Where to Go in Belize This Summer

Summer in Belize

Belize is one of the best places on the planet to enjoy an amazing summer vacation. With sunny skies, beautiful beaches, and hundreds of offshore islands, Belize is truly an ideal vacation destination.

As an English-speaking country, Belize is very approachable for visitors from the United States and Canada. The relatively small population (less than 400,000 people) is composed of several different cultural groups, including Creoles, Mestizos (from Mexico), the Garifuna (and Afro-Caribbean people), and the living descendants of the Maya people who built the thousands of pyramids, temples, and palaces that still dot the landscape.

Despite its relatively small size, Belize gives travelers a lot of choices. The mainland is primarily composed of lush rainforest and verdant jungle. Belize is one of the most eco-diverse countries in the world, home to exotic animals such as tapirs, black howler monkeys, giant iguanas, and even jaguars. Popular activities on the mainland include horseback riding, zip lining, and cave tubing (exploring underground rivers with an inner tube).

And, just a few miles offshore, the Belize Barrier Reef beckons. Being the biggest coral reef system in the western hemisphere, the Belize Barrier Reef is home to an incredible diversity of marine life, including sharks, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and enormous schools of tropical fish. Popular activities on the reef include fishing, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sea kayaking, and stand-up paddling.

Recently, Belize has been getting a lot of attention. In February, Vogue Magazine published an article about the pleasures of traveling to Belize. The focus of the article was on the Placencia Peninsula, a coastal area in southeastern Belize that is rapidly becoming a popular destination for travelers. With luxury resorts, high-end restaurants, juice bars, and boutique cafes, Placencia has something to offer for everyone.

Many visitors choose Placencia because of its ideal location both to the reef as well as popular attractions on the mainland. Nearby attractions include exploring ancient Maya cities, boat tours along the aptly-named Monkey River, and hiking expeditions in the vast Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, home to the world’s first jaguar conservation project. Placencia is easily reached from Belize City in around three hours by car or 30 minutes by plane.

If you’re traveling to Placencia, Barefoot Rentals and Services is the premier travel services company in the region. Barefoot Rentals and Services rents cars and organizes trips to all of the top destinations in the Placencia region and across the country.

For hotels and discounts, please visit Frugaa.

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

0 Comments

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