Although many visitors head to the Belize Cayes for a stay in a beach resort in Belize, there are also some great options for a beach holiday on Belize’s mainland.
Dangriga and Hopkins are diminutive fishing villages with some nice resort options, although the beaches are generally more picturesque on the islands.
Further south is the Peninsula at Placencia, which has some nice places to stay and a couple of very good boutique hotel options.
Inland is the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, a superb destination for hiking, nature and wildlife including ocelots and pumas and on the rare occasion, a jaguar.
Just a few miles short of the Guatemalan border is Belcampo, set in a 12,000-acre reserve a great place from which to enjoy both the sea and the jungle.