About the NSTMP

The National Sustainable Tourism Master Plan for Belize was developed as part of the Sustainable Tourism Program. It was endorsed by the Cabinet in October 2012 and became the strategic guideline for tourism development in Belize up to 2030.

The master plan divides the country into seven unique destinations that all together converge in a cohesive offering that make Belize a distinctive and highly competitive destination. The master plan also provides development strategies for each of the seven destinations as follows:

  1. Northern Belize
  2. Northern Islands
  3. Central Coast Belize
  4. Western Belize
  5. Southeastern Coast
  6. Southern Belize
  7. Belize Reef


Macro Programs

There are five key macro programs identified within the master plan:

National Governance Macro Program

National Tourism Sustainability & Quality Assurance Macro Program

National Tourism Infrastructures Macro Program

National Tourism Marketing Macro Program

Tourism Product Development Macro Program

Tourism Product Conceptualization


  • Heritage
  • Living Culture


  • Eco-tourism
  • Adventure

Sun & Beach

  • Luxury
  • Pristine


  • Conventional
  • Pocket


  • Private vessel
  • Leased vessel

Leisure & Entertainment

  • Shopping
  • Entertainment

Download the Documents

For more information on the NSTMP, feel free to download the documents below.