Belize is blessed with fantastic beaches, numerous palm fringed tropical islands and the perfect turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, providing many beautiful swimming spots. However, if you are venturing inland to Belize’s rainforests and mountains, try seeking out one of these five swimming locations, some complete with cascading waterfalls.
Here is a list of our favourite inland Belize swimming spots and what makes them so special:
Belize is synonymous with the coconut palm and this beautiful and useful tree is captured in many images of this Caribbean destination. Coconut plays an important role in everyday life in Belize and coconut production contributes significantly to the national economy.
Located on the southern Belize Barrier Reef is the remote coral atoll of Glover’s Reef. This protected UNESCO World Heritage Site has one of the richest marine environments in the entire Caribbean Sea and provides the ultimate ocean playground for all ages.
Bring the whole family! They’ll all love our Lighthouse Reef Basecamp located on the beautiful island of Half Moon Caye. This tropical island paradise is located 55 miles off the Belize mainland and offers endless adventure for young kids, teens, adults and grandparents alike. There’s something for everyone at this designated UNESCO world heritage site.
Hopkins is a small coastal village located in eastern Belize, with the turquoise Caribbean Sea and white sand beaches on its shore. It’s the perfect base to explore the surrounding areas including the Belize Barrier Reef, Mayflower Bocawina National Park and the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Most visitors to Belize come in the winter to escape the cold, but there are many reasons why a vacation to Belize during the summer months is a great option as well. You can enjoy many cultural festivals, experience amazing bird viewing and take advantage of great savings and few crowds since this is low season.
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Placencia is well known for its stunning white sand beaches and also for some of the best restaurants in Belize. Placencia has attracted many top chefs to this beautiful seaside village and you will be treated to an amazing and authentic food scene.
Seafood is a big feature of Belizean cuisine and the local Placencia restaurants source it locally, so your catch will always be fresh. In addition to fresh seafood, you will find Placencia has a selection of cozy coffee shops, bakeries and one of the best ice cream parlours in Belize.
Belize saw some exciting new direct flight routes open up in 2016/2017, making getting to and from this beautiful Central American destination easier than ever. Visitors from North America can now take advantage of more direct flights to Belize from major hubs including Toronto, Fort Lauderdale, Houston and Denver. From Europe, you can now fly from London Heathrow to Belize with just a short connection in Miami, eliminating the need for an overnight layover.