A line of palm trees at Laughingbird Caye National Park in Belize.

The Best Beaches in Belize

With a coastline along the Caribbean Sea and more than a dozen offshore sandy islands, Belize has plenty of beaches to choose from. Lebawit Lily Girma shares her list of top spots for flip-flops in Belize.

Moon Belize Cayes, 1st ed.

Moon Belize Cayes

This full-color guide to Belize Cayes includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. Travel writer, photographer, and Belize expert Lebawit Lily Girma shares the best ways to experience these stunning islands. Girma offers a range of interesting activities for every traveler—whether they’re avid snorkelers, beach bums, aspiring divers, honeymooners, or simply on a budget—as well […]

Black sea urchins with long spines cluster on the ocean floor near a coral formation.

Bites and Stings in Belize

Thousands of people dive in Belize’s Caribbean and hike its forests every day of the year without incident. This guide is only to let you know what’s out there, not to scare you into remaining in your resort.

Carnival in Belize. Photo © Lebawit Lily Girma.

Festivals and Events in Belize City

September is Belize’s golden month, with three weeks of festivities celebrating the country’s independence. Learn more about Belize City festivals in September, as well as events to plan for (or around) during the rest of the year.

A tent cabin sits directly on the beach surrounded by palm trees.

Glover’s Reef Atoll in Southern Belize

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glover’s Reef Atoll is an 80-square-mile, nearly continuous ring of brilliant coral, flanked on its southeastern curve by five tiny islands. Read on for information about diving, snorkeling, accommodations, and more.

A person in a rash guard sits on the sand with a boat anchored just off-shore.

Recreation and Water Sports in Placencia Village, Belize

There’s no shortage of guide services in Placencia, where most tour operators offer service to all nearby destinations: snorkeling and fishing trips with lunch on a beautiful caye, visits to ancient Maya ruins, and a variety of paddling tours. Here’s some helpful information about great companies offering recreational activities in the area.

A blue field with a red strip across the top and bottom bears the coat of arms of Belize.

Population Diversity in Belize

An extraordinarily diverse yet tiny population allows Belizeans to be doubly proud of their heritage—once for their family’s background (Maya, Creole, Garífuna, Mennonite, etc.) and again for their country. Here’s an overview of Belize’s diverse demography.