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Complete Belize Travel Guide

If you’re familiar with me at all then you know just how much I love Belize!  It’s hands down one of my favorite places to visit.  While I didn’t get to make it there in 2020 the country is finally open again to tourists (with safety restrictions, of course).  If you’re looking to plan a trip for 2021 or are just looking for some travel inspo I’ve got you!  Check out my Complete Belize Travel Guide for all of my tips, reviews and recommendations.




Facts About Belize

Photo of the Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize

Need to know more about Belize?  Check out these facts about Belize, including culture, language and UNESCO World Heritage Sites! 


Planning the Perfect Trip to Belize

airplane wing above the clouds at dusk

Now that you’re sold (I knew it wouldn’t take much!) how do you plan the best trip to Belize?  How many days should you visit?  Where should you stay?  Read all about the optimal trip duration and locations (and more)! 


Is Trip Insurance Worth It?

US passport tucked half way inside luggage pocket

If you’re weighing the pros and cons of trip insurance this is worth a read.  Just note:  I would highly recommend getting a policy (that offers comprehensive medical coverage/COVID cancellation allowance) if you’re traveling anytime in the near future.




Blancaneaux Lodge

pathway leading to Garden View Cabanas at Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize

Photo: Family Coppola Hideaways

My biggest recommendation for traveling to Belize is to split your time between the jungle and the beach!  Blancaneaux Lodge is refined eco lodge luxe.  Nestled in the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve this is, quite possibly, my favorite property to stay at in Belize.  Read my (glowing) review here.


Turtle Inn

sunrise from the beach at Turtle Inn in Placencia, Belize

Beach side Balinese inspired huts?  Yup!  This lovely spot is located in Placencia and the formerly sleepy fishing peninsula is now the prime location for Francis Ford Coppola’s beachside (and lagoon side!) retreat.  Read my review here.


Coral Caye

sun setting over the ocean, view from the dock of Coral Caye private island in Belize

Looking to raise the bar for your Belize vacation?  Rent an island!  Seriously, a whole island.  Coral Caye is reserved for one party at a time and the entire island is castaway chic in the best possible way.  Read all about this private island rental here. 



So you’re going to Belize and know where you’re going to stay – congrats!  Now you need to figure out what to do while you’re there……..I’ve got plenty of ideas for you!


Top 5

Here’s a list of my top 5 “must do” activities while you’re in Belize.  Check them all out now!


Mayan Ruins

main Mayan ruin structure at Xunantunich in Belize

You shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to visit at least one Mayan ruin in Belize.  Lucky for you there are plenty of sites spread out over the country!  Here’s a guide to some of the top Mayan Ruins in Belize.


Visit San Ignacio

Marie Sharp hot sauce assortment

Grab a quick hot sauce tasting while in town!

A great way to spend a day (or even a few hours), especially if you’re staying at Blancaneaux Lodge.  Make sure to read more on my favorite ways to spend time in San Ignacio here.


Hopefully this Complete Belize Travel Guide is helpful to you, whether you’re planning a trip soon or just want some travel inspo!  It’s certainly one of my favorite places to visit and I’m all about hyping it up to anyone who will listen….just ask my friends!

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If you’re looking for more info or have any questions make sure to comment below or hit me up on social media – I’m happy to share!  I also love to hear about your travels and favorites so let me know below.



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