My 8 Favorite Everyday Adventures in Belize

I was talking to an expat friend the other day. We were chatting about how much Belize has to offer in the way of exotic experiences. We happened to be on one of Belize’s exotic cayes (islands, there are over 400 cayes off the mainland) during this chat. Having spent the day playing in the water, swinging in hammocks, and enjoying a beach barbeque, the captain offered to take us a little farther away to the reef, where some great snorkeling could be done.

Caye Caulker is Belize’s Up-And-Coming Hotspot

Caye Caulker has long been a favored destination for travelers to Belize. People flock to this small island because it has a vintage Caribbean charm all its own—it looks like a postcard. The island has remained a rustic paradise, with candy-colored wooden buildings, sandy roads, and no cars. Happy travelers, locals, and beach dogs lazily stroll and enjoy the warm breeze that comes off the water and ample shade of the palm-fringed streets.

Real Estate in Placencia: Find Your Own Beach Paradise

In Placencia village where I live you’ll see adorable cabanas lining the road, each painted a different color, hand-painted signs, cute beach dogs, friendly locals. You’ll find treehouse coffee houses, and beach bars with names like Barefoot Bar and Tipsy Tuna. There are gelato places, and local tiny wood shacks selling delicious, cheap food made from scratch.