Once formerly known as the colony of British Honduras, Belize has the distinction of being the only Central American country that does not have a Pacific Ocean coastline. On top of that, it is the only country in the region that uses English as the official language. The country is surrounded by Mexico in the northern part, Guatemala to its southern and western borders, and the Caribbean Sea on its eastern shores.
Belize is a diverse country that is blessed with an extended coastline which makes it a perfect area for every type of sailing vacation.
About The Location
Having a long Caribbean coastline provides Belize with an advantage of offering a variety of sailing vacations to match the interests of every visitor. The country is also blessed with a unique and diverse culture that is shared between Latin American heritage and that of Caribbean influence.
Belize is also fortunate to offer some of the worlds best attractions. For those interested in exploring natural and historical treasures, Belize offers exotic plant life and various animals through a range of lush jungles and tropical forests, and a barrier reef that is definitely worth an adventure. An added bonus and something not to miss would be an excursion to the Mayan ruins.
One of the benefits of visiting Belize is its tropical climate that makes the area comfortable with an average temperature between 80 and 84 degrees. The large tracts of jungle area along with rain-forests provide even the hottest months with some cooling in temperatures. Belize is known for consistent weather conditions year round. In fact, there are really only two recognizable seasons for the country, wet and dry. The dry season generally falls during February and May with lower amounts of rainfall. The months of June through December are known as the wet or rainy season. As with all travel destinations, the wet and dry seasons of Belize can have both advantages and disadvantages while visiting. However, even during spots of unpleasant weather conditions, the climate of Belize is still considered mild and travelers can continue to enjoy visiting the country year round.
In Belize, learn to sail vacations are available for those who seek an adventure while visiting. Popular locations include Placencia which is in the southern region of Belize, and Ambergris Caye - San Pedro located in the northern region. The country also offers more advanced sailing challenges with a coastline and home to the second largest Barrier Reef and countless sailing adventures between many of the uninhabited cayes.
Belize provides plenty of opportunities for sailing with ASA sailing schools, bareboat charters, crewed yacht charters, and private captain only charters which are readily available and will cater to individual, family, and group requirements.
Belize just happens to have one of the longest stretches of healthy coral reefs within the Caribbean, and because of that, the country offers a variety of opportunities for those individuals who enjoy snorkeling and diving. Of course, the natural richness of Belize provides even more adventures and plenty of activities to suit the needs of every visitor. From canoe touring, kayaking, cave touring, diving, snorkeling, parasailing, sail boarding, paddle boarding, swimming, and of course, sailing.