Belize, From Jungle To Reef
Belize is a small country with much to offer. In just a few hours, you can get from the jungle interior, with wildlife, caves and Mayan ruins, to an idyllic Caribbean island with a Rasta vibe, perfect for snorkeling or diving the nearby Belize Barrier Reef.
Your first step is to fly into Belize City and head for the interior. At this point, you can rent a car or pay for a transport van. Driving yourself around is cheaper but less relaxing, as many sites are on unpaved and unmarked roads. Plus, given that the local economy is heavily dependent on tourism and you’ve got the cash to get down here in the first place, you may as well spring for the comfortable van ride.
Many of Belize’s lush jungle lodges are in the Cayo District, near the Guatemalan border. There are plenty to choose from, but one small lodge stands out for its tranquility, outstanding food and sustainable practices.