What’s your idea of a perfect date? Does it involve a moonlit dinner beside the sea? Or maybe a picnic in the middle of a misty rainforest is more to your tastes? Regardless, Belize is teeming with romantic sites and locales that make planning a last minute (or long overdue) date pretty easy. Whether you’re looking for something classic, something unique, or something with an added “wow” factor this year, here are some ideas for amazing dates across Belize (great not just for Valentine’s Day but year-round as well!)
1. Have a Picnic at An Ancient Maya Site
Belize is dotted by countless stunning vistas that make for romantic picnic spots, its many Maya sites included. Whether you choose a long but rewarding trek to a site like Caracol or something closer to town like Cahal Pech, nothing beats a bottle of wine and a charcuterie board while in the heart of nature.
2. Sip Sundowners at a Rooftop Bar
There’s nothing like savoring your favorite drink while watching the setting sun paint the sky in a myriad of colors. And there’s no better place to do so than at a rooftop bar. Enjoy panoramic views fit for a postcard alongside great conversation with your soulmate.
3. Enjoy Live Music, A Few Cocktails, and Some Sea Breeze
Belize City is an often underrated destination in Belize, but with locales like Cork Street Whiskey Bar popping up, that’s slowly beginning to change. Experience Cork Street’s unplugged sessions, presented by Flor de Cana Rum, where you can enjoy music by local artists alongside cocktail specials and refreshing sea breeze.
4. Escape to the Rainforest Together
If you’re looking for a date idea that’s out of the ordinary, then this might be the one for you. Enjoy a brief respite from the demands of day to day life with an escape to a jungle or rainforest lodge in Belize.
5. Watch the Sunset at Sarteneja
Known as one of the prettiest villages in Belize, Sarteneja is the only place on the mainland where you can watch the sun set over the water.
6. Visit the Best Little Zoo in the World
The Belize Zoo, located on the George Price Highway, has a charm like no other. A visit to the affectionately nicknamed “best little zoo in the world” is the perfect date idea for animal enthusiasts and anyone looking to learn more about Belize’s wildlife.
7. Admire the Constellations
If your partner is a “look at the moon” type of person, then consider a romantic night of stargazing for a date idea. With almost 50% of mainland Belize being covered in rainforest, there are countless light-pollution free areas perfect for breath-taking views of the Milky Way.
8. Learn How to Make Chocolate
Delight the chocolate lover in your life by booking a chocolate-themed vacation in Belize. Home to a number of local chocolate makers, it’s the perfect place to learn how the Maya “food of the gods” goes from bean to bar.
9. Browse the Farmer’s Market
Belize’s San Ignacio Town is home to the country’s largest day markets, complete with a colorful array of fresh fruits and veggies. The San Ignacio Market, especially on a Saturday, is a complete experience in itself, and a unique one at that.
10. Unleash Your Inner Child at An Arcade (Or Barcade)
Enjoy some nostalgia-fueled fun at Level Up Barcade in San Pedro. This popular video arcade on Belize’s largest island is the perfect place to unwind with some good games, drinks, and lots of snacks. And, it makes for a great Belize date idea, too.
Featured Photo by Ka’ana Resort