Summer is a great time to visit the magnificent country of Belize. With fabulous weather that’s just the right amount of hot, lots of amazing islands to explore, and a ton of exciting activities to enjoy, summertime is the perfect time to visit Belize.

All of the biggest airlines now offer non-stop flights to Belize, including four brand-new routes added in 2017 to meet increased demand. This makes it easy to find an affordable flight to Belize no matter where you live in the United States or Canada.

Here are just a few things you can enjoy on a summer vacation in Belize:

Lobsterfest

One of the most exciting events of the year is when the lobster fishing season begins in summer. Coastal areas such as Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, and Placencia each hold a multi-day festival to celebrate the world’s most popular crustacean.

Live music, games, activities, and all the lobster you can eat make Lobsterfest a wildly popular festival.

The Costa Maya International Festival

Initially designed to showcase modern Maya culture, the Costa Maya International Festival has become one of the biggest festivals in the country. Spread across four days, the Costa Maya combines a beauty pageant, parades, live music from top acts, and tons of great food into a raucous good time for all.

History

Belize is the epicenter of the ancient Maya civilization. Today, visitors can explore dozens of sites to climb colossal pyramids, explore ancient palaces, and marvel at architectural wonders constructed more than 1,500 years ago.

Top choices include Caracol, Altun Ha, and Xunantunich.

Nature

Belize is famous for its incredible eco-diversity, lush rainforests, and majestic waterfalls. With more than 500 species of birds and exotic wildlife like monkeys and jaguars, visitors have many options for exploring this natural wonderland.

Black Orchid Resort

If you’re looking for a great place to stay during your summer vacation in Belize, choose Black Orchid Resort. Located just a short, 30-minute drive from the airport, Black Orchid Resort is situated on the banks of the Old Belize River in the idyllic village of Burrell Boom.

The resort offers travelers well-appointed rooms and suites, a freshwater swimming pool, and a gourmet restaurant popular with locals and visitors alike. Black Orchid is well-positioned close to all of the top attractions in the country, including ancient Maya ruins, wildlife sanctuaries, and all the fun of Lobsterfest and the Costa Maya International Festival.

If you’re considering an amazing summer vacation in Belize, choose Black Orchid Resort.