Best Places to Visit in Belize
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At the hub of the verdant Cayo District, San Ignacio offers countless natural beauties. Cave tubing between stalagmites, balancing atop calcium formations in Cristo Rey Falls, and horseback riding along the Macal River all provide scenic views of this tropical region.
This biodiverse Central American city is home to 4,000 people and is rapidly growing into a popular tourist hub. Whale sharks and sea turtles rove the Belize Barrier Reef, making Placencia a destination for swimming and exploring to your heart’s content.
Fondly referred to a “Sugah City,” Orange Walk is forever enveloped in the sweet scent of sugar cane.
This interesting little town wears a number of different hats – it is an agricultural and economic center, a Mennonite meeting place, a city of street food and, most of all, a great hub to explore the rest of the district.
The tiny town of Hopkins sits at a crossroads, offering a little bit of everything.
For those looking to get out on the water, the town is located just a short ways away from the vibrant reefs, quiet cayes and palm-lined islands to the east. The town itself also boasts lovely and pristine beaches, perfect for a languorous afternoon in the sun.
Anyone looking for a casual Caribbean retreat will adore this laidback sunny paradise.
Bike barefoot across the island’s 4-mile long stretch and watch as the tropical foliage passes by. Be on the lookout -- you might even spot a howler monkey lounging above.
As the largest city in the country, Belize City offers plenty to do, and numerous opportunities for meeting locals. Getting to the city is easy by plane or cruise, and most shops and attractions are located on the northside of the city by the ports.
Ambergris Caye is a nature lover’s paradise with white sand beaches surrounding the island’s lush central mangrove swamp.
It is the largest island in Belize, and home to the second largest coral reef system in the world. The diving and snorkeling opportunities here are endless- enjoy swimming along sea turtles, manatees, whale sharks, and hundreds of species of fish.