As we head into the last few weeks of winter, it's time to think about your 2020 spring break vacation plans. Whether you're a college student looking to get away with your buddies, or you want to spend quality family time with the kids while school is closed for a week, Belize is the best place to be for spring break.
Let’s look at the top 10 reasons you should spend your spring break in Belize this year.
1. Belize is affordable.
If you’re a college student on a tight budget or you're traveling with a large-sized family, you can find some fantastic deals for spring break 2020, with flights starting around $400 per person from Fort Lauderdale and other major U.S. cities. Once you’re in Belize, you don’t have to worry about exchange rates, as US dollars are accepted everywhere and are pegged at 50 cents to the Belize Dollar.
2. English is the official language of Belize.
Belize is unlike other Latin American countries, in that it is an English-speaking nation. Although Spanish is widely spoken too, you can count on all signs, restaurant menus and more to all be in English, which makes it convenient when dining, shopping, and exploring.
3. Belize is easy to get to from the U.S.
When you travel to Belize, regardless of what U.S. city you’re flying from, you can be in this tropical paradise in just a few short hours. It's only a 2-hour flight from Dallas, a 3-hour flight from Atlanta, and a 4-hour flight from Chicago.
4. Belize is a mecca for water sport enthusiasts.
Any water activity you can think of, you can do it in Belize. From kayaking, boating, and fishing to swimming with sharks, scuba diving, and snorkeling, you can enjoy a different water sport each day and never get bored. That comes as no surprise, considering that Belize is home to the second-largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere.
5. You can relax on your choice of beautiful beaches.
The best part about Belize is that you don’t have to worry about overcrowded beaches like you would at other popular spring break vacation spots. There are many pristine beaches to choose from, which offer spectacular sunrises and sunsets, bonfires at night, and afternoons sunbathing on soft powdery sand next to sparkling azure-colored waters.
6. You can explore ancient Mayan Ruins.
Belize was the center of the Mayan Empire for centuries, and the stunning ruins spread out around the country are proof of Belize’s rich history. Some of the most notable include Caracol, Xunantunich, Lamanai, Nim Li Punit, and Altun Ha. View pyramids, tombs, temples, ceremonial mounds, and more.
7. The food is unique and delicious.
Thanks to Belize’s diverse mix of cultures, there are many unique dishes you can enjoy. These include fry jacks, which are puffy, soft bread tortillas filled with cheese, beans, and/or meat; chimole, which is a hearty chicken stew; and salbutes, which is a favorite snack made of fried corn tortillas topped with chicken, cabbage, avocado, and local hot sauce for an added kick.
8. You can go hiking and cave exploring.
Belize has many caves to explore, including Actun Tunichil Muknal, which is a well-known Mayan burial site where you can view ancient relics and even skeletons. Half of Belize is covered by rainforest, so there’s a wide array of national parks with hiking trails that pass by waterfalls, Mayan ruins, swimming holes, and exotic animals in their natural habitat.
9. The people of Belize are welcoming to tourists.
The people of Belize are made up of a colorful mix of distinct ethnicities. Belizeans all come together in peace, embrace each other’s cultures, and all share the commitment to preserving their country’s natural beauty and intriguing history. A big part of their friendly nature is making all visitors feel welcome and at home in their country.
10. There are many great resorts to stay at, such as Orchid Bay.
If you are traveling with your family or a group of friends, you can rent a residence at Orchid Bay, which is a luxurious community in Northern Belize with seven miles of coastline, where homeowners and visitors can enjoy first-class amenities and modern conveniences, all with easy access to the best of Belize. When booking your stay at Orchid Bay, you can choose between rental accommodations in a Beachfront Condo, Beach Villa, or Bungalow.
Contact Orchid Bay today to book your 2020 spring break vacation!