The Best Vegan-Friendly City Stay in Belize

by Carolee Chanona

Traveling while vegan or plant-based can be a total drag if you’re staying at resorts that can’t accommodate your dietary restrictions. Fresh fruit for breakfast is nice, but plant-based muesli, pancakes, waffles, and omelets are even better. Fortunately, there are many strictly vegan and vegan-friendly resorts — especially in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. In Belize City, there’s only one property that’s geared perfectly for plant-based travelers in the region. Bonus points: it faces the Caribbean Sea within walking distance of one of the city’s greatest landmarks, plus has a spa and yoga studio attached.

Cottages and an onsite Cafe make this Belize City’s Best Vegan Stay

All flights to Belize go through Belize City but before you skip over the metropolitan area stay a night at Harbour View Boutique Hotel which is home to the Om Shanti Yoga Studio and Martha’s Veggie Cafe.

The vegan-friendly garden-to-table menu is a mainstay in Belize full of Caribbean favorites, such as coconut curry lentils and ceviche from the heart of palm. Plus classics like the no-tuna chickpea melt and an Instagram-enamored avocado toast.

To drink and refresh in the Belizean sun, enjoy cold press juices and creamy dairy-free smoothies. Enjoy a vegan meal after a yoga class before you make your way off to the country’s barrier reef, famous cayes, or into the jungle to geek out over ancient Mayan ruins.

After lunch, take a stroll around the nearby park for a quick BELIZE sign photo-op or download Belize City’s walking tour app — another great way to explore downtown. Stop at the Museum of Belize just a few blocks over for a crash course on history, then stop in at The Ice Cream Shoppe for a vegan-friendly scoop of sorbet. This vegan-friendly stay in Belize is what we call an ideal city break.

Om Shanti was originally featured on The Beet. All images courtesy of Harbour View Cottages/Om Shanti.

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