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Belize was meant to be a quick week on the way to Guatemala, but ended up being eleven excellent, adventurous days like none other on our trip. In celebration of our new love of this country, read on for our listing of eleven things we love about Belize, one for each day:

1. 174 miles of beautiful coastline – Belize might be small, but the entire eastern side borders the Caribbean Sea, with many white sand beaches and turquoise waters.

2. Banana Bread – the supersoft Belizean banana bread is unrivaled, especially when it comes fresh out of the oven.

3. The amazing caves in Western Belize: Both Barton Creek and Actun Tunichil  Muknal are home to amazing rock formations, floor to ceiling stalagtites & stalagmites, and fascinating Maya artefacts.

4. The cultural mix – we were surprised by the peaceful mingling of Latinos, the Garifuna, Mestizos, Maya and Mennonites.

5. The beautiful, undiscovered nature – Traveling through Belize, you see green everywhere: woods, fields, meadows, and much of it still seems so untouched. Many of the caves and Maya sites have only recently been found.

6. Belikin Beer, enjoyed ice cold.

7. The laid-back lifestyle on the Cayes – ‘Go slow’ is the motto of Caye Caulker, and that is exactly how life is lived. Stay away from the Cayes if you’re in a rush, because nobody else is (including service staff at bars and hotels).

8. The ‘small town feel’ to the country – Everyone will stop for a friendly chat, and within days, you already feel at home. With a population of 300,000, Belize is small not only in size, but also in population. It is likely to run in to locals you meet in one place while exploring somewhere else way across country.

9. Swimming with sting rays, nurse sharks, turtles, barracudas, and tons of other fish on the Meso-american reef (plus the beautiful corals).

10. The ‘swing bars’ on Caye Caulker make even the longest term travelers feel on holiday.

11. The diversity of the country: from tiny islands, subtropical woods, mountainous rain forests, fruit orchards, cattle meadows, caves and waterfalls – all filled with abundant wildlife.

Have you been to Belize? There are still plenty of places we have left to visit in Belize, so please feel free to join in and share the things you love about Belize in the comments below.

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    1. Swimming with the sting rays and sharks was our No 1 Belize highlight, too!! We went on another snorkeling trip last week (Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast) but it didn’t compare to the awesome snorkeling off Caye Caulker.

  1. I’m so glad to have found your website and Belize post! I’m going to Belize in a few short weeks. I want to do some exploring but mainly a lot of scuba diving and relaxing on nice beaches. I’ll be traveling solo- would you recommend Caye Caulker or Ambergris Caye for this type of trip?

    1. Hi Amanda, great to hear you’re heading to Belize! I think on Caye Caulker it would be easier to meet other solo traveler, we found the people who travel there to be very social and open to meet other travelers. Also, the island is so tiny that you’ll meet every single person who lives there within a day or two, and then you’ll run into them over and over again. The Lazy Lizard bar near the split is a great place to meet new people 🙂 But Ambergris Caye has the better beaches – there’s not really any beach on Caye Caulker, the only downside of the island. If you decide to stay there, we recommend you check out Caye Caulker in a day trip, it’s only a short ferry ride away, and can be explored in a few hours. Scuba tours leave from both islands. I hope you have a fantastic trip – let us know how you enjoyed Belize!

  2. I love all your postsso much! Everything is very informative. We are leaving for Central America in 2 weeks, starting in Belize first. We cant wait! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! Have a great time in Belize (would love to go back there!) and the rest of CA! Let us know which country’s your favorite 🙂

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