A holiday in Belize provides you with the opportunity to marvel at the wealth of its fascinating ruins and discover the traditions and customs of the ancient Maya, to see at first-hand its colourful wildlife, to explore the vast array of cave systems where the ancient Maya used to hold religious ceremonies, and to relax on a lovely Caribbean beach.
Below are some of the areas in Belize which can be incorporated into your custom-built Belize holiday.
Jungle rainforest, mountain pines, waterfalls, wildlife, birds, butterflies & tropical plants create the stunning natural beauty of the Cayo District.
The famous ATM Cave, majestic Maya ruins, the bustling market town of San Ignacio, & adventure activities like zip-lining make the Cayo one of Belize’s most popular destinations.
Located in the north of Belize, the Orange Walk’s remote eco-lodges are rich in wildlife and birdlife – and offers one of the best chances of seeing Jaguar in the wild.
This scenic area is also host to the amazingly preserved ancient Lamanai Maya ruins, and a river-bank home of rural Mennonite communities.
Lesser-visited Toledo, in the south, is a very natural and unspoilt part of Belize.
Rainforest, wildlife, spice plantations, & adventure activities like Blue Creek Cave swimming combine with Maya community cultural visits & homestays to offer a genuinely off-the-beaten track experience. Punta Gorda is the main town and a ferry port to Guatemala.
Home to the biggest Barrier Reef in the Northern & Western Hemispheres – the multiple cayes & islands off Belize’s Caribbean coast are great for diving, snorkelling, sailing and ocean fishing – luxury hotels offer fantastic tropical beach R&R.
Ambergris Caye is the biggest island, but options vary with the more laid-back Caye Caulker and many smaller private islands.
Located in the south east, Placencia is Belize’s premier mainland beach resort.
Set on a thin 16-mile long peninsula strip in the Caribbean, and home to tropical soft white sands this bustling seaside town offers great beach and poolside R&R, sea kayaking and access to reef snorkelling & diving. Inland attractions include the great Monkey River wildlife trip.
Hopkins is a laid-back bohemian coastal fishing village is a centre of Garifuna culture and food.
Less busy and built-up compared to Placencia, this unspoilt small beach and diving resort offers some great hotels. As well as the chance to chill, the area is convenient for the nearby Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve and the famous Scarlet Macaws at Red Bank.
Reveal the ABC of Belize’s Adventure, Beach & Culture, and the 3Rs of its Reef, Rainforest & Ruins. Visit the natural beauty of jungle, mountains and waterfalls. See amazing wildlife including monkeys, wild cats, fantastic birdlife & butterflies. Relax on white sand tropical beaches fringed by a barrier reef offering world-class diving and snorkelling. Combine all this with the splendour of ancient Mayan ruins; an eclectic cultural mix of Maya, Mestizo, Mennonite, Garifuna & Creol peoples; and adrenalin-fuelled adventure such as zip-lining, caving and canyoning – to discover Belize, a holiday destination not to be missed.
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