Looking for a great place to warm up this winter that isn’t too far from home? The good news is that it’s now easier than ever to get to Belize, a former British colony and current member of the Commonwealth located on the sunny shores of the western Caribbean.
WestJet now flies nine times a week to Belize City (airport code: BZE) from both Calgary (code: YYC) and Toronto (airport code: YYZ). And Air Canada now flies several times a week to Belize from Toronto. With competition heating up, ticket prices are very competitive. All these flights are non-stop, delivering Canadians to the golden beaches of Belize in just five short hours.
Other ways to get to Belize include non-stop flights from major cities across the United States, including Chicago, Denver, and Minneapolis as well as flights from Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Belize enjoys a subtropical climate similar to that of Miami in the United States, meaning there’s never any snow or subzero temperatures. But unlike Mexico or other Caribbean destinations, Belize is completely uncrowded. In fact, there’s not a single traffic light in the entire country, even in Belize City, the largest urban area (population: around 50,000). That means there’s lots of pristine nature to enjoy, including thick jungles, vibrant rainforests, mountain ranges, and lovely coastal areas with more than 300 kilometres of stunningly beautiful beaches.
And, if that weren’t enough, Belize is also home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the form of the Belize Barrier Reef, second in size only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. With over 400 islands, crystal clear water, and a sandy, white seafloor, the Belize reef is an ideal place to snorkel, scuba dive, sail, and fish. If you’ve ever dreamt of spending time on a tropical island, Belize is the place to do it.
Belize was once the epicentre of the ancient Maya culture, one of the most advanced civilizations in history that built enormous pyramids and created a highly accurate calendar. Today, Canadians can visit iconic sites like Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, and Caracol or zip across the border into Guatemala to explore Tikal (also a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
And if adventure is what you’re looking for, Belize has it all. Popular activities include rappelling and rock climbing, horseback riding, cave tubing (floating down subterranean rivers), zip lining across jungle waterfalls, and nighttime treks through the jungle.
What are you waiting for? Book your Belize vacation today with BelizeTreehouses.com!