Rich with breathtaking natural scenery, Belize presents a magnificent setting for exploring the outdoors. Swim with colorful marine life amid pristine coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea. Traverse national parks and protected jungles in search of Belizean wildlife. Discover archaeological ruins that showcase the country’s Mayan and indigenous culture.
A major highlight of Belize is its 240-mile (390-kilometer) Caribbean coastline. Here, you’ll find the Belize Reef, a remarkable collection of islands and coral reefs, known locally as “cayes.” Enjoy excellent snorkeling at Ambergris Caye Beach. Swim with nurse sharks and stingrays at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Try windsurfing and kitesurfing at Caye Caulker. Plunge into a 407-foot (124-meter) deep sinkhole on a scuba tour of the Blue Hole National Park.
A national conservation program means that Belize’s interior landscapes remain largely unspoiled. The Cayo District is home to rainforests, cave systems and Maya ruins, including Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Actun Tunichil Maknal and Caracol. Spot rich birdlife in Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary and jaguars in Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Join canoeing and rafting adventures on the Macal River and Mopan River.
Historical and bustling Belize City presents an intriguing alternative to the country’s natural attractions. Admire fading colonial architecture, visit museums and experience a culture that blends African, Asian, European and Latin influences. Visit Dangriga, an artsy town and home of the Garífuna African-Caribbean indigenous group.
Toward the south of the country is Placencia Peninsula and a stretch of powdery, white-sand beaches dotted with laidback beach resorts. Try snorkeling at Tobacco Cayes and swim with whale sharks at Gladden Spit from April to June.
Belize is more expensive than most other Central American countries, although budget travelers can get around using a reliable and cheap network of public buses. Belize’s main language is English, however, Spanish is also widely spoken. The country’s natural beauty, consistently warm temperatures and welcoming locals make it a great place to visit year-round.
Nestled on the beach, this Placencia resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Maya Beach and 7.3 mi (11.8 km) from Placencia Beach. Cockscomb Basin Forest Reserve and Hopkins Pier are also within 32 miles (52 km).
This family-friendly Belize City hotel is located by the sea, just steps away from Tourism Village and Baron Bliss Lighthouse. St. Mary's Church and Image Factory Art Foundation are also within 10 minutes.
Located in the heart of Belize City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Belize, Swing Bridge and Tourism Village. Baron Bliss Lighthouse and St. John's Cathedral are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in the heart of Belize City, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Swing Bridge, Image Factory Art Foundation and Museum of Belize. St. Mary's Church is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.
Nestled on the beach, this San Pedro hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Belize Barrier Reef, Mexico Rocks and GoFish Belize. Secret Beach and San Pedro Belize Express Dock are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Situated in the city centre, this hotel is close to Baron Bliss Lighthouse, Tourism Village and Supreme Court of Belize - Belize City Court House. Nearby attractions also include Museum of Belize.
Situated on the riverfront, this spa resort is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve and within 6 miles (10 km) of Blue Hole National Park and St Herman's Cave. Crystal Cave and Five Blues Lake National Park are also within 9 miles (15 km).