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Live all of your Travel Experiences with Romantic Travel Belize

At Romantic Travel Belize, we believe your vacation is more than just a trip -it is truly a once in a lifetime experience. That’s why we offer you some of the most amazing Travel Experiences. Our goal is to create a space in which you can fully immerse yourself in Belize – and as we say, “Be One With Belize”…the way YOU want it. We don’t work with just one property or one tour operator – we work with them all. We don’t have pre-planned packages, we custom tailor each one to your dream – not our version of your vision.

From the best of Belize from snorkeling to Mayan ruins to private tours of private businesses and public properties, we specialize in all things Belize.

Our motto: The Answer is Yes, now…what’s the question?

  • Would you like to have a one on one with a Jaguar? Yes, we can make that happen.
  • Want to sleep on an Ancient Mayan Temple? Yes, we can make that happen.
  • Customized, chic and magazine worthy wedding dreams? Oh yeah, we can soooo make that happen.

Anniversaries
Anniversaries in Belize with romantictravelbelize.com

Dates are important.  We love to commemorate special events or moments in our lives.  Anniversaries should be celebrated!  We’ll plan your trip so you can enjoy each other and create new memories to cherish. Keeping the spark alive is critical for any marriage. The warm tropical Caribbean breezes are just the thing to fan those romantic flames. Celebrating the moment when you two became one is a great and important way to keep the romance alive in your marriage or relationship. Why not allow Romantic Travel Belize to tailor-make a one of a kind experience that you and your other half will never forget!
How about dinner at sunset in a boat on the reef?
Perhaps you’d prefer a waterfall in the mountains of Belize.
Whatever your desire, we will make it a reality.

Nothing adds more spice to a relationship than a few little surprises for your beloved – experiences like:
Couples massage on the beach
Dinner for 2 on the dock
Dinner for 2 on a boat as the sun sets, including champagne and Belizean Chocolate covered strawberries.
Custom designed jewelry with stunning jade or conch pearls
Surprise picnic on a hiking trail

Together, we will collaborate to bring that jaw-dropping “You Did This For ME!??!" expression to his or her face.

Romantic Travel Belize is your Belize Anniversary Planner the whole year round!

Girls Getaways in Belize Vacation with romantictravelbelize.comGirls and Guys Romantic Getaways

Looking for a little bonding time with your girlies or buds? We can think of no better place than Belize. With our “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem” attitude, a quick weekend in Belize can be just what the doctor ordered….if that doctor was “Dr Fun”.

Let’s find the perfect romantic getaway with a private chef for you, goodness knows you take care of enough! Let us take care of you and your friends – after all, isn’t that the best way to recharge your batteries?

  • Fab, Fit and Fun Package: Once we’ve settled on where you and your girls want to stay, we’ll then create a fitness package for your insides, as well as your outsides! Water aerobics, organized runs, private yoga or pilates classes, holistic treatments, spiritual readings, massages and private healthy cooking can all be arranged.
  • Sit, Snorkel and Soak up the Sun Packages: Sometimes the best way to get connected to your girls is through true relaxation. Let us help you select your ideal location then we’ll pick some water activities such as Snorkeling or Scuba Lessons, golf cart tour of La Isla Bonita, and cocktail specials at some of the most fun and relaxing special locations on the island
  • Mayans, Menu’s and Mani’s Packages: Mayan ruins, delicious food, and a little mani-pedi on the beach never hurt a girl!
  • Private Parties: Sometimes a party just needs to happen.  And sometimes, that party needs to be awesome.  We can do that.
  • All of the Above!: Let’s create a special package just for you and your girls! Bachelorette or “doe" Parties, Pre-Baby Getaways, Birthdays – if a girl can find a reason to celebrate, may as well do it far far away from the stresses of everyday. Email me, let’s talk!

 

Plan your Relaxing Getaway with Romantic Travel BelizeRelaxing holidays in Belize with Yoga in the Jungle or beach, romantictravelbelize.com

Belize is nothing if not healing. The energy is commanding in its strength to soothe the soul. Romantic Travel Belize will create a holistic experience to respond to whatever it is your spirit seeks. Let us arrange a healing cleansing and spiritual session with a Mayan Shaman, yoga retreats, Mayan and traditional massages, ReiKi, Thai Chi, Acupuncture, readings, Mayan medicine and more! Contact Romantic Travel Belize to plan your Relaxing Getaway.

Plan your Family Vacations with Romantic Travel Belize!

Family Vacations in Belize with travel agent romantictravelbelize.comBring the Kids! This English speaking former British Colony is a safe haven for family vacations. Whether a vacation for your immediate family or a massive family reunion, Romantic Travel Belize will organize it all for you – so you can get to exploring or relaxing.  Click here for Family Vacation Blog

By bringing your children to Belize, you are affording them a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their minds, learn as they play, and encounter things they’d never see at home.  Romantic Travel Belize will create a custom itinerary that will allow you to relax as your children play, learn, experience and explore!

Our adventure tours are perfect for families. Take your children to the “Best Little Zoo in the World" after they’ve gone cave tubing down rivers lined with evidence of ancient Mayans. Learn with your children as you explore the Worlds Second Largest Barrier reef which borders our 185-mile coastline. Explore ancient Mayan Temples at any of archeological sites dotted throughout Belize. As an English Speaking country, your children (and you!) can ask as many questions as you’d like of your trained and licensed tour guides.

Corporate Events

 Of course, we do romantic perfectly at Romantic Travel Belize! However, we do Corporate to another level of perfection.  Our founder/owner Lara Goldman is a former VP of HR for publicly traded company, one of her core competencies is corporate synergy, so event planning is right there in her bailiwick. Net net, you should go outside the box and consider us to help you create the strategy for your corporate events (did you notice how many buzzwords she effectively used in just those two sentences!?!?)

Holistic Events

We would love to direct you to our Wellness Page if you’re looking to really take care of your physical body… But you may also be looking to care for your inner world, through deep inner work that leads to clarity and transformation, where ever your journey leads you. We have access to a wellspring of Spiritual Modalities, Teachers and Shamans/Healers. And we are happy to facilitate your souls calling. Belize may be great for adventure, but it’s just as great for those seeking a more spiritual journey. Looking to “unplug”?  We still have resorts that don’t have internet or electricity – sometimes going ‘off grid’ is the best thing for the soul.  We also have several properties and options for those looking to enjoy yoga on the beach or in the jungle.  Let us know more about your vision of the perfect Belize journey, and we’ll match you up perfectly.

Custom Itineraries

“YOU CAN HAVE IT YOUR WAY”…

Well, we really mean it!  Our team works with you to meticulously craft the escape or event of your dreams. You tell us what you want, we fill in the blanks! Now that we are clear on that. Peruse some of our recent dreams-capes,  to tantalize you with possibilities! We pride ourselves on giving distinct attention to each and every, Custom Designed event. Click on the image below to see Custom Itineraries.

 


Belizean Travel Experiences

Belize vacation travel agent, offers traditional getaways for beach or jungle

Looking to simply get your toes in the sand and an umbrella drink in your hand?

Aaaah…sounds like heaaven! Romantic Travel Belize knows all about the old traditional travel and how to make it perfect and relaxing just for you!

Hang in a hammock, dance to Garifuna drums and local Caribbean music, and sip an ice-cold Belikin as you do what we do best – Blessedly, Blissfully, Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Let Romantic Travel Belize build an itinerary with just the right amount of “aaahhhhhhhh" with the perfect compliment of “OH!" 😀 Whether you prefer a private boat for the day to snorkel, spearfish, chill, float, swim whenever wherever…then a beach bbq with your fresh catch, couples massages on the beach, or exploring ancient Mayan caves, we’ll work with you to build the perfect itinerary….even if every day has nothing scheduled.

Creating a truly exceptional, memorable and ‘never been done before’ travel experience is our favorite type of trip. With so much undiscovered in Belize, we can create a vacation that is literally one of a kind. Those who genuinely enjoy the Road Less Traveled, will revel in Belize, because frankly, that’s all we’ve got!

Propose at your personal waterfall romantictravelbelize.com
Propose at your personal waterfall photo: MG Photography

Having lived in Belize for over 7 years and traveled extensively within the region, Romantic Travel Belize founder Lara Goldman will personally tap her personal and professional contacts to go so far out of the box to come up with things no one has ever done before – whatever “it” is we will come up with it! Your imagination and ours are the only known limitations (well, your budget, too. Being a trail blazer doesn’t come cheap 🙂 )

Up Close and Personal with an endangered Harpy Eagle
Up Close and Personal with an endangered Harpy Eagle

Sleep atop an ancient mayan temple, complete with butlers
Mayan Temple private custom tour with travel agent romantictravelbelize.com

Get a private guided tour of the famous ATM cave with the head of Archaeology for Belize
Private cave tours in Belize with travel agent romantictravelbelize.com
Feed the jaguars and get a private tour and experience at the incredible Belize Zoo – an RTB Personal Favorite Thing To Do
Private and custom guided tours with waterfalls with travel agent romantictravelbelize.com
Private Water Fall – just for you for the day

The Mysteries of the Maya…

The Altun Ha Maya Ruin Tour and Jungle Spa Visit

Altun Ha Maya Ruin in Belize with romantictravelbelize.comOn this adventure you head out the backside of the island toward the mainland. Soon you will be winding through the Northern River where you are likely to see Orchids, cactus and a rich variety of birds and indigenous animals. At Bomba Village, you will then board a private bus that takes you through several quaint villages as you make your way to the maya Ruins of Altun Ha.

There, our guide will give you a tour of the ruins and you’ll have some time to explore. Once you have worked up a healthy appetite, we will head to the Maruba Jungle Spa for an exotic lunch including fish and wild game. After lunch you can take a refreshing dip in their pool or indulge in incredible treatments such as herbal facials and mud baths (for those that wish to be pampered). Then enjoy the swift boat ride back through the river and home to San Pedro.

Flourishing during the Classic Period of Maya civilization, the true ancient name of this site is unknown. “Altun Ha" is a maya translation of the nearby village named “Rockstone Pond." The extent to which the site has been cleared and restored makes it easy to imagine its past glory and wealth as a major ceremonial center. The archaeological site covers about one square mile of area, with at least 500 visible structures. Evidence dates the earliest settlement here to 200 BC, with varied construction phases ending about 900 AD.

This Adventure Includes: Beer, sodas, rum punch and snacks

The Lamanai Jungle River Adventure

Lamanai Maya Ruin Belize tours with romantictravelbelize.comStart the day with a scrumptious breakfast of fresh fruit, muffins and fresh squeezed orange juice as you wind your way through the Northern River and enjoy the early morning sights and sounds. At Bomba Village, a private bus will take you through jungle, villages and sugar cane fields to Tower Hill, where your tour of the New River begins. As you make your way towards Lamanai, you will encounter animals indigenous to the area such as river otters, turtles, crocodiles and monkeys.

Once at Lamanai you are served a tasty picnic lunch of local fare. Then you hike through dense jungle and explore the ancient maya temples that majestically perch on the water’s edge. At the end of the day, as you make your way back to San Pedro, you will realize that your experience to Lamanai will linger with you as a truly Beyond Ordinary experience.

Lamanai is the Spanish historic name for Lama’ an/ayin, which means “submerged crocodile.” The Royal Ontario Museum directed a archaeological research project at Lamanai between 1974 and 1986 during which over 940 structures were mapped. A long, unbroken sequence of Maya occupation at Lamanai occured through Preclassic and Classic times, beginning by roughly 1500 BC.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, beer, sodas, rum punch and snacks. This adventure departs at 7:00 am and returns at approximately 5:30 pm

Caracol Belize Tours – Mainland Stays Only

Caracol Maya Ruin in Belize with romantictravelbelize.comSituated high on the Vaca Plateau deep in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, Caracol is the most extensive Mayan site in Belize and was only re-discovered as recently as 1936. The site of Caracol covers over 80 square miles with 30,000 structures, and at its peak supported a population in excess of 150,000. Situated at 1600 feet above sea level (one of the highest located sites of the southern uplands region) with no natural water body close by, it remains a mystery why such a huge population centre like Caracol evolved where it is. However, the close proximity to both extremely hard stone and copal, two commodities highly prized by the Mayas may help explain this enigma.

At the heart of the site lies the massive pyramid of Caana (Sky Palace) which is now almost fully restored and reaches a height of over 135 feet. From the top you can enjoy breath taking panoramic views over the forest clad mountains.

The drive to the site in the early morning occasionally allows guests to take a glimpse of tapirs, jaguars or ocelots, as they break their forest cover to cross the road. The sprawling site contains huge Ceiba, Mahogany and Sapodilla trees and is superb for birding (the rare Keel-billed Motmot is one of the many residents of the site). Wildlife such as Howler and Spider monkeys, the Oscellated Turkey, Coatimundi, Gibnut and Grey Fox are often sighted while quietly wandering along the site’s causeways or along trails connecting the plaza groups.

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Caye Caulker Day Sail & Snorkel

Day time water trips include sailing with romantictravelbelize.comBegin your day by sailing to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, where our guides will show you around the spectacular snorkel area. Then head on to Shark Ray Alley, where you will encounter sharks and rays in their natural habitat.

Once back on board you can rinse off in the fresh water shower and settle in for the sail to Caye Caulker. When you reach Caye Caulker you will have time to explore our quaint sister island. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely sail back to San Pedro.

Includes: Beer, sodas, rum punch and our famous homemade chips and salsa.

Mexico Rocks and Robles Beach Snorkel & BBQ

Belize Beach BBQ with romantictravelbelize.comAmbergris Caye is 27 miles long, and San Pedro is concentrated in only an 8 mile section. Robles is about 20 miles north of town. Our day to Robles begins as we make our way north along the coast of Ambergris Caye. Our first stop is to snorkel at Mexico Rocks, with it’s coral formations and colorful small fish.

Then we head on to Robles, where we will stop on a pristine stretch of beach where the reef almost touches the island. Here you can snorkel the reef or explore the deserted beaches in both directions. While you are snorkeling or exploring the expanses of beach, our guide prepares a delicious Beach BBQ for you. Lunch includes BBQ chicken, roasted potatoes, pasta salad and brownies. After lunch you will have time to relax in a hammock under the shade of a coconut tree or go for another swim. Then it will be time for us to begin our return journey along the coast back to San Pedro.

Includes: Lunch, beer, sodas, rum punch and snacks.

Coral Gardens Sail and Snorkel

Belize Snorkeling trip with event and vacation planner romantictravelbelize.comThis is a great day on the water… We begin by sailing to Coral Gardens for the first snorkel stop. Our guides will navigate you through the coral and schools of fish in this favorite snorkel area. Then it is time to head on to the “Ship Wreck" for more spectacular snorkeling. Then board the boat, rinse off in the fresh water shower and settle in for a tasty picnic lunch while you sail the afternoon away.

Lunch is prepared by Rebecca and is Pasta Fresco (penne pasta with grilled chicken, sundried tomatos and basil in a white wine garlic sauce), green salad, foccacia bread and our famous coconut brownies. After lunch you will have another change to snorkel and possibly see the West Indian Manatee in it’s natural habitat.

Includes: Lunch, beer, sodas, rum punch, water and snacks.

Sunset Cruise

This cruise departs at 5:15 pm. We sail south towards Hol Chan Marine Reserve, where you can sit back, relax and watch as the sun sets on the Caribbean. Then, enjoy the evening as we arrive back in San Pedro at approx. 7:30om

Includes: Beer, sodas, rum punch, water and snacks.

Scuba Diving

Belize Scuba Diving certification with travel agent romantictravelbelize.comLearn to Scuba Dive with one of our experienced professional Dive Masters and Instructors.

Spanning Belize’s coastline for 185 miles is the Belize Barrier Reef with dive sites inside and outside of the reef providing countless dive locations year round.

With underwater visibility routinely extending hundreds of feet, and water temperatures akin to that of bath water, divers of all ages and abilities take pleasure in knowing that a dive in Belize’s waters is physically comfortable and teeming with activity.

At the Blue Hole near Lighthouse reef divers descend vertically along the walls of a submerged cave to weave between stalactites and stalagmites at 120-140 ft.

The atolls located beyond the barrier reef and heavier visitor traffic, offer combinations of patch reefs and the sheer walls of drop offs teeming with huge schools of fish.

Just outside the reef and before the “drop off”, look for Spur and Grove formations – narrow canyons of corals which are great for spotting grouper and the occasional emerald moray eel.

The Great Blue Hole Belize diving possibility with travel agent romantictravelbelize.comDrift dive along a ridge in lazy pursuit of a spotted drum fish, half over coral gardens and immense barrel sponges and then with a flick of the fin find yourself suspended in the bottomless blue of the drop off.

Inside the reef, patch reefs are covered with hundreds of brightly colored fish and coral species.

For something a little different, try snorkeling or diving near a mangrove island “the nursery of the sea" where you are sure to find tiny barracuda, snapper and other fish whose parents you might have seen in deeper water.

These are only a few of the choices and when you meet your dive guides, they will have their own “secret spot” to share with you!

Explore the Caves and Rivers

River Cave Tubing and Belize Zoo Adventure

Belize CavetubingThis wonderful day begins as we make our way towards the mainland and up the Old Belize River. Once in the river, we serve a light breakfast while you encounter wildlife such as crocodiles, iguanas and howler monkeys. When we reach Manatee Lookout, we board a private bus with your guide, who will take you to Jaguar Paw.

At Jaguar Paw the guide takes you along a jungle path up to the caves. Then it is time to put on your head lamps and to splash into the cool water in individual inner tubes and float your way through cave systems where the Maya people once worshiped among the limestone and crystal formations.

Once back at Jaguar Paw you can change into dry cloths and enjoy lunch. Next it is on to the famous Belize Zoo, not your average zoo and well worth the trip. Finally it’s back to the swift boat for the ride back to San Pedro.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, beer, sodas, rum punch and snacks. This adventure departs at 7:00 am and returns at approximately 5:30 pm

Note: this trip can also be done with either a Horseback riding at Banana Bank Lodge or the Jungle Zip Line adventure, instead of the Belize Zoo option.

Jungle Zip Line and Cave Tubing Adventure

Belize Jungle Zip LineThis wonderful day begins as we make our way towards the mainland and up the Old Belize River. Once in the River, we will serve a light breakfast while you encounter wildlife such as crocodiles, iguanas and howler monkeys. When we reach Manatee Lookout we board a private bus with a guide who takes you to Jaguar Paw.

At Jaguar Paw, you travel through the jungle to the Zip Line, where you climb to the first platform. From there you “Zip" through the jungle in eight different stages. After about an hour and a half, you return to the resort lunch.

After lunch, your guide takes you along a jungle trail up to the entrance to the caves. Then it is time to put on your head lamps, splash into the cool water in individual inner tubes and float your way through cave systems of limestone and crystal formations where the Mayan people once worshiped.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, beer, sodas, rum punch and snacks. This adventure departs at 7:00 am and returns at approximately 5:30 pm

Actun Tunichil Muknal Belize Cave Tours – Mainland Stays Only

Belize ATM Cave TourFor the fit and adventurous this is hands down the most talked about cave in Belize. Discovered in 1989 and open to the general public since 1998, the ATM cave is a full five kilometers deep. After a 45 minute hike in the cool tropical rainforest and across three streams you enter its hourglass-shaped mouth for a 10 meters swim in water at most 5 meters deep, to land on a rock shelf. The next 600+ meters is a journey of well over a half hour filled with many sharp & slippery edges, water depth alternates from just covering your toes to portions where only the tallest won’t need to swim. Along the way you pass many calcite formations, a few which have undergone minor sculpting (purpose unknown), by the Maya. After this distance, you ascend 2 or 3 meters to a shelf above the river. From this point forward is shallow ground, where you walk barefoot (with socks only).

As you go forward you encounter increasing amounts of pottery of all sizes, their condition from near intact to completely shattered. Cataloged within the cave are over 1400 artifacts – pottery, tools, and ceremonial items dating from 1 to 1000 AD – including over 200 vessels. While over half of all the items appear in plain sight in small pools, they are also tucked away between stalagmites, on small, high shelves or other unusual places. The artwork found in Actun Uayazba Kab in unmatched when compared to any other site.

A not-so-common artifact are human remains. So far, remains from fourteen individuals have been found; 7 adults & 7 children, all under the age of 5. These are not the ceremonial burials found in the other two caves in the area, but are sacrificial victims. They were all likely sacrificed in the hopes of appeasing the gods and bringing rain. Young victims, particularly females, were important for rituals to be “zuhui" – pure & uncontaminated in the eyes of the gods. The Crystal Maiden was a young woman of about 20 years old whose complete remains lie at the back of the cave. It is believed that she was clubbed and left for dead, and with the passing of time she has been cemented to the floor in a layer of brown calcite. (To reach her final resting place, you must climb aluminum ladders mounted on a sheer rock face!) Don’t choose this tour if you are not an extreme adventure lover, it is not for the faint hearted!

Rio Frio Cave – Mainland Stays Only

Belize Cave TubingThe massive mouth of the Rio Frio cave is its signature. Belize potentially has the largest cave system in Central America, with the dome of Rio Frio being the largest in the country as well.

Large boulders, some covered with moss, allow for climbing high up along the side near the wall of the cave, and stepping-stone stairs have also been set to make the hike easier. When inside the cave, the other large entrance (or exit) can also be seen, as the entire cave is less than half-mile long. A river runs through the cave, and in the dry season, it is possible to hike through to the other side. This less traveled path reveals another trail outside the cave, and some smaller caves are accessible from here. Flashlights are always a good idea, but are not necessary, as the cave has natural light filtering through most of the day, since both entrances are not far from each other.

A visit to the enormous Rio Frio Cave is highly recommended, when in the Mountain Pine Ridge area. This is probably one of Belize’s least strenuous cave tours, so if you have a specific interest in caves, and enjoy adventure, consider this your first of many, all with varying degrees of difficulty.

The Belize Zoo & Tropical Education Center

Belize ZooThe Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center was started in 1983, as a last ditch effort to provide a home for a collection of wild animals which had been used in making documentary films about tropical forests.

Shortly after the backyard “zoo" began, it was quickly realized that its Belizean visitors were unfamiliar with the different species of wildlife which shared their country. This very aspect fomented the commitment to develop the little zoo into a dynamic wildlife education center.

Today, The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center is settled upon 29 acres of tropical savanna and exhibits over 125 animals all native to Belize. The zoo keeps animals which were orphaned, born at the zoo, rehabilitated animals, or sent to The Belize Zoo as gifts from other zoological institutions.

A visit to the zoo is the best way to get an introduction to the animals of Belize, and to understand why it is important to protect the habitats that sustain them. We hope this website will be the next best thing to visiting us in person.

The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center believes that by bringing the people of Belize closer to the animals which are their natural heritage, they will feel proud of these special resources, and want to protect them for future generations.