About Belize

Belize is a unique, little country in Central America, part of the British Commonwealth, an diverse melting pot of cultures: Maya, Mestizo, Garifuna, Mennonites, Chinese and South Asian, and a smattering of North American expatriates.

English is the official language, more than 80% of the population are fluent in both Spanish & English, along with their native Creole makes Belize an easy and fun place to travel to and explore.

With Belize being 8,867 square miles in size and a population of less than 350,000 full time residents, it gives the country a real sense of community where the degree of separation are minimal.

Belize features the beautiful, pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea, with the second largest barrier reef in the world extending from one end of the country to the other. Belize has a number of Cayes (islands) with lush green jungles, majestic caves, mystic Mayan temples and fresh water river systems – Belize is a truly ecologically diverse country.

Where is Belize?

Belize is located in Central America, bordering, Mexico on the Caribbean Sea. Go straight south about 225 miles from Cancun Mexico and you are at Aqua Vista.

The island airport is a 10 minutes Golf Cart ride to Aqua Vista after enjoying a 15 minute sight seeing flight from the Belize international airport.

It is about a 2 hour flight from either Houston, Texas or Miami, Florida, both which offer direct flights into Belize City. It is also about a 5 and a half hour flight from Los Angeles, California, which also offers a direct flight. Beginning in November direct flights will also be offered from Seattle.

Direct flights are also available from Chicago, Toronto, Calgary, Newark, Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Newark, Charlotte, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul and also Mexico City, Panama City and San Salvador.

Regional flights are available from Cancun, Roatan, Flores and Guatemala City.

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“I had a great experience staying at Aqua Vista in San Pedro! The room was a good size and had all the amenities I needed for a full week: well-equipped mini kitchen, living space with a couch looking out to the beach, private bedroom with lots of shelving to keep my luggage organized, etc. Mandy and KP were amazing and helped with tips on golf cart rentals, places to visit, and different food options around the island. The location was great, just minutes either walking or riding the golf cart to most places. Will be staying here again on my next trip to Belize.”

 

Greta, Google 5-Star Review
Just a few miles off the coast of Belize lies Ambergris Caye.

It’s just 25 miles long and about a mile across at its widest points. Ambergris Caye is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, and hosts the Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO world heritage site The reef is the largest reef barrier system in the Northern hemisphere extending from Belize’s border with Mexico to the north to near the border with Guatemala to the south.

Ambergris Caye’s main settlement is called San Pedro Town, named after Saint Peter, the patron saint of Fishing. The town is located in the southern part of the Caye and contains the airport and the largest concentration of shops, hotels and restaurants. Many say Madonna’s song “La Isla Bonita” is about San Pedro, but that remains unconfirmed.

While Ambergris Caye is one of the most popular spots for tourism in Belize, don’t expect Ambergris Caye to be over commercialized, overrun with tourists or fronted with a skyline of high rise hotels. The island maintains its low key, laid back vibe, earning it a devoted following of regular travellers, who return again and again, and in some cases never leave!

The main mode of transportation on Ambergris Caye is by golf cart. It’s a great way to get around the island and watching everyone drive around in golf carts makes you forget about traffic jams pretty darn quick!

Aqua Vista is located in the Boca del Rio area and is an easy walk to all amenities. You don’t need to rent a golf cart and many guests only rent one for a couple of days to check out the whole island and the rest of the time either walk or rent bicycles.

Questions?

Email reservations@aquavistabelize.com or text or call us via What's App at 832-483-5542.