Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza: Splendor In The Heart Of The City 

by Larry Waight

Once the capital of the country, Belize City is the first place many tourists to the country see, as it is the site of the international airport. It is also centrally located to allow you to experience everything Belize has to offer. And if you decide to spend some time in this bustling Caribbean metropolis, the premier hotel is the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza.


An aerial of Belize City. Image courtesy Duarte Dellarole

From this award-winning location, you can explore the only English-speaking country in Central America, with its beautiful rainforests and tranquil, clear waters, its Maya temples, an abundance of wildlife, and many opportunities for both relaxation and adventure. Whether you are hankering for an adrenaline rush, desire a cultural experience, or simply want to relax and enjoy a laid-back vacation, Belize is the perfect place for you, and the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza can make your time here memorable.

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The Philip Goldson International Airport is Belize’s one and only international air entry point. Image via Unsplash

As it’s located just 10 minutes from the airport, it’s super easy to get to. If you’re feeling tired after your flight, this means a spacious room where you can put your feet up is within arm’s reach. 

Your accommodations will be comfortable and of the highest quality. An open-air courtyard makes the perfect place to enjoy a drink with friends or colleagues while the on-site restaurant serves delicious, authentic local fare

To add to your safety and comfort, they now provide on-site COVID rapid testing. You’ll get your results in 30 minutes, making sure that it’s convenient for you to meet the requirements set up by both the Canadian and U.S. governments. The hotel has also standardized procedures that will keep guests and employees safe. For example, everyone’s temperature is checked when they enter the building, and guests’ bags are disinfected. Hand sanitizer is provided in the lobby, and the housekeepers are trained to follow meticulous protocols.

With attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of hygiene, they’ll ensure your visit is secure and enjoyable.

A Perfect City Base For Exploration


Atop Lamanai Maya Site. Photo courtesy BTB

To ensure your visit to Belize City is delightful, the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza offers a wide variety of tours. One of the most interesting of these is the site of Lamanai. After just an hour’s drive, you’ll board a riverboat and go through a beautiful watery wilderness filled with wetlands and lagoons. You may see hawks, kites, and falcons as well as dainty jacanas. The name Lamanai means “submerged crocodile” in Maya. Here you’ll find huge masks of dead rulers and gods, as well as the Copal and Ramon trees that were important to the ancient inhabitants. You may also hear the howler monkeys that make this place their home.

For nature lovers, there is The Belize Zoo, which is just a half-hour away. Here you’ll find over 100 native species including the elusive jaguar, as well as other cats such as the ocelot and margay, a variety of monkeys, tapirs, and of course many vivid tropical birds such as the scarlet macaw and the toucan. Or take a slightly longer trip to the Baboon Sanctuary, which includes a small history museum and visitors’ center, which were built with assistance from the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of Milwaukee County.


Grab life, in Belize. Image courtesy Belize Tourism Board

Adrenaline junkies will find the zipline and cave tours a must. For those who prefer to see the city itself, there are also tours of Belize City which will allow you to see all the major sites, including the only manual swing bridge in the world and the oldest Anglican Cathedral in Central America. 

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll find it easy to get around as the official language of Belize is English and most people are quite friendly. Of course, as with any large city, there are some unsavory areas. However, for the most part, tourists are left alone, and certainly, when you take a tour hosted by the hotel, your safety will be of paramount importance. There is very little trouble in the actual tourist areas that you will be visiting.

Other amenities offered by the Best Western include an airport shuttle, safety deposit boxes in each guest room, 24-hour front desk service, high-speed internet, an onsite restaurant and bar, a fitness center, a beautiful pool, and free in-room coffee and tea. The hotel is pet-friendly and also offers spa services.

Accommodations are very cozy. The décor is bright and colorful and the rooms are well lit and beautifully appointed. Complimentary refreshments and daily housekeeping are provided. Many rooms overlook the courtyard and all of them have air conditioning and cable as well as free Wi-Fi. The premium rooms also offer huge flatscreens and queen or king-sized beds, while the standard rooms feature two double beds. 

All images not captioned courtesy Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza.

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