The beauty of Belize reaches far past its borders — small in size but gigantic in richness. Every single acre of this tiny country is consumed with lush forest, beautiful seas, and incredible history. When choosing a symbol to represent such a distinct place it is important to choose something that can authentically relay a message. Strength, beauty and diversity is why the Keel Billed Toucan took the title as the National Bird for the country of Belize.

Its strong presence in the rainforest and brightly colored exterior stand out ions among any other animals in Belize. These vibrant birds mostly fly short distances at a time, but are quite quick on their toes from branch to branch. Living in flocks of six to twelve, these birds stick and work together. Try spotting our national symbol while staying with us at Hidden Valley inn — its a sight you won’t soon forget.