Located on Central America’s northeastern coast, Belize is the only country in the region that uses English as its official language, despite being extremely culturally diverse and home to thousands of bi-lingual speakers. Situated directly between Guatemala and Mexico, Belize is home to miles of gorgeous coral reef quarries and amazing wildlife encounters. This relaxing tropical getaway, one where the locals are very friendly, is waiting for you!
Flights to Belize
The country’s largest city (Belize City) is also where its central airport is housed. Philip S. W. Goldson International is currently undergoing a few major additions, including an extension of the main runway and terminal expansions. Slated for completion in 2015, the new updates are intended to accommodate more international flights from European airliners. U.S. domestic flights from Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Charlotte are frequented by Delta, American Airlines, United, and US airways. Avianca El Salvador, Maya Island Air and Tropic Air are the top Central American airliners that fly into the country.
Where the fun things are: an Adventure in Belize
Belize City is perhaps best known as the home of the country’s impressive zoo. “The best little zoo in the world” is a 29-acre expanse that features exotic exhibits of over 120 animal species. For daytrips, the zoo is affordable fun for the whole family. If the Zoo is not your thing, vacationers can also take a stab at snorkeling and deep sea diving by visiting Hol Chan Marine Reserve.
After spending a few hours cave diving in Ambergris Caye, muster up the courage to swim with stingrays and sharks at Shark Ray Alley! No adventurist at heart can pass up the opportunity to see the ancient Mayan Ruins at Caracol and Actun Tunichil Muknal, the latter of which is home to the skeletons of ritual sacrifices!
Belize trip guide
If you want to avoid the high cost of travel, plan to see Belize from May to September. Contrary to most locales, summer is the cheaper, off-season, and is the best way to secure cheap flights and hotel accommodations. Pitching a tent instead of renting a room is another money-saver must-have, as is using public bus transport instead of the
pricier tourist shuttle services. Eat at local restaurants whenever possible, for not only is the food cheaper ($4 vs. $15 per meal), it is also genuinely Belize!
No matter what time of year you plan to visit this gorgeous country, be sure to use Skyscanner’s intellisearch to find cheap flights to Belize. You can also use our hotel price comparison tool to find lodgings for your stay in Belize. Save your cash for a Barrier Reef excursion, where it will be much better spent!
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