Places in Belize
Belize City does not exactly top the list of tourist destinations in Belize. In fact, many visitors choose to bypass the country's only major urban area. This may be because the country's main attractions are natural and nautical, rendering superfluous a prolonged visit to its only metropolis.
When Madonna sang about her dreams of San Pedro, she was referring to the captivating capital of Ambergris Caye, which has since adopted the inevitable nickname La Isla Bonita. Of course, it was more than 20 years ago when Madonna crooned about all the nature being wild and free.
'No Shirt, No Shoes…No Problem.' You'll see this sign everywhere in Belize, but no place is it more apt than Caye Caulker. Indeed, nothing seems to be a problem on this tiny island, where mangy dogs nap in the middle of the dirt road and suntanned cyclists pedal around them.
Daydream a little. Conjure up your ultimate tropical island fantasy. With over 100 enticing isles and two amazing atolls, chances are that one of the northern cayes can make this dream a reality. If you imagined stringing up a hammock on a deserted beach, there is an outer atoll with your name on it.
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Exploring Toledo, Belize’s deep south
Sometimes referred to as the ‘forgotten district’ of Belize, sleepy Toledo's pristine rainforests, traditional Maya villages and idyllic offshore islands remain largely untouched by tourism...
Journey into the Maya underworld
Belize’s forest-clad highlands sit atop Central America’s most extensive cave system, containing some of the largest subterranean passageways and chamber rooms in the western hemisphere...
Island-hopping down Central America’s Caribbean coast
You don't always need suitcases full of cash to enjoy the Caribbean Sea – cradled in its western corner lie a number of idyllic island groups that are surprisingly easy on the pocket...
Family fun in Belize
Belize has many of the key ingredients needed for a quality family holiday: it is affordable compared to other Caribbean destinations, and it is safe compared to other Central American destinations...