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Medical Leaders Journey to Belize

Mission to the World in partnership with Georgia Health Sciences University gathered 19 future medical mission team leaders along with their 12 supervisors and trainers  in San Ignacio / Santa Elena, Belize for a week of intense training and preparation for medical leadership roles in the developing world.


Even though Belize is quite developed in comparison to many of the other countries they would visit, the attendants had to simulate living in the worst conditions. It meant water purification classes, food and drink sensitivity, preforming rural clinical practicum and the list goes on.


The Aguada Hotel & Restaurant was challenged to preparing meals that were approved by the committee and the staff achieved wonderful acclaim on the variety of meals that were prepared.

– The Aguada Hotel, Belize


What’s in the Pond?

Guests of The Aguada Hotel & Restaurant, Belize often ask: “What’s in the pond?” “Do you have fish or turtles?”


We decided to get those questions answered more clearly. Local nature tour guide, Tony Santiago, assisted The Aguada Staff in identifying the various creatures in the pond. After spending a few hours in his canoe and a catch and release session, Tony shared with us that the depth of the pond is around 14 feet. The pond also has a live spring. He found many Bay Snook and Talapia along with various types of toads and frogs. To our surprise, he showed us one of the many turtles that have found his home at The Aguada. We named him Big Papa!


– The Aguada Hotel, Belize

US Elections Belize

The United States (US) Election Season is in full swing and to honor it, the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit of the US Embassy held an informational session for residents of the Cayo District, Belize. The Aguada Hotel was the happy host of this event on October 4, 2012. US Citizens in Belize were assisted in filling out absentee ballots as well as answering questions about the absentee-ballot process. The Aguada’s Shalue Butcher serves as the US Warden for the Cayo Rural area and is able to assist Americans residing or visiting Belize with issues that they may face while in the area.

– The Aguada Hotel, Belize

The Aguada Saves a Life!

Today we had an unusual visitor at The Aguada asking for us to help with a little monkey. She had found her being abused and tied up. :( They turned to us for help (maybe it was because of our nature friendly environment) :), we don’t know why, but we were so quick to get help we didn’t get the chance to ask why us! We quickly called a vet who came by and gave the monkey some medicine to help it recover. She was in a very bad condition and was struggling to breathe. We then contacted the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) and asked for some advice and they contacted the Wildtracks which has a rehab facility for monkeys. The person who picked it up said it was good that we gave her the medicine as it saved her life! She is currently receiving oxygen and is on her way to the Sarteneja to Wildtracks Rehab Center where they will help bring her back to her normal state and hopefully help her get back into her natural habitat. We hope to get photos and updates of her as she recovers, and let you know the name they give to her too! :)


– The Aguada Hotel, Belize

A Beautiful Couple…

The Aguada Hotel has been the host of many wedding receptions and recently hosted the marriage and reception for a wonderful couple, Stephanie and Kurt Burgess. They chose the pond area which served as a natural backdrop for their special day with all the flora and fauna that surrounds it.


Several guests visiting from the US commented that the sounds of the birds chirping and the iguana drinking by the pool added to the charm of a Belizean Tropical Wedding.



– The Aguada Hotel, Belize