Want a quick getaway to a place where the sun is always shining with beaches galore? Well, look no further than the nation of Belize.
No matter where you live in the United States or Canada, Belize is only a short plane flight away. But despite the proximity, Belize is truly another world. Home to more monkeys, jaguars, and toucans than shopping malls or traffic jams, Belize is a cornucopia of wild, natural beauty.
Smaller than the state of Vermont, Belize has a ton of amazing things to see and do. Where else can you snorkel and scuba dive in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean in the morning, hike to the top of an ancient Maya pyramid in the afternoon, and sail through the jungle treetops on a zip line in the evening?
Check out some of the amazing places you can visit in Belize:
- Ambergris Caye – The original party island, Ambergris Caye (islands are called “cayes” in Belize) served as the inspiration for Madonna’s hit 1986 song “La Isla Bonita.” Perfect for travelers who love fresh-caught seafood, activities on the reef, and dancing until dawn.
- Caye Caulker – Ambergris Caye’s “little sister” island, Caye Caulker has a much more laid-back feel. Perfect for backpackers and free spirits, Caye Caulker is also a great place to enjoy activities like beach barbecues, swimming, and snorkeling.
- Placencia Peninsula – In a country with hundreds of miles of beaches, the Placencia Peninsula is home to some of the most beautiful, white sand beaches. Located on the Caribbean coast of southeastern Belize, the Placencia Peninsula is close to both the reef as well as many of the top nature sights on the mainland.
- Ancient Maya ruins – One of the only civilizations to invent writing and develop complex astronomical charts, the ancient Maya built dozens of colossal cities across Belize. Today, visitors can climb to the top of pyramids, marvel at temples, and stroll the bloodstained grounds of ball courts.
- The Jungle – Jaguars, monkeys, parrots and more await you in the jungle, including hundreds of different bird species and the dizzying perfume from thousands of flowering plants. If you love adventure travel, the Belizean jungle has it all.
If you think that spring break is just an excuse for college students to go wild, you might be right. But spring break is also a great time for families, friends, couples, and solo travelers to enjoy having some fun in the sun too.
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