Weekly Wanderlust: Take me to Belize!

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In the second feature of Weekly Wanderlust, this time we’re taking a look at the delightful (yet slightly under the radar) Belize, located in Central America but also on the edge of the Caribbean! Belize is home to an expansive Caribbean coastline, lush jungles to explore, ample opportunities to experience the reef marine life, and is even home to Mayan ruins. With so much to offer, I find myself asking why has this country never fallen under my radar!? Well, it turns out Belize is quite the up-and-coming destination, but is also already a favourite for those in the Northern Hemisphere. So, take me to Belize!

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Introducing Belize

Let’s start with the basics.

Belize enjoys a tropical climate, so the best time of year to visit really depends on what kind of experience you’re after. The rainy season runs from May – November, the dry season from February – March, and hurricane season lasts from June – November.

The terrain is reasonably flat, so allow for plenty of time exploring the jungles, Mayan ruins, and of course, beach activities. There are ample opportunities to enjoy snorkelling, diving, and marine wildlife watching… or switch it up with activities like jet skiing, boating, or relaxing on a catamaran for the day.

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time”

– Bertrand Russell


Where Should you Stay, Eat and Play?


Itz’ana Resort offers a great combination of luxury and adventure – two things you certainly shouldn’t go without in Belize! Named after the Mayan God of day and night, this resort offers guests a truly unique experience where they can immerse themselves in the culture of Belize, while enjoying luxurious surrounds and adventurous offerings. The resort also has a prime location, being located in a small coastal village and home to 16 miles of the peninsula on the one side, and a lagoon on the other. From here you can explore the ocean, jungle, islands, rivers and caves.

For more information see the Itz’ana website.


Rather than asking where to eat in Belize, it’s more a question of what to eat! Being located on the sea, the cuisine is heavily influenced by seafood offerings. If you enjoy seafood, ceviche is a highly popular choice. Much of the staple Belizean diet is centred on meat and rice, so you’ll also find plenty of that here. But for the vegetarians – fear not! There is always great fresh produce and being a tropical climate, you’ll find no shortage of fresh fruit to enjoy.


If there’s one thing Belize has no shortage of, it is activities. You’ll be spoiled for choice in terms of water sports – with boating, fishing, kayaking, stand up paddle-boarding, jet-skiing, etc. all on offer here in Belize.

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Pictured: Itz-ana Belize Resort & Residences

Don’t Miss:


This ancient Maya archaeological site is located in Western Belize and is one of the most popular Mayan ruins to visit.


This Mesoamerican archaeological site is also a popular site to visit, instead located in the North.


Caracol is located in Cayo District and is another unique site to visit (if you’re not ruin-ed out yet!!).

Great Blue Hole

Chances are you’ve seen photos of the incredible Great Blue Hole – dubbed a diver’s paradise. Should you dare, this is a popular spot to visit for the marine-life-lovers!

Belize Zoo

Want to see the jungle animals and get up close and personal without losing a limb? The zoo is of course your best option! Visit the Belize Zoo website for details.

Belize Barrier Reef

And of course, the reef! This incredible coral reef is an outstanding opportunity to view the local marine life. There are many tours on offer – enquire with your hotel concierge to start exploring!


Which country or destination would you like to see profiled next in our weekly wanderlust series!? 

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  • hannah.l.harding@gmail.com'
    Hannah Harding
    August 22, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Belize was the first place I ever visited outside of my home country (USA), and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. 🙂 It’s a great destination for first time travelers, if you aren’t used to attempting to speak a second language (English is the official language of Belize). And there is actually quite a bit of variety, depending on where you stay. I especially like Placencia! The food, the people, the atmosphere, it was amazing. 🙂
    When I go back, I desperately want to visit Ambergris Caye!

  • olg.rabo@gmail.com'
    August 20, 2015 at 5:40 am

    I’ve heard about Belize quite often before, actually, but I never really read about it in detail. Sounds super lovely!

  • chelsea.dunkley@hotmail.com'
    August 19, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Loving the new segment! Always keeping my eye on new places to add to the list!

  • msskay11@gmail.com'
    August 19, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Looks beautiful, definitely on my list!!

  • marj@fashiontravelaccessories.com'
    Fashion Travel Accessories : Fashion Girl
    August 18, 2015 at 12:34 am

    I’ve actually never heard of Belize until I read this article 🙂 Thanks for sharing. It looks very peaceful. Definitely a good place to relax and indulge in. 🙂

  • lissi93@gmail.com'
    Joy Della Vita (Lisa)
    August 17, 2015 at 6:34 am

    Awesome selection! 🙂

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  • andyjamesb75@gmail.com'
    August 16, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    thanks for sharing. i dont know much about Belize – but you’ve certainly made it look very inviting!

  • arnewell@gwu.edu'
    Allison @ Head Elsewhere
    August 16, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Belize is wonderful and oh so colorful! Also the snorkeling is top-notch!

  • carefree.spirit.fairy@gmail.ca'
    The oracle
    August 16, 2015 at 2:44 am

    This is a really good article. thank you for posting.

  • pv.arianne@gmail.com'
    August 16, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Belize is incredible – the wildlife, culture, and food were the highlights for me. Being much less touristy than most parts of the Great Barrier Reef, the beautiful Belizean barrier reef is in great condition. I fell in love with scuba diving there – it’s great place to learn. It’s also a fantastic country for backpacking – although Belize is one of the most expensive countries in Central America to travel in (Belize dollar is at half the USD), it’s possible to do it on a budget! There are great hostels like the Funky Dodo in Hopkins, and there are great little restaurants all over – don’t be afraid to try local dishes. For transportation, the bus systems running all over Belize are ridiculously cheap and safe, as long as you watch your bags. Also, I have to recommend the hiking in Mayflower Bocawina and the Jaguar Reserve. Saving on accomodation and transportation means more spending on activities! Belize is a must-see and it’s possible to enjoy it at any budget (:

  • vildefagerland@hotmail.com'
    August 15, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Wow this place looks wonderful! Never heard of it before, but now I will put it on my “places I want to go”-list.

  • saakshi.kmr15@gmail.com'
    Saakshi Kumar
    August 15, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I didn’t even know that a place named Belize existed. Good thing I didn’t miss out on this post, eh? 🙂

  • leonieparker@btinternet.com'
    Leonie Parker
    August 15, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I keep seeing a lot of stuff on Belize lately and I must say it fast becoming one of my top next destinations to travel too. The photos look amazing x

    Leonie ♥

  • anikanees@gmail.com'
    August 15, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I have been there to! It’s so stunning!
    Make sure not to miss a visit on the Cayes! I liked them best about Belize!

    ani from

  • iida.e.lehtonen@gmail.com'
    August 15, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Belize looks awesome. I definitely want to visit it some day!

  • britt.jeffs@gmail.com'
    August 15, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I’ll be in Belize at some point next year and I absolutely can’t wait.

    Caye Caulker also looks amazing which I’ve heard lots of people rave about! I really want to do a sailing trip around here.

  • bkaphrodite@aphroditekinks.com'
    August 15, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Belize is ABSOLUTELY beautiful. The people were amazing and the food was so good. It is definitely a must.

  • hgosnell@att.net'
    Howard Gosnell
    August 15, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Kait: I hate to appear dim but I assume you mean Belize is expensive. Would you elaborate. Thanks

  • restlesscat.ola@gmail.com'
    August 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

    I never really considered myself going to Belize but after seeing the pictures I totally want to! Would you consider Belize as rather pricey destination?

  • endlesspostcards@gmail.com'
    Deepti @ Endless Postcards
    August 15, 2015 at 5:15 am

    That Belize resort looks absolutely lovely. Great photos!


  • kjecabat@gmail.com'
    August 15, 2015 at 4:53 am

    The A.T.M. cave is a definite must while you’re there too!