Mestizo influences. Uniquely Belizean.

Benque Viejo del Carmen

Going to see Xunantunich? Check out Benque Viejo del Carmen while you’re there. With the motto "Where History and Nature Meet," this Spanish-influenced town is located just a mile from the Guatemala border and offers a peaceful, riverfront setting, with little shops and restaurants. It makes for a great place to discover something new, which is really what a vacation is all about.

Activities

Don't just see the wonder of Belize, Experience it.

Discover what's happening beneath...

Even if you’ve never snorkeled before, our knowledgeable local guides will help you explore the kaleidoscope of colors found in hard and soft corals, sponges, and over 500 species of fish and marine...

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Dive right in

Divers from all over the world come to Belize for a diving experience unlike anywhere else. We’re home to the largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere and three of four coral atolls in the...

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Travelers, mount up.

In fact, some of our most beautiful places can only be accessed on foot or hoof.

Horseback riding tours can be arranged through many resorts or tour operators. Popular tours travel through the jungles...

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Attractions

Put these sites on your list, you won't regret it.

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Known as one of Belize's top birding spots, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary (pardon the pun) spans 16,400 acres and includes more than 3,000 acres of lagoons, swamp and marsh. Take a canoe for a close...

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Shark Ray Alley

Shark Ray Alley is located just one mile south of the Hol Chan cut and is listed as "Zone D" of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Once a place where fishermen would clean their catches, this 1,280-acre...

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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

A haven for the endangered jaguar, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary covers 128,000 acres of rainforest in the Cockscomb Range of the Maya Mountains. With the neighboring Bladen Nature reserve to the...

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Perspective

Your curated guide to Belize

Sweet Tooth, anyone? Chocolate Festival of Belize 2019

Chocolate aficionados’ favorite time of the year has come: the annual Chocolate Festival of Belize! The agenda of this lively event, coupled with the beatific scenery of Southern Belize, is the mold...

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Dos and Don’ts: Everything you need to know about the ATM Cave Experience

So, you’ve decided to see one of the most famous caves in the world for yourself. Whether it was your friend’s experience, the mystery surrounding the sacred site, or National Geographic’s praises, yo...

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Putting the B in Bleisure | Why Belize is perfect for bleisure travel

By now the established – albeit cringe-y – portmanteau “bleisure” has made its rounds in the travel industry for a couple of years now. “Bleisure,” a hybrid of business and leisure travel, has been on...

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Events

Placencia Lobster Fest 2018 | 1

Placencia Lobster Fest reels in the masses

For 18 savory years, the not-so-lowly lobster has graced our palates in extravagant ways at every annual Lobster Fest held in Placencia. Spanning three days, this food festival has only grown over the...

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Mango Fest 2019

Mango Festival 2019 | Celebrate the fruit in all its forms

Diced, sliced, on a stick, or straight off the tree, there are so many ways to devour the (unofficial) fruit of Belize: Mango! You know us for throwing nutty festivals, sweet festivals, and fishy ones...

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BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge | 0

BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge

Love FM, a local radio station, and the Belize Tourism Board have teamed up to contest what used to be Belize’s most grueling race by rolling out the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge. La Ruta Maya partic...

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