Belize ~ A Family Destination

Belize is another hot destination in 2015.  Located on the Eastern coast of Central America, Belize is a great family destination.

The official language in Belize is English; it is a destination with a very diverse ecosystem and a rich culture, with a Colonel British influence.

I wrote about Belize back in 2013 after I had planned several dive trips for clients.  Each one coming back and raving about the destination. I will include a link to that post here, so you can easily find it for more information.

http://secretsofatravelconcierge.com/belize-adventurers-paradise/

If you are looking to snorkel or dive, get off the mainland of Belize and head to one of the Caye’s, such as Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker.

Ambergris Caye is the largest of the 200 + islands off the coast of Belize.  A premier destination for scuba divers as it is about 1/2 mile from the Barrier Reef and the Great Blue Hole.  A really cool place to stay is Portofino Resort.  They have about 16 villas, it is very low key, but a 4 to 5 star resort.

http://portofinobelize.com/

If you are looking for a dive company, two recommendations are Amigos Del Mar and Ramon’s.  My clients had a great experience with both.

Travel helps for Belize:

1.  Suggested vaccinations are Hepatitis A, Typhoid and make sure you to have your Tetanus and Diphtheria shots up to date

2.  Visa’s are not required for stays 30 days and under.  You need to have at least one blank page in your passport for stamping.  Your passport needs to have at least 6 month’s remaining from the time you return, otherwise, it is time to renew your passport.

3.  High season is late November to late April.

For more safety tips to Belize, jump over to the travel.state website at;

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english/consularnotification/belize.html