3 Things To Do in Belize if You’re an Eco-Traveler

by McNab Editorial Team
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Sustainable tourism is conscientious travel. It means being careful with the environments you explore, and respecting the communities you visit. Yes, that includes eco-tourism. So what kind of traveler are you exactly? Are you an Eco Traveler? Experience Mother Nature in all her radiance; she’s alive and well in Belize. Below, check out our recommendations for things to do in Belize as an Eco-Traveler! 

Bird Watching in Mountain Pine Ridge

The Chaa Creek Team participates in Belize’s annual Bird-a-thon event. Photo: BBC

Firstly, this majestic forest reserve is excellent for birding. From parrots to eagles and everything in between, Belize is flush with exotic species of birds. Cayo is also one of Belize’s leading birding destinations. Sightings include the King Vulture, Keel-Billed Toucan, Lesson’s Motmot, Hepatic Tanager, Stygian Owl and much more. Moving further inland to the Mountain Pine Ridge, you can spot Orange-breasted Falcon amongst others. After all, Belize is home to nearly 600 bird species (both migratory and resident) as well as six Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs). 

Explore the Jungle on Horseback


Further, trek through the lush rainforest of Western Belize on horseback. Maybe you’ll stumble upon an undiscovered Maya ruin on your journey. 

Snorkeling in Southern Belize

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Silk Cayes in Southern Belize.

For an off-the-beaten-track marine eco-adventure, also check out a few of the incredible and innumerable protected snorkel spots peppered around Belize’s Southern Cayes. This is one destination for eco-travelers in Belize. 

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