When it comes to laid-back relaxation and luxury accommodation, it’s hard to find a better place than the island of Belize. This central American country enjoys access to the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea along with exotic jungles, a flavorful cuisine, a rich history, and friendly locals too.
Here are some reasons why Belize should be at the top of your vacation to-do list once the travel restrictions are lifted.
Rather than staying in a hotel room – one looks much like the next – when you stay in this Belize lodging, you may get to enjoy cabanas with their thatched roofs situated in local villages. With abundant Mayan history and the jungle at your footsteps, the eco-lodge setting feels great from the minute you arrive.
If lazing in a hammock is what you wish to do, then grab your Kindle e-reader and get lost in a good book. Alternatively, try some yoga, watch the birdlife or take a dip. Then once you’re ready, head out for other adventures.
Excellent Diving Reserves
The turquoise-hued waters entice many people who are keen on either snorkeling or diving. The Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a popular spot over in Ambergris Caye. The reserve stretches for over six miles, so while it is the busiest location for donning your fins and going underwater, there’s plenty of space to move around.
For the bravest divers, there’s even the opportunity to swim with whale sharks too. Are you courageous enough?
One of the Best Countries for Mayan History
Belize was previously a heartland of Mayan culture. What they’re left behind is a rich history and numerous Maya sites of archaeological significance to see.
Certainly, most visitors to Belize will visit Lamanai but the lesser-visited Xunantunich is great for an afternoon with usually fewer crowds to contend with. This Mayan ruin is reached by ferry and includes a great workout trekking up the steps of El Castillo.
For the picture-postcard sandy beaches and clear waters, the Caribbean islands are difficult to beat. With Belize, there are 180 miles of coastline to enjoy, so you’re not restricted to crowded spots alone – you can pick your own.
There are also scores of mini tropical islands to visit by boat as a day trip or part of a tour to get away from it all.
About one-third of the landmass of the island is set aside as a national park or nature reserve. This makes its verdant landscape ideal for a wide array of exotic wildlife including toucans, jaguars, monkeys and more.
Any animal lovers will surely get a kick out of spending time in such a setting.
Authentic Street Life
Visitors to Belize enjoy a wide variety of potential activities. Along with the eco-friendly tourism, a visit over to the southeast part of the island lands you in Dangriga and Hopkins Village. Here, you can enjoy local bands, authentic street life, and go shopping for mementos.
When you wish to get away from it all and get a complete change of scene, Belize should be high on your list of places to visit.