Keel-Billed Toucan, Belize

Belize Holidays

A country with conservation at its heart. Diligently explore the massive chunks of its dense jungle that have been reserved for the betterment of the local wildlife – home to over 500 types of birds.

Belize is a little smaller than Belgium, a member of the Commonwealth and the only English speaking country in Latin America. 40% of the country is set aside for conservation and much of it is covered by thick jungle supporting over 500 species of birds.

Scattered across the country are some beautifully preserved Mayan temples, while out in the turquoise Caribbean waters you will find a truly magnificent array of marine life with correspondingly superb diving – including the Blue Hole.

Lamanai mayan ruins in tropical jungle Belize

Why we like Belize

Green and lush. For a holiday which combines culture, history, wildlife and beach, Belize presents unlimited opportunities, packed as it is with nature reserves, national parks, archaeological ruins and a barrier reef that is the envy of the world. Journey times can be longer than you might expect, but the journey is always part of the enjoyment and the friendliness of the people make up for any shortcomings.

Toledo District, Belize
Toledo District, Belize

Belize: What to Expect

Culturally Belize has more in common with the Caribbean rather than its Spanish speaking neighbours and while there are some really excellent hotels, lodges and resorts, the infrastructure creaks at the joints. Don’t expect lightning fast service. Life moves at a sedate pace and it is better to join it.

Explore Belize

  • Belize Cayes
  • Cayo District
  • Orange Walk District
  • Stann Creek
  • Toledo District


Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Diving With Turtles, Belize

Outdoor Pursuits

Take part in a wide variety of outdoor adventures, from kayaking, tubing and wildlife trails to snorkelling and fishing.

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Cacao pod in Belize

Chocolate Tasting

Toledo is a chocolate lovers haven. Sitting at the heart of Belize’s chocolate industry, a tour allows you to sample the finest cacao in its purest form.

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Lubaantun Mayan Ruins

Toledo’s Archaeological Sites

Visit the archaeological sites of Lubaantun, home of the famous ‘crystal skull’, and Nim Li Punit with tallest stelae in Belize.

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Underground cave system in Belize

Cave Exploration

Going Underground – dip into an ancient network of caves that were sacred places for the Maya

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Rainbow Billed Toucan, Belize

Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve Adventure

Visit Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve the oldest and largest park in Belize exploring caves, swim in the crystal blue waters and observe the myriad of tropical birds.

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Tropical Beach, Belize

Pristine Caribbean beaches

Beach comb along miles of golden Caribbean palm-fringed beaches

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River, Cayo District, Belize

Cayo Adventure

Be adventurous by tubing through caves, kayak rivers or explore on horseback.

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Garifuna drum

Garifuna Culture

Meet the Garifuna people and listen to traditional drummung sessions

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Mountain Pine Ridge Forest, Belize

A True Belize Adventure

Hike through the pristine rainforest and beautiful waterfalls.

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Caracol, Cayo District, Belize

Discover Maya Sites

Explore fascinating, ancient Maya sites in the Cayo District.

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Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Chaa Creek Lodge £££££

  • Belize
  • Wilderness

Chaa Creek is an established eco-lodge that blends home comforts with wilderness living. Accommodation is in 24 thatched cottages, four suites and two villas, scattered along the riverbank and around the gardens. Each has a private sundeck with hammocks and deck chairs. Perched on a grassy ridge overlooking the river, the Macal Cottage accommodates up to three guests in an enormous open plan design. The Orchard Villa is designed for families or small groups of up to six guests. In addition, the Spa Villa sleeps seven.

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The Lodge at Big Falls £££££

  • Belize
  • Boutique

The Lodge at Big Falls is a delightful retreat located close to Punta Gorda, in Toledo, southern Belize. Here you have easy access to Belize’s natural wonders and archaeological treasures and the hotel offers a range of eco-tours designed to introduce you to the local Mayan people and culture.

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Blancaneaux Lodge £££££

  • Belize
  • Wilderness

Tucked into a remote region of the Maya Mountains and overlooking the gentle rapids of the Privassion River, Blancaneaux Lodge has 20 sophisticated cabanas and villas. Each palm-thatched cabana has an expansive wraparound sun deck, a Mexican-tiled bathroom with a Japanese style bathtub.

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Chan Chich Lodge £££££

  • Belize
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Chan Chich is a jungle lodge located in the lower plaza of an ancient Maya city in a 140-acre private nature reserve in the middle of the rainforest. There are 15 thatch-roof cabanas, all fully screened with ceiling fans and private facilities. All are accessed via shaded stone pathways and each offer spacious accommodation with a walk-in wardrobe large bathroom and a wraparound veranda strung with an oversized hammock.

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Copal Tree Lodge £££££

  • Belize

Copal Tree Lodge is a 12 room lodge located in the rainforested hills above the coast of southern Belize. Observation decks offer far reaching views towards the Caribbean and of the impressive Maya Mountain chain. All suites are very private and come with screened verandas and spa style baths. Copal Tree Lodge has a pool, spa, communal fire pit and extensive lawns, where high tea is served. A private tram is available to transport you down to the Riverside Deck, location of the Maya bar and waterfront dining area. From this point, you also embark on jungle cruises along the Rio Grande through pristine rainforest.

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Black Rock River Lodge £££££

  • Belize
  • Wilderness

Perched on a steep forested hillside overlooking Macal River, Black Rock River Lodge offers a magical setting from which to explore this cooler region of Belize. There are 20 beautiful eco-cabins dotted around the resort with views across the canyon, waterfall or Macal River.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

John Faithfull

This quirky English-speaking country holds huge appeal for John, who is at his happiest when swimming and clambering through caves strewn with archaeological relics in Xibalba – the Mayan underworld!

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Paul Bird

It wasn’t part of the script, career plans were quite different but after four global trips visiting such exciting destinations, travel became a passion that eventually led to me entering the industry. The more I have travelled the greater the desire has been to see and do more.

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