5 Affordable Ways To Explore Belize This Summer

by Madeleine Guerra

From north to south and east to west, Belize’s 8867 square miles has a plethora of activities for you to embark on this summer. What’s even better is that you surely don’t have to break the bank to gain memories that’ll last a lifetime. Pack your swimsuit and book your ticket to Belize this summer. From swimming in the Caribbean Sea to exploring the dense tropical jungle, Belize is sure to have something suited for you. Check out these 5 budget friendly activities to do this summer:  

1. Explore downtown Belize City  

Rich in color, culture and history, downtown Belize is the country’s busiest city and is a total feast for the eyes. Whether you’re passionate about history, or just want to explore, visiting downtown Belize city should be top on your list.  

 2. Get a taste of Belize 

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There’s no better way to learn about a country than exploring the local cuisine. In Belize you can get a taste of local favorites such as meat pies, fry jacks, salbutes, garnaches and so much more all for just a few bucks. The local cuisine is always rich in flavor, spices, and the freshest ingredients that’ll conquer the heart of any foodie.    

3. Explore by bike  

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Biking in Belize. Photo by Copal Tree Lodge

If you’re looking to take it all in, why not do it on a bike? Bike riding in Belize is easy and accessible with many resorts and tour operators offering this option. We recommend taking a trip to Cayo in Western Belize and visiting the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena. Here you’ll be able to capture tons of Instagrammable moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.  

4. Experience turquoise bliss

If you’re coming to Belize, you can’t leave without enjoying the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. Experience the wonders of mother earth by taking a dip in the turquoise water, catching a glimpse of marine life, and basking in the sun. Take a trip to Caye Caulker and embrace the laid back lifestyle. Here you can spend a few days without hurting your pocket.  

5. Explore the national parks and Maya temples  

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Cahal Pech Maya Site. Photo by Duarte Dellarole

With so many national parks and historical temples to visit offering amazing mountain scenery, stunning landscapes, and so much history, Belize can be considered a piece of heaven for nature lovers. Among the many national parks and Maya temples to choose from, you will experience natural beauty at its finest. From trekking to horse back riding, you can experience the country’s most beautiful sites by way of choice.  

Header photo courtesy Quilz Tamay Photography
Editor's Note: This article was first shared on February 27, 2021. 

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