Belize has no Pacific coastline, but what it lacks on the west it makes up for with its 300+ miles of Caribbean coast to the east. As with most Caribbean islands, Belize offers breathtaking scenery, secluded beaches, snorkeling and scuba diving, and golfing. Belize gets a leg up in what it has that the islands lack: Mayan ruins buried deep in the jungle.
Located between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize is home to some impressive Mayan archaeological sites. Altun Ha, home of the largest Mayan jade carving, the lost city of Caracol, whose Caana Temple is still the tallest man-made structure in Belize, and the pyramids of Xunantunich, which offer views into Guatemala are some highlights. These sites are just as impressive, yet significantly less overwrought with tourists than their Mexican counterparts. The Mayan settlement of Lamanai, deep in the jungle, is one absolutely not to be missed. And on your way out, take a tour of the jungle. You could run in to jaguars, tapirs, birds, and crocodiles. You and your spouse (or spouse to be) can even stay in an eco-lodge on the river.
Ambergris Cay is home to the world’s second longest barrier reef, and is a perfect place to snorkel or scuba dive alongside your loved one. You can stay in the beach town San Pedro, which offers everything from rustic lodges to all-inclusive resorts.
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It’s best to visit Belize between February and May; May-November is the rainy season. And remember to get malaria medicine before you leave for your destination wedding, most of the country is a high-risk area.