The 8 Best Places to Travel in Belize in 2018 | Top Destinations in Belize

The 8 Best Places to Travel in Belize

Belize is rapidly becoming one of the hottest visitor destinations in the world thanks to affordable non-stop airfare from North America, a varied landscape that includes both pristine rainforests and spectacularly beautiful tropical islands, and a warm and friendly English-speaking populace renowned for their hospitality.

Here are the 8 best places to travel in Belize in 2018:

San Ignacio

The eco-tourism capital of the country, San Ignacio and its twin sister Santa Elena lie in Belize’s western Cayo District. A gateway to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tikal just over the border in Guatemala, San Ignacio is a bustling, colorful town home to one of the country’s most popular open-air markets. San Ignacio is also a great destination to explore jungle rivers, cascading waterfalls and climbing ancient Maya ruins like Xunantunich, Caracol and Cahal Pech.

Where to stay in San Ignacio Town: Cahal Pech Village Resort

Dangriga

dangriga belize

Known as the cultural capital of Belize, Dangriga is a lively, vibrant town located in Stann Creek District on Belize’s Caribbean coastline. Dangriga is home to the largest concentration of the Garifuna people, a unique culture that has preserved the musical, linguistic, and dance traditions of their African and Caribbean islander ancestors.

Where to stay in Dangriga: Yok Ha Island Resort

Hopkins

An idyllic village of just 1,500 souls, the village of Hopkins can be found where the Sittee River empties into the Caribbean Sea. Considered by many to be the spiritual home of the Garifuna, Hopkins was voted the friendliest village in the country by Belize First Magazine.

Where to stay in Hopkins: Hamanasi Resort

 

Placencia

Measuring 16 miles from north to south, the Placencia Peninsula is a narrow strip of land sandwiched between the Caribbean Sea and a mangrove-lined lagoon in the country’s southeast. An ideal gateway to the southern Belize Barrier Reef and its world-class snorkeling, diving, sailing, and fishing opportunities, Placencia is renowned for having some of the most beautiful beaches in a country with 200 miles of coastline and hundreds of islands.

Where to stay in Placencia: Chabil Mar 

Caye Caulker

The smaller cousin to the often crowded island of Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker has retained much of the laid-back charm that made this a popular backpacker destination in previous decades. Ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving, or simply enjoying a cocktail on the beach, Caye Caulker is a popular starting point for further explorations of the Belize Barrier Reef.

Where to stay in Caye Caulker:Iguana Reef Inn

San Pedro

The zany, colorful capital of the island of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro is the home to some of the country’s best festivals, including the International Costa Maya beauty pageant, raucous parades during Carnival, and a seemingly infinite supply of crustaceans during the annual Lobsterfest. San Pedro first came to the world’s attention in 1986 with the release of Madonna’s award-winning single “La Isla Bonita” written about the island.

Where to stay in San Pedro: Victoria House or Portofino Beach Resort

Belmopan

The world’s smallest national capital by population, Belmopan was built during the 1970s to encourage development of the west and protect the government from powerful seasonal storms. Although still a brand-new city in many respects, Belmopan is quickly becoming a popular destination. Perhaps the most popular attraction is the annual agricultural fair.

Where to stay near Belmopan: Caves Branch Jungle Lodge

2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for tourism in Belize. Indeed, Fodor’s Travel, the world’s most popular publisher of guidebooks, declared that Belize is a top destination to visit in 2018 for adventure travelers.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Top Places to Stay in Belize






Belize Tour Companies and Travel Agents

Belize Real Estate Opportunities






June 29, 2018

How the Belize Barrier Reef Beat the Endangered List

An oil drilling moratorium, development restrictions and fishing reform has helped the 200-mile-reef come off Unesco’s endangered world heritage sites...
Read More
June 26, 2018

What the New Alaia Belize Will Look Like

The newest addition to Belize’s fast-growing hotel pipeline is on track for 2020, and now we’ve gotten the exclusive first...
Read More
June 26, 2018

Saving the underwater wonder world of Belize’s reef

Just a stone’s throw off the coast of Belize, brightly colored tropical fish mingle with sharks, manta rays and sea...
Read More
June 26, 2018

RCL Exclusive Your Off-the-Grid Guide to Belize

Belize is the tropical vacation version of a perfect meal. Light appetizer, indulgent main course, decadent dessert and booze …...
Read More
June 17, 2018

Latham: Hard work must be the national symbol of Belize

BELIZE CITY, Belize — Belize is tiny for a country — about the land size of Maryland — but it...
Read More
June 17, 2018

7 Ambergris Caye Restaurants Secret Special Request Options

Once you have lived on Ambergris Caye awhile, you get to know which restaurants have off-menu special request options. Read...
Read More
June 12, 2018

Please Belize Me: Ten Reasons to Put Ambergris Caye on Travel List

After a year of procrastination and poor planning, Belize finally made it on my to do list in 2018. Read...
Read More
June 12, 2018

Autograph Collection Hotels Set to Debut in Belize with the Opening of Alaia

Autograph Collection Hotels, in partnership with owner and developer Andrew Ashcroft, today announced the brand will debut in Belize with the...
Read More
June 12, 2018

5 Reasons to Vacation in Belize this Summer

Summer is the busiest season for travel to Europe. That’s where most vacationers are headed during the months of June,...
Read More
1 2 3 19

Comments

comments

1 Comment

  • Charlie Weeks Reply

    April 17, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Belize is steeped in a rich history, blessed with an incredible natural beauty, and wonderfully endowed with its diverse and friendly people.

Leave a Comment

Login

Welcome! Login in to your account

Remember me Lost your password?

Don't have account. Register

Lost Password

Register

Close
Please support the site
By clicking any of these buttons you help our site to get better
Banner-1