Centuries of hidden Mayan culture and its glorious remnants rest on the eastern coast of Central America in a gem of a country known as Belize. Offering a warm welcome to a plethora of travellers, the lands of Belize strike a balance between the richness of lush green jungles hosting unique flora and fauna and a majestic shoreline which has something of its own to offer.
The moment you step your foot in Belize, you are bound to experience a rush of positivity – there must be something about the weather which warmly welcomes a traveller looking for an exciting time ahead. If you have travelled much across Central America and expect to have an experience similar to the countries that you have visited before then this idea will be fully challenged in Belize. In fact, the small country manages to perfectly strike a balance between Latin America and the Caribbean.
The enticing shoreline is bound to attract even those travellers who believe that they have seen it all – the Blue Hole Natural Monument is not only a highlight of Belize but a natural wonder whose beauty will enthral you. Definitely, a diving experience of a lifetime, the deep blue sea and contrasting coral reefs can put a spell on anyone. For those interested in witnessing the marine life of the ocean, this is a dive that you will not forget for years to come (and possibly like to experience again!).
If you are a water baby and would like to stay in the water longer – the marine reserves in Ambergris Caye will serve as the hot spot for a chill and laid back leisure time while you explore and celebrate the culture of Belize at the House of Culture. Immerse yourself in the diversity and positivity of the land and its people as you partake in local events such as Día de Muertos.
For those who have always been intrigued by the stories of the Mayans, a trip to one of its finest cities, Caracol should definitely be on your to-do list. Get a taste of its enchanting history, and walk in the markets and palaces where an ancient society once thrived. Not only this, but Caracol also has a magnetic natural landscape of its own that is much different from what other parts of Belize offers.
The Mayan ruins are as much a part of this area as Central America, however, their roots can be traced back to the nation. If you have ever wanted to get a taste of the authentic Mayan life, you can also have this once in a lifetime experience as a traditional Kekchi family has opened its door for tourists to experience traditional Mayan cuisine and they even give cooking and crafts classes!
So, you’re planning to visit Belize this summer right? Why not check out the perfect 7-day itinerary for your stay:
The Breathtaking Belize Tour:
Day 1 - Arrival at San Ignacio Town - 1 day
Day 2/3 - Ian Anderson’s Waterfall Cave and Caves Branch River - 2 days
Day 4 - Visit Maya City of Xunantunich - 1 day
Day 5 - Fly to Belize City - 1 day
Day 7 - Sailing to Hol Chan Marine Reserve - 2 days