Geographically speaking, Belize is a tiny country, making it the perfect vacation destination for travelers looking to bounce around and see the full diversity the country has to offer. Ideally, you’ll want to break up your Belize vacation by spending a few days on the mainland and then head out to the coast, or to one of Belize’s popular cayes. Here’s a look at some of the best activities in the country, so you can experience the best of Belize in a week.
Ambergris Caye is known as a top dive destination, but its neighboring and smaller sister island, Caye Caulker, is no less impressive. It’s also less crowded and close enough to Ambergris to benefit from snorkeling and dive sites located off both islands. Stay on the more affordable and slower-paced Caye Caulker and enjoy the following underwater excursions.
Located in a remote area of the Cayo District of Belize, the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve includes over 100,000 acres of protected forest. It is relatively uninhabited, except for a few very small Maya communities, a Mennonite settlement and several eco-lodges.
The forest attracts a wide variety of visitors, especially those interested in adventure and/or education. Bird watchers will marvel at the number of rare and endangered species that exist in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve while botany enthusiasts will enjoy the orchids and ferns. Adventure travelers can go hiking, mountain biking, caving and more.
Whether you have a two-hour layover in Belize City or an entire day, take in some Belizean history — from art to architecture — at these three most important sights. They are easily reached on foot or by taxi.
Thanks to a breathtaking landscape of sun, sea and sand, there is no shortage of romance to be had in Belize. But these three romantic resorts on the remote northern end of Ambergris Caye take it up a notch for couples on a special getaway, whether a wedding, an anniversary or simply a weekend escape.
San Ignacio is often called the “cultural heart” of Belize, and for good reason. Many travelers have immediately fallen in love with San Ignacio’s authentic charm and abundant natural wonders, packing their vacation itinerary with cave tubing, canoeing, bike riding, hiking, and more. If you’re interested in some of Belize’s man-made wonders, San Ignacio is […]
Over the past year, Belize City’s outdoor parks have received a major facelift, to the delight of families who need to escape the urban hustle and bustle. The remodeling of seaside parks, as well as those in the city center, has given the otherwise gritty city a much needed, fresh look. Hanging out at the park remains one of Belizeans’ favorite things to do to relax on a weekend, or weekday evenings for a break and a little sea breeze.
It’s no secret: San Pedro’s bar hopping scene and nightlife are unmatched in Belize. Diving by day, and partying by night is somewhat of a tag line for the island. There are countless happy hours, however, even if you don’t stay out late at night. Here are a few of my favorite spots for a cool beverage.
Not a diver? No problem. One of the many fun things to do in San Pedro–including for visiting Belizeans–is to shop till you drop. Here are a few options, whether you’re looking for souvenirs or searching for a cute dress for an unexpected night out.