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Why Spend Your Summer in Belize

By Jacob Ayars 7/17/2019 3 minutes

Captivating jungles, unforgettable adventures, fantastic food, and local culture - all this and more can be jam-packed into your summer vacation in Belize. Fit for the wayward tourist or the discerning traveler, the litany of adventures in Belize are accessible to anyone hoping to explore its wonders. You can hike the many steps of Xunantunich, discover a new world in the Belize Barrier Reef, or enjoy an adults-only summer camp on a private island for the perfect summer in Belize - whatever experience calls to your wandering soul, you’ll find it right here. Sounds like the summer vacation of your dreams? Then grab your passport, pack your bag, and come enjoy the adventure of a lifetime!

Spending a Summer in Belize
Spending a Summer in Belize

Belize's Ancient History

The ancient Maya were a vast and culturally complicated empire that were known for their intricate rituals, ornate weaponry, and ceremonial sacrifices. One can truly appreciate these fascinating events in all their historical context with a trip to Xunantunich, the capital of the ancient Maya empire in Belize. Situated in the picturesque Cayo District along the western border, the top of Xunantunich's 130 foot-tall pyramid offers breathtaking views of the Belizean and Guatemalan countrysides. While this summer adventure is on the inland, the coasts and seas of Belize offer more spectacular experiences of their own.

Discover a Whole New World at the Belize Barrier Reef

Just a short boat ride from the Belizean coast lies a true wonder of the world - the Belize Barrier Reef, the second-largest reef in the world. Playing host to more than 100 species of coral, 500 species of fish, and the world-famous Great Blue Hole, this is a destination worthy of any bucket list. Some of the best adventures in Belize abound in these waters, and they can be explored by everyone from the casual summer snorkeler to the seasoned scuba diver. In fact, snorkeling or diving the Great Blue Hole is one of the top must-do activities in Belize. While it is home to limitless adventures, the Reef also produces a cornucopia of a certain crustaceous delicacy - the Caribbean lobster.

Spending a Summer in Belize
Spending a Summer in Belize

A Season of Celebration in Belize

Lobster season is big in Belize and is kicked off every year across the country with a nationwide party - Lobsterfest on June 15th. The event serves lobster every way imaginable to thousands of attendees, making it a must for aspiring foodies traveling to Belize for the summer. Fancy yourself a hunter? Take a trip out to sea and catch a few lobsters, then head back to shore and cook your catch! If you’re looking for a place to weigh anchor during your lobster season adventures, the 400 islands of Belize are the best place to start.

Adult Summer Camp at Thatch Caye Private Island Resort

On one such island called Thatch Caye about 10 miles off the coast, a unique event you can’t experience anywhere else in the world is coming this August. Playfully coined the Adult Summer Camp, 30 travelers will enjoy an adults-only playground on an all-inclusive private island filled with all your favorites from summer camp, with an adult twist, of course. Better yet, the accommodations on this rustic island paradise include picture-perfect overwater bungalows pristinely perched atop the Caribbean Sea and a luxuriously appointed penthouse suite. If you’re looking for a unique, relaxing, once-in-a-lifetime summer vacation in Belize, look no further than this!

Spending a Summer in Belize
Spending a Summer in Belize

It goes without saying that the endless adventures in Belize make it an ideal destination for any summer vacation. And with direct flights to Belize from more than a dozen cities in the United States and Canada, getting here is easier than ever before! Whether it’s the Adult Summer Camp at Thatch Caye, the ancient steps of Xunantunich, or the natural wonder of the Belize Barrier Reef, there’s an adventure in Belize that’s sure to take your breath away. Don’t end your summer in regret - take a trip to Belize and make memories you’ll never forget!

Jacob Ayars