Spring-Break-ing in Belize
Now that United Airlines, American, Delta, and Southwest all offer non-stop flights to Belize from major cities across the U.S., Belize is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting places to enjoy your spring break vacation.
Nicknamed "The Jewel" for its astoundingly diverse and pristine landscapes teeming with exotic wildlife, Belize is a small country located on the Caribbean coast of Central America just south of Mexico. Unlike its neighbors, Belize is an English-speaking country, so you'll never have to worry about translating menus or getting around.
Here are a few fun ideas of what you can enjoy on your spring break in Belize:
Beaches and Islands
With hundreds of offshore islands and more than 200 miles of coastline, Belize is world-famous for its beautiful Caribbean landscapes. You can snorkel, scuba diving, fish, windsurf, sea kayak between islands, and enjoy cruises in the beautiful waters of Belize.
If that weren't enough, you can also enjoy beach barbecues with fresh-caught seafood, relax in a hammock on an uninhabited island, or walk hand-in-hand with your sweetie on some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world.
Islands in Belize are called "cayes" (pronounced "keys"). Start with places like Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker to enjoy some beach combing before heading out further into the reef for more adventures in the sun.
The interior of Belize is astonishingly lovely. There are waterfalls, rainforests, wetlands where hundreds of bird species flock, and even thick jungle to explore on foot, on horseback, or with a canoe. And because Belize has more ancient Maya sites than anywhere else, you can even get your Indiana Jones on by climbing to the top of a 3,000-year-old pyramid.
Other popular activities include zip lining, ATV tours, and cave tubing. A uniquely Belizean activity, cave tubing is when you use an inflatable inner tube to float down an underground river through a series of impressive caves.
Belize is also home to delicious and very affordable street food. The blending of cultures in Belize means you can enjoy British, Mexican, and Caribbean staples everywhere you go. And at the end of the day, you can enjoy a world-class massage or other treatments at one of the country's many professional spas.
If you'd like to enjoy an unforgettable spring break in Belize, book your vacation with Adventures in Belize (AIB). AIB uses an experienced team of local travel professionals to craft bespoke Belize vacations at the finest hotels, lodges, and resorts in the country. AIB also organizes transportation and guided tours to all of the top activities, allowing you to focus on relaxing and having fun during your time in Belize.