Belize Travel Guide Plan a visit or research living abroad.

Discover Belize

If you’ve traveled in other parts of Central America or the Caribbean, forget them all. Belize is different: It is coconut shavings in your rice and beans. It is butter pooling in your conch soup—with a squirt of lime and a splash of hot sauce to make it bite. Belize is the hemisphere’s largest barrier reef; it is massive forests of giant cohune palms and prehistoric tree ferns, some amid ancient Mayan plazas.

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Planning Your Trip

If You Are…

  • A culture buff: Visit Belize City, Dangriga or Hopkins, and Punta Gorda.
  • Diving and snorkeling: Visit the Northern Cayes and the Southern Coast.
  • Honeymooning: Visit San Pedro in the Northern Cayes, book a jungle lodge in Cayo, or escape to Glover’s Reef Atoll on the Southern Coast.
  • On a budget: Visit Caye Caulker, Cayo, or Hopkins.
  • Traveling with kids: Visit Caye Caulker and Cayo.
  • Wildlife-watching: Visit Crooked Tree near Belize City, Cayo, and Punta Gorda.

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Photo at top by Serge Melki licensed Creative Commons Attribution.