Come in Belize and Mexico…

Back in the spring, a trip to Belize and Mexico was our only long-haul suggestion for Brits looking for a summer holiday. It’s not so easy now, as Mexico went red half way through the summer, but for the lucky ones who were there already, they had a blast. Sun, sea, snorkelling, turtles, ruins, guacamole, zip-lines, caves…what’s not to like?!

Belize and Mexico photos summer 2021 - Stubborn Mule Travellers - family on the beach

If you are staying in Placencia, enjoy a day snorkelling and swimming on Laughing Bird Caye. Add this to our Belize Adventure Highlights.

Mayan ruins Belize - photos from Belize summer holidays 2021 from Stubborn Mule travellers

Deep in the jungle, the Mayan ruins at Lamanai are superb and usually deserted. Stay at the nearby lodge (reached by boat, with croc sightings on the way) for an immersive jungle experience. Check out our Belize Itineraries for more ideas.

Family wildlife experience in Belize and Mexico - holiday photos summer 2021

Turtles and rays, whale sharks and monkeys, crocs and manatees… the seas and jungles of Mexico and Belize are an amateur zoologist’s dream! See these and more on our Best of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula & Belize.

Belize and Mexico in photos - riding in Belize, summer holidays 2021

Horse riding in the hills above San Ignacio in rural Belize is a memorable experience for children and adults alike.

Boating and swimming in Belize and Mexico - summer photos 2021

Both Mexico and Belize are full of water-based activities. Whether snorkelling through a cave, taking a boat out to sea or floating down a water channel in an upside-down life jacket like a giant nappy, there’s always somewhere to cool off!

The ruins at Chichen Itza are amongst the most impressive in Central America. Visit these on our Best of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and Belize.

Family cave swimming - Belize and Mexico summer holidays with Stubborn Mule Travel - 2021

Snorkelling through the underwater cenotes (limestone sink holes) in rural Mexico is a highlight of any visit to the Yucatan. We’ll direct you to a particularly beautiful cave system, far off the beaten track that most people don’t know about!

Belize’s barrier reef is world famous and second only to Australia’s. The snorkelling here is extraordinary; swim amongst nurse sharks, turtles and rays on any of our Belize itineraries.

You can visit Belize and Mexico all year round. Check our When to go to Belize and When to go to Mexico pages for more information.

Photos from summer trip to Belize and Mexico 2021 - boys in front of mural

Placencia offers a laid-back lifestyle, Bob Marley playing out over the speakers and a shoes-optional policy. And……relax.

Our preferred lodge in San Ignacio sits above the Macal River. Jungle views are superb and giant inner tubes are provided for down-river floating. Add in some cliff jumping and you’ve got the perfect recipe for happy children! This features on all of our Belize Itineraries and can be combined with Guatemala too.

Wherever you go in Mexico and Belize you will always be warmly welcomed by the locals. Big smiles are the order of the day here.

Sunset boat cruises in Lamanai will have the children agog. Monkeys bounce through the trees, crocs wallow in the shallows and brightly coloured birds flit across the sky. Bliss… as included on our Belize Adventure Highlights.

Belize and Mexico in photos - summer holidays 2021 - kayaking

The Lagoon of Seven Colours in Bacalar is astonishingly beautiful, with crystal clear water in every shade of blue. Explore by boat or kayak and stop for a dip along the way. This is included on both of our Mexico itineraries.

Making your own tacos and cycling around the ruins at Coba. There’s never a shortage of activity on a Mexico or Belize family holiday.

Swing over the sea at sunset. Enough said.

Belize and Mexico in photos Summer 2021

Let’s not sugarcoat it, travelling in summer 2021 hasn’t been easy. For our clients travelling in Belize and Mexico, things were made even more complicated by Mexico turning red halfway through the summer.

But we got round it.

The flights home were re-routed and itineraries amended and no one had to quarantine in a hotel! And as these pictures show, it was emphatically, absolutely and most definitely worth it.

If this appeals, could Belize and Mexico Summer 2022 have your name on it? With our super-flexible booking conditions (allowing a full refund in the event that you can’t travel due to COVID), there’s no reason not to book now and have something to look forward to.

We’d be delighted to have a chat about future plans or look at options with you. Ring us on 01728 752 751 or you can get in touch using our website contact form.