7 Reasons to Travel to Belize this Summer

Posted on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Summer is right around the corner and many travelers the world over have started to plan their summer getaway. With beautiful attractions like the great Blue Hole, Maya temple sites like Caracol and Xunantunich, sumptuous Belizean meals like tamales and rice and beans, and the upcoming Lobsterfest in Placencia, Belize is a great ecotourism destination to visit this summer.

Here are seven reasons why you have to travel to Belize this summer:

The Belize Weather

island beach

The average yearly temperature is 84° F (29°C), which means that it is pretty much near perfect to be in Belize this summer. In addition the intact jungle and rain forests provide relief in the hot summer months.

Belize is the only English Speaking Country in Central America

children of placencia belize chabil mar resort

Belize is a diverse society with many cultures and languages (Creole and Spanish are widely spoken) however English is the official language, making it easy for travelers to get around.

See also: 12 Incredible Belize Vacation Photos

Belize is a nature lovers paradise

Howler Monkey Chabil Mar Belize Resort

Belize has some of the most intriguing and fascinating wildlife in Central America. In fact 40 percent of the land is classified as protected and is habitat to a variety of species of plants, birds, amphibians, reptiles and marine life.

Belize is the epicenter of the ancient Maya world

xunantunich

Archaeologists estimate that more than one million Maya lived in present day Belize and flourished during the Classic Period from 300 to 900 AD. Maya temple sites like Caracol, Xunantunich, Altun Ha, Cahal Pech and Lamanai are just a few of the spectacular sites that can be discovered in Belize this summer.

See also: Chabil Mar, Placencia’s Only Guest Exclusive Resort

Belize is home to the world renowned Blue Hole

great-blue-hole-belize

The gigantic underwater Blue Hole off the coast of Belize is believed to be the world’s largest hole measuring 1000 ft across and 412 ft deep. It offers divers a great opportunity to see geological wonders like giant stalactites, dripstone sheets and amazing marine life such as nurse sharks, groupers and a vast array of fishes and Caribbean sharks.

The Blue Hole was made famous in 1971 by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the French Explorer in the television series – The Undersea world of Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

See also: 25 Things You Need to Know Before You Travel to Placencia Belize

Belize has one of the most intricate cave systems in Central America

ATM-CAVE

Caves were used extensively by the ancient Maya to conduct their sacred rituals and ceremonies and today a plethora of impressive caves can be discovered throughout Belize. The Chiquibul Cave System for example is nearly 540,000 square foot long and is the longest in Central America and offers a treasure trove of geological and archaeological wonders.

Some of the top caves to explore are: Actun Tunichil Muknal, Barton Creek Cave and Caves Branch and the Chiquibul Cave System.

Belizean food is tasty and succulent

lobsterfest in placencia 2014

The food in Belize is as diverse as its population and consists of a vast array of elements from the different ethnic groups like the Garifuna, Maya, Mestizo, East Indian and Creole. Some of the top must eats in Belize this summer are: Rice and Beans, Fry Jacks, Johnny Cakes, Stew Chicken, Gibnut, Escabeche, Tamales, Hudut, and Fish Sere.

For more information about travelling to Belize this summer, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge@chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at: reservations@chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

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