If you already love Belize, breaking into a happy dance each time you book a trip south is likely ordinary behavior, but this is no ordinary destination. Unlike neighboring countries, you won’t need translators to tell you what people are saying, you won’t spend half of your vacation in a van because excellent attractions are in such close proximity, and because Belize is so culturally diverse, it’s the quintessential Central American melting pot. Why choose Belize over other places? Start with these eight reasons…
Belize is manageable. It’s small enough to get everywhere you want to go in reasonable amounts of time so you’ll never find yourself comparing travel notes with friends who admit that their vacations turned out to be one long bus or vehicle ride interspersed by too-short stops at the attractions they paid to visit. Stay in Placencia Village for the most intense Belize experience because everything you seek is nearby.
Belize is culturally diverse. Only the United Nations hosts so many different nationalities! Visit and you’ll run into Mestizos, Garifunas, Mayans, Europeans, North American ex-pats, Chinese emigres, German Mennonites and if you look closer, you’ll identify many more nationalities. Given such a mix of cultures, is it any wonder Belize is called the “only true Central American Caribbean nation”?
Belize is an English-speaking country. The music is exotic. The food is ethnically diverse. But when push comes to shove and you must communicate about important matters like passports, directions, restaurants and the best places to stay, saying it in English saves time and it could save money, too. That said, you’ll be charmed by diverse accents, dialects and quaint word inflections during your visit.
Belize operates on the U.S. dollar. If you recall being told it costs 5,000 Lira to buy a glass of wine in Italy or 1,000 Francs for dinner in Paris you probably welcomed the Euro so you could travel without a calculator. Visit Belize and you won’t even have to engage your brain because U.S. dollars are welcome everywhere you go and the conversion rate is simple: $1 USD equals $2 BZD.
Belize will feed you too well. This is not the place to come and knock off pounds, unless, of course, you intend to try every active sport available and stick to fish and produce. Truth is, you’ll be spoiled by the diversity of the cuisine. Expect to find Chinese, ethnic Belizean, Spanish, Mayan and other ethnic choices, particularly in Placencia.
Belize exists between yesterday and tomorrow. Cutting edge ecological projects, green initiatives, wildlife habitats and eco-friendly lodgings thrive in a country that prioritizes respect for Planet Earth, but much of the past is ever present at Mayan ruin sites like Altun Ha, Xunantunich, Lamanai and Caracol. Book your Belize vacation at Chabil Mar and ask team members to arrange day trips to these popular destinations.
Belize natural attractions can’t be surpassed. Explore caves and rivers, visit wildlife sanctuaries, photograph waterfalls, zip line, rappel, bird watch, dive, snorkel, fish, raft, ride horses and explore rainforests. There’s more, but if you’re in Placencia Village to relax, Chabil Mar staff is more than happy to make suggestions and handle all aspects of your itinerary.
Belize is a happening place! Stay on the mainland shore to be close to the airport or choose the tranquility and amenities of a destination like Placencia. Book your Chabil Mar accommodations, share your preferences with staff for the good life on the beach, the excitement of Placencia Village or some of each, and you won’t have to make another decision during your stay.
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.