Belize Sees Record Breaking Tourism Arrivals for Early 2024

by Khaila Gentle

The Belize Tourism Board has plenty of reason to celebrate this spring after revealing that the country has seen some record-breaking numbers for tourism arrivals in the first few months of the year.

According to the board, overnight tourist arrivals for January and February 2024 surpassed the numbers seen in pre-pandemic 2019. Additionally, Belize’s number of overnight visitors in February (59, 067) was an all-time high for any single month ever.

“Thank you to all travelers for choosing Belize as your ultimate vacation destination,” wrote the BTB. “And to our valued stakeholders for their hard work and dedication in making Belize an unforgettable experience for our visitors.”

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It’s good news that comes on the heels of reports that the Caribbean, Belize included, has been one of the fastest recovering regions in the world when it comes to travel.

Why Travelers Can’t Get Enough of Belize

An Island Cruise at Caye Caulker. Photo by the Belize Tourism Board

Though once overlooked when it comes to travel in the Caribbean, Belize has been carving out a name for itself as a top destination for travelers the world over. Though its tagline has long been “Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret”, the secret is officially out. Growing numbers of travelers have their sights set on the tiny nation.

Dive the Belize Barrier Reef for memorable adventures. Photo by the Belize Tourism Board
Lamanai Archaeological Site. Photos courtesy of the Belize Tourism Board
Enjoy drumming on the beaches of Hopkins. Photo by the Belize Tourism Board
Taking photos atop Lamanai
Rio Frio Cave in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve
Corozal District, Belize

Perhaps one of Belize’s biggest draws is its unmistakable duality. Sharing cultural and geographic ties with Central America as well as cultural and historical ties to the Caribbean has its perks. In fact, most might say that Belize offers travelers the best of both worlds. After all, there’s nothing quite like going from lush jungles to beaches and coral reefs in just one day.

Photos courtesy of the Belize Tourism Board

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