It’s no secret. When U.S. and Canadian vacationers are asked to pick a favorite Central American destination for their getaways, Belize tops lists – and not just because the nation’s name begins with the letter “B”! Travelers eliminate Costa Rica because it’s too expensive and security uncertainty is the most often cited reason vacationers don’t want to go to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Flights to Nicaragua and Panama take too long and Mexico is no longer the most popular destination in Central America because who has time to learn Spanish? Belize fits all criteria named by seasoned travelers. It’s close. Everyone speaks English. The currency exchange is so simple, even kids remember that the conversion rate hovers around $1 USD to $2 BZD.
But what speaks most loudly to travelers is the nation’s small size plus the huge number of attractions that bring visitors to Belize repeatedly. Did you know that Belize is home to 900 Maya sites and that excavations are unearthing more every year? In sum, no Central American nation holds a candle to Belize, and here’s why.
•You don’t have to worry about your safety. Stringent health and hygiene protocols instituted during the worst of the Covid epidemic remain in place, and if you do encounter health issues, the currently mandated $18 health insurance requirement for all tourists offers you all the reassurances in the world. Further, Belize is generally considered to be a safe place to visit for those smart enough to take sensible precautions when out and about.
•The number of sightseeing opportunities available to travelers are breathtaking and include the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the Great Blue Hole, limestone caves, snorkeling, diving, sailing, those 900 Maya temples, and extraordinary birdwatching. Whether you intend to follow the solo travel trend or you’re bringing the family, you won’t run out of exciting things to do.
•This is your long-awaited opportunity to sojourn on a fantastic estate that was once home to Belize society and visits from international royalty. At the San Ignacio Resort Hotel, your opportunity to experience how the rich and famous vacation has finally arrived. This posh property is situated amid a verdant rainforest where only 27 luxury rooms and suites are footsteps from spectacular gardens. Every lodging is filled with furnishings crafted of Belizean hardwoods and sustainably sourced mahogany. Original Belize art and crafts grace every room, too.
Must you liquidate your assets to afford to vacation in this haven of splendor? Not in Belize where your dollar stretches further than it does when visiting any other Central American nation. Belize vacation packages are filled with the delights you expect from an elegant resort: Gourmet meals, amenities, an onsite tour desk that’s set up to make the adventure wishes of all guests come true, and where surprising Belize vacation specials make your stay even more inviting and doable.
Make Belize your favorite holiday destination, and you’ll find out from the moment you arrive why it tops lists of best places to visit in Central America, too.