Belize is a beautiful Caribbean country, known for its tropical weather, clear blue waters, lovely beaches, the second largest barrier reef in the world, diverse culture, punta music, rich history, extreme biodiversity, over 450 offshore cays, amazing jungles, numerous wildlife reserves, and a large cave system.
Our six-day Belize honeymoon itinerary (things to see and things to do)
After a long night bus ride from Tulum, we finally reached our destination early in the morning. Belize City is the largest city in Belize and the country’s only major urban area. The country is mainly known for its natural attractions, therefore Belize City isn’t a very popular tourist destination.
We were impressed by the city’s cultural diversity and vibrancy, by the lovely parks, canals, and rare colonial houses, but were sad to see so much poverty.
San Pedro (which is located on Ambergris Caye, the largest island in Belize) is a very popular beach town in Belize. It’s known for its proximity to the Belize barrier reef and therefore it’s a great snorkeling and scuba diving destination. San Pedro is believed to be the inspiration for Madonna’s song La Isla Bonita – how cool is that?! 🙂
We rented a golf cart and went to explore the town and its surroundings. The town is full of palm trees, small shops, and restaurants and it has such a nice, relaxed tropical vibe. In the afternoon we had lunch at a waterfront restaurant and we loved the food! We spent the rest of the day at the beach.
Travel day. From San Pedro, we returned to Belize City and there we took a bus to Placencia. We had dinner in an awesome waterfront restaurant and afterward, we went straight to the hotel.
Beach day in Placencia. We rented a canoe and went to explore the beautiful coastline and after that, we enjoyed the rest of the day at the completely uninhabited beach.
It was adventure o’clock! 🙂 We took a hiking tour of the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary – the world’s first jaguar preserve. First, we went hiking through the jungle. We saw many different species of flora and fauna, we were even lucky enough to see fresh jaguar footprints in the mud. 🙂 Next, we went tubing down the river, which was an amazing adventure! And finally we reached the amazing Ben’s Bluff Waterfall, where we were supposed to go sliding down the rocks, but unfortunately, the water was too high. All in all, it was an amazing experience and we would definitely recommend it to everyone! 😉
Travel day. In Placencia we took a boat to Independencia, there we took a bus to Punta Gorda and in Punta Gorda, we took another boat to our next destination – Guatemala. 🙂
♥ Top romantic experience
Are you looking for romance? You can go bird watching, food tasting, explore the amazing Maya ruins, admire the country’s immense biodiversity, go dancing, take a sunset dinner cruise, or simply relax on a Caribbean beach. Our most romantic experience was the beach day in Placencia.
♥ Top adventure
In Belize, adventure is just around the corner. Belize is one of the most popular diving and snorkeling destinations in the world, mainly because of the Belize barrier reef, the second largest coral reef system in the world and the Great Blue Hole – the huge submarine sinkhole. You can also go boating, rafting, kayaking, hiking, caving in the largest cave system in Central America, or visit one of the country’s many wildlife reserves, where you can spot many different bird species, snakes, monkeys, armadillos, ocelots, and even jaguars. Our top adventure: the tour of the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary – without a doubt!
Are you wondering about the daily budget, the best time to go, visa and immunization requirements, local customs, currency, electricity standards, safety tips and where to stay? Here you can find out all you need to know before visiting Belize.
Have you already been to Belize? We invite you to share your top romantic experience and top adventure in the comment section below. 😉
Next stop: adventurous Guatemala! 😉