Belize: La Isla Bonita

Clear turquoise waters, white sandy shores, and plenty of opportunities for snorkelling and diving among the coral reefs

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May 14 - 21 2023

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Belize is known for its diverse natural attractions, such as its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and ancient Maya ruins, as well as its rich culture, history, and outdoor activities.

Belize

Stroll the Sandy Streets

The town of San Pedro is known for its lively atmosphere, and it offers a wide variety of shops, from local artisan markets selling handmade crafts and souvenirs, to beachfront boutiques.

Submerge in the Crystal Waters

Belize is known for its crystal clear waters, diverse marine life, and coral reefs, making it a popular destination for snorkelling, swimming and playing!

Perks of the Caribbean

The coastal areas of Belize often have a refreshing breeze which helps to cool down the temperature and makes it comfortable for activities such as sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling.

Farm to Table

Belize is known for its variety of fresh produce such as tropical fruits like pineapples, mangoes, coconuts, and papayas, and vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and yams.

Life's a Beach

Belize is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and diverse marine life, making it a popular destination for beach activities such as swimming, snorkelling, and diving. Visitors can explore the Belize Barrier Reef, the second-largest barrier reef in the world, home to a wide variety of coral and fish, sea turtles, manatees, and dolphins. 

Other popular beach activities include sunbathing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and windsurfing. Additionally, there are plenty of beach bars and restaurants where visitors can relax and enjoy a tropical drink while enjoying the beautiful views.

Belize is becoming increasingly popular as a surfing destination, with various breaks for surfers of all skill levels. The country offers a mix of point breaks and beach breaks, with both left and right-hand waves. The best time to surf in Belize is from November to April, during the dry season when the swells are consistent, and the water is warm.

Surfing in Belize has also known for its crystal clear waters, diverse marine life, and beautiful Caribbean surroundings. This makes the experience of surfing in Belize much more than just the sport, but is an adventure of nature and culture.

A Perfect Balance

Belize is known for its vibrant nightlife and party scene. Visitors can find a variety of bars, clubs, and live music venues to choose from, with a mix of local and international music and drinks. Many bars and clubs offer outdoor seating and beachfront views, making them great places to enjoy a night out under the stars.



Take Something Home with You

Belize is home to various local shopping options for visitors to explore. From traditional markets and street vendors to local boutiques and craft shops, there are many ways to find unique and authentic Belizean products.

One of Belize's most popular local shopping options is visiting traditional markets and street vendors. These can be found in most towns and cities and offer a wide variety of items such as fresh produce, handmade crafts, clothing, and traditional Belizean food. These markets are a great way to experience local culture and find one-of-a-kind items at a good price.

Another popular local shopping option is visiting local boutiques and craft shops. These can be found in tourist areas such as San Pedro, Placencia and Caye Caulker. These shops offer a wide variety of handmade crafts, such as pottery, textiles, jewelry and wood carvings, made by local artisans. These crafts are a great way to take home a piece of Belizean culture and support local artists.

Belize also has many outdoor and indoor shopping centers where you can find local and international products. It is important to note that prices in these malls are usually higher than in markets and boutiques.

Overall, shopping in Belize is a great way to experience local culture and find unique, authentic products. It is always recommended to haggle on prices and to be aware of the authenticity of the product you're buying.

HIGHLIGHTS
Bootcamps

Bootcamps

Snorkling

Champagne Showers

Vitamin Sea

Hang Out

Nile Cruise

Bootcamps

SYB DJs

Beach Games

Themed Parties

cool stuff people said

TESTIMONIALS

@yogawithheather_

What a trip… my smile says it all 💛


Not only did I get to go away to do what I love, but I got to be a part of this incredible adventure, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, danced the night away I met some of the most amazing people all with different journeys and perspectives and came away with some friends for life!


This week has truly opened my eyes changed my outlook on life, I will carry this energy, love and joy wherever I go!


My face hurts from smiling so much, my belly hurts from laughing (well it could be that or the 1000 abs challenge) and my heart is so full with memories I will treasure for a lifetime!


If you want to solo travel, you’re into fitness & adventure and love to dance the night away with people from all over the world… I cannot speak any more highly of @surfyogabeer for this incredible community they have created🙌🏼❤️

@jaimelathrop

The story of SYB is very simple; Surf is adventure, risk, adrenaline. Yoga is spirituality, a deeper perspective on the short amount of time we have on earth. And beer is our chance to enjoy and not take it too seriously. They don’t always surf or do yoga or even drink beer on every adventure but they do take equal parts of what these things stand for and make one hell of an experience!
Best Trip Ever! @surfyogabeer
Cant wait to plan my next one. Miss this crew.

@kel1og

A moment I can't put into words. The vibes, the time, the place, a sunset shared amongst  some beautiful humans I'd only met that week, never to be forgotten.

@dana.mannarino

Too soon to hit you with an “I miss Croatia😭😭” post? Whatever, not good at following the rules😈😜 Go on a @surfyogabeer trip and you’ll understand. Promise.

@daniraub

Such much 💚 for stunning Croatia, all the gorgeous souls I met and the memories with @surfyogabeer

@amandalynneats

“Security Is Mostly A Superstition. Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or Nothing.” – Helen Kell

Loved day 2 of this #fitnessadventure in #Croatia with #surfyogabeer. Started the day with a 90 min bootcamp, 2 mile paddle to another island, 3 mile bike ride, lunch, then bike/paddle back to a night out with an incredible meal, karaoke and a few too many vodka pineapples...

@jennjenncesar

"I keep complaining that summer flew by too quick, and yeah, it did, but let's face it, #hotgirlsummer is a whole mood and mindset. #throwback to an epic boat day in Croatia with my SYB fam!

@mkd2890

My heart is full, my belly hurts from laughing and I now have 30 beautiful new friends. Grateful for the feeling of Knowing I'm exactly where I need to be. -- Cheers to the SYB team for your energy, love, leadership, amazing pictures and keeping our glasses full (figuratively & literally). Can't wait for the next one! 

The Location

Fly into Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, and our adventure will begin!

Belize is a small country located on the northeastern coast of Central America, bordered by Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south. It is known for its tropical climate, diverse culture, and beautiful natural attractions such as coral reefs, rainforests, and ancient Mayan ruins.

We will spend most of our time at San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. 

Our Accommodations

We are going to the Sun Diver Beach Resort, located in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. This place is right on the beach; it has its volleyball court, bar, private beach area where we will be doing our workouts, and a central pool where you can expect excellent recovery time.

Money in Belize

Belize's currency is the Belize dollar (BZD). The U.S dollar (USD) is widely accepted in most tourist areas and businesses. Still, it's always good to have some Belizean dollars on hand, as not all places accept the US dollar, and in many places, the exchange rate is not favorable.

ATMs are widely available in tourist areas and most towns, but it's always a good idea to check with your bank about any fees or restrictions that may apply when using ATMs in Belize. Credit cards are widely accepted in tourist areas and most hotels, restaurants, and shops. Still, checking with the merchant first is always good, as some places may have a minimum purchase amount or an additional fee for using credit cards.

When it comes to exchanging money, it's always a good idea to shop around and compare exchange rates at different places, such as banks, money exchange offices, and hotels. It's also important to know the fees that may apply when exchanging money, as these can vary depending on the institution and the amount of money being exchanged.

We suggest bringing $300 to $400 to use at bars, a few of our dinners, or for any shopping, but otherwise, we've got you covered! 

Fuelling Our Bodies

Belize is known for its diverse and flavorful cuisine, a blend of Caribbean, Mexican, and Central American influences. Visitors to Belize can expect to find a wide variety of dishes, from traditional Belizean favorites to international cuisine.

One of the most famous traditional Belizean dishes is "rice and beans," a dish considered a staple of the country. It is made with red or black beans and coconut milk and is often served with stewed chicken, pork or fish. Another traditional Belizean dish is the "rice and stewed chicken," a dish made of chicken stewed with local seasonings and served with white rice.

Belizean cuisine also has a strong Caribbean influence, with dishes such as "Stewed Fish," "Conch" and "Lobster" being popular seafood options. These dishes are often served with coconut rice, beans, plantains, and coleslaw.

Belize has a good number of street food vendors, where you can find traditional Belizean food such as "panades," which are small fried turnovers filled with beans or fish, "bamboo tamales," which are tamales wrapped and steamed in bamboo leaves and "ducunu" which is a traditional corn pudding.

We get to have a few dinners at local restaurants, so get excited to explore local areas & indulge in the cuisines and culture!

Let's Talk Water

Drinking water in Belize can be safe for tourists. However, it is important to be aware of the local water supply and take precautions to ensure the water is safe to drink.

In general, tourists should exercise caution when drinking water in Belize, and we will have bottled & filtered water readily available!

Safety in Belize

Belize is generally considered a safe destination for tourists; however, as with any foreign country, it's important to take precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

Our accommodations will have safes for us to leave our valuables in, and we suggest leaving all important items in the safe while we are out exploring - but maybe keep your Yeezys and nice jewelry at home!

Fly into Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, and our adventure will begin!

Belize is a small country located on the northeastern coast of Central America, bordered by Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south. It is known for its tropical climate, diverse culture, and beautiful natural attractions such as coral reefs, rainforests, and ancient Mayan ruins.

We will spend most of our time at San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. 

We are going to the Sun Diver Beach Resort, located in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. This place is right on the beach; it has its volleyball court, bar, private beach area where we will be doing our workouts, and a central pool where you can expect excellent recovery time.

Belize's currency is the Belize dollar (BZD). The U.S dollar (USD) is widely accepted in most tourist areas and businesses. Still, it's always good to have some Belizean dollars on hand, as not all places accept the US dollar, and in many places, the exchange rate is not favorable.

ATMs are widely available in tourist areas and most towns, but it's always a good idea to check with your bank about any fees or restrictions that may apply when using ATMs in Belize. Credit cards are widely accepted in tourist areas and most hotels, restaurants, and shops. Still, checking with the merchant first is always good, as some places may have a minimum purchase amount or an additional fee for using credit cards.

When it comes to exchanging money, it's always a good idea to shop around and compare exchange rates at different places, such as banks, money exchange offices, and hotels. It's also important to know the fees that may apply when exchanging money, as these can vary depending on the institution and the amount of money being exchanged.

We suggest bringing $300 to $400 to use at bars, a few of our dinners, or for any shopping, but otherwise, we've got you covered! 

Belize is known for its diverse and flavorful cuisine, a blend of Caribbean, Mexican, and Central American influences. Visitors to Belize can expect to find a wide variety of dishes, from traditional Belizean favorites to international cuisine.

One of the most famous traditional Belizean dishes is "rice and beans," a dish considered a staple of the country. It is made with red or black beans and coconut milk and is often served with stewed chicken, pork or fish. Another traditional Belizean dish is the "rice and stewed chicken," a dish made of chicken stewed with local seasonings and served with white rice.

Belizean cuisine also has a strong Caribbean influence, with dishes such as "Stewed Fish," "Conch" and "Lobster" being popular seafood options. These dishes are often served with coconut rice, beans, plantains, and coleslaw.

Belize has a good number of street food vendors, where you can find traditional Belizean food such as "panades," which are small fried turnovers filled with beans or fish, "bamboo tamales," which are tamales wrapped and steamed in bamboo leaves and "ducunu" which is a traditional corn pudding.

We get to have a few dinners at local restaurants, so get excited to explore local areas & indulge in the cuisines and culture!

Drinking water in Belize can be safe for tourists. However, it is important to be aware of the local water supply and take precautions to ensure the water is safe to drink.

In general, tourists should exercise caution when drinking water in Belize, and we will have bottled & filtered water readily available!

Belize is generally considered a safe destination for tourists; however, as with any foreign country, it's important to take precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

Our accommodations will have safes for us to leave our valuables in, and we suggest leaving all important items in the safe while we are out exploring - but maybe keep your Yeezys and nice jewelry at home!

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