Belize: The Caribbean’s Fastest Growing Vacation Destination
Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Belize is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the world. Belize will charm every love-struck honeymooner or adventure seeker thanks to its unparalleled pristine nature, eco-adventure attractions, exotic wildlife and stunning Caribbean islands.
Here are 5 reasons why Belize should be the choice for your next vacation destination:
1. Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret
Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala on the Caribbean coast of Central America, Belize might just be Mother Nature’s best kept secret. With its clear, blue turquoise water, magnificent beaches, lush tropical rainforests, hundreds of ancient Maya sites, and the second longest barrier reef in the world, Belize has something to offer even the most discerning traveler. Whether you are a bird watcher, an “Indiana Jones Wanna Be”, kayaker, diver, snorkeler, or just a connoisseur of beautiful destinations, Belize will wow you and find a place in your heart forever.
Nearly 40% of Belize is protected by national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and marine reserves, creating a haven for countless creatures of land, sea and sky. Aside from the breathtaking nature, the abundant wildlife, and the one of a kind adventure opportunities, the people of Belize and their hospitality will make you feel like you have finally come home.
2. Caribbean Lifestyle
People come from all over the world come to enjoy Belize’s world-class diving and snorkeling, spectacular reef fishing and the infamous Great Blue Hole. Belize has an amazing coral reef system highlighted by the second largest barrier reef in the world. It has an abundant number of lush, vibrant reefs to explore. If diving is your passion, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Great Blue Hole offer some of the most spectacular underwater sights and ecosystems in all the Caribbean, if not the world.
When you’re not underwater, explore the town of San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye. Here you’ll find magnificent beaches, fabulous restaurants, cafes and great shopping. You’ll love zipping around the island on your own personal golf cart, the preferred method of motor transportation. Enjoy a Belikin Beer while you are on the island, a Belize original and one of the tastiest session beers around!!
3. Luxury Resorts
Many visitors to Belize choose to spend half their time on the Caribbean’s edge, concentrating on ocean activities, and the other half in the inland jungle. Belize offers numerous romantic luxury options with specialty accommodations ranging from beachfront villas, private islands, to jungle eco-lodges. This gives everyone a taste of the best of both worlds, as you find yourself exploring the Belize Barrier Reef one morning and tubing through an ancient Mayan cave the next. Don’t worry…there will always be time to relax on the beach or sway in your jungle hammock.
If you’re looking for other luxury beach options not on the Northern Islands; Hopkins Bay, Punta Gorda and Placencia all offer great luxury options on the Southern Coastline. Each location offers something new and share more of Belize’s diverse regions and friendly cultures.
4. Explore Ancient Mayan Culture
Belize boasts some of the most world-renowned Mayan cultural archaeology sites. Historically, what is now Belize was at the center of the Mayan civilization; this allows visitors to visit and enjoy a treasure trove of persevered ancient temples, towns and cities. The stunning sites of Caracol and Xunantunich out in the western mountain jungle region or Lamanai in the north are truly amazing and all worth visiting. We also suggest taking a quick trip across the border with Guatemala to see Tikal, perhaps the most awe-inspiring Mayan archaeology site in all of Central America, as it towers above the jungle line. You’ll feel as if you’re in the story “The Jungle Book”, as the Howler monkeys protect the ancient secrets of the Mayan culture.
Belize also offers some of the most magical caves to explore in the entire world. Whether you are cave tubing through a crystal cathedral, rappelling down the black hole or seeing ancient Mayan artifacts, Belize has something for everyone to explore the mystic Mayan underworld. The Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave tour is a one of kind experience and a “must do” on everyone’s bucket list.
5. Easy Going, You Better Belize it!!
Belize has great accessibility and affordability coming from North America. There are plenty of options for cheap airfare on non-stop flights. You’ll be relaxing at your luxury resort in no time.
The national language in Belize is English and cars drive on the right, making it easy for many to navigate throughout the country and interact with the locals. Spanish Is also widely spoken. Friendly and culturally diverse, Belizeans take pride in sharing their culture and country with you.
If your wanderlust is calling, why not start by filling in our travel enquiry form or give us a call at (877)509-6033. We take the stress out of planning and deliver highly personalized travel packages and concierge service for individuals, families, and groups. Thanks again!
With an adventurous spirit,
Central America Journeys