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. For those with the spirit to venture off the beaten track, the natural and cultural diversity of Belize will make your visit a unique adventure!
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.
Thanks to a magnificent coastline hugging the Caribbean Sea and more than 200 offshore islands — at least 20 of which are inhabited — Belize has golden and white-sand beaches that are a boat or plane ride away from Belize City. Many of these beaches remain a well-kept secret, discovered only by dive enthusiasts and anglers who venture off the beaten track. Here are our recommendations for the best beaches to visit in Belize.
Belize's most popular Caves and Falls are found around the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, however for a price-wise tours selection, we recommend Cave Tubing and River Kayaking from San Ignacio instead. If you are not planning to stay in either area; adventure tours can also be booked from Placencia Beach, Hopkins Beach or even from San Pedro/Ambergris Caye. A more secluded experience to discover Belize's Caves and Falls can be enjoyed from Punta Gorda in the Toledo District/Southern Belize.
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.
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 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.
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.