Places to Visit in Belize
Here are some key places to consider adding to your Belize travel itinerary. Note that beach towns and mountain towns are rather far apart from each other, so it is best to divide your time between these towns rather than visit them all on the same day.
Best Belize Beaches
A good chunk of Belize is coastal, meaning there are tons of dreamy Caribbean beaches to enjoy on your vacation.
Islands Off the Coast of Belize
Two of these beach towns are islands off the coast of Belize: Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye (San Pedro). Both islands can be accessed by boat from the Belize City water taxi terminal, which is very close to the Belize City Airport. To reach the islands faster, you can also take a flight via Tropic Air.
Beach Towns on the Mainland of Belize
There are also several other beach options on mainland Belize: the towns of Belize City, Hopkins, and Placencia. If you are seeking quieter, more relaxing beaches, Hopkins and Placencia are your best options. Both towns can be accessed by public bus, private driver, or Tropic Air flights.
Mountains of Belize
If you prefer jungles and mountains over the beach, San Ignacio, Belize is the best town for you! This town is a 90-minute direct drive from Belize City and it is a popular outpost for visitors seeking to explore Mayan ruins in Belize, or take a day trip to Tikal. There are also ample opportunities to partake in mountain activities such as cave tubing, rappelling, hiking, and more.
The inland mountainous towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena are located in western Belize. San Ignacio serves as the capital of Cayo District. This region is located about a 90-minute drive away from Belize
Looking for a private Caribbean island with white sand beaches and crystal clear water? The Silk Cayes may be your dream come true! Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes marine reserve are a protected part of Belize's
The largest of hundreds of islands in the sea north of Belize, Ambergris Caye is the largest. It is also the most popular Belize island among visitors. Not a large island by any means, Ambergris
Nabitunich stone cottages have been popular tourist accommodations in San Ignacio, Belize for many years. The family-run private cottages offer a unique farm stay experience for guests seeking overnight accommodations, or visitors on short horseback
When it comes to beach and island life in Belize, nothing is as serene and laid back as life on Caye Caulker. Although not as popular as nearby San Pedro (Ambergris Caye), Caye Caulker has
A small island town located in the Stann Creek District of Belize, Placencia is for many a little slice of heaven. With a white sand beach on its eastern side and a bay on the