Summer is upon us, which means now is the perfect time to enjoy a great vacation in Belize. Abundant sunshine, the sparkling waters of the Caribbean, and a host of great festivals make Belize the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable summer vacation in Belize.

The summer months fall during the “low season” when fewer tourists come to Belize, meaning visitors can enjoy discounts of up to 40% on lodging and tours. Recently, Southwest Airlines added a third non-stop flight to Belize, and all the increased competition from the likes of American, Delta, and United mean that you can get really great deals on airfare to Belize from major cities across the United States.

On your summer vacation in Belize, be sure to visit:

San Ignacio Town

Known as the eco-tourism capital of the west, San Ignacio is the gateway to the pristine Cayo District, a pristine natural area home to enormous parks, waterfalls, rivers, and mountains.

Perhaps the town’s most iconic attraction is its open air market on the banks of the Macal River where farmers and artisans from all across the region meet to exchange gossip and sell their wares, including produce, dairy, handicrafts, and even traditional medicines.

Hopkins

Hopkins is a small village located on the Caribbean coast of southeastern Belize. Home to the Garifuna people, an Afro-Caribbean culture that successfully preserved its unique language, dance, and culinary traditions, Hopkins has regularly been voted as the friendliest village in Belize.

Placencia

Placencia is a north-south strip of golden beaches located on the Caribbean coast of southeastern Belize. Famous for the beauty of its beaches in a country with hundreds of miles of beaches, Placencia has a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere that perfectly encapsulates its “barefoot ready” motto. Known as the gateway to the southern Belize Barrier Reef, Placencia is an eco-tourism hub where bicycles and golf carts are the main form of transportation.

Dangriga

Known as the cultural capital of Belize, Dangriga has a thriving music scene and is the location where Belize’s indigenous “punta rock” musical genre was developed. Visitors can expect to see street dancing, hear Garifuna drumming, and enjoy karaoke and fun at one of the many lively entertainment venues in town.

Tour Belize Auto Rental is the premier car rental agency in Belize, allowing visitors to explore the wonders of Belize at their own pace. Tour Belize Auto Rental has two convenient locations in the country, including at the international terminal of the airport in Belize City.