Belize is a real jewel of a destination that is rapidly gaining popularity with travelers. It has so much to offer and has something for every taste, and the people are known to be very friendly. Topping the list are the Mayan ruins: this country was an ancient Mayan powerhouse in the day.
Other attractions include tropical jungles with exotic plants and animals, fishing, swimming, and diving in the sea with attractive reefs. The country has the second longest barrier reef in the world, as well as three major offshore atolls. Belize City, San Pedro and Placencia are the usual preferred places to stay.
- Round trip International airfare to Belize City (via Calgary or Toronto)
- Roundtrip domestic air
- 7 night hotel at your choice below
- Roundtrip transfers by hotel shuttle
Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton
San Pedro-Ambergris Caye
Jan 9-30: $1899 + $366 tax (Belize Ocean Club; 4-star)
A forced overnight in either direction may occur and if a hotel is required it will be an additional cost
Belize has the world’s second largest barrier reef and hundreds of small islands. Hence there are incredible sites for scuba diving and snorkeling off of Belize atolls, particularly of the southeast coast.
Those who love to swim will delight in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. And every water sports imaginable can be practiced here as well, such as windsurfing. Game fishing (snapper, barracuda, marlin and bonito) is popular year round. The country’s several river systems and smaller streams are ideal for kayaking and canoeing.
Nature and hiking trails abound in the National Parks and Reserves and archaeological sites. Horseback riding is also popular and a few places rent out bicycles as well.
For the best location for what you are looking for here’s where to go:
Ambergris Caye – People looking to explore the water, dine out, explore the cultural as well as rest and relax
Placencia – For nature lovers – family & honeymooners
The climate is tropical and generally very hot and humid. The rainy season lasts from May to November and dry season from February to May. Temperatures vary according to elevation, proximity to the coast, and the moderating effects of the northeast trade winds off the Caribbean. Average temperatures in the coastal regions range from 24° C in January to 27° C in July. The southern highland plateaus, such as the Mountain Pine Ridge, are noticeably cooler year round.
A passport, valid 6 months beyond intended stay, and an ongoing or return ticket are required. It is the traveller’s responsibility to check with the country’s Embassy for up-to-date information.