Belize travel and vacation information
Belize is a small Caribbean nation in Central America that is known around the world for the incredible scuba diving found here. The Barrier Reef, the second largest coral reef in the world (after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef) is a Mecca for divers, and the majority of Belize travel is for this amazing dive. Even if you are not a scuba diver, a Belize vacation holds the key to amazing adventures, great experiences, and complete rejuvenation.
Belize is made up of the mainland and more than 200 cayes (islands, pronounced keys) all along the coast. Some of the cayes are nothing more than a tiny bit of sand and vegetation poking up out of the sea, some are large enough to be entire communities. The cayes are easily accessible from the mainland by water taxi or plane and should absolutely be a part of your Belize vacation plans. Once you land, you will find roads made completely of sand where the only form of motorized travel is the occasional golf cart, and a laid-back atmosphere that will pull you in immediately.
When considering your lodging options remember, while generally hot and humid, the weather in Belize varies regionally. Temperatures are usually in the 70s and 80s, cooling down significantly at night and at higher elevations, sometimes down in the 50s. Inland regions do not get the great coastal breezes that the shore enjoys, so it regularly stays warmer. The rainy season lasts from June until December, when you are likely to see rain in the afternoon. The further south your travel takes you, the more rain you are likely to see. Tropical storms are also a possibility during the season.
The people of Belize are so friendly that you will feel at home from the moment you step off the plane. Everywhere you go you will see smiling faces. It’s impossible not to be happy in Belize, with such beautiful scenery, tons of activities, and great food. Belize may be the happiest place you will ever find.
Now, if you like Belize there are a couple of places close by that you might also consider checking out. One is Isla Mujeres, off the Mexico coast by Cancun. Very laid back, the hotels on Isla Mujeres are often funky and "beach" to the extreme, although you will find some upscale ones beginning to appear. If you are flying into Cancun you can rent a car for the day and check out the Cancun scene before hopping the ferry to Isla Mujeres. Another great spot close by would be Cozumel, especially for you divers. Flights to Cozumel can be had although the selection isn't quite as varied as Cancun. You can also catch a ferry from Cancun to Cozumel. Renting a car on Cozumel is fairly easy and affords a good way to get around.