Family Vacations in Belize 

by McNab Editorial Team

Belize is the perfect destination whether you’re travelling alone, with a spouse, friends, or your entire family. There is so much to do here and even more to experience. When planning a vacation for your family, you want to make sure that everyone is considered at every stage of your trip. From where you stay to what you do and even where you eat. 

Family-friendly Hotels 

Photo Courtesy: Belize Biltmore Plaza

This country offers you both beach and jungle environments with a number of resorts and lodges in each. You can choose whether your family wants to be at the beach or the jungle, or maybe both Belize offers a number of family accommodations; here are a few: 

  1. Turtle Inn (Placencia) 
  2. Umaya Resort  (Placencia) 
  3. Hidden Valley Inn (Cayo) 
  4. The Lodge at Chaa Creek (Cayo) 
  5. Sunbreeze Hotel (Ambergris Caye) 
  6. Ramon’s Village Resort (Amergris Caye) 
  7. Belize Biltmore Plaza (Belize City) 

Family-friendly Activities 

Belize is the perfect adventure place for families, as there is something that everyone will enjoy. 

The Belize Zoo 

What child doesn’t love going to the zoo? Unlike other zoos you will see so many wild animals that are only native to Belize/Central America. You are even allowed to feed some of the animals, and for an extra fee you can play with some of the rescued animals. 


Swimming in the Belize barrier reef is indeed a great adventure. Your family will love interacting with the marine life at the Coral Gardens, Shark Ray Alley, and Hol Chan Marine Reserve. 

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 Project 

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. 

Butterfly Farms 

This is a once in a lifetime experience to play, take pictures, and learn about the butterflies in Belize; especially the bold Blue Morpho butterfly.  

Maya Ruins 

Visit the ancient Maya ruins at Xunantunich, Altun Ha, Lamanai, Caracol, or any one of the other ancient cities. This is a full day adventure for your family to take in the sights during your road trip and learn the fascinating history about the Mayas. 

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

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