It would be very easy to argue that Belize is the ideal destination for romance and adventure. Far from the hustle and bustle of the urban megacities in the United States and Canada, Belize almost feels like another world, a hauntingly beautiful natural paradise where tropical flora and fauna far outnumber people.

In Belize, nature is everywhere you look, whether it’s in the form of misty mountains, jungle waterfalls, pristine rainforests, or white sand beaches on a tropical island. The offshore barrier reef is home to some of the best dive and snorkeling sites in the world, and the remote jungles on the mainland are the majestic setting for towering pyramids, palaces, and temples built thousands of years ago by the ancient Maya.

In Belize, romance begins the moment you step off the airplane, the air perfumed by the alluring scents of a thousand tropical flowers. Parrots, toucans, and scarlet macaws wing their way through the treetops as monkeys perch high up on the branches. Iridescent clouds of butterflies form a living palette while legendary creatures like pumas, ocelots, and jaguars pad their way through the deepest recesses of the jungle.

And there’s simply no better place for romance than Black Orchid Resort, named for Belize’s national flower. Just a 15-minute drive from the airport, Black Orchid sits on the banks of the Old Belize River, a pristine watercourse that was once plied by ancient Maya traders.

Once you arrive at Black Orchid Resort, you’ll be greeted with a friendly smile and a fresh-made cocktail. You’ll be shown to your room or suite, each appointed with a full range of modern conveniences and comforts. You can choose to admire the lovely view or, if the golden sunshine and fresh air have whetted your appetite, head to the resort’s restaurant where you can enjoy a candlelit dinner of delicious, homemade fare prepared to order by the executive chef.

And when you’re ready to explore Belize, Black Orchid Resort has a number of romantic Belize vacation packages that include everything you need to enjoy a wonderful time in Belize, including lodging, transportation, and guided tours to all of the top activities and destinations in the country.

You can choose from full and half-day excursions, including visiting an ancient Maya site, touring an animal sanctuary, diving and snorkeling on the reef, and exploring the Old Belize River.

If you’re looking for the ideal romantic getaway, choose Black Orchid Resort.