Adventures in Belize Blog
Beginning on Saturday, December 22, 2018, and continuing every Saturday throughout the winter season until April 20, 2019, low-cost airline Sun Country will be flying to Belize for the first time ever from its hub in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
While you definitely won’t see any snow falling during Christmas in Belize, this small Caribbean country is one of the best places to enjoy the holidays.
The legendary British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has just informed Forbes that he plans to be onboard a submarine in Belize when it explores the depths of the Belize Blue Hole. A naturally occurring phenomenon over 1,000 feet (300 meters) across and 400 feet (120 meters) deep, the Belize Blue Hole or Great Blue Hole is a section of dark blue water in the middle of the Belize Barrier Reef that covers a large underwater cave system.
Belize is rapidly gaining a reputation as a great place to enjoy eco-adventures, outdoor activities that respect the local environment. Belize was the first country in Central America to establish a protected marine conservation area, and its enormous offshore reef was recently upgraded from endangered to healthy by the United Nations.
Savvy travelers know that fall is one of the best times of the year to visit Belize. At a time when many people are heading back to school or work, vacation destinations like Belize see fewer visitors. But unlike North America where fall is a time of increasingly cold weather, Belize continues to enjoy warm, sunny weather throughout the season.
The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Belize's most beautiful and biodiverse protected areas. Named for the eastern slopes of the Maya Mountains that resemble a cock's (rooster's) comb, this massive nature sanctuary measures more than 150 square miles of roadless wilderness that is home to hundreds of bird species and exotic wildlife.
Located far in the southern part of the country, Toledo District is the least visited of Belize's six districts. Yet this lovely stretch of lush rainforests and coastal lowland plains between Guatemala and the Caribbean Sea has a lot to offer for visitors.
Every year on September 10, the nation of Belize celebrates a brief encounter at sea in 1798 that forever changed the course of history in Central America.
Now that all six of the biggest airlines in the United States and Canada are offering non-stop flights to Belize from major cities across North America, it's now easier and more affordable than ever to visit the country.