Beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery, and friendly people all make Belize one of the best places to visit in 2022, but that doesn't mean that you should come completely unprepared. Easy access to the country for most travelers means that you don't have to plan too much ahead of time, but there are a few things you should know for setting out on your journey. Consider this your primer for visiting Belize in 2022.
Belize's approach to travel has been praised by the travel community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that does mean you'll need to take a few extra precautions when traveling. You'll need to bring a negative COVID-19 test to the airport that was conducted within 96 hours of your flight or be tested at the airport.
If you're coming from the United States to Belize, you'll have a lot of options to get to the Belize City airport without much hassle. Most major airlines offer direct flights from the United States into Belize, and there are over a dozen U.S. cities with direct flights during the busier winter months. Nonstop flights from major cities in Texas and Florida can have you touching down in Belize less than three hours after takeoff.
What to See and Do
Making the most of your time in Belize means taking the time to experience both land and sea. The former is most notable for the Cayo District — an expanse of lush jungles, mountains, and rivers that are filled with ancient Mayan ruins and countless adventures. Actun Tunichil Muknal. Meanwhile, the gorgeous beaches of coastal Belize open out onto the dazzlingly blue Caribbean Sea and the vibrant ecology of the Belize Barrier Reef. Whether you're up for scuba diving or simply snorkeling, there's no lack of sites to explore.
When to Visit
There's never a wrong time to visit! While winter is the most popular season thanks to its dry and perpetually pleasant weather, the off-season offers a cheaper and more authentic way to travel thanks to the lack of tourist crowds to deal with. Whenever you decide to go, you can count on there to be something compelling to do.
Where to Stay
The town of San Ignacio is ideal. It's a vibrant cultural hub that has yet to be overcome by the tourism industry entirely, but it's also a gateway to the frontier of the Cayo District and within reach of the beaches of western Belize. And the resort of Cahal Pech is undoubtedly the best place to stay within San Ignacio. They may share a name and a location with an ancient Maya city, but you can count on them to provide five-star service and first-class amenities no matter who you are.
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