Family Travel

by McNab Editorial Team
Family Travel

Family Travel

Form some of your fondest family memories in Belize on vacation! From first steps on the beach, to swimming with sharks for too-cool teens, new experiences are boundless in Belize. Yes, no matter how old your kids are. When thinking of your Belize vacation, plan where to stay, what to do, and where to eat with your family in mind. In Belize, both beach and jungle environments are available in half a day’s road trip or 30 minute domestic flights.  Also if you have young kids, don’t worry there’s plenty for them to do in Belize – here’s a quick list.

Family-friendly Activities

Belize is the perfect destination for families looking to make meaningful memories and have authentic experiences! With an adventure for everyone, Belize appeals to the child at heart in everyone – no matter your age. 

The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center is home to nearly 200 animals, representing over 45 of Belize’s native species. Unlike other zoos, The Belize Zoo is nicknamed “The Best Little Zoo in the World”, housing orphaned, rescued, or rehabilitated animals only. Bask in wonder as you tour their natural habitats! Feeling friendly? The Zoo offers animal encounters (like feeding the Tapirs or Jaguars) for a small fee.  


Get your fins on and snorkel mask ready! Discover over 300 marine invertebrate species and more than 500 species of fish by snorkelling the Belize Barrier Reef. Snorkelling is an easy-to-learn swimming sport with high reward! Seeing friendly sea turtles, curious snappers, and even harmless nurse sharks make a trip unforgettable. 

Horseback Riding

In the Cayo district, your family can ride through the jungle and experience Belize wildlife. These tours are very safe and fun for your family.

Green Iguana Conservation

Located at the San Ignacio Hotel, your family can interact with and feed endangered green iguanas. This is a fun and educational experience for your family.

With an estimated 700 butterfly species around the country, Belize is home to the especially beautiful and bold Blue Morpho butterfly. An activity perfect for all ages, immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of colours with an educational tour at a Butterfly Farm!

Visit the ancient Maya ruins at Xunantunich, Altun Ha, Lamanai, Caracol, or any of the other ancient cities. Enjoy a day trip on foot or horseback for an educational and hands-on experience on the fascinating history of the Mayas.

There are so much more for you to do. Just ask any of our locals or tour guides!