What makes this small country so special you ask?
Belize is a small Central American Country nestled between the Yucatan Peninsula with 400,000 people in a country roughly the size of Massachusetts. Belize was once previous British territory it's official language is English, although it is common for Belizeans to speak Spanish, Creole or Maya in addition to English.
Top 10 Reasons to Explore Belize
Ease of Travel
It's so easy and quick to get here. Major airlines fly into Philip Goldson International Airport, then a short Hopper flight or water Taxi to the Islands. Getting around is easy as well, just rent a golf cart on the islands and explore away. On the mainland rental cars are easy to find and travel around the country is easy and safe. Electricity is the same as in the states...110v no adapters are needed! CENTRAL TIME ZONE (no daylight savings though). PLUS...your money is good here! U.S. cash and travelers checks are accepted just about everywhere, no need to exchange money. Most of the restaurants on the island accept Visa and MasterCard, yet some are starting to branch out to American Express as well as Discover. ATM's, however, are readily available. Street Vendors usually take cash only...US or Belize Dollars are fine. The Belize Dollar is the current currency in Belize. The exchange rate is $2 Belize to $1 U.S. Dollar.
Warm Beautiful Weather
Belize offers warm weather year round. Low to Upper 80's for a high and 70's to 80's for the lows. We offer only 2 seasons, Dry and Rainy, however both seasons are beautiful and have their advantages. The ocean temperature is warm and comfortable all year as well!
Along the entire Coast of Belize features the second largest barrier reef in the world, which can be seen from our villas. Diving/Snorkeling is a short boat ride away (5 min) so you can dive and still enjoy all that Belize has to offer.
The Great Blue Hole
The Blue Hole is a giant marine sinkhole off the coast of Belize made famous by Jacques Cousteau, who declared it one of the top five scuba diving sites in the world. The Great Blue Hole is a part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve and is a famous World Heritage Site.
Belize offers some of the best cuisine in all of Central America. This small country combines ancient Mayan cooking practices with culinary influences in the region. This flavorful combination of readily available local spices, seafood, poultry, fruits and vegetables is like no other country in Central America.
Belize is the Epicenter of the Mayan world and although some of Belize's sights may not be as well known as those in other countries, they are not less spectacular. These Ancient Ruins are scattered throughout the country. Each site has local differences yet one is not more beautiful than the last. Many of these historical sites are still hidden underneath the soil in the jungle or in the local cave systems.
Amazing Cave Systems
Belize houses one of the most intricate Cave Systems in the world. The “ATM” Cave recently received the accolade of “#1 Sacred Cave” by National Geographic, not only for its natural beauty, but also as a sacred burial site to the Maya. Contained within the ATM Cave lies the “Crystal Maiden,” a Mayan sacrifice, as well as pottery, Mayan artifacts and other human remains, including children.
Nature Lovers Paradise
Belize believes in protecting nature for generations to come. Not only do they have Marine reserve to protect marine animals, but they are also the only country in the world with a jaguar preserve. The Belize Zoo offers a sanctuary for injured or displaced animals. Even if you just explore the mainland and the islands you can see many animals in their natural habitat. Belize offers over 500 species of birds including the Keel Billed Toucan, snowy egret and the once thought extinct Harpy Eagle just to name a few. Along with other majestic or rare animals such as the Ocelot, Manatees, Endangered Black Howler Monkeys, tapir, in addition to iguanas and crocodiles.
Belize Beaches are not huge but they are natural, plentiful, and beautiful sleepy beaches. Each one just a little different from the last. The island beaches are so close to the reef that they offer delicate breezes, brilliant turquoise calm and shallow waters. No rip tides to worry about. Bay beaches also offer crystal blue, shallow water without the view of the reef.
Belize has some of the most beautiful, warm people you will ever meet. They are friendly, accommodating, and a proud people. They are proud of their history, the beauty of their country and they cannot wait to share it with you!