Belize is a vibrant and beautiful country with friendly people. Of course you want to visit. We understand. But there are some things you should know before you come.
Not all of Belize is the same. Northern Belize and southern Belize are very different. The inland jungle areas are not anything like the coastal beach areas. The first thing when planning a trip to Belize is to decide what part of the country you want to visit. If you are looking for nightclubs and shopping, go to Ambergris Caye. Want a little more laid back atmosphere but still want a Caribbean island vibe, Caye Caulker may be a good choice. Looking for massive pyramids and mostly paved roads, look into the Cayo (San Ignacio/Santa Elena area). Want a beach scene try Hopkins or Placencia. Interested in getting away from people and want to see authentic rain forest jungle and Mayan culture, the Toledo area is where you want to be.
The southernmost district in Belize is the Toledo district. Comprised mostly of small rural villages and one larger city-Punta Gorda (population 5,000) here you can really get away from everyone else. In Toledo we have waterfalls, reefs to snorkel, Mayan ruins, caves, chocolate farms and so much more. Just without the crowds! But be prepared to be remote. Cell phone coverage is very poor here. Most of our roads are gravel. It can rain a lot here during the summer/fall months. People are very friendly.