Why You Should Travel in Belize: Top Tourist Attractions

The top tourist attractions as you travel in Belize

top tourist attractions in BelizeTravel in Belize and see a country with exotic wildlife, cave formations, coral reefs, tropical beaches, and a laid-back Caribbean atmosphere. From the Belize drive resorts and ancient temple ruins, you would not believe that such a beautiful place exists in your midst. Read on and know what makes Belize island one of the top destinations in Central America.

Great Blue Hole

This is the most popular dive destination in the island of Belize. The Great Blue Hole offers so many interesting limestone formations that mold its walls. Underwater near the Lighthouse Reef is a gigantic sinkhole that creates a perfect circle of deep blue water. The deeper one dives into the Great Blue Hole, giving breath-taking scenery of limestone formations and stalactites become more complex and intense.

Caye Caulker

This is a coral island found on the Caribbean Sea, only accessed by a small plane or high-speed water taxi. In the recent years, the island has grown very popular among tourists and backpackers because of its lad back vibe, cheap prices, and abundance of bars and restaurants. The main transport to this area is walking. With its well-defined paths, crossing the island should only take about 20 minutes. Golf carts and bicycles are available in the area for rent.

Caracol

The largest Maya site in Belize, Caracol sits high on the Vaca Plateau at 500 meters above sea level. This used to be one of the biggest ancient Maya cities, covering about 168 square kilometers. It peaked at around 650 AD with an estimated population of about 150,000. The largest pyramid in Caracol is Canaa. At 43 meters, this remains the tallest man-made structure in the island up until today.

Placencia

Placencia is a famous peninsula found south of Belize. This is home to the best mainland beaches as well as the most amazing offshore coral caves. East of the Placencia Peninsula is a long expanse of white sand beach, white its western side features a narrow and long bay. The lovely beaches combined with abundant and expensive accommodation makes it a great place to relax and unwind.

Lamanai

Located north of Belize, Lamanai used to a Maya city and its ancient ruins are not yet completely uncovered. Much of its archaeological work concentrates on the investigation and restoration of its bigger structures like the 33-meter tall High Temple. Lamanai, literally translating to “submerged crocodile”, was still occupied by Mayans when the Spanish arrived and is one of the few Mayan sites that retained its traditional name.

Ambergris Caye

This is the largest of a few hundred caves found in the northernmost waters of Belize. It is a top tourist destination in the country, with its lack of big city traffic and high-rise hotels contributing to its relaxed and laid-back feel. People can get around the place just by walking. There are quality hotels in the town and resorts are just less than half a mile from the town of San Pedro. Travelers can rent golf carts and bicycles as a form of transportation.

Posted in belikin beer | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Why You Should Travel in Belize: Top Tourist Attractions

Belikin Beer overlooking the pier in Belize

Belikin Beer overlooking Ambergris Caye Belize

Taken by Reuben Salazar, this is a great shot of a Belikin beer at a place in Ambergris Caye, Belize. We found this stump in the middle of foliage and it made a beautiful shot.

Posted in ambergris caye, belikin beer | Tagged , , , | 209 Comments

Best song about Belize


“La Isla Bonita”

Madonna’s song about Ambergris Caye.

Notice how she says she’s “dreaming of San Pedro.”

Posted in ambergris caye, Belize | Tagged , , | 42 Comments

Sunset at Ambergris, Belize

height=”378″ />

Posted in ambergris caye, Belize | Tagged , , , , | 43 Comments

Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Belize

Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Belize

We had a beautiful day in Belize!  Just warm enough with a slight breeze.

Posted in ambergris caye, Belize | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments