How to Connect with Nature in Belize

by McNab Editorial Team
Green Iguana wildlife spotting belize

Are you an animal lover?    

You must visit Belize in 2020. The biodiversity is enormous, you can spot different animals while you’re ziplining or even if you’re watching the sunset at the dock. Some hotels are named after the animals that are around the area. For example, Ray Caye Island Resort, years ago was known as Hatchet Caye, but after they started having tons of Rays visiting the island, they decided to change it to the actual name. 

What to expect

Imagine waking up in the middle of the jungle, where you can hear howler monkeys every day, and if you are lucky enough, maybe you would be able to spot a couple.
There are also hotels that offer free birding hikes every morning, so you can enjoy the natural environment, where wildlife sightings are guaranteed.
Belize is a great place to visit, known as a virgin natural resource, you can book jungle tours, or visit Mayan ruins.

It’s easy to have an encounter with Jaguars, Keel-Billed Toucans, Baboon, Green Iguanas, Crocodiles, and the beautiful Scarlet Macaw. All you have to do is be still and enjoy the view because you never know what can happen.
Most animals are active at night, hunting rats, birds, mice, and rabbits, but they can also be seen during the day, especially if you are around their favorite watering holes.
Our country has a healthy animal population, thanks to the rise of public awareness projects, some of these amazing animals are enjoying the pristine lands set aside as protected areas in Belize. This is what makes Belize one of the world’s most beautiful nature travel destinations.

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© Leonardo Melendez Photography
manta ray underwater

What to wear

Remember you can have beach and jungle in the same country, so bring your safari shoes, those cargo pants that you keep in your closet and that fashion cap hanging in your room. If you are planning to explore the sandy beaches, wear your designer swimsuit and let your hair blow with the salty air, book a sunset cruise and be on the lookout, because you might be lucky to have dolphins accompany your vessel.

Take care of the animals

Be conscious that these animals are in their habitat, therefore take care of them and avoid putting them at risk. If you are bringing your food on a trip, remember not to feed them and to pick up your trash, they will appreciate your kindness.

Written by Cristina Reyna 

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