Ambergris Caye (pronounced key) is the largest of Belize's nearly 200 offshore coral sand islets and atolls, and the most popular destination in Belize, primarily because of its proximity to the largest coral reef in the western hemisphere, the Belize Barrier Reef, and the extraordinary underwater activities and attractions available here.
Accessible by commuter plane in 15-20 minutes, or by water taxi in an hour, Ambergris Caye, is a premiere destination for underwater, snorkeling, and fishing devotees, and the super relaxed nearby town of San Pedro, is the perfect place to relax and discuss the day's adventures under gently swaying palms.
Ambergris Caye can be linked with other great Belizean destinations, and our flexible itineraries can be customized to modify the length of your stay, your hotel choices, transport options, and planned activities.
Belize City is the economic epicenter of this small but dynamic nation, and is alive with all types of activity. It's the transfer hub for international travelers and though most are en route to other Belizian destinations the city itself has excellent zoos and museums, and day trips are available to nearby Mayan ruins, rainforests, and beautiful offshore cayes.
Belize City has two airports, one for domestic and one for international flights, there are some fine examples of colonial architecture, and our flexible itineraries offer a number of options that link Belize City with other amazing destinations.
Just three miles from San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye, Cayo Espanto provides secluded and luxurious accommodations for dicriminating travelers who want to explore the Belize Barrier Reef, in an elegant and relaxed environment that caters to your every desire.
Enjoy your private swimming pool, personal butler, and epicurean meals served where and when you want on the idyllic four acre islet . Minimum stay is 5 nights year round and 7 nights during Holiday season (16 Dec - 7 Jan} but who would want to leave this place anyway?
The Chan Chich Lodge is a destination unto itself, with 130,000 acres of private nature preserve known as Gallon Jug. The Lodge sits on the plaza of an ancient Maya city, and is an ideal location for bird watchers, nature enthusiasts or anyone that wants to experience luxury in the midst of this pristine eco-location.
Chan Chich-Gallon Jug can be part of a flexible itinerary that includes other great eco, dive, and beach destinations in this tiny but dynamic country.
One of the few mainland beaches in Belize, Hopkins is a gorgeous 12 mile ribbon of white sand and crystal blue waters. It is also an extremely convenient location to experience a wide range of Belize's most exciting and interesting activities.
Many of Belize's most spectacular jungle reserves, Mayan ruins, and reef destinations are just a short distance away, and daytrips are easily arranged through our preferred hotels. Or spend your days soaking up the Caribbean sun, with the book you've been meaning to read for a year. The village of Hopkins, is a vibrant Garifuna fishing community with a charming and engaging local community, and accommodations here pride themselves on providing luxury and service in the natural harmony of this pristine environment
Once a major waterway for the ancient Maya, the New River meanders through Orange Walk District linking its towns and villages, primal jungles, sugar cane farms, and some of Belize's most awe inspiring ruins. The Lamanai Mayan site serves as reminder of the flourishing culture that dominated this area more than 3000 years ago, and visitors can still reach Lamanai by boat, as the Mayan did for millennia.
With jungles, rainforests, coastal lagoons, and rivers, the region is home to an amazing array of animal and plant life that includes the jaguar, manatee, and more than 400 species of birds that inhabit the riverbanks.
Our preferred accommodations in Lamanai is the Lamanai Outpost Lodge which provides an experience that combines adventure, education, and leisure in a unique and magical blend.
Mountain Pine Ridge is 300 square miles of granite and pine, smack in the middle of the otherwise tropical Cayo district of Belize. Its magnificent vistas, gorges, caves, and waterfalls are what makes this such a popular destination.
Outdoor activities abound here, with spectacular natural attractions like Rio on Pools, Hidden Valley Falls (aka, 1000 Foot Falls), and the incredible Rio Frio Cave.
Accommodations in Mountain Pine Ridge include spectacular Jungle lodges that offer elegance and harmony the beautiful natural surroundings.
The Mountain Pine Ridge lodges can be a nice respite from the heat and humidity of the Belize coastal destinations, there may just be more to do here, than anywhere else in the country.
With 15 miles of white sand and glistening blue waters, Placencia is one of Belize's most picturesque and alluring destinations. The fabulous accommodations, tiny villages, each with its own unique flavor, and the vast selection of activities make this slithering peninsula an awesome seaside destination.
In addition to the splendid beaches, the ocean side of Placencia is also blessed with numerous coral sand cayes that are satellites of the nearby Belize Barrier Reef, and the waters here are densely populated with unimaginable varieties of sea life, and the mangrove lined bayside supports countless species of birds and butterflies, dolphin, crocodiles, and manatees.
Punta Gorda is located in the Toledo district, and is the largest town in Southern Belize. The area is rich with lush rainforests, waterfalls and rivers, and extensive cave systems. The numerous national parks and protected areas are swarming with plant and animal species.
This area is dotted with authentic Maya villages, and a number of significant Mayan ruins including Lubaantun, the largest Maya ruin in the Toledo District, and nearby Nim-li Punit. Swimming, caving, and exploring the lush rainforests and waterfalls, are just a few of the outdoor activities available here, and our preferred hotels, and lodges, help you to maximize your experience of the local attractions, and the pristine environment.
San Ignacio Town is cradled in a beautiful valley just south of where the Mopan and Macal Rivers converge, its Cayo District location makes it convenient to many of Belize's most popular outdoor attractions, including the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Preserve, the Chaa Creek Nature Reserve, the Baron Creek Cave, and Cahal Pech ruins (just a 10 minute walk from the center of town). From here it is easy to enjoy hiking, birding, caving, canoeing, horseback riding, zip line tours, and the exploration of the nearby Mayan ruins.
Our preferred hotels here include some of the most luxurious, and intimate boutique resorts on Belize, and there is a wide range of itineraries that link San Ignacio with many other Belizean destinations.
The largest of Belize's Caribbean atolls, the Turneffe Islands are endowed with a magnificent diversity of reef structure, uncommonly clear underwater visibility, and one of the richest and most complex marine eco systems in the world. This exquisite collection of more than 200 mangrove and coral sand islets is a virtual nirvana for diving, snorkeling, and fishing enthusiasts.
The accommodations here are first class, and designed to facilitate your sporting preferences, with luxury hotel services, and professionally organized excursions to the area's best diving and fishing sites. So whether you are here for a dedicated aquatic adventure, or as one stop in a mutifaceted Belizean vacation, the Turneffe Islands are an unforgettable destination.
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