Flying into Belize often means landing in Belize City. While some travelers head straight to their end destination in Belize, others stay in the city for a night, giving themselves time to rest and visit nearby attractions like the Belize Zoo or the Baboon Sanctuary. Here are my three hotel picks for the city.
Most travelers heading to Belize will pass through Belize City, on their way in from Philip Goldson International Airport and into their next stop–whether it’s the cayes via water taxi, the city itself or its surrounding river lodges. While searches will turn up lots of negative comments on the city itself and safety issues, the […]
Located in the western Cayo district and right in the town of San Ignacio, Cahal Pech Archeological Site is one of the smallest Maya sites in Belize. But don’t let its size fool you, it’s still a fascinating site to visit, and even makes for a great spot to rest in the shade. Despite its less impressive […]
One of my favorite Maya archeological sites in Belize, Xunantunich (pronounced Shoo-nan-too-nitch) is nothing short of breathtaking. Loosely translated as “maiden of the rock” or “stone woman” in Maya, it’s situated about two hours’ drive from Belize City along the Western Highway and across the Mopan River, in the village of San Jose Succotz. Its […]
In addition to being close to Belize City – an hour and a half boat ride away or ten-minute Tropic Air flight – Ambergris Caye and San Pedro are ideally situated for snorkeling – an activity you can’t miss while in Belize. The island offers quick access to the Barrier Reef and is in close […]
A country facing the Caribbean Sea, Belize offers beaches – plenty of them, and most uncrowded. For the most part, all you have to do is head south and get past the regular tourist trail of the Northern Cayes. All along the south coast, from Dangriga to the Placencia Peninsula, there are beaches on shore […]
If you’re staying in Belize for at least a week to ten days, then a day trip to Belize’s largest Maya site – Caracol – is well worth it. More than a trip to an impressively large archeological site, the scenery passing through the Mountain Pine Ridge and the Chiqibul Forest Reserve is spectacular. Located […]
One of the most festive days in Belize is September 21 or Independence Day. It’s the one holiday you can be certain all Belizeans will be out celebrating – performing or mingling in parades, spending time with family and hopping from one barbecue party to the next. A former British colony, Belize celebrates its anniversary […]