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Not-to-Miss Romantic Spots in Belize
Home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in Central America, Belize is a lovers’ paradise that creates a mystical and passion-infused experience for any type of couple. From secluded getaways to dreamy excursions, experience Belize’s unparalleled offerings by including these not-to-miss romantic destinations into your next trip.
- Caye Caulker
Ease into your romantic vacation with the relaxed ambiance of Caye Caulker. Located just one mile west of the Belize Barrier Reef, this cozy caye features picturesque views from its expansive beach, of which the island stretches five miles. Golf carts are the main mode of transportation on this slowpaced caye, freeing the sandy streets for you and your sweetheart to take a calming stroll to the tip of the island, also called “The Split.” Couples can also visit an array of quaint boutique shops, or indulge in Belize’s cool waters by going windsurfing or snorkeling.
- Hopkins Village
You and your sweetheart will never bore in the scenic beachside village of Hopkins, which is located just eight miles south of Dangriga in Stann Creek District. Boasting 12 miles of golden sand beaches for relaxation, couples can begin their day watching the sun rise while swaying with the breeze together in a hammock. Plus, as Hopkins is a central location for inland day trips, lovers can also venture out to explore the scenic rainforest or ancient Maya sites, or vibrant Garifuna culture with enlivening drumming and dancing.
- Belize Botanic Gardens
Gaze upon the vivid floras and greens that populate Belize with a romantic two-mile walk through Belize Botanic Gardens’ picturesque trails. Showcasing native and exotic fruits, ornamentals, palms and more, the Gardens drape lovebirds in more than 100 species of rare orchids, a worldwide collection of heliconia and ginger, and more. Lovebirds can even travel up high for an unparalleled view at the 25 ft. high Firetower, which overlooks the Garden and surrounding hills.
- Macal River
Pump up the romance with an adventure of a lifetime and kayak down Belize’s Macal River in the Cayo District. According to legend, the river was named after a gorgeous girl called Macall, and this is only befitting considering the natural beauties that the Macal River passes – the Chiquibul rainforest, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Belize Botanic Gardens. Treasured sites that couples will see include endangered wildlife, tapirs, jaguars, different flora and fauna, and rare bird species.
- Glovers Reef Atoll
Second only to the beauties of your sweetheart, the stunning Glovers Reef Atoll boasts unparalleled splendor both on the island and underwater. White sand, coral and coconut trees lie on top of the pristine reef, of which Glovers is the southernmost of Belize’s atolls and spans across 90,000 acres. Lovers looking to explore the water world can snorkel or dive into the clear waters and view Belize’s diverse marine life and Glovers’ more than 800 patch reefs.