For the second year in a row, the island of Ambergris Caye has been named as a Leading Destination in the Mexico and Central America category at the World Travel Awards held on July 1, in Lima, Peru.
The whole family can enjoy fun educational activities like taking a trip to the Belize Zoo, an animal sanctuary that rescues injured and abandoned animals, or explore ancient Maya ruins like the city of Lamanai, inhabited by locals for more than 3,000 years. For outdoor fun, families can relax on inner tubes while floating down a river that passes through a network of caves, go zip lining high up in the jungle foliage, or engage in a friendly competition to spot some of the hundreds of bird species that call Belize home.
A section of the reef approximately four miles south of San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye is the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, a protected habitat that offers divers and snorkelers a unique chance to interact with more than 160 species of fish, three species of sea turtles, three marine mammals and a plethora of colorful fauna.
If you’ve ever dreamed of a gorgeous beachfront wedding on a tropical island, the resort of Banyan Bay on the beautiful island of Ambergris Caye can make that dream wedding come true.
With a full range of amenities and a spectacularly romantic location overlooking the Caribbean, a Banyan Bay wedding is the perfect location for one of the most important days of your life. Whether you prefer an intimate ceremony or an extravagant affair with numerous guests, the resort’s full-time wedding coordinator and creative team will work with you to make sure that everything goes off flawlessly without a hitch.
Located on the island of Ambergris Caye, the largest island off the coast of Belize, the town of San Pedro is widely known as the entertainment capital of the country. The inspiration for the 1986 Madonna hit “La Isla Bonita”, San Pedro Town is known for its restaurants, bars, and lively nightlife scene while still retaining plenty of easygoing charm and is a popular spot for visitors to base their fishing, snorkeling and diving vacations thanks to its close proximity to the Belize Barrier Reef. With only 10,000 year-round inhabitants, San Pedro is a shorts and sandals town (and sometimes even a barefoot town) with a historic downtown ideal for stopping to have a leisurely meal or sip on a cold beer. Although a few cars are permitted on the island, most residents and visitors to San Pedro Town prefer to get around by bicycle or golf cart. Once primarily focused on fishing, San Pedro has since grown to become the tourism destination of choice for visitors to Belize. Many of Belize’s most popular festivals and celebrations are held in San Pedro Town, including a raucous and colorful Carnival season, replete with paint and water “bottles”, the International Costa Maya […]
First-time visitors to the Central American nation of Belize are often surprised by just how much there is to see, do, and explore in this country. Whether you prefer to lounge on the beach or cast your line for abundant game fish, ride an inner tube through stalactite-strewn caves, trek into the beautiful interior and explore mystic Mayan ruins or pristine rainforests, or head further offshore to enjoy a gorgeous sunset cruise, angle for big gamefish, snorkeling, and diving, there is plenty for everyone in Belize.
San Pedro, the thriving capital of Belize’s Ambergris Caye, will be celebrating the 10th annual Lobster Festival starting on Wednesday, June 15. Regularly acclaimed as the number one festival in the country, the San Pedro Lobster Festival heralds the beginning of the lobster season with a 10-day celebration. Alongside an incredible array of delicious lobster-themed delicacies, the festival will also feature a wide variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Alongside Costa Rica and Mexico, Belize is located within the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, one of the most ecologically diverse areas of the world. More than 600 different avian species live in Belize and dozens more are regular visitors on their annual migration, making the country a bird watching paradise.
The ruins of Lamani are one of the largest and most impressive Mayan centers in Belize. Measuring almost 1000 acres in size, the metropolis of Lamanai is unique because the original name for the city has been preserved, derived from a Mayan term for “submerged crocodile”. The city is aptly named as more than 800 excavated buildings feature a recurring crocodile motif in the architecture and carvings onsite. Believed to have been founded more than 3,500 years ago, today visitors can marvel at a large crocodile limestone mask at the entrance to the city, eight huge plazas and the remains of an ancient harbor.