Gay and Lesbian Travel in Belize

Gay-Friendly Vacations in Belize
December 31, 2017

Gay and Lesbian Travel in Belize

Although homosexual relationships are not recognized in Belize, and archaic laws against sodomy technically remain on the books, Belize is increasingly becoming a popular destination for LGBTQ+ travelers.

Belize is a multi-cultural society built on tolerance and inclusion. Groups as disparate as Chinese entrepreneurs and Mennonite dairy farmers have lived side-by-side for centuries, and Belizeans are renowned for their friendliness, genuine warmth, and hospitality.

LGBTQ+ travelers can enjoy an exciting, romantic adventure in Belize, a small country located just south of Mexico. Belize is famous for its beautiful beaches as well as its lush mainland teeming with colorful birds, fragrant flowers, and exotic wildlife such as howler monkeys, jaguars, and agoutis. And the country has hundreds of offshore islands along the second-largest barrier reef in the world.

Belize is the perfect place for LGBTQ+ travelers to enjoy a wide range of exciting activities including horseback riding, zip lining through the rainforest, cave tubing (exploring underground rivers by canoe or inflatable inner tube), rappelling, bird watching, snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming in a crystal pool at the base of a jungle waterfall.

All six of the largest airlines in North America now offer non-stop flights to Belize from major cities in Canada and the United States, making it affordable and easy to reach Belize in just 2-5 hours.

Belize is an English-speaking country, so you’ll never have to worry about translation apps, getting around, or talking to locals. The majority of people in Belize are conservative and religious, but they have a very open-minded approach to visitors, effectively following a “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach.

There are no reports of LGBTQ+ travelers being assaulted or harassed in Belize, but nudity and public displays of affection (including heterosexual) are generally frowned upon. There are no known gay or lesbian nightclubs or bars, but Belize is renowned for its numerous exuberant public celebrations that include street dancing, cross-dressing, and wide tolerance for personal expression.

If you’re an LGBTQ+ traveler in search of a romantic and adventuresome vacation, make your booking with the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge today. LGBTQ+ travelers are warmly welcomed at Caves Branch, which offers luxury treetop residences, gourmet dining, a wide range of romantic services, and a full complement of exciting adventure tours and activities.

Caves Branch Lodge also works with beach and island resorts to allow LGBTQ+ travelers to enjoy all the best that the beach and jungle in Belize have to offer.

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