With fragrant sea breezes, soul-warming sun and clear azure waters, The Country is a dream come true for beach connoisseurs. Belize has been blessed with 240 miles of stunning coastline and more than 450 islands which they call “Cayes,” where more pristine stretches of beach await. Only about 10 percent of the islands are inhabited, however, which means as long as you have boat transport, there are many hidden gems and deserted islands to be discovered. And while some places like Ambergris Caye, which is Belize’s largest island, and Placencia, on the mainland, are popular as a beach vacation destination, much of Belize’s coastline is still undiscovered by your average tourist.
If scuba, snorkeling, or fishing are your passions, a trip to Belize isn't just another vacation, it's a pilgrimage to the longest and most extensive living coral reef in the western hemisphere, the Belize Barrier Reef. For a close encounter, we suggest to book Hotel Stays in Ambergris Caye, Turneffe Islands or Cayo Espanto. Although located at a relatively longer distance, day trips to visit the Belize Barrier Reef are also available from Placencia Beach, Hopkins Beach or Punta Gorda Hotels.
Belize’s first and most lasting inhabitants, the Maya, left a rich legacy of art, science and mathematics that continues to unfold and astound us. Much of this ancient knowledge was lost when Spanish conquistadors laid waste to the extensive Maya libraries and administrative centers, but, fortunately, the Maya recorded parts of their history and predictions in stone inscriptions that can be seen today in stelae and the remains of elaborate cities, buildings and temples that survived centuries of jungle encroachment.
Belize is home to one of the most extensive and stunning networks of caves in the world, as well as a number of gorgeous waterfalls. The country is blessed with some of the tallest and most majestic waterfalls, as well as the highest concentration of caves in all of Central America.
The Yucatán Peninsula is largely comprised of three Mexican states: Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo. The ancient Mayan lowlands are located here, with such noteworthy archaeological sites as Tulum, Uxmal, Coba, and the most legendary, Chichén Itzá. Ranging from touristy beachside cities to quaint colonial gems, the towns and cities of the Yucatán Peninsula offer so many great activities and experiences for travelers to Mexico.
The Caribbean Islands are what tropical dreams are made of! The region is made up of the Caribbean Sea and 30 island territories and thousands more islets, reefs, and cays. Each island has a different influence and history, making each destination in the Caribbean so unique. Whether you're an adventure seeker looking to hike the mountains and dive with the stingrays, or you're looking to indulge and relax near the beach at a luxury Caribbean resort, the Caribbean Islands have it all!
The spectacular Central America region spans over 7 countries brimming with stunning natural and cultural attractions that never end. A fantastic array of countries to explore including Costa Rica with its soaring Arenal Volcano and breathtaking beaches, Belize and its vibrant barrier reef, the second largest in the world teeming with marine life, Nicaragua home to the verdant tropical rainforest and captivating scenery, Guatemala`s ancient Mayan ruins take you back in time and historic Honduras filled with stunning natural landscapes and some of the best diving in the world.
Central America is filled with diversity, beauty, and a wealth of history. It is made up of the countries of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, and is indeed a beautiful region with endless opportunities for adventure. The region boasts 18 impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ranging from archaeological sites or ancient pre-Columbian cultures, natural areas, and colonial cities to Caribbean fortifications.
If you are looking for that special, romantic yet active honeymoon or anniversary trip, Belize offers the perfect atmosphere of romance and seclusion, allowing to experience a good mix of jungle, beaches, nature, relaxation, informality, and fitness. From Mayan ruins to jungle tours, from nature lodges and birdwatching to beach resorts and diving, Belize allows you to rejuvenate your body and soul as a couple.
Belize is perfect for outdoors lovers of all things nature and adventure, offering amazing sightseeing options at its famous nature lodges, elegant boutique hotels located in the middle of the jungle. Visitors can enjoy cave tours, night walks, hikes, and bird watching. Close encounters with Wildlife are pretty much guaranteed from any Belizean Jungle Lodge.
Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala on the Caribbean coast of Central America, Belize is one of the few countries remaining home of unspoiled places on earth. Spectacular natural attractions and the excitement of discovering Mother Nature's Best Kept Secret draws travelers from around the globe, promising both relaxation and the richly rewarding authenticity they seek in a genuine Caribbean getaway.