Visiting Sarteneja in Northern Belize

In addition to being a picturesque fishing village, Sarteneja is the only place on mainland Belize where you can watch the sun set over the water. Here’s everything you need to plan a visit to Sarteneja.

Caye Caulker Beaches

Beaches on most of Caye Caulker are of the thin, hard variety—don’t expect to find a thick, soft, endless stretch of sand. Still, there’s sand to feel under your toes, and the ratio of crowds versus beach space is favorable.

Where to Find the Best Live Music in San Pedro

San Pedro’s musical offerings reflect a mix that keeps visitors and locals happy on a year-round basis—from soothing Latin melodies over dinner to light rock, jazz, and blues bands catering to travelers and expats. Here’s a weeklong itinerary that covers it all.

Belize’s Lighthouse Reef Atoll and Half Moon Caye

On Lighthouse Reef Atoll, you’ll find Half Moon Caye, a historical natural monument and protected area with a lighthouse, bird sanctuary, shipwrecks, and incredible diving spots offshore. Author Lily Girma shares everything you need to know about this interesting area.

The Community Baboon Sanctuary in Belize

The Community Baboon Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization consisting of 220 members in seven local communities who have voluntarily agreed to manage their land with baboon preservation in mind. Learn more about visiting the sanctuary, as well as the history of the organization.

Where do you recommend eating in Belize?

Ambergris Caye has the reputation for being more "touristy" than other parts of Belize, but it also has the best restaurants and most delicious food options in the country. From Ruby's Deli (where locals line up every morning to grab fresh-baked, stuffed johnny cakes) to Latin specialties like pupusas grilled by street vendors, from Elvi's Kitchen serving the best shrimp curry I've ever had in the Caribbean to fresh seafood eateries like Caramba, San Pedro is a foodie's paradise. Throw in upscale, intimate fine dining spots like Casa Picasso or the beachfront Blue Water Grill, and it's no exaggeration to say that San Pedro is Belize's best all-around food destination. The Cayo District is a close second, with the best farmers market in the country and easy access to fresh vegetables, fruits, and cheeses.