Belize City


More than a little bit different. Definitely more than meets the eye and the imagination. That's Belize. And it's the vacation you've been dreaming of.

Beyond the beaten path.

From the lush greens of the rain-forest to the silky soft sands of picture perfect beaches, a vacation in Belize feels absolutely right, and beg the question: why have I waited so long to be right here?

Woman lying on a white sandy beach with palm trees in Belize.

Belize City is becoming one of the fastest growing vacation getaways. You should go - and, we'll be more than happy to fly you there. This Central American country, once known as British Honduras, is located alongside Guatemala and is surrounded by the stunning, crystal clear Caribbean Sea. It's home to the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest reef in the world. It's no wonder Belize is a must-go place for snorkelling and diving. While most Belizians can speak up to three languages, English is the country's dominant language.

Critters for every kind of animal lover: Belize is best-known for its abundance of whale sharks - and they are completely harmless. Definitely a great place to go whale shark watching. Belize is also home to the world's largest jaguar reserve: Cockscomb Basin Wildlife sanctuary. Also, you may even spot the baird's tapir, the largest land mammal in the region and the country's national animal. And if that's not enough for you, Belize is a birder's paradise. The country is home to almost 600 bird species.

Fascinating archaeological sites: Mexico's not the only place you can visit Mayan ruins. Belize has more than 900 Mayan sites throughout the country, and the Mayan temple Caracol just happens to be the tallest building in the country. Whether you get to a Mayan site via boat, bus or horse, you have days of endless exploring waiting for you.

Belize City, where coffee's coffee and fast food chains don't exist: Belize City greets your morning coffee fix with cafes that are definitely not the typical cookie-cutter caffeine slingers. Travellers are quick to visit Spoonaz Phot Café and Le Petit Café. The city also boasts a wide variety of restaurants to suit just about any taste. However, if you're after some of the best seafood – especially lobster - be sure to get yourself seated at Celebrity Restaurant. And, for the vegetarian and vegan crowd, Happy Cow and Vegan Bites are two very highly recommended spots to hit.

Cave tubing, kayaking and all sorts of eco-touring: Get yourself underground. Literally. Cave tubing is highly popular here and it'll give you that relaxed, subterranean adventure you'll never forget. From kayaking above to diving below and jaguar trekking to ziplining. Belize has everything your inner-adventurist is seeking.

Airport served by: BZE

Destination basics

The seasons in Belize are pretty easy to to remember: wet and dry. Whatever time of year you decide to go, you're sure to have a great time. The warmest months are May to September and days reach an average temperature of 27 °C (81 °F). With the coolest months being November to January and an average temperature of 23 °C (75 °F).

Average monthly temperature and average monthly rainfall diagrams for Belize City

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