Skip the tie and jump into Father’s Day in Belize

by McNab Editorial Team
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This Father’s day skip the tie and fuel his adventurous spirit by treating Dad to a great travel adventure. Here’s your guide to making a day he’ll never forget.


Fishing in Belize is a popular sport. Fly fishing, trolling or just drop fishing… fishing makes for a fun day out. Looking for a little more excitement? Head out to sea and enjoy a tackle challenge as you catch the attention of some mackerel and barracuda.

If your Dad is an avid angler, he may want to try his luck at fly fishing. Who knows, waking up at the crack of dawn could be worth the possibility of catching that Grand Slam that Dad may have always dreamed about. For a dad who loves fishing competitively – join him in a fishing tournament. The Deep Sea Classic Fishing Tournament hosted by BGFA is next up on July 7-9th 2017. For those new to fishing or that just enjoy the simplicity of reeling in a fish-like snapper or grouper, some drop fishing action off the end of a pier could be enjoyable! Nothing better than a fresh catch for dinner to top off Dads’ day!


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An aerial flight of Belize’s Great Blue Hole. Photo by Duarte Dellarole

The Great Blue Hole is part of UNESCO recognized Barrier Reef Reserve System and is one of the top marine attractions in Belize. Seeing this magnificent attraction from above is unparalleled. 

Located approximately 55 miles off the coast of Belize City, your journey to the Blue Hole includes breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and aerials of pristine atolls and islands. As you fly over Belize’s crystal clear water, you will be captivated by the different hues of blue, and the gorgeous natural beauty of the Barrier Reef. Enjoy this unique experience either by helicopter or plane.


For a Dad who has an appreciation for the sea, a snorkeling or dive trip can be a great start.

The Blue Hole and the clear turquoise waters of the Belize Barrier Reef – the second largest barrier reef in the world – makes Belize a divers/snorkelers paradise. Vibrant marine life, warm waters, and good visibility can be fully appreciated at multiple snorkel and dive locations in the North and South of Belize. Half Moon Caye Wall at Lighthouse Reef Atoll, the Blue Hole, Glover’s Reef Atoll, and the Elbow at Turneffe Atoll are just a few top dive and snorkel locations in the country.


Head inland where Belize’s most heart-pumping adventures await.

Feeling a pull for adventure? Just a short drive away from Belize City, one can embark on various adventures including zip-lining above Belize’s lush jungles, or navigating through muddy terrain on an ATV as you and Dad experience Belize’s inland trails. Looking for something less exhilarating? Try cave tubing or visit one of Belize’s many Maya temples. There are many tour operators countrywide offering customized tour experiences. Plan ahead and book an adventure for Dad today!


Image by Der Küchenteufel from Pixabay

Celebrate Dad with a Father’s Day barbecue feast.

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A good ol’ barbecue is always enjoyed by Belizeans on the weekends, in particular on Father’s day. In the company of family and friends, fire up the grill with a selection of Dads’ favorites. Not in the mood to cook, head out for a Father’s Day luncheon at the many restaurants around the country that offer Father’s day specials.

Whether eating out or staying in, delicious food, great company and quality time spent with family and friends is always a winner.

Options are endless when it comes to spoiling Dad! CC+L wishes all Dad’s a Happy Father’s Day!

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