Belize has 240 miles of coastline on the Caribbean Sea and is home to around 450 islands or ‘Cayes’. We look at the best beaches on the mainland and further afield where some of the real gems can be found, on the atolls that stretch along the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. This continuous reef structure runs the length of Belize, parallel to the coast and is one of the most pristine reef ecosystems in the Western Hemisphere.
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.
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.