The only English-speaking country in the region, Belize is rapidly becoming one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Measuring just 8,867 square miles in size, Belize is a pristine natural paradise that attracts honeymooners, families, couples looking to tie the knot, and adventure travelers because of all of the exciting festivals, activities, and things to do and see.
Even though there's only a few weeks left in 2016, there's still plenty to do and see in Belize, including:
Belize Maya Ruins
In the centuries before the arrival of Europeans in the New World, the Maya Empire united millions of people and built enormous stone cities in the jungle. The modern day nation of Belize was the heartland of this ancient empire, and today, visitors can explore the enduring architectural wonders of palaces, pyramids, and royal edifices.
Belize Cave System
Belize is home to thousands of caves. The ancient Maya believed that caves were sacred sites, home to the underground nexus where the world of men connected to the world of gods. Today, visitors can explore ceremonial sites like Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave where ancient Maya priests once conducted human sacrifices.
Jungle and Sea
In a single day, visitors can enjoy hiking, wildlife spotting, bird watching, and zip lining through the canopy of pristine natural jungles and rainforests and then swim, sail, fish, scuba dive, and snorkel in the waters off one of the hundreds of islands that lie along the Belize Barrier Reef.
Amazing Flight Deals
With top carriers like United, Southwest, American Airlines, Westjet, and Delta competing to serve the Belize market, anyone living in the United States or Canada can benefit from non-stop, affordable flights from North America to Belize.
Amazing Discounts at Belize Resorts
Resorts like Cahal Pech offer a chance to relax in a gorgeous natural setting while remaining conveniently close to all of the top attractions, including the Belize Barrier Reef, Maya ruins, sacred caves, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tikal in neighboring Guatemala, and the colorful market of San Ignacio, the eco-tourism capital of Belize.
There's still plenty of time left to book your 2016 winter vacation in Belize! Leave your scarf and boots behind and head on down to one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with plenty to do and see. Whether you want to relax and work on your tan at the beach or head into the jungle to see wildlife like monkeys, jaguars, and toucans, you're guaranteed to have the time of your life in Belize.