Most of us dream of having a glorious and romantic honeymoon, but after the cost of the wedding, we don’t have much money to get the honeymoon of our dreams. Most recently, married couples have this issue because money doesn’t grow on trees, as far as I am aware. But, you can have the perfect honeymoon getaway on a budget. If you haven’t read part one of this article, we advise you too so and come back here again to learn about another cheap honeymoon destination that will make both you and your partner happy. You don’t need a lot of money to have the perfect honeymoon; after all, it’s not about the journey but the people you met along the way or, in this case, the person you are traveling with. So, without further ado, let discover the next country on our list.
Why and when to visit Belize?
Belize is a small insular island off the northeastern coast of Central America. A hidden gem in the middle of the Caribbean sea is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. Like most tropical islands, Belize has two main seasons: the wet and dry seasons. The average temperature of this Caribbean island is always warm and is the perfect destination for people who love the sun and hate the cold. The temperature varies about 4°C between the coldest and hottest seasons and you can always expect temperatures above 20°C. It is widely known as the perfect scuba diving place and is home to the second large barrier reef in the whole after Australia’s Great barrier Reef.
Belize is also a great spot to visit if you love art and culture; you will be at the epicenter of Mayan culture and discover the luxuriant flora and fauna of the island. Belize is not only cheap, but a fabulous honeymoon destination, and you’ll be able to discover the island and visit its magnificent barrier reef and famous Great Blue hole.
Be in tune with mother nature.
Belize was made for you if you and your partner love nature; from its amazing sea and beaches to its jungle, it is the perfect destination for people who love nature. You can go snorkeling and visit the barrier reef one day and hike and trek in the jungle the next one. It is the mecca for people who love adventure and nature; you can swim alongside whale sharks or go river tubing through a series of caves; this all depends on you. For a more romantic vibe and for people who fear deep seas like me, then I advise hiking, you can hike through the jungle to reach one of the most unique and famous caves on the island, Actun Tunichil Muknal; of course, all this will be under the supervision of a guide.
Belize was once the heart of Mayan culture and if you are a culture geek like my partner and me, you will love visiting the Mayan ruins. Just be respectful when you are there, this is considered extremely sacred land, and you shouldn’t disrespect the ruins. To be on the safe side, ask your guide what you can and can’t do there; as with any culture, respect is king when visiting and appreciating the culture of those native to the island. A definite must-see is Xunantunich in San Ignacio; you will thank me later for this; it is one of the most breathtaking ruins on the island and is filled with so much history.
One of the best ways to discover a culture is through its food; this is a motto that I’ll take to my grave because you learn so much about a culture through its food and how other cultures influenced it, be it because of trade colonialism, slavery or migration. Some must have Belizean food are Conchita Pibli, which is a classic Mayan dish; it is made with slow roast pulled park with veggies and is served on a soft tortilla, or you should try fry jack which is a staple breakfast item in Belize and is soft bread tortilla filled with cheese, meat and/or beans and can be found in any restaurant or street vendors. Belizean food is strongly influenced by Creole, Garifuna, Mayan, and Mestizo culture and this can be seen in their food. If you have a sweet tooth like me, then definite must-haves are sweet potato pudding and Belizean fudge, which is a sort of thick peanut brittle.
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