If you’re already dreaming of your next vacation and have your sights set on Belize, then you’re probably getting pretty excited at the thought of experiencing all its natural beauty. Belize has become quite the hot spot for travelers over the past 10 years, especially those who love the outdoors and enjoy eco-themed tours. If this is your first trip to Belize, you obviously want to make sure you visit all the top highlights and attractions to make the most of your time, so we’ve gone ahead and put together some tips on how to plan your perfect holiday in Belize.
Choose All-Inclusive Accommodation for a Stress-Free Stay
Why choose all-inclusive resort in Belize? This style of property is really ideal for those who want a stress-free experience where they can truly escape their everyday life, chores, and responsibilities. You get to leave the cooking and cleaning to someone else, and just kick back and relax. It’s also nice to know that there won’t be any surprise expenses on your trip, as the all-inclusive property is just that – everything is included in the price.
Many of these properties also have superior entertainment, sports, and recreation opportunities, so if you feel like being active while on holiday, you can.
Be Mindful of High vs. Low Season
Belize is known for two very distinct travel seasons; there is the high season and low season. Each one has its own list of pros and cons, so it’s important to do your research before you pick a date. Typically, high season is December and March, when it is the busiest, but January and February can be just as busy some years. Most will agree that the perfect time to visit is mid-November to April, which overlaps with some of the high season.
If you want to miss the crowds, you can visit between May to mid-November, but this is the rainy season, so you may not be in for great weather.
Traveling Around Belize
If you plan to visit multiple towns and cities throughout Belize, the good news is that you can do so fairly easily by land and air. This can open up a lot of itinerary options for your vacation, allowing you to experience different regions in one visit.
Make a List of the Top Attractions You Want to See
Finally, it’s a good idea to make a list of the top attractions and highlights you want to see and then work them into the itinerary. The fact that there are so many to choose from is both good and bad in that there is no way to fit everything into one visit. Some of the stand-out attractions include:
- Hol Chan Marine Reserve, the most popular snorkeling and diving site in the country
- Caracol, one of the most iconic cities in the Maya World
- Xunantunich, awe-inspiring massive Maya archaeological sites
- Belize Zoo, perfect for the animal and wildlife lovers out there
- Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave – many describe it as an “Indian Jones” experience
- Cave Tubing, the perfect leisurely activity
As you can well see, a trip to Belize is filled with beauty, wonder, nature, and plenty of rest and relaxation.