Why Belize Is About to Become A Major Tourism Destination -TravelOffPath

by Caribbean Lifestyle Editorial Team

Forget Costa Rica, Panama, and even El Salvador – there’s plenty of reason for you to set your sights on Belize for your Central American travels. For starters, this tiny nation – which undoubtedly packs a punch in the world of tourism – will be seeing a lot more love in the coming years. From the proposed development of a Four Seasons resort to a slew of eco-adventure activities, there are myriad travel happenings in Belize that have been drawing the attention of travelers all over.

Belize is a world of ancient history, stunning mountains, lush forests, and gorgeous coastline that can rival anything in the Caribbean,” notes TravelOffPath Magazine. The publication this month listed six – very good – reasons why Belize is on the verge of becoming a major tourism destination in Central America.

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Highlighting everything from its ease of accessibility to its “less discovered” Caribbean coast, here’s a snippet of what TravelOffPath had to say about Belize as a burgeoning tourism destination.

6 Reasons Why This Central American Country Is About To Become A Major Tourism Destination – Travel Off Path

It’s Easier Than Ever To Get There

Photo by JetBlue Airways

A recent report has revealed that several major airlines are opening up new routes or expanding existing ones to this often-overlooked Central American nation.

The report explains that travelers can reach Belize directly from Seattle and Los Angeles via Alaska Airlines, from Miami, Charlotte, and Dallas with American Airlines, from Atlanta and Minneapolis with Delta, from New York JFK with Jet Blue, and from Houston and Denver with Southwest Airlines.

This focus of attention from major airlines on Belize makes it easier than ever to find either a direct or connecting flight to the country at an affordable price.

Rich Maya History
Cahal Pech Maya Site belize cayo

Cahal Pech Maya Site. Photo by Duarte Dellarole

While Mexico may be the first place that comes to mind when you think of visiting relics of ancient Central American civilizations such as the Maya, Belize has its own rich and fascinating Maya history. Many of the temples you can visit are located in the west of the country near the border with Guatemala.

Highlights include El Pilar, a site still being excavated in the present day; Cahal Pech, which provides amazing views of San Ignacio and the Belize River Valley; and Xunantunich, which features an imposing 130-foot-tall pyramid.

Less Discovered Caribbean Coast

An aerial of Caye Caulker. Photo by Kevin Quischan / @belizemytravels

As well as providing Mayan ruins you can visit without the crowds of its Mexican counterparts, Belize has a stunning stretch of coastline on the Caribbean Sea with a similar vibe.

While the coast itself is perfect for relaxing in the sun for several days, many of the tiny islands off the coast are the real jewels in the crown.

Featured Photo by Duarte Dellarole. This article was adapted from Travel Off Path’s “6 Reasons Why This Central American Country Is About To Become A Major Tourism Destination”. Read the entire article here.

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