Many gay couples look to Mexico’s “Riviera” for the ideal place to enjoy a honeymoon abroad, but just a short distance further south is Belize, a great place to enjoy both the magnificent scenery of the jungle as well as all the fun and excitement of the beach. Belize is a small Central American country tucked just underneath Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula with regular shuttle service from cities like Cancún and Playa del Carmen. But unlike Mexico, Belize is an uncrowded, natural paradise where English is the official language.
In 2014, only 55% of gay spouses went on a honeymoon after their wedding, but this number has risen steeply in the past three years. And now that more and more countries have legalized or recognized same-sex marriage, gay spouses have a lot more options when it comes to choosing a place to honeymoon. Belize isn’t quite caught up to the United States and Canada yet, but the country is renowned for its friendly, genuinely welcoming locals who make every visitor feel right at home.
And Belize has a hotel, lodge, or resort for every taste. Whether you want a remote eco-lodge in the jungle or a luxury resort with all the bells and whistles, there are a lot of options in Belize. Even big-name Hollywood stars have realized the appeal of Belize, including legendary director Francis Ford Coppola and the actor Leonardo Di Caprio.
Not sure what you want to do on your honeymoon? Whether it’s curling up in a hammock on a privately owned tropical island or enjoying some thrills and spills with high-adrenaline activities like zip lining, horseback riding, waterfall rappelling, and cave tubing (exploring underground rivers), you’ll never run out of options for what to do on your honeymoon.
Belize is a natural paradise where it’s always warm and sunny. There’s not a single stoplight in the entire country, but Belize has more than 600 bird species, thousands of flowering plant species, and exotic wildlife like black howler monkeys, giant iguanas, tapirs, and jaguars. Belize has gorgeous beaches, more than 400 offshore islands, thick jungles to explore, and over 500 ancient Maya sites, including colossal pyramids and palaces that are still the tallest buildings in the country.
If you want to enjoy a wonderful honeymoon in Belize, you can rely on Belize Gay Travel for all of your travel needs, including lodging, ground transportation, and organized trips.