Press Pause: Here Are Some of the Best Ways to “Do Nothing” When You’re on Vacation in Belize

by Andrea Murray
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On Mastering the Art of Doing Nothing

Vacations are the perfect opportunity to be fully present and engage in elements of self-care, such as unwinding, recentering, and practicing gratitude. There’s no denying that with the excess of information we have at our fingertips, there is an urge to try and control everything around us. Planning an itinerary to include even the smallest of details before your travel can be draining. Plus, it can lead to plenty of disappointment and stress. Personally, letting go of control, going with the flow, and just enjoying the little things in life brings me the greatest joy. If you are looking for a destination where you can just kick back and relax then there’s no better place to unwind than beautiful Belize. Here are some ways to “do nothing” while on vacation for the ultimate stress-free getaway. 

The Best Ways to “Do Nothing” on Vacation in Belize

Walks in nature 

Although the term “do nothing” might imply staying put, taking the scenic route in Belize is a different kind of relaxation. One of my favorite hobbies in this beautiful country is peaceful walks in nature. Here, you get to truly re-connect with both Mother Earth, and yourself while and completely ‘zoning out’ from everyday stresses. This gem is home to beautiful rainforests, serene nature trails, and stunning wildlife. Strolling through nature reserves and wildlife sanctuaries is a must-try. The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect spot to immerse yourself in the tranquility of the outdoors while observing colorful birds and flora. Maybe you even spot a jaguar paw print or two.


Photo by the Belize Tourism Board

Paddleboarding in Belize can be a relaxing and soothing adventure of its own. For those looking to do nothing with a little touch of excitement, this activity is the perfect choice. After all, who said doing nothing should be boring? Imagine gliding along crystal-clear waters while spotting colorful fish and coral reefs beneath you. Enjoy relishing the soothing sound of the sea and soaking in the Caribbean breeze. This is undeniably one of the most enjoyable ways to find fun in relaxation when traveling to Belize. 

Seaside Sunsets and Hammock Testing

A Caye Caulker sunset. Image via Belize Tourism Board

Nothing beats the simplicity of swinging in a hammock while watching the breathtaking sunset over the Caribbean Sea. Find a quiet spot along the shoreline, and enjoy the vibrant hues of the setting sun; let it wash away all your worries. The slow progression of twilight is a natural remedy for the soul. This is truly the art of doing nothing. 

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Hammocks await in Belize. Photo by Duarte Dellarole

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Remember, the beauty of Belize lies not just in its stunning landscapes but in its relaxed pace of life. Whether you choose to sway in a hammock, explore nature, paddleboard, or watch sunsets your “do nothing” Belizean vacation promises the perfect blend of serenity and rejuvenation. So go ahead: kick back, relax, and enjoy the peaceful moment in this paradisical corner of the world. 

Featured Photo by Carolee Chanona

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