Experience Belize on Your Next Vacation

July 17, 2022  Nationalfoody Avatar
Experience Belize on Your Next Vacation

Though Belize is located in Central America and bordered by Mexico and Guatemala, it is culturally and historically a ‘West Indian’ country. English is the official Language though you’ll hear a lot of Spanish being spoken as well.

The Sites

The Mayan Temples
It’s hard to go to Belize and NOT see a Mayan ruin. They may not be as extensively excavated as those in their neighboring countries but they’re breathtaking all the same.
The largest jade carving in the area is also housed in Brazil. Discovered in 1968 in the Altun Ha ruin in northern Belize, the carving depicts the Mayan sun god Kinich Ahau.

Blue Hole National Park
If you are an avid hiker then you will enjoy the various trails that run through this park. You can hire a guide or go alone. There are caves to explore as well as creeks to splash through and if you keep an eye open you will probably spot one of the many indigenous birds.

The Belize Barrier Reef

Spanning 185 miles of the Belizean coastline, this is an ideal spot for scuba diving. It has long been renowned as one of the most beautiful spots in the world and it is home to some of the largest midnight parrot fish in the world!

The Garifuna People
Originally from St. Vincent, the Garinagu (the language is called Garifuna) people were expelled from the island in the late 18th century and eventually made their way to Central America and then Belize. The story goes that a slave ship sank off the coast of the island in the 17th century and the slaves swam onto the shore and integrated into the local Carib population. Theirs is a unique culture, and one to not be missed.

Things to do

Bird Watching
Horseback Riding
Scuba Diving

Places to Stay
• A Better Belize
• A Penthouse Seaview Condo
• Aguada Hotel
• All Seasons Guest House
• Barefoot Beach Belize
• Belize Budget Suites
• Belize Tropical Dream Villas
• Belizean Dreams Resort
• Belizean Shores Resort
• Bella’s Backpackers Hostel
• Bermuda Beach
• Bermuda Landing Condominiums
• Beya Suites
• Bird Island Placencia Belize
• Birdhouses
• Black Orchid Resort
• Blue Horizon Lodge
• Blue Moon Cabana
• Blue Parrot Beach House
• Bonefish Hotel
• Botanical Paradise
• Brisa Oceano Resort
• Buttonwood Belize
• Caribbean Rental Delites
• Caribe Ville (Grand Caribe Belize & Sunset Caribe Belize)
• Casa Blanca Guest House
• Casa Brisa
• Casa Del Sol
• Casa Edie
• Casa Jesita
• Casa Nettuno
• Casa Santa Maria
• Casa Vista Belize
• Caye Casa
• Caye Caulker Condos
• Coastal Breezes Beach House and Casitas
• Cozy Corner
• Dream Valley Jungle Lodge
• Elvira’s Guest House
• Espanto Island Resort
• Ghan Eden Belize
• Gill’s Cove
• Green Parrot Beach House & Resort
• Harry’s Cozy Cabanas
• Hickatee Cottages
• Hicklin House
• Hideaway Caye
• Hilda’s Hotel
• Hopkins Bay
• Hotel Del Rio
• Hotel Hello
• Iguana House
• Inn The Trees
• La Casa de Paz LTD.
• La Milpa Ecolodge and Research Center
• La Rana
• Laguna Gecko
• Lamanai Outpost
• Le Reve
• Lee Side Rooms
• Lina Point
• Lower Dover Field Station
• Maya Bella Downtown Hotel
• Mirasol Villa
• Mystic River Resort
• Ocean Tide Beach Resort
• Oceanside Cabanas
• Our Special Harbour
• Parky’s Place
• Parrot Cove Resort
• Pelican Beach Resort (South Water Caye)
• Pelicans Crossing Seaside Escape
• Pirate Villas
• Playa del Sol Inn
• Ponciana Villa
• Princessa Augienelle
• Rainbow Hotel
• RCCG Properties
• Reef End Lodge
• Royal Belize Vacations
• Sandcastle Guest/Pool House
• Sarkiki Reef Resort
• Seaside Cabanas
• Seaside Villas
• Serenity by the Sea
• Shedrock Shangrila
• Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge
• St. George’s Caye Resort
• Sugha City Mariposa Rental
• Suites at Three Iguanas
• Sun Creek Lodge
• Table Rock Jungle Lodge
• The Roughrider Inn
• The Schneiders Palapa House
• Tillett’s Village Lodge
• Tipple Tree Beya
• Touch of Class Comfort Inn
• Tradewinds Beach Cabanas
• Tres Cocos Resort @ The Cloisters
• Triple B Beck’s Bed & Breakfast
• Tri-Tan Beach Cabanas
• Tuto Limited
• Tzatenaha Guesthouse and Rooms
• Velento
• Venus Hotel
• Villa Boscardi
• Villa Tipsy Gecko
• Weezie’s Cabin
• Yellow Belly Backpackers

General Travel Tips
• The currency is the Belize dollar but nearly everyplace readily accepts USD currency
• They drive on the Right, despite being a previous British Colony.
• Contact your mobile phone service provider about roaming charges.

For more info contact
Belize tourism association
Visit: or call 1-800-624-0686
Belize Tourism Industry Association
#10 North Park Street
P.O. Box 62
Belize City
Central America
Phone: (501) 227-1144


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