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For such a tiny country, Belize is jam-packed with things to make your jaw-drop. From world-class snorkelling and diving, lush green jungle and rolling hills, Caribbean white powdered beaches and an entire Maya civilisation to uncover - Belize has a lot to offer. Crowd free and wildlife filled, it’s the perfect destination to enjoy. So much so the Latin America guys have narrowed down the top 5 reasons why you should give it a chance…
Belize is home to the second longest barrier reef in the world, spanning the country’s entire coastline. With over 70 hard coral species, 36 soft coral species, over 400 species of fish, and the occasional hammerhead or whale shark, this underwater world is one of the best places on the planet to go snorkelling or diving. With 185 miles of reef, 450 small islands and atolls, knowing where to start is tricky! Therefore our guys on the Latin America team have narrowed down the top 5 dives sites they think is worth a mention.
Carpeted with dense, wildlife-rich jungles and lined with a dazzling coast, combine the jungle and beach in Latin America for a memorable holiday.
Delve deep into Mayan history of Guatemala and Belize as you discover ancient ruins hidden within the depths of the jungle. Tour fascinating cities and bustling markets as well as relaxing on the shores of the stunning Lake Atitlan.
Hit the highlights with this classic trip to Guatemala and Belize, perfect for both families and couples looking to visit for the first time. Explore colonial streets and uncover ancient maya culture, walk the jungle and bask in the sunshine on the cayes.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek
Cayo District, Belize
Best for: Family, Highlights, Riding
Escape to the secluded luxury eco-resort of Chaa Creek and experience a rainforest adventure like no other. Boasting beautiful cottages and villas which are totally immersed in the jungle landscape, guests will love re-connecting with nature.
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Sitting in a pristine 400 acre nature reserve, The Lodge at Chaa Creek is a romantic haven for adventure lovers. Spend the day exploring the jungle and it's wildlife before retreating to your palm-thatched cottage or cosy villa for a restful nights sleep.
Nestled amongst the verdant landscape of the Belize Macal River, the lodge provides couples and families alike with a totally unique jungle experience. The 23 cottages are each individually designed to reflect traditional Mayan style and boast hand-crafted furniture, local art and private sundeck verandas so you can enjoy the sights and sounds of passing toucans and fluttering hummingbirds. If you're celebrating a special occasion, such as a honeymoon or anniversary, stay in the luxurious Treetop Suites, where you will wake to spectacular birds-eye panoramic views of the jungle canopy each morning. There is also a private jacuzzi on the veranda which makes for romantic stargazing in the evening.
Not only providing exceptional accommodation, Chaa Creek also boasts some of the best hotel facilities in the area. After exploring the jungle in the morning, spend the afternoon relaxing by the fresh water infinity pool or indulge in a specialised mud treatment or invigorating facial at the Hilltop Spa. There is also a Blue Morpho Butterly exhibit and a natural history centre for children to enjoy. For the more adventurous who wish to be out exploring all day, there are daily RTV Rainforest Safaris, guided river canoe trips along the Macal river, tubing adventures, river boat tours and San Ignacio Market tours. After dinner, guests can even go on an exploratory night tour of the jungle to spot scurrying Armadillos, owls and birds.
When to go
For Belize’s best weather, visit between the months of December to April. Expect warm weather and a great deal of sunshine as well as excellent snorkelling opportunities. Avoiding travel between June to October is recommended as daily heavy rainfall is common. Hurricanes are possible between August and October.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Things to do
Chaa Creek, Belize - 4th Night Free
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Barton Creek and Horseback Riding
Take a leisurely horse ride to the mysterious Barton Creek Cave, where stalactites hang over head and old mayan ceremonial sites lie. Canoe through the cave, discovering one of the Mayan underworlds that was once so prominent in Belize.
Che Chem Ha Cave Tour and Xunantunich
Explore the fascinating cave of Che Chem Ha Cave, an ancient burial site from 900BC to 850AD and climb ladders into different chambers to uncover impressive relics. You can then explore the ruins of Xunantunich with a guide to learn about the mayas.
Caracol, Rio Frio Cave and Pools
Visit the beautiful Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve and the largest archaeological site in Belize, Caracol. Covering over 30 square miles of dense jungle and with over 35,000 identified buildings, this Mayan site is extremely impressive.
Actun Tunichil Muknal
Prepare for a serious adventure with a visit to the ATM cave in Belize, accessed by river crossings and hiking. One of the most impressive ceremonial mayan caves in the entire country, this cave is home to a Crystal Maiden that sparkles under lamplight.
Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing and Ziplining
Explore the picturesque Jaguar Paw reserve on a short hike and scenic tube journey. Admire the bucolic Belizean landscapes of the jungle and its flora and fauna from the comfort of your own tube float; just relax and enjoy the ride along the river.
Cultural Village Tour
Visit the town of San Ignacio for a dose of culture. Meet with a mayan family, take part in a chocolate making workshop, visit a local women's cooperative and learn how to make tortillas. There will also be a pottery class and traditional lunch.
Tikal Tour and Local Lunch
Enjoy a guided tour of this magnificent Maya temple site. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tikal boasts towering temples rising up through the jungle canopy and a variety of resident tropical animals and birds such as howler monkeys and toucans.
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Orange Walk, Cayo District, Hopkins & Ambergris Caye
Take a walk on the wild side in Belize, with this jam-packed itinerary taking you to the bucolic landscape of Orange Walk and Cayo to the glittering azure waters of the Caribbean. Encounter land and marine life and have the adventure of a lifetime.