Why Belize Should Already Be on Your 2023 Travel List

by Khaila Gentle


It’s time to start planning your 2023 trip to Belize. Why? Because while 2022 was definitely a year of increased travel, 2023 will be even better. With most countries in the world dropping all their COVID-19 related travel restrictions,  and with reports already showing that tourism will be rebounding like never before, travel bugs have certainly already set their sights on their dream destinations for 2023. Get ahead of the curve—and the crowd—by booking your trip to Belize sooner rather than later.

But why Belize, you might ask? Well that’s easy. The list of what’s great in and about Belize right now is ever-growing: abundant culture, mouthwatering delicacies, award winning resorts, and even extravagant experiences for luxury travelers.

Still not convinced? Keep reading for more on why Belize should already be on your 2023 travel list.

Image courtesy Victoria House Resort & Spa

Belize is An Award Winning Destination

Belize is one of the world’s top emerging destinations, and Wanderlust Magazine agrees. Just last month, the country won Wanderlust’s silver award for Most Desirable Emerging Destinations 2022. Belize has also been highlighted as a top destination by AFAR Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, and Travel + Leisure Magazine.

And, it’s not just the country that’s been wowing visitors. Belize’s most renowned resorts as well as its diverse and friendly people have also been recognized by some of the top travel magazines in the world. That means a 2023 trip to Belize is sure to be nothing less than memorable!

Locales Teeming with History and Culture 

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Pottery making with the San Antonio Women’s Group. Photo by the Belize Tourism Board.

Belize has a rich and colorful history. That history plays a key role in the Belize that you can see today—one that is overflowing with culture and tradition. From being in the heart of what was once Mesoamerica to being a place of refuge for exiled Garinagu, Belize has a story to tell about all the ethnic and cultural groups that inhabit her.

Whether you choose to venture down south to the country’s culture capital our out east to one of the hundreds of caye’s lining the coast, you’re bound to encounter cultural—and learning—experiences that are priceless on your Belize trip.

Belize is Committed to Sustainable Growth

Guests at Turtle Inn Resort are able to directly lend a hand in ocean conservation by planting mangroves. Image courtesy Turtle Inn


According to the country’s Tourism Ministry, the year 2023 will be a great year for growth and development in Belize. And with that growth comes a continued commitment to sustainability and community. From green retirement communities and eco-resorts to conservation efforts and climate change campaigns, Belize has constantly shown an infallible dedication to conscious travel and sustainable development.

Whether you’re an eco-traveler looking for the best green lodging or a luxury traveler seeking lavish stays, there’s no better time to plan a trip to Belize than now.

Featured Image courtesy Victoria House Resort & Spa 

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