From Coast to Countryside: Enjoy Belize’s Top Destinations With Drift Inn

by Khaila Gentle

Got Belize on your travel bucket list? If not, you should. From reef to rainforest, this Central American nation continues to wow travelers from all corners of the globe, no matter their travel preferences. Whether you’re a fan of lazy days spent on the beach or are craving some inland thrills, Belize delivers big on a diverse array of experiences. Probably the best part, though, is that you can get to enjoy it all without spending a pretty penny. With careful planning and the right accommodation choice, you can enjoy the best of both worlds in Belize regardless of what your budget looks like. Wondering where to go, what to do, and where to stay in Belize? Keep reading for a quick guide.

Experience the Best of Both Worlds in Belize 

Belize’s dual identity as both a Central American and Caribbean country makes it a Goldilocks destination when it comes to travel. From diving at the world’s second-longest barrier reef to jungle treks through pine forests and jaguar reserves, it’s all within easy reach in this small but diverse nation.

For the best in beachside chill, take a trip to San Pedro. Belize’s #1 travel destination, this buzzing town sits at the heart of Ambergris Caye. Belize’s largest island, Ambergris Caye is perfectly situated for offshore exploration and is also the home of some of the country’s best restaurants and experiences. Swimming with nurse sharks, anyone?

Meanwhile, on the mainland, the vast and verdant Cayo district is an eco-traveler’s paradise. Boasting everything from national parks and reserves to small towns bursting at the seams with culture and tradition, Cayo is as intriguing as it is large. Choose to spend your days exploring the many Maya sites and caves that dot the interior of the district. Or, get to know Belize a bit better by visiting its famed twin towns – San Ignacio and Santa Elena.

Where to Stay: Drift Inn

Whether you’re headed to San Pedro, planning on visiting Cayo, or have both places on your bucket list, set your sights on Drift Inn Hotels for chic, conveniently located, and not to mention budget-friendly accommodation. With locations in both destinations, Drift Inn makes experiencing the best of Belize beyond easy.

Fun in the Sun at Drift Inn San Pedro

A hidden gem in the heart of town, Drift Inn San Pedro is intimate (with just 13 rooms), exudes “tropical bliss” and sits just steps away from the Caribbean Sea. Room options range from private King rooms to shared dorms, making the hotel perfect for groups of any size, including those travelling solo.

Found directly behind, Sandbar Beachfront Restaurant, Drift Inn San Pedro is a great home base for exploring all that the island has to offer. Plus, being just a stone’s throw away from dive shops, overwater beach bars, and diverse eateries doesn’t hurt.

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Adventure and Relaxation at Drift Inn Cayo

Craving adventure? Drint Inn Cayo sits minutes away from one of Belize’s most beloved towns (San Ignacio) as well as one of its most underrated (Santa Elena). Its convenient location means that most of the district’s top destinations, including the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve and archaeological sites like Cahal Pech and Xunantunich lie within close reach.

After a day of adventure, spend your day lounging at the Drift Inn pool with an ice-cold Belikin beer in hand. The garden landscape is sure to delight nature enthusiasts and travelers in need of some R+R alike. Like its sister property, Drift Inn Cayo offers everything from private rooms to shared dorms.

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