Tired of the snow, ice, and cold? Then pack your bags for a fun-filled beach and jungle winter vacation in sunny Belize where the weather is always perfect for a beach barbecue or a trip into the jungle to climb an ancient Maya pyramid!

Here are some great reasons why you should choose Belize:

Uncrowded 

Unlike other nearby destinations such as Mexico or Costa Rica, Belize is still relatively unknown. And Belize has successfully preserved its idyllic charm where life still moves at a relaxed, unhurried pace.

Friendly People 

Although fewer than 500,000 people live in Belize, the country is home to an astonishingly diverse selection of cultures. The Mennonites, Chinese, Garifuna (an Afro-Caribbean culture), Creole, Mestizos (Spanish-speakers originally from Mexico) and Maya all live harmoniously together in Belize, and locals are world-renowned for their friendliness and hospitality.

Perfect for Everyone 

Whether you’re a solo traveler or want to come to Belize on your honeymoon, family vacation, or a romantic getaway, there’s something for everyone! Belize is also famous for being a top adventure destination as well as a stunningly exotic location for weddings.

Lots to See and Do 

Belize may be tiny, but just look at all the things you can do and see here. You can visit an ancient Maya city, go snorkeling and scuba diving on the reef, enjoy world-class fishing, spot up to 600 bird species, go horseback riding, enjoy kayaking, and zip lining. Other popular activities include visiting an animal sanctuary, hiking through a national park, windsurfing, and cave tubing (a uniquely Belizean activity where you use an inner tube to navigate huge underground rivers that flow through caves).

Delicious Food 

Belize is home to a blended cuisine with Caribbean, Mexican, and European influences. It’s also where you can find fresh-caught seafood, including fish, conch, and lobster. And be sure to try out one of Belize’s famous seaweed milkshakes!

Easy to Get To 

With Belize becoming such a popular vacation destination, all of the major airlines have begun to slash their fares. American, Delta, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, and United now fly non-stop to Belize (airport code: BZE) from major cities across the United States including Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Newark, and Dallas. And for Canadians, WestJet and Air Canada now fly to Belize from both Toronto and Calgary.

If you’re ready to enjoy an amazing Belize vacation this winter, be sure to stay at the award-winning Black Orchid Resort. Located in the tranquil village of Barrell Boom, Black Orchid is just a 15-minute drive from the international airport.