Beautiful Belize is situated between Guatemala and Mexico, in central America. It is a relatively unknown holiday destination, enticing people of all ages with its stunning coastline, barrier reef, forests and laid-back, friendly atmosphere. There are so many opportunities to go snorkelling, diving, and the shopping is excellent. If you are currently planning your holiday, then we can help you with our quick guide and top travel tips.
Accommodation and food
There are many different types of accommodation available, all depending upon budget and where you wish to travel to in the area. A hostel room is probably the cheapest option available costing roughly 70 BZD a night. A cheaper option is to bed down in a dorm, which will cost 30 BZD. If you prefer to stay in a mid-range hotel, that has its own bathroom, then the average cost is around 100 to 200 BZD per night. If you really wish to splurge and opt for a top end luxury hotel, then you will be looking at anything upwards of 300 BZD per night. With regards to food, Belize is an excising place to eat and to try new cuisine. Eating is relatively cheap, with groceries, fruit and vegetables, all easily available. Popular dishes to try include those of their native rice and beans, Cariboo and Cashew wines and their world famous rum fruit cake.
Where to visit
When it comes to top travel tips, then we have to mention the best places to visit, as well as those that are great if you are on a budget. The good news is that there are many activities that are free or cost very little. The Mayan ruins and most national parks will cost roughly 20 BZD. The many wildlife sanctuaries that you can visit will only set you back 8 BZD, and you can spend the whole day there. Kayaking is also a must, and to do so in Placencia for the whole day will cost 60 BZD. The Botanic Gardens located in San Ignacio are also well worth a visit at 15 BZD.
What is the best time of year to go on holiday?
This depends upon what you wish to achieve on your visit, and your budget. Predominantly, there is two seasons, High and Low season. The high season takes place from December through to April, and this is the dry season, so you are guaranteed the fantastic weather. In contrast, the Low season which runs from May through to November has colder weather, but as a result is much cheaper. So if you are on a tight budget, going at this time of year will save you money. If you are not a fan of freezing temperatures, then it is best to avoid travelling from November through to January, as temperatures do drop below freezing. February through to March is the best time to travel if you are on a budget, as you can expect warmer weather with cloudless skies. Another downside to travelling during the High Season, apart from cost, is that the area is busier than the colder months. The good news is that Belize is still relatively unknown as a holiday destination.