7 Reasons to Travel to Belize this Summer

Summer is right around the corner and many travelers the world over have started to plan their summer getaway. With beautiful attractions like the great Blue Hole, Maya temple sites like Caracol and Xunantunich, sumptuous Belizean meals like tamales and rice and beans, and the upcoming Lobsterfest in Placencia, Belize is a great ecotourism destination to visit this summer.

Here are seven reasons why you have to travel to Belize this summer:

The Belize Weather

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The average yearly temperature is 84° F (29°C), which means that it is pretty much near perfect to be in Belize this summer. In addition the intact jungle and rain forests provide relief in the hot summer months.

Belize is the only English Speaking Country in Central America

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Belize is a diverse society with many cultures and languages (Creole and Spanish are widely spoken) however English is the official language, making it easy for travelers to get around.

Belize is a nature lovers paradise

Howler Monkey Chabil Mar Belize Resort

Belize has some of the most intriguing and fascinating wildlife in Central America. In fact 40 percent of the land is classified as protected and is habitat to a variety of species of plants, birds, amphibians, reptiles and marine life.

Belize is the epicenter of the ancient Maya world


Archaeologists estimate that more than one million Maya lived in present day Belize and flourished during the Classic Period from 300 to 900 AD. Maya temple sites like Caracol, Xunantunich, Altun Ha, Cahal Pech and Lamanai are just a few of the spectacular sites that can be discovered in Belize this summer.

Belize is home to the world renowned Blue Hole


The gigantic underwater Blue Hole off the coast of Belize is believed to be the world’s largest hole measuring 1000 ft across and 412 ft deep. It offers divers a great opportunity to see geological wonders like giant stalactites, dripstone sheets and amazing marine life such as nurse sharks, groupers and a vast array of fishes and Caribbean sharks.

The Blue Hole was made famous in 1971 by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the French Explorer in the television series – The Undersea world of Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

See also: 25 Things You Need to Know Before You Travel to Placencia Belize

Belize has one of the most intricate cave systems in Central America


Caves were used extensively by the ancient Maya to conduct their sacred rituals and ceremonies and today a plethora of impressive caves can be discovered throughout Belize. The Chiquibul Cave System for example is nearly 540,000 square foot long and is the longest in Central America and offers a treasure trove of geological and archaeological wonders.

Some of the top caves to explore are: Actun Tunichil Muknal, Barton Creek Cave and Caves Branch and the Chiquibul Cave System.

Belizean food is tasty and succulent

lobsterfest in placencia 2014

The food in Belize is as diverse as its population and consists of a vast array of elements from the different ethnic groups like the Garifuna, Maya, Mestizo, East Indian and Creole. Some of the top must eats in Belize this summer are: Rice and Beans, Fry Jacks, Johnny Cakes, Stew Chicken, Gibnut, Escabeche, Tamales, Hudut, and Fish Sere.

For more information about travelling to Belize this summer, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge@chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at: reservations@chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.








Belize Expands Efforts to Protect Marine Life

Belize Expands Efforts to Protect Marine Life

Belize is a country that has long respected its natural gifts. Almost half of Belize is preserved in a national park, nature reserve or wildlife sanctuary. That’s made this small country a major destination for lovers of nature and adventure.

Among these special treasures is the Belize Barrier Reef. This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most important barrier reefs in the world, and Belize has taken aggressive steps to protect the amazing, diverse life forms that make their home on the reef and in its waters. These include many species of coral, hundreds of reef fish species, mangroves, sea conch, lobsters, sea turtles, and marine mammals.

Last year, at the World Oceans Summit held in Riviera Maya, Mexico, Belize announced that it was tripling the number of protected marine areas called no-take zones. No-take zones and community fisheries are two steps that protect fish and sea life populations while helping the country’s fishing communities take ownership of their fishing businesses. 

“Belize continues to show the world the way forward,” said Amanda Leland of the Environmental Defense Fund, noting that Belize’s efforts will “create healthy reefs and growing fish populations that will provide long-term benefits for the people who depend on them.” 

“For Belize, a healthy ocean and small-scale fishing are a matter of survival,” said Fisheries Administrator Beverly Wade. “The culture and health of our communities are intricately tied to healthy reefs and fisheries.”

It’s another exciting step forward for Belize, and at Chabil Mar Resort, we salute these efforts. Like everyone in Belize, we appreciate the natural beauty of our country and want to share it with everyone who visits.

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At our award-winning resort in Placencia Village, you’ll find an oceanside escape in a luxurious setting where your every need is catered to. From the moment you enter your private villa, you’ll feel right at home and ready to relax. 

We’ve built our business on bringing you the best of Belize. Our Belize vacation packages can take you scuba diving, snorkeling, on a wildlife expedition, exploring a Maya city or learning about Belize’s rich cultural history.

Enjoy one of our many wonderful outings or spend the day strolling in our lush gardens, enjoying a chef-prepared meal in our onsite restaurant and relaxing on our private beach. Explore the lovely Placencia Peninsula on a golf cart, bicycle or kayak, all part of the many guest-exclusive amenities we offer.

Discover the beauty of Belize at Chabil Mar, where we create perfect Belize vacations.

The Most Romantic Place to Go in Belize This Summer

honeymoons in belize

What do whale sharks and honeymooners have in common? For starters, both love privacy and several types of sharks like to dance, using those moves as mating rituals. Humans do, too. Men kiss the hands of their dates as a show of affection while male whale sharks nip at female fins to say, “Hey, I’m interested in you!” 

Why is it fun to compare the two? If you’re planning a honeymoon—or just a romantic getaway—choosing Belize as your destination gives you two the opportunity to see these amazing creatures up close and personal.

Of course, romance is less about whale sharks than it is about intimacy and privacy when the objective of a vacation is falling even more in love, so why not use whale shark spotting as your excuse to get away this summer? Whale sharks remain in Belize through June and if that’s the month you’ve chosen for your honeymoon, you’re in luck. 

Staying at Chabil Mar Resort in Placencia during summer months is heaven. Accommodations are just what honeymooners crave: luxurious, spacious and isolated enough to give you the privacy you desire. 

belize whale sharks

Take a virtual tour and if you don’t fall as much in love with these gorgeous surroundings as you did when you realized that your sweetheart “is the one,” you may need several whale shark tours to get your pulse rate up!

Summer at Chabil Mar is idyllic for practical reasons. Rates are lower. There are fewer crowds. The resort restaurant and bar are posh and menu items are exotic and delicious since authentic Belizean cuisine is guaranteed to please even travelers with picky appetites. 

June happens to be the month of Lobsterfest in Belize so guess what you can find on your dinner plate as often as you like? Here’s a hint: it’s not shark!

Honeymooners visiting the Belize Barrier Reef together start their life together on an awesome note because sharing underwater adventures builds colorful memories and for active couples who love to balance alone time with thrilling activities, you won’t find a better place to pair fun with romance. 

Belize in June is a honeymooner’s paradise for so many reasons, there’s a chance you might not have enough time to see those whale sharks. No worries. You’ll come back. Chabil Mar is the place couples return for anniversaries down the road! Sometimes, they even bring their kids to see the whale sharks they missed while on their honeymoons!

For more information about Belize, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge{@}chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at:reservations{@}chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

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