An Adventurous Weekend in Southern Belize
The new year calls for new adventures! After a hearty holiday season, it’s time to start planning that next trip. Even if you’re tight on a budget, you can still experience the perfect blend of reef and jungle on a weekend trip. There are direct flights from Houston, Miami, Dallas, Orlando, and Los Angeles to Belize, cutting your travel time for more leisure to explore! Here is a two-day itinerary for your budget-friendly trip to Belize.
Welcome to Belize! Hop in your rental or a chartered transport as you travel the ever-scenic Hummingbird Highway to Hopkins Village. Be in awe, passing many roadside communities, dancing around curves, and seeing the surreal views of mountains. Settle in your hotel, get ready, and roam the main street of Hopkins to get delicious Garifuna eats for dinner. A bowl of hudut or a whole fry fish is the perfect remedy for the travel-weary with a good night’s rest!
Wake up and indulge in a classic Belizean breakfast of fry jacks, fruit, and your choice of sides for your first exploration. Spend the first half of your day on the pristine blue waters south of the largest-living barrier reef in the world. Immerse yourself in the vivid underwater world where you will see hundreds of coral and fish species while snorkeling.
After a few hours of basking in the Caribbean Sea, return to your hotel to change off to do a Garifuna eco-cultural tour. Learn about the delectable foods, hypnotic music, language, and clothing of the Garifuna people. To wrap up your stay, dine at a cozy restaurant to taste a unique twist on cultural cuisines. Hopkins is the perfect blend of marine and cultural adventures!
Rise and shine! It’s time for your jungle experience gliding through the lush natural canopy of the open forest. End your trip by checking off the Belize adventure trio of marine, jungle, and culture. And the best part- you did it all in one weekend! Cool down from your zipline adrenaline with lunch as you return to the airport.
You can do so much in a few days when you travel to Belize, yet there will still be so much more experience. So why not make Belize a must-visit country every new year!
Banner Photo Credit: @tomhines23 / Row Photo Credits: @ellascoolspot & @pelicanbeachresort.swc