With Central America’s dense jungles on its one side and Caribbean Sea shorelines on the other, Belize is one of the most beautiful and mysterious countries of the world. Home to the second longest barrier reef in the world, one of the world’s most enigmatic civilizations, the ancient Maya, and a vast network of wildlife sanctuaries, it is where holiday seekers can explore and experience the best of Central America.
Take a look at some of the country’s most remarkable tourist attractions:
Placencia, a long, narrow peninsula of sandy white beaches, was once a sleepy village and is now home to the most luxurious resorts in the country. It consists of three villages – Maya Beach, Seine Bight and Placencia Village – and is quite popular among nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The major draw of the town is a paved pedestrian path called “The Sidewalk” which houses many shops, restaurants and bars. Besides, this peninsula is an ideal place to enjoy kayaking and canoeing as well as spotting crocodiles, dolphins, manatees and colourful birds.
San Ignacio Town
A diverse and beautiful town lying in the Cayo region of Belize, San Ignacio attracts travellers with its vivaciousness and is known for its close proximity to the country’s famous Mayan ruins. From a bustling market and pristine rivers to wonderful archaeological sites and the country’s adventure hub, this town has it all to leave visitors enchanted. Horseback riding, bird-watching, hiking, kayaking and caving are some of the outdoor adventures not to miss in the town whereas the dining and nightlife options are certainly a treat for the travellers.
The largest among the many islands of the country, Ambergris Caye is a tropical haven drawing visitors with its low-key, laid-back vibe. Tourists can take delight in a number of adventures such as snorkelling, scuba-diving, deep-sea fishing and sail boating. The Belize Barrier Reef on the east side of Ambergris Caye is a major draw. With a blend of classic beaches, world-class accommodation options and tremendous dining opportunities, the island presents a beautiful Caribbean getaway.
With a casual atmosphere, Caye Caulker calls visitors for a relaxed holiday in Belize. It is a small and beautiful island located off the coast of Belize, offering wonderful snorkelling and diving opportunities at the Belize Barrier Reef. The island is quite popular among budget travellers and backpackers for its laid-back vibe, relatively cheaper prices and plenty of restaurants and bars. Diving at the Blue Hole, chilling at the Split and grooving to Reggae music are some of the experiences one should not miss here.
A quaint traditional fishing village, Hopkins stretches along a bay and reflects Garifuna culture at every turn. With exotic natural adventures, incredible dive sites and friendly people, the town calls tourists for a relaxing and peaceful holiday. The town celebrates Garifuna Independence day with drum ceremonies which attract a large number of tourists every year. Here tourists are served with the genuine hospitality of the locals, and they can also partake in Garifuna cultural experiences which include learning dancing and music, and making traditional foods.