5 Reasons to Visit Belize this Year

Tiny, eclectic and unforgettable Belize is endowed with incredible treasures. Here are some of our top things to see and do:


mayan ruins

1. Mayan Ruins

Visit ancient Maya ruins. The Mayas built their enduring temples deep in the jungles of modern day Belize. With no wheeled transport, no sophisticated tools and no beasts of burden, their achievement is staggering.



2. The Reef

Visit the second-longest barrier reef in the world. The Belize Barrier Reef is 187 miles long and is home to over 500 species of fish and 65 varieties of coral.



3. Snorkeling

Snorkeling is the perfect way to see the amazing marine wildlife. Ocean temperatures average 82.9 F. Warm, clear and calm waters make the Belize Barrier Reef a snorkelers’ paradise.



4. Jungle Hiking

Share the trail with countless birds, mammals, reptiles and a troop of the ever-present howler monkeys. Leave civilization behind and create your own nature encounter.



5. Beaches

Uncountable beaches dot the 240 miles of coastline that make Belize a tropical paradise. Kick back with a Piña colada on your own patch of perfect powder-white sand, and enjoy the ultimate mix of Caribbean and Latin American life.


Get there with EF College Break. Our Belize: Rainforests Reefs & Ruins is the best way for 18-28-year-olds to visit Belize.