Where To Go In Belize For Spring Break 2021? 

by Larry Waight
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With Spring Break 2021 right around the corner, you may be wondering where to (safely) go and cut loose. Going through your list of locations, have you considered Belize? Not only does Belize offer all the warm sandy beaches and hot nights of other locations in Central America, but it does it while featuring English as its official language. Meanwhile, its also a location with a strict set of COVID-19 health and safety measures for both guests and citizens. It’s protocols have even been hailed as “one to emulate,” while steadily decreasing case numbers

If you are curious as to what Belize has to offer the spring break crowd, consider these four locales in particular. 

Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker. Photo Courtesy ROEming Belize Travel Agency
Photo Courtesy ROEming Belize Travel Agency
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The Split at Caye Caulker. Photo via Unsplash
Photo by Quilz Tamay Photography
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The Split at Caye Caulker. Photo by Roeming Belize

Just a 45-minute San Pedro Belize Express ferry ride away from Belize City, Caye Caulker is an island paradise that will task you with trying to be bored. While spending some time with the locals will inspire you to take things slow and easy, the good news is that while Caye Caulker is not as prominent a locale as some of the other spots. As such, it can be just the spot for when you want to chill and take it easy with just your closest friends. 

Ambergris Caye

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San Pedro Town at night. Photo courtesy Belize Food Tours
Serving up Belikins by inner tube at Palapa Bar & Grill. Photo courtesy Roeming Belize
Photo by GloboTreks
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Dusk at Victoria House Resort & Spa on Ambergris Caye, Belize
Belikins in Belize, please. Photo courtesy of the Truck Stop
A local Ambergris Caye hangout. Photo courtesy of the Truck Stop.

This is Belize’s largest island and is the go-to spot, especially for Spring Break, if you have any interest in checking out the warm waters. Whether you want to do some boating, diving or just catch a good swimming session, Ambergris Caye is right up your alley. It is also located close to unique features like the Belize Barrier Reef, the Great Blue Hole and the Secret Beach of San Pedro. 

San Ignacio

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Photo courtesy of Pop's Restaurant/Facebook
Strolling Burns Avenue in San Ignacio Town. Photo by Duarte Dellarole
About to dig into the best meal at Ko-Ox Han-Nah [Photo Courtesy- Jess Campbell]
Ziplining with Belize Caving Expeditions and Belizing.com [Photo Courtesy- Jess Campbell]
Ziplining with Belize Caving Expeditions! [Photo Courtesy- Jess Campbell]

if you want to see some truly wondrous sites, San Ignacio is close to the Maya ruins of Cahal Pech. Other notable ruins near San Ignacio include Caracol and Xunantunich. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous this Spring Break, you can investigate the beauty of Belize’s “ATM” Cave and its crystallized skeletons or rent a canoe with some friends and guide it through the Barton Creek Cave. Those with a love of animals may wish to investigate the Chaa Creek Nature Reserve or the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. 

Placencia

Placencia Beach in Southern Belize. Photo courtesy Itz'ana Resort
Strolling in Southern Belize. Photo by Duarte Dellarole
Cool off in private plunge pools. Photo courtesy Sirenian Bay
Stroll the world's narrowest street. Photo courtesy The Ellysian
Tutti Frutti Gelato. Photo courtesy The Ellysian
Rum & Sun at Tipsy Tuna

Also known as Placencia village, this settlement is rich with sugar-white sandy beaches and has much to offer between kayaking, snorkeling, diving, and fishing. Not to mention, Placencia is also the home of the world’s narrowest main street and is near the island of Laughing Bird Caye – an amazing spot to scuba dive or snorkel. Grab a cool cone at Tutti Frutti gelato while you’re at it! 

Related: USA Today lists Belize as a Caribbean country safest to visit during COVID-19
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Placencia awaits. Photo courtesy The Ellysian

So if you are looking for a chill place to spend your spring break this year but without a lot of the chaos, consider Belize. Whether you just want to soak in some sand, sun and drinks with friends in Caye Caulker, see some of the country’s natural wonders around Ambergris Caye, tour the ancient steps of the Maya within the many ruins near San Ignacio or want to go in for a bunch of water activities from Placencia. Belize is sure to have at least one locale that can satisfy you on your spring break vacation! 

Find Belize’s updated entry requirements here, which include testing negative for COVID-19 and booking with a Gold Standard accommodation.

Header photo courtesy Dylan Hetelle/Muy’Ono Resorts 

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