Belize is a place of two halves (subtropical and sylvan inland and a caye-strewn coastline) and many tongues. English is the official language, which makes travel a breeze, but you might also hear Kriol, Spanish, Garifuna and Maya — perhaps even the German dialect of remote Mennonite farming communities. Our specialists love planning Belize tours that take in all this rich miscellany. For your travels, they might suggest the lagoons and jungle of the Orange Walk District — where Maya temples still sit half-submerged by forest — or visits to enigmatic lowland caves and the organic cacao producers of the undeveloped Toledo District.
They’d also say that vacations to Belize are rarely complete without you spending time in the languid, limpid waters of the Caribbean, which lap multiple offshore sandy cayes and atolls. You might explore the Blue Hole, one of the biggest stars in the scuba-diving firmament. If you don’t have diving experience, it’s no matter: Belize’s waters are chock-full of rewarding snorkeling sites.
Suggested itineraries for Belize
These itineraries give you a starting point for what your trip to Belize could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Our expert guides to traveling in Belize
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Belize. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Belize at its best.
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