Why You Should Consider Belize for Your Next Family Vacation

Belize is Great for Family Vacations

Are you planning a family vacation? Why not try something different in 2020 or 2021? Instead of going to a theme park, pack up the family and head for Belize, where you’ll enjoy a vacation packed with adventure, history, and nature, all against the backdrop of breathtaking beaches, lush jungles, and warm sunshine.

Belize offers everything your family needs for the perfect getaway. Let them see real nature up close. The experience of seeing wildlife in their natural habitat while you get close to it is something your children will never forget.

Start with the Belize Barrier Reef. It’s the second largest barrier reef in the world. A snorkeling or scuba tour of the reef lets your children explore a rich universe teeming with fish, coral, and aquatic creatures. They’ll spot dolphins, sea turtles, anemones, nurse sharks and other beautiful marine wildlife.

The Belize jungle and rainforest are also rich with exotic flora and fauna like brightly-colored birds and reptiles of all kinds. You can spot them on a bird-watching tour or a hike through the forest.

Another great way to explore the country’s unique flora is by taking an inner tube down a jungle river through some of Belize’s cave systems. The tube ride will take you on crystal-clear waters through the forest and into the caves. Be on the lookout for howler monkeys, iguanas, parrots, foxes, and ocelots.

Belize’s caves are rich in history as they were once used for ceremonial purposes by the ancient Maya. Cave tubing is an amazing adventure that takes you on a trip through a real jungle and into the mists of history.

Treat your family to the rich cultural heritage of Belize. People in Belize come from a dizzying mix of cultural backgrounds, including British, Creole, Mestizo, Mennonite, East Indian, and Garifuna. Explore the cultural heritage of the country by visiting historic ruins like Cahal Pech and Xunantunich. You and your kids can even hike these impressive archaeological sites left by the Mayas who once ruled this part of the world.

Take your exploration into modern times with tours that teach you about the Garifuna culture. Learn about Punta Rock, hudut, and cassava bread by booking a Garifuna tour that includes cooking and dancing demonstrations.

When it’s time to enjoy a family vacation packed with color, adventure, and pristine nature, it’s time to visit Belize.

Get a copy of The Ultimate Belize Bucket List! Written by Larry Waight, a local with more than twenty years of experience in the travel industry, the book is packed with tips, information, and recommendations about all of the best things to see and do in Belize.
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