Holidays to Belize

Belize is a little country on the eastern edge of Central America with the Caribbean Sea lapping its shores. Thanks to its British heritage, Belize has its own identity that sets it apart from its neighbours, mixed with distinct influences of Kriol, Spanish, Garifuna and, of course, the captivating civilisation of the ancient Maya.

The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world, running for 190 miles along Belize's Caribbean coast to Guatemala and Honduras. Its fascinating display of coral, tropical fish and turtles, and subaquatic caves - including the famous Blue Hole - are a huge draw for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts. Combine days of underwater explorations with relaxed island living on Belize’s cayes of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, spending your time kayaking and windsurfing, or basking in hammocks next to the turquoise sea.

Inland, Belize is relatively untouched. The Cayo District and Pook's Hill are ripe for Indiana Jones style adventures, dotted with archaeological sites including Xunantunich and Cahal Pech, which date back thousands of years. Giant steps lead to the tops of tall stone temples for far-reaching vistas over the jungle. You can discover excavated tombs and the sophisticated hieroglyphs within them, or descend into the caves to see where the Maya kings performed rituals to their gods. Modern-day jungle adventures await in the form of river kayaking, zip lining and cave tubing. 

The Toledo district in the south is the least developed region in the country, offering wildlife and outdoor adventures galore in its national parks. Keen hikers will spot spider monkeys, anteaters, toucans and green iguanas on their rambles through the rainforests, while and adrenaline junkies can enjoy enjoy tubing on the river, or whizz above it on a zipline!

Highlights

  • Dive into the second largest barrier reef in the world where you'll spot incredible marine life and coral

  • Step back in time and delve into history at the ancient ruins of the Maya empire

  • Take to the river for tubing and kayaking adventures in Toledo, the country's least populated district

Key Info

  • Capital City: Belmopan

  • Language: English

  • Currency: Belize Dollar

  • Time Difference: GMT -6 Hours

  • Flight Time: Approx 13 hours (via the USA)

Monika
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I have lived, worked and travelled extensively in Latin America for over 14 years including Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico.

Belize trip ideas

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Places to go in Belize

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