With more and more people looking for hidden getaways and exciting travel destinations off the beaten path, it’s no wonder that Belize has garnered a strong focus lately.
A recent travel article on a Canadian news site highlights a number of exotic attractions and destinations to visit in Belize in 2017.
A lush and pristine country, Belize is one of the last remaining corners of the earth where visitors can marvel at an abundance of wildlife both on land and on the offshore Belize Barrier Reef, the second-largest coral barrier reef in the world.
The barrier reef is also home to the Blue Hole rated by Jacques Cousteau as one of his top 10 favorite diving spots.
Although Belize is a relatively small country, approximately the same size as the American state of Vermont, it is an oasis of misty mountains, green hills, tumbling waterfalls, gorgeous beaches, and wild wetlands meet the sapphire waters of the Caribbean. Visitors can choose between exploring the endless bounds of nature or investigating ancient Maya ruins such as Xunantunich, Altun Ha, and Caracol, built more than a thousand years ago. Other attractions include visiting the lively market in Belmopan, the capital of Belize.
One of the best places that travelers can get introduced to the local plants and animals that inhabit the country is at the Belize Zoo. Less of a traditional zoo and more of an educational center, the Belize Zoo was started as a wildlife refuge for animals that were abandoned or mistreated. Today, all of the more than 100 residents of the zoo are native species to Belize, and the Belize Zoo is the country’s first completely handicap-accessible facility open to the public.
Located on the sunny shores of the Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize, Chabil Mar is an award-winning resort featuring luxurious villas, a lush tropical garden, and an onsite gourmet restaurant in a location just steps away from Placencia Village. Chabil Mar offers guests Belize jungle & sea packages so that travelers can experience the best of both worlds in Belize.
“With WestJet now offering non-stop service from Toronto to Belize, we look forward to welcoming more Canadians to explore the beauty and nature of Belize,” said Larry France, Marketing Manager at Chabil Mar. “We’re also very pleased to see Canadian news programs that feature Belize as a top travel trend in 2017.”
In response to the growing number of Canadians who were traveling to Belize, WestJet began offering non-stop service from Toronto’s Pearson Airport (YYZ) to Belize City (BZE) in October 2016.
WestJet joins Delta, American Airlines, United, and Southwest in offering non-stop service from top cities in North America to the largest city in Belize.
Visit our website chabilmarvillas.com for more information on Belize, and don’t hesitate to send us an email, or call US/CAN Toll Free: 1-866-417-2377, Local: (011-501) 523-3606, if you have questions or need help in planning a Belize vacation.