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Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Belize

Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Belize
Destination(s): Belize City

With myriad coral reefs, white-sand beaches, Mayan ruins, and other treasures, but curiously few tourists, Belize is a Central American paradise on the Caribbean Sea that’s perfect for romance and is waiting to be (re)discovered by couples looking for a private getaway. In the meantime, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 picks for romantic things to do in Belize, which includes: visiting Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave in the Roaring Fork River where, if you venture inside, you’ll see Mayan pottery and human remains, and feel like the only people who have seen it; admiring Xunantunich Mayan ruins complex, near San Ignacio, with its beautiful, excavated palaces and temples; catching a live performance, play, or art exhibition at Bliss Performing Arts Center in Belize City; visiting Belize’s historic Anglican cathedral once built by slaves, St. John’s Cathedral; and browsing original art and prints featuring scenes of Belizean life and landscapes at Fine Arts gallery in Belize City. read more about Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Belize... Read More

Top 10 Fun Restaurants in Belize

Top 10 Fun Restaurants in Belize
Destination(s): Belize City

You can salute Belize’s fun-loving side by hitting some of this Central American nation’s more entertaining, party friendly restaurants. There’s no reason to be short on ideas though, as we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 fun restaurants in Belize. Head to Martha’s Restaurant and Pizza House in San Ignacio for quite a varied menu – think pizza, Mayan food, Belizean food, hamburgers, burritos, and vegetarian mains – and outdoor seating; Eva’s Restaurant and Bar in San Ignacio for hearty Mexican and Belizean food and a lively social scene with other fellow travelers; Riverside Tavern in Belize City for burgers, seafood, pizza, TVs, and a lively crowd; Chon Saan Palace in Belize City for Cantonese and Szechuan food as well as lots of lazy susans and aquarium tanks filled with live lobsters; and Harbour View in Belize City for jazz music and a view of the water. read more about Top 10 Fun Restaurants in Belize... Read More

Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in Belize

Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in Belize
Destination(s): Belize City

Currencies like the dollar, euro, and pound tend to go far in Belize, which makes finding a filling meal on a budget as a visitor much easier than you think. But just in case, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 picks for cheap restaurants in Belize. You can get large portions of Mexican and Belizean food and meet up with other travelers at Eva’s Bar and Restaurant in San Ignacio; mounds of inexpensive food and views of the river at Big Daddy’s Diner in Belize City; local Belizean cooking at down-home Macy’s restaurant (it’s very intimate with only the five tables) in Belize City; Jamaican jerk, curry, as well as local specialties at Jambel’s Jerk Pit Too near the water in Belize City; and huge helpings of fried foods and views of the lagoon at Sibun Bite Bar and Grill at the Old Belize complex in Belize City. read more about Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in Belize... Read More

Top 10 Things to Do in Belize

Top 10 Things to Do in Belize
Destination(s): Belize City

Though small, the Central American country of Belize offers many opportunities to experience traditional Mayan cultural sites, and local arts and handicrafts in a relaxing tropical setting. Here we’ve compiled a top ten list of the best things to do in Belize. For a genuine look at the ancient Mayans, walk through the spectacular ruins of Xunantunich, or wade through Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave to discover Mayan artifacts. St. John’s Cathedral combines English architecture and native history, and provides a look at the country’s colonial background. If you are seeking more current local culture, museums and art galleries abound. There are plenty of opportunities to shop as well, and the two activities often go hand-in-hand. We give you the top local art galleries where you can find jewelry, pottery, sculpture, and more. Also included are performing arts spaces, like the Bliss Institute of Performing Arts where you can catch a theater or dance performance. Experience the modern and ancient culture that Belize has to offer. read more about Top 10 Things to Do in Belize... Read More

Top 10 Restaurants in Belize

Top 10 Restaurants in Belize
Destination(s): Belize City

In between relaxing on the beach and touring the Mayan ruins of Belize, you have to stop to enjoy the savory local eateries. In such a small country, small restaurants flourish. Spots like the Riverside Cafe do well with both tourists and in-the-know locals. Menus tend to be eclectic, like the jerk chicken, Thai noodles, sandwiches, and focaccia of Cafe Sol. Seafood dishes feature prominently at many locations. The Smokey Mermaid, for example, offers a daily catch crusted with yuca. We also suggest you leave your mark at the Wet Lizard, a happening spot overlooking Belize City's Swinging Bridge. For those adventurous visitors who enjoy testing their mettle against the extremes of spicy foods, sample the vindaloos of Hannah's (but don't say we didn't warn you). For a taste of local Belize game in a small, comfy venue, check out Macy's chalkboard specials. Belize delivers a diverse selection of flavors for every palate, try some from our top ten to find your favorite. read more about Top 10 Restaurants in Belize... Read More

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Belize

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Belize
Destination(s): Belize City

Belize is not known as a destination for romance, but that doesn’t mean this tropical nation doesn’t have an ace up its sleeve in the romance department, as Belize restaurants with views of the sea, harbors, and tropical foliage make great places for an intimate dinner for two. So treat your partner right and consider one of these gems for a romantic dinner rendezvous in Belize: Running W Steak House and Restaurant in San Ignacio for steaks, grilled meats, and Belizean dishes at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel (opt to dine on the outdoor patio for a great view of the jungle); Harbour View in Belize City, with waterside tables as well as views of the harbor from the restaurant’s second floor, for live jazz and cosmopolitan cuisine with an emphasis on seafood; and The Smokey Mermaid in Belize City for al fresco dining among trees, ferns, and flowers (do try the chocolate coconut pie). read more about Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Belize... Read More

Top 10 Hotels in Belize

Top 10 Hotels in Belize
Destination(s): Belize City

We have ten suggestions to help you decide, when visiting Belize, will you stay at a chain hotel or will you try a local bed and breakfast? For those who prefer well-known chains, Radisson runs the Fort George Hotel & Marina in the Fort George Lighthouse area. A smaller, cozier choice, the Villa Boscardi bed and breakfast sits on the outskirts of Belize City, and offers a quiet living space. To stay nearer native flora and fauna, you might want to try a stay at the Blancaneaux Lodge which sits near the Noj Kaax Meen Elijio Panti National Park, filled with rare plants and animals from the region. Another exciting natural lodge choice we like is Chaa Creek. Suites set in the treetops, and a view of the Macal River make this an appealing place to set up base. Belize also hosts plenty of resorts, offering comfort and luxury for travelers. Our favorites include the San Ignacio Resort Hotel with large rooms that open onto gardens. Regardless of where you stay in Belize, there is a choice on our list for you. read more about Top 10 Hotels in Belize... Read More