Belize on a Budget: A Caribbean Destination for the Budget-Conscious

by Khaila Gentle

A memorable but affordable stay in a beautiful Caribbean destination—it’s more possible than you think. If you’re craving some sun, sand, and shimmering blue sea but don’t want to break the bank, there are a number of places that you can visit throughout the Caribbean while on a budget. That includes Belize. According to Travel + Leisure Magazine, Belize is one of the best countries to visit if you’ve been dreaming of warm sunshine and a relaxing escape but aren’t too keen on splurging.

But how do you put together an itinerary that’s both enjoyable and affordable? It’s easy! With a bit of time, research, and some planning, you’ll be on a flight to Belize, ready to soak up the sun, worry-free, in no time.

The Split in Caye Caulker. Image via Belize Tourism Board


The Caribbean coast of Belize combines sandy beaches, offshore cays, abundant wildlife, Mayan ruins, and rain forests. Guest rooms, small hotels, casual resorts, and inns offer places to stay for even the tightest of budgets, and local spots to dine are aplenty.

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When’s the Best Time to Visit Belize on a Budget? 

While there’s never a wrong time to travel to Belize, traveling during the off-season is one of the best times to visit if you’re traveling on a budget. Take advantage of the summer months, since most visitors flock to the warm shores of the Caribbean in Winter. Some of the best discounts are offered between the months of June and October.  And while this period is also when Belize experiences it’s rainy season, there’s still no shortage of things to see and experience. Take advantage of discount rates for hotels, resorts, adventure tours, and even flights.

How Can I Get the Best Deals for Traveling to Belize?

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Find cheaper flights to Belize by booking far in advance for your trip. Keep an eye out for flash sales and deals for airlines like Southwest. Or, turn to consolidators like Kayak and $49Flights for the best discounts.

Don’t have time to keep track of all the travel deals and updates? Enlist the help of a travel concierge like ROEming Belize for a customised itinerary that fits your budget.

Budget-Friendly Tip: Live Like A Local

Travel and eat like a local and you’re sure to save tons on your Belize trip. Renting a car can be expensive, and Belize is a small country. It doesn’t take long to get from one end to the other, even by bus, so why not take advantage of the cheap transportation options?

Staying at a resort or AirBnB on the islands? Many of them offer complimentary bicycles, which will give you the perfect opportunity to get to know the locals as you ride around town. There are also a number of Belize-owned hotels that you can stay at—rather than full-service, luxury resorts—as well as guesthouses and bed-and-breakfasts. This gives you the chance to support local businesses while staying within your budget.



Glide through San Pedro Town, thanks to complimentary bikes at many resorts. Image courtesy Roeming Belize

When it comes to meals, delicious food doesn’t always come with a hefty price tag. In fact, some of Belize’s most iconic dishes can be found at the mom and pop shop on the corner. From Belizean barbecue to meatpies and ceviche, you get to sample the true taste of Belize when you eat like a local.

Plus, seeing and experiencing the best the country has to offer doesn’t have to involve booking a tour. Hop on a bus or catch a cab and go on an independent adventure to one of the country’s many attractions that range from popular tourist spots to underrated hidden gems.

Featured Image Courtesy the Belize Tourism Board

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