Summer is a great time to visit Belize. With abundant sunshine, warm water temperatures, and deliciously cool breezes at night, Belize has everything that families, honeymooners, couples, and adventure travelers can enjoy.
Here are just a few exciting things you can do in Belize during the summer:
Visit an ancient Maya temple -
For thousands of years, Belize was the heartland of a vast empire that stretched from Mexico down to El Salvador. Today, visitors can climb enormous pyramids, explore sacred temples, and see the bloody stones where the infamous ball game was played.
Eat lobster -
Lobster season begins in June in Belize. In places like Placencia, Caye Caulker, and Ambergris Caye, lobster festivals celebrate the world's tastiest crustacean with cooking competitions, beauty pageants, silly games, beach parties, and lots of live music.
The International Costa Maya Festival -
Every August, the town of San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye hosts the International Costa Maya Festival. Part celebration of Maya heritage, part street party, the three-day event includes a beauty pageant, parades, vendors selling handicrafts and art, live music from big name bands, and tons of fun for the whole family.
Hike a nature reserve -
Belize is famous for its ecodiversity, a land where five different big cat species (including jaguars) roam ancient rainforests and more than 500 species of birds have been spotted. No matter where you go, you will be astonished by the colors and diversity of the plants and animals in Belize.
Go snorkeling and/or scuba diving -
Belize is home to the Belize Barrier Reef, a vast archipelago of coral atolls and gorgeous tropical islands that are subdivided into seven different nature reserves and national parks. The crystal clear waters of the reef are ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving, including famous locales like the Belize Blue Hole, Shark Ray Alley, and the Hol Chan "cut".
Tour the Caves Branch Botanical Gardens
- The national flower of Belize is the black orchid, and Belize is home to hundreds of different orchid species. The Botanical Gardens of the Caves Branch Lodge have the country's biggest collection of orchids along with hundreds of other flowering plants.
And many, many more!
Adventures in Belize
For more than 20 years, the professional Adventures in Belize team has been crafting bespoke vacations in Belize for travelers from around the world. Whether you want an intimate romantic vacation or a thrilling adventure holiday, Adventures in Belize will work with you to create the perfect itinerary, including handling transportation, accommodations, and tours.
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