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Top Reasons to Visit Belize for Spring Break

By 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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Tours/Activities
$
139
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$
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.
$
139
/ Person
$
159
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$
229
/ Adult
Departs From:
Hopkins
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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)
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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.
$
110
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
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Journey to the ancient Maya ruins of Buena Vista on a horse for a closer experience with nature and appreciate the wonders of our rainforest, flora, and fauna. This experience begins ... moreon the Savana area enjoying the veiws 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. You get to ride on Jungle trails heading to the different Plazas. where you will learn of its importance in Maya history. Depending on the water level you get to ride in the river. After the ride we will drive 10 minutes to the site of Xunantunich. 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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Required for RETURN to the USA
Required by the US Government. Testing service for compliance with CDC travel requirements. The Belize Ministry of Health has approved testing for travelers through private facilities ... moreand mobile testing units. Our preferred provider is Belize Diagnostic Center, the leader in Covid-19 testing services in Belize with locations available countrywide. Book Now to save your spot.

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Get tested before your departure date to avoid delays at the airport. Keep your results handy and be prepared to show them when required at the airport. This testing requirement applies to all air passengers, 2 years of age or older, traveling into the US, including US citizens and legal permanent residents.

To reduce the introduction and spread of new variants of SARS-CoV-2, CDC issued an Order effective January 26, 2021. It requires all air passengers arriving in the US from a foreign country to get tested for COVID-19 infection no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result OR documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.
Turnaround:
Same Day
Location:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye), Caye Caulker, San Ignacio Town, Hopkins, Placencia, Belize City, Belmopan, Dangriga, Punta Gorda, Orange Walk Town, Corozal Town, Other (or unknown)
Ali Wunderman
Ali Wunderman joins us in the studio for a conversation about the new Belize covid-19 travel restrictions and her experience traveling back to Belize for the first time during the ... morepandemic. We discuss the new travel protocols and her experience arriving in Belize and visiting different areas of the country. With travel to Belize now fully reopened, including the return of cruise tourism in July 2021, there are some updated protocols and procedures that travelers should be aware of. Ali walks us through her experience and explains why traveling to Belize is as easy as 1-2-3.
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Ali Wunderman

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