Visit Belize This Year

With all of the biggest airlines in the United States and Canada now offering non-stop flights to Belize, it’s easier and more affordable than ever to visit this little-known Caribbean paradise.

Here are 7 great reasons why Belize should definitely be on your bucket list:

Tropical Islands

Belize has hundreds of gorgeous islands with swaying palm trees, sugar white beaches, and crystal clear waters. The islands are a UNESCO World Heritage Site brimming with life, a paradise for snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, and fishing.

Belize Jungle

As if the islands weren’t enough, Belize is also blessed to have lush rainforests and verdant jungles on the mainland, an incredibly diverse ecosystem where you can spot 100 different bird species in the morning, see howler monkeys at play in the afternoon, and catch a glimpse of a jaguar prowling through the jungle in the evening.

The Belize Blue Hole

A completely natural formation measuring nearly 1,000 feet across and more than 400 feet deep, the Belize Blue Hole was rated by famed marine biologist and explorer Jacques Cousteau as one of his top 10 dive sites in the world.

The Ancient Maya

Long before the Europeans arrived, the ancient Maya built a network of enormous cities up and down Central America. Belize was the heartland of that empire, and today has more Maya ruins than anywhere else. Travelers can explore sacred caves where ancient priests conducted human sacrifices, climb giant pyramids, or watch a spectacular sunrise in places like Altun Ha, Xunantunich, and Tikal just over the border in Guatemala.

Belize Cave Tubing

Invented in Belize, cave tubing is a popular activity unlike anything else. Participants use canoes or inflatable inner tubes to float miles along subterranean rivers.

Belize Food

Do you like fresh-caught fish, lobster, conch, and other seafood? Belize has it all. Plus, the country is famous for its delicious, organic produce, including pineapple, mangos, coffee, chocolate, and cashews.

Belize Adventures

Belize is the perfect place to get away from the stresses of modern-day life and enjoy the great outdoors. Visitors can horseback ride through a national park, zip line through the jungle canopy, canoe down a pristine river, and picnic at the base of a waterfall among many other exciting adventure activities.

Tour Belize Auto Rental is the premier car rental agency in Belize, allowing travelers to explore the country at their own pace. Tour Belize Auto Rental has two convenient locations, including one at the international terminal of the Philip Goldson Airport in Belize City.