Next Stop, Belize: What Makes this Country a Key Destination?

Central America is like a paradise you see in fairy tales — except that it’s real. This region has seven countries with endless breath-taking views, from cerulean seas to wonderful Mayan ruins. On your next trip to the region, be it for a Mormon vacation with the family or a romantic getaway with a significant other, add Belize to your itinerary.

Bordered to the north by Mexico, Guatemala to south and west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east, Belize is home to diverse cultures and languages. It also has extreme biodiversity and distinctive ecosystem, and it’s a part of the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot.

It’s not surprising that this small country is one of the countries you should visit in 2019, according to National Geographic.

Diverse Natural Attraction

Belize offers a plethora of scenic views and adventures that suit any traveler. Whether you want Instagram-worthy destinations or are eager to try outdoor activities, don’t miss out on these three attractions:

  • Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve – it offers cool temperatures and features magnificent natural monuments. You will be in awe of sites, like Thousand Foot Falls, which is Belize and Central America’s largest falls.
  • Blue Hole – a very famous diving site that is beloved in Belize. Blue Hole is 406 feet depth and 1,049 feet across. Since it can be seen to be what is considered a sediment trap, this offers you amazing historical sights and discovery underwater. If you take scuba diving serious, you must visit.
  • Lamanai– the place was occupied for more than 3,000 years. Here you will see Mayan artifacts, a colonial sugar mill built in 1860, and remnants of two 16th century Spanish churches. While you’re here, make sure to check out the well-preserved mask of a Mayan ruler.

Apart from admiring these beautiful attractions, make the most of your stay by experiencing Belize through these fun activities:

  • Canoeing
  • Caving
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Birding

Whether you plan to visit the mainland or the country’s beautiful islands, plan your trip carefully to enjoy your stay.

Planning Your Trip to Belize

Before coming to Belize, check the essential documents you may need. You can travel to Belize for 30 days without a visa as long as you’re a citizen of certain nations, including:

  • United States
  • Europe
  • Caribbean Community Member States (CARICOM), except Haiti
  • The United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, with exceptions

If you’re flying from the US, you’ll land at Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, which is in Belize City. Several small airports are also available across the country, and you can book flights once you’re in Belize. You can also travel around the city using ground transportation and water taxis.

Organize your itinerary ahead of time to maximize your stay. Planning also allows you to set your budget, especially if you intend to bring back plenty of souvenirs. Since Belize has a lot to offer, organizing your itinerary also allows you to choose the destinations worth visiting that fit your schedule and budget.

Belize offers countless attractions and activities for relaxation and cultivation. Prepare your itinerary, pack your bags, and check off Central America from your bucket list by starting with Belize.

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