Visit Belize before you’re 30

Thrillist, an online publication specializing in food, drink and travel, recently featured Belize on its list of 15 countries to visit before turning 30.

Enjoying stunning views and living spontaneously is best enjoyed in youthful years, the article suggests. The country’s featured on the list are best experienced while travelers are youthful enough to enjoy all the delights there are to be had.

According to Thrillist, Belize resorts are all about getting the ultimate bang-for-buck experience, while diving quite literally into one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Thrillist recommends heading straight to Caye Caulker once landed in Belize. “The small, skinny island is a haven for backpackers from around the world — a playground for the young, the aimless, the unwashed. It’s also a beautiful convergence of tourists and locals, where Caribbean culture warmly embraces everyone — something we all could use more of these days,” Thrillist says.

According to Thrillist, the island’s population is so small that by day two you’ll already be a regular, making plans with the locals to meet up later at the beach bars for Panty Rippers and a puff of something potent.

As a popular tourist spot, Caye Caulker tends to run more expensive than local places inland, but with the US dollar worth about two-to-one over the local currency, your money will spend well. Hostel accommodations go as low as $14 a night. Cocktails are about $2.50, local beers a cool $2. Meaningful experiences are a major part of your 20s, but so is having enough money to eat, Thrillist adds.

Other countries featured on the list include Italy, Tanzania, India, Colombia, Thailand, Mexico, France, Haiti, Peru, the Netherlands, Vietnam, Israel, China and Kosovo.

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