As the summer sun blazes, many flock to cool places to beat the heat in Belize! From stunning seashores to roaring rivers and cascading waterfalls, this tropical oasis offers a myriad of refreshing escapes. Grab an ice-cold drink, call your friends, and get ready for an adventure to cool off from the Belizean summer heat. Here are a few places you should visit:
A Natural Wonder
Venture into the heart of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. Talk about a pool with a view! Wade into the refreshingly cool pools, surrounded by the soothing sounds of flowing water, an endless pine canopy, and your own personal natural jacuzzi at Rio On Pools. Or, opt for a feast of local favorites as you take in the invigorating gush of water from the heights of the picturesque Big Rock Falls within the lush jungles of western Belize.
Cultural Bliss by the Sea
Unwind by the serene shores, where culture and tropical beauty blend in the southeast villages of Belize. Choose from the tranquility of Hopkins or the colorful Placencia. Enjoy lunch dates indulging in local cuisines or a quick homemade treat in Hopkins Village. With the Caribbean breeze blowing through your hair, you’ll never want this to end! Or, take a stroll on the famous Placencia Village sidewalk with a scoop of gelato in hand as you admire the kaleidoscope of artwork and trinkets along the way.
A Hidden Oasis
Tucked away in southern Belize, Maya King Waterfall offers a secluded retreat to beat the heat. The cascading waters invite you to take a dip while marveling at the lush tropical greenery. Set up a picnic near the waterfall, where the sound of water and the soothing shade combine to create a perfect spot for relaxation.
A Tropical Escape
For the ultimate aquatic adventure, Belize’s three atolls—Lighthouse, Turneffe, and Glovers—are a paradise for snorkeling, diving, and fishing. Explore vibrant coral reefs and swim with marine life, such as sharks, sea turtles, rays, and hundreds of fish species. Bask in the sun on remote sandy cayes like Calabash Caye, Half Moon Caye, or Laughingbird Caye. It’s the perfect getaway to explore the magnificence of Belize’s marine ecosystem.
These delightful getaways offer a refreshing to the tropical warmth, welcoming you to experience invigorating activities while being surrounded by Belize’s astonishing beauty. Whether you’re snorkeling through marine sanctuaries or enjoying the tranquil mist of waterfalls, Belize’s cool escapes guarantee a respite like no other.