Long considered far off the beaten path, today, Belize has become a hot vacation destination for LGBTQ+ travelers. Home to stunning landscapes and friendly locals, Belize truly has it all.
Here are six great reasons that a trip to Belize should be on your bucket list:
1 – It’s a Fun-loving Country
Whether it’s street parades, dancing, drumming, or colorful festivals, Belize is a great place to let your hair down and have fun. The yearly calendar is packed full of holidays, fairs, and festivals including Carnival, Easter, and an entire month of patriotic celebrations in September.
2 – Friendly Locals
Despite its small size, Belize is a multicultural society where diversity is celebrated. Cultures found in Belize include the Creole, the living descendants of the ancient Maya, the Garifuna (an Afro-Caribbean people), Mennonites, Chinese, and Mestizos (indigenous peoples originally from Mexico). Belize is famous for its friendly locals. Best of all, everyone speaks English because it’s the official language of the country.
3 – Amazing Beaches
Lots of places have beaches, but the stretches of pure white sand found in Belize are simply stunning. No “filter” is necessary to capture the beauty of the beaches in Belize, and the country has hundreds of offshore islands that are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and stand-up paddling.
4 – History and Culture
People have been living in Belize for more than 5,000 years, and the country is now home to more ancient Maya caves, palaces, and temples than anywhere else in the world. Belize is an eclectic society where many people have carefully preserved their ancient ways, music, food, and tradition.
5 – Food
Many people come to Belize without being sure what the cuisine is like, but one thing is for sure – nobody ever goes home hungry! Beyond Caribbean staples like beans and rice, Belizean cuisine is a rich mixture of different cultural influences, including Mexican, British, Garifuna, and Creole. Belize is also a great place to enjoy seafood, rum cocktails, and fresh-squeezed juices.
6 – Outdoor Adventures
Because of its unspoiled natural beauty, Belize is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor adventures like bird watching, zip lining, horseback riding, rock climbing, hiking, biking, and cave tubing (floating down underground rivers). There’s always something fun to do in Belize!
If you’re ready for an amazing Belize vacation, be sure to book your trip with Belize Gay Travel. Belize Gay Travel is the country’s leader in arranging and organizing vacations for LGBTQ+ travelers.