Is Belize Worth Visiting? | Visit Belize in 2020

by Larry Waight

When it comes to picking a new vacation destination, you don’t have time or money to waste. If you’re wondering if Belize is worth a visit, consider the following.

Breathtaking Beauty Is Everywhere

You might think of beaches when you think of Belize. It’s true that Belize has some of the most exquisite beaches in the world, with turquoise waters, hundreds of offshore islands and the diverse marine life that gathers around the pristine Belize Barrier Reef.

Belize also has untamed jungles, green mountains, rolling hills, waterfalls, lagoons, cultivated farmland, wetlands and expanses of pine forest. Our incredible ecological diversity means you’ll see stunning scenery everywhere you go.

Belize is alive with beauty in our flowers, plants, birds, and wildlife and sea life. If you want to be close to nature, visit our amazing wildlife sanctuaries or discover why we’re one of the top birding destinations in the world.

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A popular hike: Tiger Fern in Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Our History Is Unique

Belize has a unique history. The earliest inhabitants of this region were the ancient Maya, who built the impressive stone cities that still dot Belize thousands of years later. Although English is the official language, you’ll hear many other languages here including Spanish, German and Creole.

We’re a colorful blend of cultures, and you can immerse yourself in our fascinating history. Are you interested in learning about the Afro-Caribbean Garifuna or the Maya who still live here? Learn about our colonial history and our fight for independence.

Get to know us. We’re warm, friendly and dedicated to preserving Belize’s unique natural beauty for the next generations.

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Photo Courtesy: Leonardo Melendez
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San Pedro Town at night. Photo courtesy Belize Food Tours

“Slow Down” Is Not Just a Road Sign Here

Tiny, unspoiled Belize has caught the attention of major travel magazines, hotel builders, cruise directors, and land developers. Right now, however, it’s still a charming, offbeat destination favored by backpackers, intrepid travelers, environmentally conscious travelers, and budget travelers. Belize is off the beaten path in the best sense of that phrase.

If you want to get away from traffic, chronic stress, bad weather, noise, junk food, and constant interruptions, you need a trip to Belize. There are no traffic jams here and the only sounds you’ll hear are the sounds of nature.

At the same time, when you’re ready to cut loose, you can do that. We have friendly, low-key beach bars, nightclubs, and beach parties. We also hold fulfilled festivals all year long that celebrate our history, food, music, and art.

Belize Is for Every Type of Traveler

If you long for a vacation on the wild side, Belize is full of adrenaline-pumping adventures like climbing, cave exploration, zip-lining, jungle hiking, kayaking, and scuba diving.

If you prefer a vacation that’s a little tamer but still filled with wildlife, birds, and flowers, you can enjoy river tours, agriculture tours, birding and wildlife spotting. Are you looking for a romantic getaway? Take an evening river cruise or spend the day touring a botanical garden. If your idea of a vacation involves extended beach time, laid-back sightseeing and great food, Belize is right for you.

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Kayaking
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Photo Courtesy: Leonardo Melendez Photography

Yes, Belize is worth a visit. Don’t wait another minute to book your Belize vacation. 

Written by Larry Waight

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