When it comes time to choosing a great summer vacation, savvy travelers want an interesting, exotic place that’s easy to get to and has an affordable buffet of cool adventures to choose from. Just a few hours’ flying time from major cities in the United States, Belize has a bevy of options ranging from a tropical island paradise getaway to a full-on Indiana Jones adventure, braving thick jungle to explore lost pyramids of the ancient Maya.
Wedged between the sparkling waters of the Caribbean and the steamy jungles of Guatemala, Belize is uniquely the only country in the region where English is the official language. Lyrically praised in the 1986 Madonna hit single, “La Isla Bonita”, Belize is a land where families, groups, honeymooners, and adventure travelers can all enjoy an unforgettable summer vacation.
Family Summer Vacations in Belize
Away from distracting screens and smartphones, a family summer vacation in Belize is a great way to enjoy balmy temperatures, plenty of fresh air, and an exotical natural wonderland to explore. Belize has zoos, animal rescue centers, and nature reserves where kids can learn about the vast diversity of wildlife in the country. Add in plenty of time swimming, hiking, scuba diving, and exploring ancient Maya temples, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a great family summer vacation.
A Land of Love
Hand in hand, sitting on your private deck overlooking the Caribbean, watching the sun rise over the sparkling water after enjoying an unforgettable gourmet candlelit dinner under the stars is just one of the many reasons why couples choose Belize for their wedding and honeymoon. Simple license requirements and spectacularly romantic locations make Belize a great choice for lovers.
If your idea of a fantastic summer vacation is enjoying thrilling adventures in the great outdoors, Belize is the perfect destination for you. Diving with two-ton whale sharks, rappelling down waterfalls, spelunking in an ancient ceremonial cave, reeling in a marlin, climbing ancient pyramids, and sailing through the jungle canopy on zip lines are just some of the many adventure choices that await you in Belize.
Some travelers prefer to get off the beaten path, exploring the lesser-known back roads and byways of a place. Belize is a country with plenty of amazing wilderness to satisfy even the most intrepid traveler’s thirst for exploration. And there are hundreds of offshore islands to intrigue any modern-day pirates looking for lost treasure.
Where to stay in Belize
Just 15 minutes by car from Belize City, the Black Orchid Resort in the village of Burrell Boom is an ideal place to stay for travelers interested in visiting Belize for summer. Elegantly integrated into the natural environment, the Black Orchid Resort offers travelers modern conveniences with 16 rooms, 7 luxury suites, and two villas. An on-site swimming pool, gift shop, bar and gourmet restaurant allow travelers to relax on the banks of the pristine Belize River.