8 Reasons To Drop Everything And Travel To Belize

Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Belize Diving and Snorkeling

Ask anyone who has dived or snorkeled in Belize about their experience and they will tell you how awesome it was! The Belize Barrier Reef offers clear visibility and an abundance of marine life making Belize one of the top destinations for diving and snorkeling in the world. Just watch this video and you will see what we mean:

Belize Maya Ruins

Belize has the highest concentration of Maya ruins in Central America and according to archaeologists, more than 2 million Mayans once lived in what is now Belize which currently has a population of about 350,000 people. The top Maya ruins include: Caracol, Altun Ha, Xunantunich, Cahal Pech and Lamanai. Watch the video below to learn more:

Belize Island Escape

Belize has about 386 km of coastline and a profusion of cayes and islands can be found along its coast. These islands and cayes are part of the Belize Barrier Reef System which is the second largest in the world. Note: The reef has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

Many travelers on their Belize vacation escape to one of these islands for a day of diving, snorkeling or relaxation. Laughing Bird Caye is one of our favorite island escape from Placencia and is a perfect destination to dive or snorkel.

Belize Food

The food in Belize has been described as one of the best in Central America.

Fresh lobster, shrimp and snapper can easily be found in restaurants around Belize particularly in destinations like Placencia or Ambergris Caye.

At Chabil Mar for example, we recommend our guests to to take advantage of the many Placencia Village Restauarants and eateries. A sample of Village Restaurants at your leisure include:

  1. Rumfish y Vino
  2. La Dolce Vita
  3. De Barcelona
  4. Wendy’s (not the fast food)
  5. Secret Garden
  6. Barefoot Bar
  7. Yoli’s
  8. Pickled Parrot
  9. Purple Space Monkey
  10. Omar’s
  11. Tipsy Tuna
  12. Multiple Belizean Vendors for Local Fare


Belize Wildlife

Travelers to Belize have described the country as a nature lovers paradise. At Chabil Mar, we offer a range of tours, nature walks and birding trips that introduce our guests to a variety of plants, birds and unique animals.

One of our popular nature tours is the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary which consists of more than 128,000 acres of lush tropical jungle and is also home to the only jaguar preserve on the planet.

Belize Culture

Belize is the ultimate melting pot of cultures including Creole, Mayan, Garifuna, Spanish, British, Chinese and American.

Because the country is so ethnically diverse, it enjoys racial harmony as well as religious tolerance and has developed a reputation for being welcoming and friendly to travelers.

In addition, the official language of Belize is English making it easy for travelers to get around.

Ease of Travel

Belize is relatively easy to get around because of its size.

You can be hiking a Maya city in the morning and in the afternoon you can be on the beach relaxing or taking a drink.

Tropic Air for example, can fly you from San Ignacio Town (inland Belize) to Placencia (southern Belize) in less than 2 hours.

Check out our: Jungle & Sea Belize Vacations

Romance and Relaxation in Belize

A romantic escape to one of the world’s last unspoiled locations? Belize has you covered. Adventure, excitement, and opportunities to grow your love come standard with every Belize vacation.

Check out our: wedding and honeymoon vacations.

For more information about traveling to Belize, 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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