Ecorana Environmental ltd., Blog at it's partner field staiton at the T.R.E.E.S

We are Ecorana Environmental, an eco-travel and environmental education company that specializes in creating and planning applied learning holidays for students, researchers, and ecotourists alike. Our team consists of travel and outreach specialists as well as research biologists and teachers who specialize in environmental education and conservation. We are well-versed in providing comfortable, safe, and exciting learning and travel opportunities to a range of clientele interested in environmentally and culturally conscious travel.Ecorana is poised to offer travel and education abroad opportunities in the diverse tropical country of Belize. Ecorana employs biologists who are well-trained in tropical ecology, herpetology, and ornithology, and as such, studies in tropical biology are the primary focus of our educational holidays. However, our team’s diverse interests and expertise allow us to plan all types of holidays ranging from wildlife ecotours to yoga retreats to West African drumming courses to ecological field technique courses. Wherever your interests lie, you can be guaranteed that Ecorana will be right there with you.Ecorana maintains values of environmental and cultural conservation and stewardship, hands-on education, and inclusive learning, and seeks to instill those values in all visitors to Belize. We work with many field stations and educational centers, scientists, educators, tour companies, tour guides, eco-lodges, and parks, both on the mainland and on the islands of Belize, to make sure you go exactly where you want to go and see exactly what you want to see and more!

One of our main partners is the Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S) and their field station in Belize. The objectives of this environmental education center are to host various cultural and environmental based student courses, workshops and event hosting in the heart of the beautiful Maya Mountains of Belize. We plan on providing our services to international students as well as providing opportunities for Belizean students.

For more information see our website at, or send us and email at or to go directly to the T.R.E.E.S website

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Beautiful waterfall

We are starting to take a little more time and explore our surroundings. TREES is situated in the middle of a series of beautiful National Parks and Forest Reserves. These parks and reserves are perfect for our guests to explore the natural wonders of Belize and great places to see and research the amazing fauna and flora biodiversity found here.
Last week we went to Billy Barquedier National park. This 1500 acre park of pristine jungle terrain is about a 15-20 minute drive from our house. This beautiful quaint and little used park was established in 2001 in order to protect the Barquedier watershed which provides two local communities with water. 

This park has nice trails set in a jungle setting, following a river for about 20 minutes until they meet with a beautiful waterfall. A perfect place to go for a swim on those really hot Belizean days. Vanessa, me and the dog all really enjoyed this new coolspot. While maybe not as Blue Lagoonish as the Blue Hole National Park, this watering hole and waterfalls and free of the bustle and hustle of the other park is a great little place.                                                                 

                                                                               It is a beautiful little hike to the waterfall!            


The trail ends up on a beautiful waterfall, great place to freshen up!  

 Here Vanessa is enjoying the beautiful view of the waterfall, minutes before she plunged in!

Eva found herself a little hiding spot to escape the heat of the sun behind a Cahoon Palm leaf.

We highly recommend this beautiful little NP only a short drive from TREES.

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