For every traveler, choosing a destination heavily depends on its activities, accessibility, and adaptability to keep everyone happy. The good news is, Belize checks off all of the above.
Due to its geographic location, Belize has the best of both worlds: offshore and rainforest adventures, culture, and history, plus rich wildlife and biodiverse marine life. Our Eastern coast faces the Caribbean Sea and houses the world’s largest barrier reef. Inland, Belize’s rainforest covers half of our landmass, with eighty percent remaining under government protection. From the reef to the ridge, Belize is a tiny but mighty destination that packs a package for everyone! Pick and choose your next Belize adventure anywhere in the country, we guarantee it’s no more than a ½ day’s commute away.
Belize has activities for those seeking exhilarating adventure, family-friendly escapes, and a Caribbean lifestyle’s go-slow R&R. Caribbean Culture + Lifestyle is here to help you plan your visit for your next Belize adventure!
Snorkeling and Diving is available from any island destination such as Caye Caulker or San Pedro. This can also be done from the coastline, such as Belize City, Dangriga or Placencia. The Great Blue Hole was named in “Top 20 wonders of the underwater world” and is truly a spectacular site – beautiful both under the water by snorkeling and diving, or from the air by plane or helicopter. Read more: Diving in Belize, Explore The Great Blue Hole, Marine Activities in Belize.
Belize is perfect for the go-slow type of vacation; you can sit on a beach, relax on the islands, or you can grab a book and sit in your private jungle escape where the only other thing you will hear are the birds chirping in the nearby tree limbs. Belize is home to many private islands that not only offer luxurious stays, but also take you away from the hustle and bustle of typical vacation life. Read more: Accommodations in Belize, Tours and Travel around Belize.
There are 8 ancient Mayan temples spread throughout Belize from the North to the South and we’re in very close proximity to Tikal, just across the Guatemalan border. Belize is also home to the most complex Mayan cave system throughout Central America and makes for some extra-special adventure travel. Read more: Belize Maya Sites, Top 5 Caves to Visit in Belize, Maya Forest Garden.
The Northern and Western parts of Belize are the prime birding and hiking locations.There are over 605 species of birds in Belize that are waiting for you to seek them out. They can be spotted on nature trails throughout Belize and many on-site at hotel properties. Read more: Tracking Wildlife in Belize, Birding in Belize.
Of course, there is a healthy dose of things you “must-do” when you’re in Belize, such as swimming with the sharks off Ambergris Caye or down south at the Silk Caye Marine Reserve. This list shares the best tours and attractions by area, so depending on where you’re visiting, you won’t miss a thing! Read more: CC+L Belize Bucket List, Must Do’s in Belize, Getting Around Belize.
Among the most popular activities in Belize, this gives you the rush of swinging through the forest on a cable with the ease of floating down the river at the pace of the currents while enjoying the beauty of the caves, flora, and fauna that surround these stunning locations. Read more: Best Caves in Belize, ATM Cave, Belize, The Best of Both Worlds.
Why not turn your vacation into an opportunity to seek out options for a second home or an international income property? Belize has many incentives that make it easy for you to own property. There are many developments that offer tours and also educate you on everything you need to know about investing in this gem. Read more: Invest in Belize, The Best Place to Live, Invest and Retire in Belize, Own a Piece of Paradise in Belize.