Destination guide

Blue skies and seas in beautiful Belize

With its Caribbean shorelines dotted with barrier islands and cays, and inland jungles full of caves, rivers and Mayan 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

Discover Mayan ruins in fascinating Belize

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.


Thrilling tours through Belize's jungles and waters

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 Mayan 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.


Warm and sunny winters in Belize

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.

Where to stay around Belize?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,371 vacation rentals near Belize. From 316 Houses to 176 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: 303 vacation rentals
  • San Pedro: 675 vacation rentals
  • Ambergris Caye: 727 vacation rentals
  • Caye Caulker: 544 vacation rentals
  • Belize City: 69 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: 303 rentals
  • San Pedro: 675 rentals
  • Belize City: 69 rentals
  • Hopkins: 176 rentals
  • San Ignacio: 98 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): 73 vacation rentals
  • Philip S W Goldson International Airport (BZE): 73 vacation rentals
  • Caye Caulker Airport (CUK): 698 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: 263 rentals
  • Belizean Melody Art Gallery: 750 rentals
  • San Pedro Town Hall: 751 rentals
  • South Water Caye Beach: 127 rentals
  • Wee Wee Caye Marine Lab: 218 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.