Where To Take An Extended Vacation in Belize

by Carolee Chanona
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Do you work online, and you can work from anywhere there’s an internet connection? For online workers with itchy feet, an extended vacation in Belize may very well be the cure to burn-out. With traditional tourism hammered by the pandemic, the tourism-dependent Caribbean could very well use long-term or even mid-term remote workers. Travel and hospitality represent 20% to 90% of the economy of Caribbean nations, making the region one of the most tourist-dependent swaths of the planet. Extending the life cycle of visitors to the small Caribbean and Central American nation, consider an extended vacation in Belize as digital nomads take on the newest travel trend.

The influence of the Internet on destination satisfaction

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Cheers to Belize. A piña colada on the beach, photo courtesy Hopkins Bay.

Still, it’s not as simple as cracking open your laptop on a pristine beach and punching the clock. Far-flung workers to the Caribbean can decide based on a destination’s cost of living, internet, and distance to family in North America. So what can an extended vacation in Belize offer? Besides accessibility to North America in 2 hours or less, reliable internet and coastal destinations are a-plenty.

In Belize, travelers can benefit from DigiNet; a future proof fiber network, specifically designed to satisfy the dynamic demands of the 21st century. Thanks to fiber optic cables, a 10x faster internet connection is directly delivered to the registered home or business. Even if you’re staying where you are for the foreseeable future, you can at least imagine working from a beach in Belize, listening to the waves! Even though internet isn’t usually the first thing that appears in tourism brochures, it’s an amenity many travelers are unwilling to compromise on.

The Tourism Hubs

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Turtle Inn on the Placencia Peninsula is a Family Coppola Hideaway in Belize. Photo courtesy

On the mainland, the waves lap like rhythmic Garifuna Drums against the soft, sugar-like sands of Belize’s Southern Coast; thatch and wooden structures in Hopkins, Placencia, and Dangriga culminate its rustic coastal vibe. However, don’t be fooled—Belize does open adventure tourism just as well as hotel suites and bespoke cocktails. Although, it has a party side too, especially on Ambergris Caye where live music bursts from bars on its cobbled streets after dark. Directly south, Belize’s second-most popular island, Caye Caulker, has an unmistakeable magnetism that lies within its colorful wooden homes, sandy streets, and verified go-slow schedule.

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Tub views at the only jungle in town at San Ignacio Resort Hotel.

By taking an extended vacation in one of Belize’s most popular tourism hubs—Cayo, the coast, the islands—you’re more likely to get reliable internet. After all, it is not only citizens that rely on it, but also resorts and their guests.

Header photo courtesy Chabil Mar Guest Exclusive Beach Resort

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