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Belize – Central America’s Secret Honeymoon Destination

belize-mayan-wedding-2-300x200One of the perks of being involved in the wedding industry is coming across new and exciting ideas for travel. Whether you are excited about planning a very unique honeymoon, or just want a vacation that is a little bit out of the ordinary, it’s a true joy to find a quality package that has a little of everything for almost anyone. A great find has definitely been the Caribbean nation of Belize. Affordable yet still exotic, a ten day vacation package to Belize might be right up your alley.

Here’s an example itinerary illustrating what you can accomplish over ten days while visiting Belize. Please keep in mind that all tours are subject to availability of the tour operators, and that dates and activity schedules may vary according to preference or allotted budget.

Day 1 – After spending some time flying in the open skies, you arrive in Belize. Paradise at last! The first day is really all about the journey there, and the transfer to the Mainland Hotel. Unpack, unwind and get ready for your escapade. Introduce your toes to the local soils and sands. It’s time to start the adventure of a lifetime.

Day 2 – Now the fun really begins, as yesterday was just an introduction!  You can start your Belizean experience exploring the land’s thousands of amazingly beautiful acres. Travel the terrain on a mountain bike, take in some bird watching, frolic under waterfalls, or even practice a little yoga while overlooking some extraordinary scenery. You can also canoe or take a long, leisurely stroll along spectacular walking trails. No matter what you choose to do, you’ll notice that the surroundings of Belize are astounding.

Day 3 – Enjoy a little romance with a secret waterfall lunch. Arrangements can be made for a truly private gourmet meal to be served to you, and hugging and kissing is definitely allowed since the location is nicely secluded (nudge, nudge, wink, wink).

Couple in Belize


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Day 4 – Maya Ruins! After you are used to the local surroundings, this is a good day to pick which of the Maya Ruin tours you’d like to explore. It’s like stepping right onto the pages of National Geographic! Climb right upon and into a setting of ancient culture and rituals. In fact, it really does look like what you see in the movies. You’ll be astounded.

Day 5 – And now for a little change of countryside. You can choose to transfer to a five-star hotel on Ambergris Caye, which is the largest island in Belize, and the main destination for many travelers. Ambergris Caye has been the hub of Belizean area maritime trade for centuries, and San Pedro is the only established town on the island. This is a must-see destination for those who really like to scuba dive and frolic around the surf. Perhaps you might enjoy a few hours at the zoo?  Or just have a local version of the fruity cocktail, dip your toes in the ocean, take a nap by the pool, then have yet another fruity cocktail (or two, three or four).

Day 6 – Do what they do best in Belize – nada! That’s right –  nothing! Zilch! Stare at the ocean, and act out your own version of a Corona commercial. Sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? And the fans of your YouTube channel or friends of your Facebook page will love it as well.

Day 7 – Another “must” experience for your time spent in Belize is a visit to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, where you can swim within coral reefs, snorkel with sharks and sting rays, and experience Belize’s first marine park. Due to its protected status, local fish populations have exploded. Large schools of jacks, groupers, snappers and barracuda abound in waters as shallow as five feet. For underwater photographers, this makes for some great marine life photo opportunities.

For the more daring vacationer or honeymooner, a visit to Shark and Ray Alley is in order. The sharks and rays can sense dive boats approaching and will begin to school in anticipation of bait being thrown into the water. Upon initial arrival, you can actually witness the ocean’s surface boiling with rolling sharks and sting ray wings as they vie for the scraps.

Do you like visiting small, out-of-the-way settlements? Despite the growth of local tourism, Caye Caulker remains a small village with a distinct cultural flavor not necessarily found in large-scale tourist development. Almost all the businesses are locally owned. Vehicles larger than golf carts almost never roam the streets, and lodging is small scale and relatively inexpensive compared with many other tourist destinations.

Day 8 – Rent a cart, bike or hike to Palapa Bar for the day. Or forget traditional transportation means and float to the bar in an inner tube while actually drinking on the Caribbean ocean. From the water, you can have native beers lowered down to you in buckets.  Travelers also have shown mad love for Palapa Bar’s giant burgers and local entrees.  And the view of the Belize Barrier Reef is magnificent as well! All this is why so many call the Palapa Bar their “favorite bar in the world.”

Day 9 – As your Belizean stay comes closer to its end, why not rest from all of your activity with a day at the beach that’s capped off by a sunset cruise? After all, you’ll need even MORE photos for your Facebook page!

Day 10 – Time to take a last look around and begin the journey homeward. By this time, a wide smile should be permanently visible across your face. In Belize, you can see and do quite a bit without breaking the piggy bank wide open. Ya’ll come back really soon!

Does a Belizean getaway like this sound great for your honeymoon or vacation? Over a week of experiences can be arranged for less than $5,000 (depending on the desired activities and amenities – each trip may vary). There’s also a much shorter and even more affordable I Need a Break from My Kids package. Please visit Romantic Travel Belize to inquire about creating your own paradise vacation today.
Phone: 215-469-2496

Photo’s by Jose Luis Zapata Photography, Jen Sharp Photography, and Romantic Travel Belize