Formerly known as British Honduras, Belize has so much to offer the adventurous naturalist traveller. With its long barrier reef, idyllic islands, unspoilt rainforests, friendly English-speaking population, stable democratic government and exemplary conservation approach to its natural and Maya heritage, Belize was always an oasis of peace in the once volatile Central America region. Indeed, Belize often resembles a Caribbean rather than Central American country.

With roughly 40 per cent of its land classified as protected, the forests of Belize support a wide variety of wildlife including five cat species – margay, jaguarundi, ocelot, puma and jaguar. Bird life is also abundant with over 500 species recorded.

Boasting exceptional jungle lodges (including one which the late Gerald Durrell described as the model to which all other lodges should aspire) and island reef resorts, Belize has something for everyone – adult and child alike – who enjoys nature both below and above water and relishes good accommodation, reliable service and lack of crowds.

Belize Wildlife Holiday Ideas

# Family Holiday

A Belize Reef and Rainforest Family Adventure

11 Days from £2765
This is truly a reef and rainforest family tour par excellence. Educate your chi...
# Tailor-Made Tour

The Natural History Highlights of Belize

15 Days from £3565
Three of Belize’s best lodges and leisurely wildlife watching...
# Tailor-Made Tour

Beautiful Belize on a budget

15 Days from £2089
Rainforests, reefs and wetlands with reasonably-priced accommodation...
# Tailor-Made Tour

The Rainforests, Ruins, Mountains and Islands of Belize

15 Days from £3160
Exotic wildlife, mountain pine forests, hidden waterfalls, mystical Mayan ruins,...
# Family Holiday

A Belize Wildlife Adventure For Active Families

14 Days from £2952
An exhilarating natural history adventure for families with older children...
# Family Holiday

Gentle Family Fun in Beautiful Belize

14 Days from £2015
A wonderfully relaxing Belize holiday for children of all ages...
# Tailor-Made Tour

Deluxe Belize Honeymoon For Incurable Romantics

14 Days from £3068
For honeymooners or those looking for romance on their Belize wildlife holiday...

Featured Accommodation

Pelican Beach Resort

Barrier Reef and Coral Cays
Located within a designated marine reserve right on the edge of the Belize Barri...

Turtle Inn

South Belize
Exclusive upmarket resort is set on the beach amongst coconut palms and tropical...

Lamanai Outpost Lodge

North Belize
Rustic-chic, comfortable cabanas set on a huge 28-mile freshwater lagoon and rig...

Hidden Valley Inn

West Belize
Located in the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, part of the remote Maya Mountains of...

Chan Chich Lodge

North Belize
A truly special place, set in its own Maya plaza surrounded by 130,000 acres of ...

Pooks Hill Jungle Lodge

West Belize
One of our clients’ most popular Lodges adjacent to the Tapir Mountain Reserve...

Destination Map

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Belize: 17.189877, -88.497650

Best Time To Visit Belize

The most popular time to visit Belize is the dry season from December to May, with June to October being the wet period, and Christmas and Easter the height of the season.

Often during the rainy season, a “mauger” or “little dry” occurs in August. Because overall precipitation only varies a little between the seasons, Belize can be seen as a year-round destination, apart from September, October and November: hurricane season.

Travel Info

Flight Time
11 Hours + Stops

Time Zone
GMT -6

Best visited
December to May

Language Spoken


Area Specialist

Claire Pote

For wildlife viewing, June/July can be an excellent time because the fresh rains bring out the wildlife after the stifling heat of May.

If you have any questions regarding travel to Belize please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

We got back from Belize safely last Friday after a most excellent trip during which all your arrangements for us worked like clockwork… Thank you for a great trip, wonderfully well arranged.

Mr & Mrs N R - Devon