Why Belize

WELCOME TO THE HIDDEN GEM OF THE CARIBBEAN

Tucked away into the corner of the Caribbean, Belize remains an undiscovered gem. Elusive in its nature yet warm in its offerings, this pocket-sized region of the world harbors some of the last unspoiled marine and rainforest landscapes found in Central America. Boasting an array of tantalizing adventures, Belize is the ultimate in irresistible investment opportunities. Shameless indulgence and complete relaxation at their finest.

ABOUT SAN PEDRO AND AMBERGRIS CAYE

San Pedro Town and the Island of Ambergris Caye offer you everything you could want in your home town or your home away from home! Wonderful dining destinations, strolling on the beach which is just one-half mile from the famous Belize Barrier Reef, shopping for that just right gift or the necessities you need are all here. Travel the Island by golf cart or boat…both are great experiences and allow you to truly discover the wonders of this magnificent island.

San Pedro is also the “jumping off” point for magnificent scuba diving and snorkeling, fishing and boating. You can also visit ancient Mayan Sites on the mainland and explore the wonders of our Atolls and the famous Belize Barrier Reef…all from San Pedro!

Ambergris Caye & San Pedro Town

Ambergris Caye is the largest Island in Belize and was named by TRIP ADVISOR as the Best Island in the World in 2013 and 2014. The prestigious WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS, held in Bogota, Colombia in October 2015 named AMBERGRIS CAYE as MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA’S LEADING DESTINATION IN 2015.

San Pedro Town has a wonderful, small-town feeling and a collection of terrific restaurants, from small local diners and delectable Taco Stands to elegant fine dining restaurants and a wide variety of small shops that invite you to browse and enjoy the warm and welcoming people as you learn more about Belize. Spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea are yours from the center of town or from one of the many beachfront restaurants. Located just one-half mile from Belize’s famous and second largest Barrier Reef in the World, your choices for boating, diving, snorkeling, fishing or just sunning are many.

ABOUT MAINLAND BELIZE

The beauty and mysteries of mainland Belize are both unexpected and incredibly awe inspiring. From the majesty of soaring mountains to the unmatched beauty of our thousands of acres of rainforests to the rolling hills of the Cayo District. You’ll also want to explore Central America’s second largest cave system and the World’s only Mountain Pine Ridge in the tropics. Beautiful rivers, friendly people and breathtaking scenery are all yours. Rent a car or book one of Belize’s knowledgeable and experienced tour guides to truly discover nature’s beauty.

Mainland Belize

A short 15 minute commuter plane ride or a little longer, but beautiful water taxi ride puts you into Belize City…your gateway to the wonders of Belize. As the only English speaking country in Central America you’ll have no difficulty in communicating with Belizeans from Corozal Town in the north to Punta Gorda Town in the far south or to Cayo in the west and Dangriga in the east. Spanish is also widely spoken along with a variety of other languages and Belize’s own special Creole dialect.

Belize has paved highways (rental cars are readily available as are buses and taxis) making it possible to explore the magnificent Rain Forest areas, spectacular ancient Mayan Cities and Sites (Belize was the center of the Mayan World) throughout the entire country. Incredible Zip Lining over the Rain Forest canopy and Cave Tubing are exceptionally popular activities among visitors from all over the world. Belize also has the second largest cave system (you can visit and explore many) in Central America. The majestic Mountain Pine Ridge in the Cayo District is the only one of its kind in the tropics, anywhere in the world! You’ll also find wonderful resorts and attractions like the spectacular 1,000 foot waterfall and the famous Rio Frio Cave in the Pine Ridge.

You’ll be delighted to know that your La SIRENE staff will be able to answer all your questions and handle all of your travel and exploration wishes!