Travel to Belize on the Caribbean – A Maya Temple Adventure

Oma H. Barnett

An adventurer’s paradise, Belize is your peaceful, English- speaking neighbor only two hours away from 3 major U.S. Gateways. With a diversity of adventure opportunities unmatched by any other country, the Belize people have protected 40{363bd2a98d15c88227082edbeda0d5f103110265c93869472e5f1256b705561e} of the country as parks and natural reserves.

Belize is on the Caribbean coast, nestled between Mexico and Guatemala and offers an intriguing mix of tropical forests rich with wildlife, majestic 3,675 foot mountains, mysterious Maya temples, and diving and fishing experiences beyond compare.In a single day you can go from tropical forest to the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. While the country of Belize is divided into 7 districts, you’ll find it easier to plan your visit by looking at the 9 tourism destinations. These are:

Corozal, Orange Walk, Belize, Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, Cayo, Stann Creek, Placencia, Toledo

Two resorts that will make you feel more than welcome. Prices from $36.00 to $47.00 a day.

Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza AAA 3 Diamond Rating.

The Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel is a full service Caribbean style hotel situated in the quiet and seren residential area of Bella Vista on the northern outskirts of Belize City. The vacationer can utilize the hotel as a base to experience the Belizean Adventure of Mayan Ruins, tropical rainforests, exotic wildlife, living reefs, diving, fishing, sun and fun. Relax and enjoy the comfortable rooms, swimming pool and tropical gardens. The restaurant, bar, gift shop, tour desk, business center and conference rooms will cater to your needs. Princess Hotel & Casino

The Princess Hotel and Casino would gladly welcome you to Belize’s only Entertainment center! This luxury hotel is strategically located only 15 minutes south of the Phillip S.W. Goldson International Airport. A hotel that is proud to be able to quench the desires of all types of people, it makes the ideal escape for both business travelers and leisure guests alike. The Princess Belize Hotel & Casino’s goal is to give to their guests all that Belize has to offer, and to ensure that you will see and experience it all, while not sacrificing comfort and service.

For the outdoor enthusiast and adventure traveler, Belize presents unlimited opportunities. You might say that Belize is the outdoors. You may not find a lot of big nightclubs, expensive shopping, or fancy restaurants. You will find diving, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, birdwatching and exploring nature at its best.

Sightseeing

Belize City, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize Zoo, Community Baboon Sanctuary, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Five Blues Lake National Park, Guanacaste National Park, Rio Bravo Management Area, Half Moon Caye National Monument, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Laughing Bird Caye National Park

Mayan Cities

Altun Ha, Caracol, Cerros, Lamanai, Lubaantun, Xunantunich

Transportation

Taxis are available in towns and resort areas, and they are easily recognized by their green license plates. Unless specific arrangements are made prior to your arrival at Belize International Airport (P.S.W. Goldson), taxis are available at the entrance to the main terminal.

Although there are no meters on the taxis, the drivers do charge somewhat standard fares, but it is always important to understand what your fare will be, prior to hiring a taxi.

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