride with me and I’ll bring you back here
to BC’s when we’re done.”
*The White House receives approximately 6,000 visitors a day and has 6
“Sure.” floors (two are basements), 132 rooms, 32 bathrooms, 147 windows, 412
On the way, Casey stopped at the doctor’s office. doors, 12 chimneys, 3 elevators, and 7 staircases. It takes 570 gallons of
“I just remembered that I’ve got a 1:00 appointment for a checkup,” he said. white paint to cover the outside.
“It’s not a full physical so it won’t take long.”
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AMBERGRIS CAYE SPECIALISTS.
January 6, 2006 Visitor Guide Page 15
, Ambergris Caye’s latest trendy restaurant, is now open.
Serving Palm Tree Cuisine, a fusion of Central American and
Caribbean delicacies, offers a selection of fresh local seafood,
tender meats and exotic vegetables prepared by
our renowned chef.
Menu selections include: Jerk Seared Sea Scallop Crouton,
Smoked Oyster Bruschetta, Spinach Pesto Goat Cheese Salad,
Rib-Eye Steak Argentino, Almond Nut Crusted Grouper,
White Chocolate Pudding laced with a cardamom anglaise sauce,
Strawberry & Mango Ice Parfait. At Journey’s End Resort
boasts an atmosphere of relaxed elegance and style,
with inventive cuisine in an enchanting setting.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner…
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