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The Mystery of the Mayans and The Great Blue Hole

Posted by Mike Cobb on Jan 16, 2015, 11:01:23 AM

GreatBlueHoleBelize has long been known as a vacation destination of surpassing natural beauty, and also boasts impressive Mayan ruins.

The Great Blue Hole, widely considered the world’s best scuba diving location, may have even more to offer visitors than we ever knew!

Recent research headed by Rice University suggests that The Great Blue Hole can explain the Mayan Civilization’s demise, providing a picture of the ancient Caribbean never before seen.

This adds to the region’s already substantial attraction, making it an essential stop for adventure-seekers and historians alike.

Beneath the beautiful fauna and natural features that draw nearly a million tourists a year, the sediment resting deep in The Great Blue Hole tells the story of a hundred-year drought leading to the Maya’s migration and eventual demise.

BelizeRuinsThis new information has led to an increased interest in the region, and many are already making vacation plans to these ancient features, finding themselves part of a new age of research into Mayan history.

Don’t wait for your friends’ vacation pictures to show up on Facebook. Book your trip now to experience the natural beauty and mysterious attractions of tropical Belize. We look forward to seeing you on the reef!

Plan your next vacation to the beautiful country of Belize and stay at Exotic Caye Beach Resort.

Mike Cobb

Written by Mike Cobb

In 1996, Michael K. Cobb and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North Americans purchasing properties in Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, and throughout the region. With a strong focus on consumer need, Mr. Cobb accurately predicted the growing demand for high quality, residential product for North American "baby boomer" retirees in the region. He led the group into real estate development and created a holding company called ECI Development for several properties, including a resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Michael speaks at dozens of international conferences annually about offshore real estate finance, development, and ownership. He was a consultant to The Oxford Club, hosted a weekly radio program, contributes regularly to overseas publications, sits on the board of several international companies, gives counsel to various real estate projects throughout Central America, and serves on the Board of Directors and the President’s Advisory Group for the National Association of Realtors, NAR.

Topics: Belize