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Top Reasons to Visit Belize for Spring Break

By Belizing Admin 1/29/2020 3 minutes

Forget about Panama City Beach and Cancun. While these cities were once the twin meccas for Spring Break vacation, the days of MTV debauchery are behind us, and discerning students know that there are plenty of better places to kick back and relax after a grueling semester of studying and six to eight weeks of lectures. Belize is the place to be for Spring Break, and once you dip your bare toes into the warm waters of the Caribbean, you'll never want to go back to campus. We're here to help you recognize why Mother Nature's best-hidden secret is the ideal spot for your Spring Break debauchery.

spring break in Belize
spring break in Belize

White, Sandy Beaches

Forget about the chaotic and overcrowded shores of Miami Beach. Belize has them beat, and you have plenty of beaches to choose from when you're looking to plan your nighttime bonfire or mid-afternoon sunbathing spots. Caye Caulker knows how to throw a party, and the hub of activity is Lazy Lizard - a laid back spot known for its juicy burgers and cold and delicious drinks. Looking for something a little more laid back? The laid back beach of Placencia is the perfect destination. This chill little beach village hasn't lost its charm or personality despite its increased prominence over the past few years.

spring break in Belize
spring break in Belize


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Kaitlin Narciso, a travel journalist from Canada, speaks to us about her experience visiting Belize for the first time and why she plans to come back.

Lush and Verdant Jungles

Belize offers more than just a beach vacation. It's a diverse ecosystem, and its vast stretch of jungles make it stand apart from other Spring Break competitors. And there's no lack of options to go about exploring. Whether you're looking to gallop through the forests on horseback, take an ATV off-roading, or take things a little more low key on foot, Belize has got a solution for you. But we recommend that you take the time to charter a canoe or tube and spend a lazy afternoon floating down the river.

spring break in Belize
spring break in Belize

Ancient Civilizations

History courses don't have to involve hourlong lectures and stuffy old books. Belize was once the hub of the Maya Empire, and it has the ruins to prove it. From Caracol to Cahal Pech to Tikal in nearby Guatemala, the people of Belize are never too far away from their heritage. Unleash your inner Indiana Jones or Lara Croft, and work up a sweat in the process. Belize has the highest concentration of Maya ruins in the world, and that includes an imposing 3,000 year old pyramid just ready to be climbed.

spring break in Belize
spring break in Belize

Island Excursions

The mainland of Belize is absolutely, stunning, but there's a huge selection of offshore islands to explore as well! Many of these isolated islands are also national parks, and they're a great way to take a breather between the more traditional festivities. Go diving off the shore of Laughing Bird Caye or get a little alone time at the perfectly preserved Silk Cayes. Your options are only limited by your imagination.

spring break in Belize
spring break in Belize

Wide Open Waters

While Australia may get all the positive PR, Belize is actually home to the second largest barrier reef in the world. And with Spring Break falling right in the middle of the country's dry season, you don't have to worry about getting rained out of your adventures. Strap on some scuba gear or a snorkel mask to get right up next to the gentle and gorgeous nurse sharks. Or if you'd rather keep your head above water, charter a local sailing boat for festivities out at sea. Fishing enthusiasts will find a rich habitat of fish just waiting to bite.

spring break in Belize
spring break in Belize

Attending class is hard enough work, and the last thing you want to do is waste your time planning your vacation personally. Let Belizing.com assist. As the largest traveling marketplace in the country, we can help connect you with activities, shuttles, and tours.
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This Marine Reserve is located approximately 22 miles from Placencia on the main barrier reef. This area is one of the more popular spot for day excursions from Placencia and offers ... moregreat snorkeling and with our version of Shark, Ray and Turtle alley. Visitors to this reserve are guaranteed to have the time of their lives snorkeling and swimming with these creatures in their natural environment. The small coral islands offers the perfect place for an island bar-b-que or a picnic lunch.
Category:
Destination
Type of Destination:
Caye (Island)
District/Region:
Near Placencia
Tikal is an ancient Mayan citadel in the rainforests of northern Guatemala. Possibly dating to the 1st century A.D., Tikal flourished between 200 and 850 A.D. and was later abandoned. ... moreIts iconic ruins of temples and palaces include the giant, ceremonial Lost World (Mundo Perdido) Pyramid and the Temple of the Grand Jaguar. At 70 meters, Temple IV is the tallest pre-Columbian structure in the Americas.
Category:
Attraction
Type of Attraction:
Archaeological Site
Features:
Phone Service
District/Region:
Guatemala
As the largest and most intact reef system within the Northern Hemisphere, the Belize Barrier Reef System comprises seven (7) key marine reserve zones, over four hundred cayes (islands) ... moreand three (3) atolls. The reef’s crystal blue waters are a haven for its marine community and an enticing exploratory region for SCUBA divers and snorkelers.

The seven protected areas are (1) Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, (2) Blue Hole Natural Monument, (3) Half Moon Caye Natural Monument, (4) South Water Caye Marine Reserve, (5) Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, (6) Laughing Bird Caye National Park, and (7) Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve.

Discover the over five hundred species of fish, seventy hard coral and thirty six soft coral species among the plenty of aesthetic views both above and below water. In 1996, this reef was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significant habitats and natural development. Add the cultural appeal of Belize and skilled guides, and you’ve got yourself the dive trip of a lifetime.
Category:
Attraction
Type of Attraction:
Aquatic Wonder, Barrier Reef
District/Region:
Caribbean Sea
Caye Caulker affectionately known as “La Isla Carinosa”, is the picturesque depiction of sandy beaches, cerulean seas and island living. The worry free and go slow ambiance of Caye ... moreCaulker makes it the ideal getaway for travelers to bask in the sun, relax, rejuvenate and soak up the island vibes.

This beloved island is five miles long and 1.2 miles wide with a population of less than 1,500 people.

A model town that makes it easy for you to immerse yourself in the Belizean culture, brilliantly displayed in its boutiques and inspiring handcrafted local art. Of course, being only a mile away from the Belize Barrier Reef makes it ideal for sea enthusiast; visitors can enjoy sailing, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, fishing and other water activities.
Category:
Destination
Type of Destination:
Caye (Island)
Population:
1,300
Features:
Phone Service, Restaurants, Camping, ATM services, Banks, Sports Bars, Night Clubs, Public Parks, Market, Coffee Shops
District/Region:
Caye (Island)
Cahal Pech Archaeological Site, also known as "Place of Ticks," is the only Mayan ruins located in San Ignacio town. Sitting at the top of a limestone hill, the eerie atmosphere of ... morea once populated site can fascinate the minds of history lovers or intrigued visitors. Only a ten minute climb from uptown San Ignacio, you can also visit the museum that's on the same location.
Category:
Attraction
Type of Attraction:
Archaeological Site, Landmark
Features:
Phone Service
District/Region:
Cayo
The name "Lamanai" means submerged crocodile. Located in in the Orange Walk District, Lamanai is known to be the longest continuously-occupied Mayan site in Mesoamerica. Lamanai is ... moreone of the largest ceremonial sites in Belize that even includes over a hundred of other minor structures in the sorrounding area. It is also one of the few archaeological sites that had structures successfully built on top of other pre-existing structures. Quite fascinating!
Category:
Attraction
Type of Attraction:
Archaeological Site, Landmark
District/Region:
Orange Walk
Caracol is one of the largest site in the Maya world and is the largest known Mayan Ruins in Belize. Climb the magnificent temples that the ancient Maya built around 1200 BCE. Caracol ... moreis located in the Cayo District and is nested within lush Belizean forests.
Category:
Attraction
Type of Attraction:
Archaeological Site, Landmark
District/Region:
Cayo
Xunantunich, roughly translated as "Maiden of the Rock" or "Stone Woman" from the Yucatec Maya language, is an astonishing temple constructed by the ancient Mayas. It was an important ... moreceremonial centre built around AD 600 near the end of the Maya Late Classic Period. Located in western Belize on the George Price Highway, eager visitors must first travel on a ferry across the river to view the amazing structure.
Category:
Attraction
Type of Attraction:
Archaeological Site, Landmark
Features:
Phone Service, Parking
District/Region:
Cayo
The Great Blue Hole (or Blue Hole Natural Monument) is a popular attraction within the Belize Barrier Reef System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located near the center of the Lighthouse ... moreReef, it is a large, magnificent underwater limestone sinkhole off the coast of Belize. This natural phenomenon is approximately 1000 feet across and over 400 feet deep, and is the largest marine sinkhole hole on earth. 

Divers descend into the Blue Hole’s tranquil abyss to see geological wonders and fascinating marine life. Giant stalactites, dripstone sheets, and columns are located in the Gallery at the southern rim of the Blue Hole. These structures formed in a dry cavern above sea level during glacial periods.

Jacques Cousteau revealed the secrets of the mysterious Blue Hole to millions of viewers in 1971 through the television series The Undersea World of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Today, dive boats follow the way of the famous Calypso to explore one of the world’s best destinations for scuba diving. Come to Belize to experience the Great Blue Hole via diving trips, snorkeling trips, flyover tours, and skydiving jumps.
Category:
Attraction
Type of Attraction:
Aquatic Wonder
District/Region:
Caribbean Sea
Ambergris Caye, also known as "La Isla Bonita," is located off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean Sea. Its coastline is protected by second largest barrier reef in the world. Being ... morethe largest island in Belize, Ambergris Caye is well known for island adventures, water sports, relaxation and exquisite marine life.
Category:
Destination
Type of Destination:
Caye (Island)
Population:
16,444
Features:
Phone Service, Restaurants, Camping, ATM services, Banks, Sports Bars, Night Clubs, Public Parks, Market, Coffee Shops
District/Region:
Caye (Island)
Tours/Activities
$
139
-
$
179
/ Person
Departs From:
Punta Gorda
Provider:
If you want a feel-good tour - then this combination is the one for you! Start the day by traveling to the Maya village of San Pedro Columbia, where you will work with a small, volunteer-based, ... morecommunity group, who have been replanting trees along the Columbia River since Hurricane Iris caused devastation to the riverbanks in 2001. Meet group members, visit the tree nursery, and plants trees of your own to help the community's efforts.

Next, visit the village of Medina Bank, where you can relax with a river tubing tour in the jungle, during which your guide will point out the different native flora and fauna that you see. Proceeds from the tour in Medina Bank go to a community fund, which helps to support the village school and other community needs.
$
79
-
$
299
40
/ Adult
Departs From:
Hopkins
 (1)
Southern Belize provides easy access to the magnificent Belize Barrier Reef, one of the largest and most impressive coral reefs in the world. Snorkeling in Belize is a unique experience ... moredue to the fact the Belize Barrier Reef is home to a plethora of tropical fishes and corals. On this snorkeling tour, your professional guide will bring you to amazing snorkeling spots where you will be able to witness a plethora of specimens from sustainable species of fish, your guide will provide you with all necessary snorkeling gear so you can explore the wonderful and amazing marine life that live under Belize's turquoise waters.

The boat departs at 8:00 AM from Palmento Grove
Arrival at the largest living barrier reef in the world at between 8:30 & 8:45
Guided snorkel in the shimmering turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea around the Barrier Reef
Cookout of Freshly caught fish
Departure at 2:00 PM
Arrival between 2:30 & 2:45
$
500
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Our Full Day fishing with Private Beach Barbeque usually starts at 8:00 am. We do provide everything needed for the tour. We fish for some hours until we catch enough fish to eat, ... morethen we go snorkeling and at the same time, we dive for Lobsters and Conchs (Seasonal). We then proceed to a private sandy beach where you can enjoy the nice breeze while you take some refreshments like sodas, waters or beers along with a delicious conch ceviche. After that comes the lunch and we return pretty much to your hotel or resort around 4:00 pm.
$
225
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$
265
/ Adult
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Lamanai Mayan Ruins is among the best Mayan Ruins to visit while in Belize. Take a River Boat up to the Lamanai Mayan site and learn about the flora and fauna along the way. You also ... morewill learn all about the Maya history and their influence to the Belize and the world.
$
75
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
 (1)
Journey to the ancient Maya ruins of Xunantunich on a horse for a closer experience with nature and appreciate the wonders of our rainforest, flora, and fauna. This experience begins ... moreon the outskirts of Succotz village riding along the banks of the Mopan River, you'd be lucky enough to spot the Howler Monkeys jumping from limb to limb and witness their powerful howl. Then heading on to the Maya site of Xunantunich, one of the most popular sites in Belize; where you will learn of its importance in Maya history. At the top of the highest temple, you'll behold a spectacular view, miles of the rainforest as well you will spot the border town of Benque Viejo (Belize) and neighboring Melchor de Mencos (Guatemala).
$
450
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Provider:
The beach BBQ fishing adventure is what most of our guests are in search of. We start off this trip by heading out to catch our meal. After catching enough fish to eat, we head to ... morethe beach to light up the grill and cook up the catch. While the guides prepare the meal, you can swim on the beach or simply just take a walk to enjoy the Caribbean Beach. Once the food is served and everyone is happy, we close off the day with some snorkeling. Cost for this trip is $400.00 USD and it does not include park fees if you desire to snorkel in a marine reserve.
$
125
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Provider:
AMAZING SAILING AND SNORKELING ADVENTURES Our day begins sailing north to Tres Cocos for our first snorkel. Then we sail on to Mexico Rocks for our second snorkel stop where you will ... moreencounter larger coral heads & smaller fish.

After snorkeling, you can rinse off with fresh water & sit back to enjoy the sail to Habaneros. Our guides will then prepare a delicious BBQ.

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