Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore the Actun Tunichil Muknal or Barton Creek caves
  • Visit the butterfly farm at The Lodge at Chaa Creek
  • Take a tour of the organic farm at Belcampo Belize
  • Enjoy a sugar scrub at the spa
  • Sip on a Spicy Mayan cocktail at the Belcampo bar
  • Take a self-guided walk through the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve
  • Snorkel, dive or fish at Turtle Inn or Victoria House Resort
  • Go bonefishing at Cayo Espanto

Follow in Our Footsteps

Editor’s Itinerary

Duration: 10 Days

Because Belize uses English as its official language, the country makes an ideal first foray into Central America. It is a microcosm of the entire region, with Mayan ruins, unspoiled tropical forests containing a wealth of birdlife and white-sand beaches protected by the second-longest coral reef in the world.

It would certainly be possible to have a delightful vacation focusing on just one of these attractions, but since Belize is so compact and travel within the country is simple and relatively inexpensive, I recommend staying in three or four contrasting resorts.