Destination guide

Tropical paradise at Belize vacation home rentals

With its Caribbean shorelines dotted with barrier islands and cays, and inland jungles full of caves, rivers and Maya ruins, Belize invites visitors to spend time outdoors, soaking up the Central American sun and discovering incredible local wildlife and sea creatures. Cities here are full of all the attractions and amenities you could ask for in a tropical vacation, from cultural sites and history museums, to colorful shopping centers and tasty Caribbean restaurants. When the time comes to select your Belize vacation rental, you'll find a range of options await up and down the coast, on offshore islands and in the middle of the rainforest.

Things to do

Attractions near Belize vacation rentals

The Mayan ruins of Belize are an amazing sight to behold and there are plenty of options for visiting these incredible wonders. In the western Cayo region of the country, 2 popular archaeological sites welcome visitors. There's Xunantunich, with several pyramid-like structures atop a ridge overlooking the Mopan River, and Caracol, once a massive Mayan city of palaces and temples in a jungle environment. Close to the hub of Belize City, you can visit the well-manicured Altun Ha site and walk to the top of structures built 100s of years ago to gaze over the green surroundings.

Activities

Things to do near Belize vacation homes

With so many scenic landscapes to discover by land and sea in Belize, why not opt for a sightseeing excursion to some of the top attractions in the country? A number of tour providers offer inland treks that include heart-pounding experiences like zip lining, tubing through caves and river rafting, while other excursions take you to see ancient Maya ruins in the countryside. Water options include boat rides out to islands or the Belize Barrier Reef, where you can snorkel or dive to see the colorful coral and vibrant sea creatures that live under the Caribbean waters here.

Weather

Best time to visit Belize vacation homes

Nothing beats a warm winter day in Belize, with the sun shining down from a clear sky as you skim across the Caribbean waves on the way to check out the sandy beaches of offshore islands. Temperatures here peak in the 80s year-round and rarely dip below 70, perfect for rafting and tubing adventures on jungle rivers and shopping trips to pick up souvenirs at seaside markets. Winter draws the biggest crowds, since the dry season runs from December through April, so book your Belize vacation rental well ahead of time if you plan to visit during these popular months.

Natural features

Beneath the waves in Belize

Belize's tropical scenery extends from the lush greenery of the inland jungles, full of monkeys and parrots, to the beautiful coastline, where cays dot the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. If your Belize vacation rental is near the sea, you'll want to spend some time exploring the underground playgrounds of the Belize Barrier Reef, the largest of its kind in the northern hemisphere. Plenty of threatened species can be found in the waters and coastal lagoons, from turtles and gentle manatees to the American marine crocodile. Snorkeling and diving trips are the best way to explore the sea and plant life here, and excursion providers can take you to some of the best spots.

Beaches

Beach locales near Belize vacation rentals

Belize has plenty of pristine beaches for sun and swim. Vacation homes can be found near places like Ambergris Caye, a picturesque island with white-sand beaches and a barrier reef for diving and snorkeling, and Tobacco Caye, a laid-back isle with beaches, snorkeling, and dining. You could also visit Goff’s Caye, a serene island with soft-sand beaches and calm waters with vibrant marine life for snorkeling.

Food and drink

Sample regional cuisine in Belize

Belizean cuisine features a wide variety of foods in flavorful combinations. Tortillas, refried beans, cheeses, rice and beans, tamales, escabeche, stew chicken, and panades are popular dishes for most of the country, though you can also find an array of seafood and local fruits. If you want to experience the distinctive cuisine of Belize, visit a restaurant or eatery near your vacation rental.

Can I find a vacation rental around Belize?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,344 vacation rentals near Belize. From 319 Houses to 168 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Belize for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Belize?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Belize. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Placencia: 309 vacation rentals
  • San Pedro: 632 vacation rentals
  • Ambergris Caye: 680 vacation rentals
  • Caye Caulker: 520 vacation rentals
  • Belize City: 63 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Belize! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Belize?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Belize:

  • Placencia: 309 rentals
  • San Pedro: 632 rentals
  • Belize City: 63 rentals
  • Hopkins: 183 rentals
  • San Ignacio: 97 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Belize?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Belize are:

  • Belize City Municipal Airport (TZA): 66 vacation rentals
  • Philip S W Goldson International Airport (BZE): 67 vacation rentals
  • Caye Caulker Airport (CUK): 650 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Belize?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Belize. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Placencia Beach: 270 rentals
  • Belizean Melody Art Gallery: 701 rentals
  • San Pedro Town Hall: 704 rentals
  • South Water Caye Beach: 133 rentals
  • Wee Wee Caye Marine Lab: 225 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Belize listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.