belize packing list

If you’re getting ready for a Belize vacation, you’re probably wondering what you should pack. Here’s a list of items you must bring for the perfect Belize vacation.

Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Belize is committed to protecting our natural treasures, and we ask our visitors to do the same. If you plan to get into the Caribbean Sea here, you must use sunscreen that’s safe for coral. The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world and a sanctuary for much of our vivid, colorful marine life. It’s important to use sunscreen that doesn’t contain anything that could harm it.

Here’s another tip. Even if you don’t burn easily, you might not be prepared for the intensity of the sun here. Choose sunscreen with a high SPF.

Underwater Camera

If you’re going snorkeling or swimming near the Belize Barrier Reef, an underwater camera is a must. When you see the breathtaking marine life that surrounds the clear blue Caribbean in Belize, you’ll be glad you spent the money on a good camera that will work in the water. Your Belize vacation may only last a few days or weeks, but your memories will live on forever in those pictures.

Eco-Friendly Insect Repellent

Just as it’s important to protect the reefs, it’s important to protect Belize’s fragile land-based ecosystems. That doesn’t mean letting yourself be a buffet for mosquitoes, sand fleas and jungle ticks. You can find many natural, DEET-free insect repellents that include sprays, soaps and treated bracelets.

Water Shoes

Belize is full of exciting adventures, and some of them require you to get wet. A pair of river shoes or water shoes will come in handy when you’re taking a river cruise, walking along the banks of a lagoon or taking a swim in a waterfall.

Casual Clothes

You don’t have to pack a lot for Belize. You won’t need fancy clothes or warm clothes. You can wear shorts, tees and sandals or flip-flops everywhere. You might want to pack a light jacket or sweater for the cooler evenings. Don’t forget a hat and sunglasses.

Stay at the Best Beach Resort in Belize

Enjoy the best of Belize when you stay in Placencia. This gorgeous region features 18 miles of white sand beachfront. At the Mariposa Beach Resort, our guests enjoy beachfront living, posh accommodations and warm, friendly service.