Smile. You’ve LANDED in Belize.

Affectionately referred to as “The Jewel” by native Belizeans, this unusual country is uniquely English-speaking, small, and uncrowded. Famed for its warm waters, lush jungle, and laid-back lifestyle, Belize is at the forefront of conservation efforts.







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Where to go in Belize


Belize’s premier beach destination is Placencia, a calm and mild peninsula along Belize’s Caribbean coast. Dive into the Gladden Spit for an up-close look at the varied marine life, including whale sharks, and enjoy the charming small town of Placencia for irresistible seafood and handicrafts.

Mountain Pine Ridge

Find horseback riding and mountain biking along the lush greenery of the mountains, along with canoeing and kayaking between luxurious riverside lodges. You’ll be able to explore ancient Maya sites–including Xunantunich, one of the most accessible and well-excavated Maya sites in the country.

Ambergris Caye

Over 200 small islands dot the waters just off Belize’s Caribbean coast, including the beautiful, conveniently located Ambergris Caye. This tiny bit of paradise features a fine collection of boutique hotels and prime conditions for scuba divers and snorkelers alike.

Adventures You Can’t Miss

Overfly the Great Blue Hole

On your way to or from Belize City, you can take a look at Belize’s Great Blue Hole. Visible from the air, the Great Blue Hole is the largest sea hole in the world. For the truly adventurous travelers, you can even take a diving trip from Ambergris Caye to Lighthouse Reef Atoll and explore the famous Hole, seeing its stalagmites and stalactites firsthand.

Explore the Maya Underworld

The Maya believed that Xibalba, the underworld, was accessible through the underground caves and caverns that run beneath Belize. Today, you can traverse the rivers that still cut through these caverns. Headlamps allow you to see the stunning underground waterfalls and pools as you float through on an inner tube or kayak.

Visit The Local Wildlife

Belize has many nature reserves, where you can find indigenous animals, such as baboons, jaguars, ocelots, kinkajous, parrots, and toucans. A day spent birdwatching is a day well spent!

Snorkel and SCUBA Dive Off Of Belize’s Cayes

With over 200 small islands off Belize’s Caribbean coast, some of the country’s greatest attractions are actually underwater. Spend a day immersing yourself in the beauty of Belize’s Barrier Reef, home world-class snorkeling and SCUBA diving sites. When you finally get out of the water, the long stretches of powdery beaches provide the perfect setting for swimming, kayaking and sunbathing.

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Luxury accommodations in Belize

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beachside resort or a beautiful jungle getaway, Belize’s world class hospitality scene is ready to welcome you. Find the perfect luxury hotel to match your travels, no matter if you’re looking for an ultra-modern resort or a historic hotel in a tropical paradise.

Albums & Stories

Want a deeper look into the vibrancy and beauty of Belize? Take a look at our collection of family photos, or learn more about Belize with our articles and podcasts covering the history, geography, culture and more to help prepare for your trip!

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When is the best time to go to Belize?

The best time to visit is between December and May. Rainy season extends from June to November, with hurricane potential from July to mid-November.

Temperatures are fairly constant year-round, with highs in the mid-80s and lows in the 70s. March can be windy on the coast.

What language is spoken in Belize?

English is the primary language in Belize. Its territory was a British Crown colony, known as British Honduras, from 1783 to 1964. It gained full independence in 1981.

Maya and Spanish are also commonly spoken. Plautdietsch is spoken in the Mennonite communities.

What is there to do in Belize?

Belize’s size—just 180 miles from north to south and 68 miles east to west—allows travelers to effortlessly mix active adventure with relaxation. Visits to tropical forest and mountain lodges can be conveniently paired with downtime at luxurious islands and beach hotels.

In the mountainous interior, you can zipline, scout ancient Maya cities, track jaguars, swim in river pools, and explore caves.

Belize is famous for its reefs, cayes, and atolls. Many visitors come to Belize purely for the snorkeling and diving. This is one of the best locations in the Western Hemisphere for swimming with whale sharks.

When is hurricane season in Belize?

Usually from July to mid-November. Sometimes it extends until the end of November.

Is it safe to travel to Belize?

Overall, Belize is safe for foreign visitors. Travel anywhere, and you’ll want to exercise increased caution. All travel carries inherent risks. It pays to have a professional guide and heed his advice.

Belize City has neighborhoods with high crime rates, but those are not the places you are likely to visit as a foreign traveler. It’s Belize City’s crime rate that makes the national crime rate alarming. Most of our clients leave the city immediately upon their international arrival.

As with many countries, borderlands and remote areas can carry a higher risk. This is occasionally true in some of the Guatemalan and Mexican border regions, where armed groups have entered Belize in search of rare plants and animals for the black market.

When considering travel to Belize, it’s best to consult with those who know the situation on the ground. The expert travel planners at LANDED know Belize first-hand and by heart.

How to combine Belize?

Belize can also be combined with extensions to other parts of the Maya World, including Guatemala and Honduras. Flights to Belize from the USA usually connect in Houston (2.5 hours), Miami (two hours), Dallas (three hours) or San Salvador (60 minutes).