If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times. There’s so much to see and do in itty bitty Belize and I haven’t even scratched the surface! I’ve been working like mad recently but day dreaming about future vacation adventures. There’s SO much of this beautiful, diverse, quirky, cool country that I want to visit soon but these are a few frontrunners. Sorta like a New Years Resolution… here are the top 5 Belize Destinations I hope to visit in 2022.
Another fishing village by the sea but I’ve been so intrigued by tales of rustic little Sarteneja in the most northern district of the country. Historically known for shipbuilding, I’m envisioning a charming little settlement with sand lanes along the coast. Sarteneja is apparently neighbored by the massive Shipstern Nature Reserve and nearby Wildtracks (a non-profit, wildlife conservation organization) has a manatee rehabilitation center. Awww!
Caye Caulker- Northside
We haven’t been back to Caye Caulker in almost 4 years and I’m curious to see what’s new (and what’s the same) over there but in particular I’d like to check out the north caye- across the Split. That had always been a mostly wild and undeveloped area but loads of building has been happening and I’d love to go check it out.
Hidden Valley Resort
This place has been on my bucket list for ages. The resort is on a humongous property out in Mountain Pine Ridge and has loads of hiking trails that are exclusive to their guests (it is a 7,200 acres private reserve). I want to spend at least 2 or 3 nights there so I can hike or mountain bike everything and see all their waterfalls. I also heard it gets “chilly” up there at night and you can cozy up to one of their fireplaces… well, I just have to see about that!
St George’s Caye
Every September when we begin singing our celebration songs, Mitch asks me when we’re going to St. George’s Caye. I always say, “someday.” Maybe this year we’ll make it out there and re-enact the epic battle of lore- hip hip hooray! (If you don’t understand the reference, listen to this song: the 10th day of September ) Plus, St. George’s Caye Resort has overwater bungalows connected by boardwalk- shut up! I’ve always wanted to stay in an overwater cabana.
We’ve never been to Belize’s biggest Maya site, Caracol, but I think the time is right to check it out. Rumor has it the road there is paved now basically halfway and **decently** grated the rest of the way. I’m not expecting it to be a smooth ride but from everything I’m hearing, it’s never been easier to drive there. I definitely want to see Belize’s tallest building: the ancient “Sky Place.”
Where do you want to visit this year? Tell me in the comments! What’s on your Belize bucket list for 2022?
And because I can’t have a post without pictures, here is a collage of some 2021 favorites. Happy New Year RLR readers!