Transportation Options for Getting Around Belize

Transportation Options for Getting Around Belize

One of the most important aspects about planning a trip anywhere is figuring out how to get around once you reach your destination. Belize offers a range of options for getting around the country that will suit any time frame or budget and allow you to explore our beautiful country and make the most of your journey. Read on to learn about travel within Belize by bus, rental car, private transfer, air, and sea.

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Love is in the Air in Belize for Blue Morpho Butterflies and Bioluminescent Click Beetles

Love is in the Air in Belize for Blue Morpho Butterflies and Bioluminescent Click Beetles

Love is in the air right now here in Belize at the height of the dry season. Blue morpho butterflies spark the forest with electric blue flashes by day and brilliant green-glowing bioluminescent click beetles light up the trees by night and their sheer abundance infuses the jungle with a sense of wonder that captures the imagination and delights the soul. 

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Belize Beaches - What's The Deal?

Belize Beaches - What's The Deal?

The vast majority of people that visit Belize will (and should) visit either one of the Cayes (pronounced Keys as in "Florida Keys") or a coastal village on the Caribbean coast.  But what are the beaches actually like in these places, and how do they compare to other beaches in the Caribbean and the world?

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The Tipping Point - Gratuity Guidelines for Visitors to Belize

The Tipping Point - Gratuity Guidelines for Visitors to Belize

Like most countries that host a large number of international visitors, the Belize tourism sector has adopted the tipping culture associated with the home countries of its visitors. Most of Belize’s tourists travel here from the United States and the United States has a strong tipping culture – as such, leaving gratuities for restaurant and hotel staff, tour guides, and drivers, has become customary and is now expected in Belize. Here are some helpful guidelines for smart tipping practices while on your Belize Vacation. 

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Celebrating Garifuna Settlement Day in Belize

Celebrating Garifuna Settlement Day in Belize

Today is Garifuna Settlement Day – the only Belize National Holiday dedicated to celebrating the history and legacy of a specific cultural group: the Garinagu. The Garinagu began arriving in Belize in the early 1800's, with the largest single group coming to Dangriga in 1832 on November 19th. Settlement Day is greatly celebrated in all Garifuna villages and towns throughout Belize with re-enactments of the arrival, parades, and all night parties with live drumming and Garifuna singing.

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Hatchet Caye - A Spectacular Island Oasis Just Off Belize's Southern Barrier Reef

Hatchet Caye - A Spectacular Island Oasis Just Off Belize's Southern Barrier Reef

Hatchet Caye is truly a gem among Belize’s many spectacular island destinations and highly recommended for people looking for a Caribbean island escape in a thriving marine environment.elize’s barrier reef – the second largest in the world – is within site from Hatchet Caye, making it an ideal location for snorkelling, diving, and fishing trips and the perfect choice for those looking for an authentic small Caribbean island experience. The setting is absolutely perfect for either a romantic vacation or for friends and families simply looking to enjoy each other’s company in an intimate location.

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Destination: Hopkins...Exploring Belize with SabreWing Travel

Destination: Hopkins...Exploring Belize with SabreWing Travel

Last weekend SabreWing Travel went out into the field on a Familiarity Trip to Hopkins Village and Beach on the Belize Central Coast to see what had changed since our last visit and to scout out the area resorts. We found Hopkins to be in excellent form and noticed many changes since our last visit but were relieved that the village itself retains the charming Caribbean fishing village atmosphere that defines it. On our trip we visited nearly a dozen resorts and B&Bs, explored the village, walked on the beach, sampled the eats at various restaurants, and went for a dawn swim in the Caribbean. (I know, being a Belize Travel Expert is a tough job, but somebody has to do it!)

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Join SabreWing Travel on assignment as we explore Hopkins Village on the Belize central Coast

Join SabreWing Travel on assignment as we explore Hopkins Village on the Belize central Coast

This weekend we are heading to Hopkins Village along Belize's central coast and our mission is to visit the top beach resorts and villas in the area and discover which of these overnight destinations offer the best combination of beauty, location, service, comfort, and value. This is an exciting trip with an ambitious itinerary and we look forward to sharing pictures and our feedback with you as we experience each location through our posts of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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What Would Your Ideal Belize Vacation Look Like? Check out this itinerary we created for an Italian Family who traveled to Belize in August

What Would Your Ideal Belize Vacation Look Like? Check out this itinerary we created for an Italian Family who traveled to Belize in August

We understand that each traveler is on an individual journey and is looking to experience Belize in a unique way that is all their own. What would your custom Belize Vacation Package look like? For inspiration and ideas, check out this itinerary that we created for an Italian Family who traveled to Belize in August. 

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Drinking Water in Belize

Drinking Water in Belize

Unlike most other countries in Central America, the majority of Belize's villages and towns are outfitted with potable water systems. This means that the water is treated (usually with chlorine) to kill off harmful pathogens and bacteria. It also means that for the most part, you can drink the water straight from the tap in most parts of Belize with-out becoming ill. 

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When is Peak Tourism Season in Belize and what does that mean?

When is Peak Tourism Season in Belize and what does that mean?

Peak Season for tourism in Belize falls over the Christmas and Easter holidays and the main reason to travel in Belize during Peak Season is that this may be when you have the most time off for a vacation. However, if you can plan your Belize Vacation around the Christmas and Easter Holidays, you will save money and enjoy more flexibility when booking your hotels and tours. 

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When is High Season in Belize and what does that mean?

When is High Season in Belize and what does that mean?

There really is no reason not to come to Belize during the High Season if this is when coming on a tropical vacation works well for you. Just remember that if you plan to visit Belize during the High Season, we recommend that you book your accommodations and tours ahead of time.

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High, Low, and Peak Travel Seasons in Belize – How will they affect your Belize Vacation?

High, Low, and Peak Travel Seasons in Belize – How will they affect your Belize Vacation?

The obvious difference between the seasons is price, but what does visiting Belize during the Low Season versus the High or Peak Season actually mean to the Belize traveler and how will this impact your Belize Vacation?

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