Belize is a small country approximately 8,867 square miles in size. It is bordered on the northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala. Considered the Caribbean and Central American is like a destination like no other.
Belize is categorised by different regions, all offering something unique !
The commercial hub of the country is Belize City; it is also one of the most historically rich locations in Belize, making it a fascinating place to visit. Even though it isn’t the capital, it was once the Capital. When you arrive into Belize you land at the Phillip Goldson International Airport which is 10 miles away from downtown.
The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest coral reef in the world and a 180-mile protector of the Belizean coast. The Northern Islands are the most frequented and populated islands in the country. Caye Caulker and San Pedro are not just water sport havens but also bustling towns where socializing is a favorite pastime. Enjoy the island life on the main cayes or caye hop and explore the dozens of white sand beaches like Goff’s Caye, Sargent’s Caye and other smaller most often unpopulated islands.
Among the most popular activities in Belize, this gives you the rush of swinging through the forest on a cable and the ease of floating down the river at the pace of the currant and enjoy all the beauty of the caves, flora and fauna that surrounds these stunning locations.
Snorkeling and Diving are available from any island destination such as Caye Caulker or San Pedro as well as in Belize or any Coastal destinations such as Belize City, Dangriga or Placencia. There are very few places that you can’t snorkel or dive in Belize and that would only be if you’re in the heart of the Belizean rainforest. In 2014 The Great Blue Hole was named in “Top 20 wonders of the underwater world” and it is truly a spectacular site that is beautiful both under the water by snorkeling and diving or from the air by plane or helicopter.
Why not turn your vacation into an opportunity to seek out options for a second home or an international income property. Belize has many incentives that make it easy for you to own property. There are many developments that offer tours and also educates you on everything you need to know about investing in this gem.
Belize is perfect for the go-slow type of vacation, you can sit on a beach and relax in the islands, or you can grab a book and sit in your private jungle escape where the only other thing you will hear are the birds chirping in the nearby tree limbs. Belize is home to many private islands that not only offer luxurious stays, but takes you away from the hustle and bustle of typical vacation life.
Of course there is a healthy dose of things you “must-do” when you’re in Belize, such as swimming with the sharks off Ambergris Caye or down south at the Silk Caye Marine reserve, this list shares the best tours and attractions by area, so depending on where you’re visiting, you won’t miss a thing!
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Caye Caulker and San Pedro are not just water sport havens but also bustling towns where socializing is a favorite pastime. San Pedro is the northernmost island and is home to larger hotels and a wider variety of activities and Caye Caulker still remains the charming fishing village where you can go slow and enjoy the barefoot life, with many places to kick back, relax and enjoy Belize.
Among the most popular destinations to visit in Belize is Placencia. It is arguably home of the best coastal beach in the country and known for its laid back village vibe. It’s a quaint, charming, low-key fishing village located in southeastern Belize. Bordered on one side by the lovely Placencia lagoon and on the Eastern side by the Caribbean Sea. Placencia is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the country and some of the just offshore is a host of Belize’s most gorgeous islands
San Ignacio is a town in the Cayo District of western Belize, on the banks of the Macal River. It’s linked to the town of Santa Elena by the metal suspension Hawksworth Bridge. Often referred to as the “twin towns” Chosing San Ignacio as your destination gives you very quick access to some of the most popular Maya Sites of Cahal Pech, Caracol and Xunantunich.
Corozal and Orange Walk Districts located at the northern tip of the country, is the gateway to Mexico and home to the Cerros and Lamanai Maya Ruins. The New River runs right alongside the bank of Lamanai and is home to many bird species, you’re almost always sure to catch a monkey who wants to say hi while on your excursion.
Other smaller, less traveled vacation destinations include
Hopkins is a coastal village in the Stann Creek District and is fully of the most friendly people you can find in Belize. You can dive and snorkel in Hopkins or go hiking and ziplining as well, its perfectly positioned to give you the best of both worlds.
Dangriga is a town in southern Belize, located on the Caribbean coast at the mouth of the North Stann Creek River. It is the culture capital of Belize and home to many of Belize’s agricultural export farms.
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