Discovering Belize Wellness: The Ultimate Getaway
If you were to custom design a health and wellness getaway destination, Belize would check all of your boxes. A beautiful country where unspoiled nature dominates, Belize has the lowest population density in Central America. A lush natural environment where birdsong is heard more often than car horns, Belize is just a short two to four-hour plane flight away from the United States.
More than half the mainland is covered in thick jungle and verdant rainforest, an exotic wonder world where orchids, parrots, monkeys, and even jaguars thrive. More than 600 different bird species have been spotted in Belize, and even a first-time birder can usually spot numerous species in a single morning.
Belize has a year-round warm climate similar to what you’d find in Miami. As such, the weather is always perfect for outdoor activities in nature, whether it’s swimming in the pools at the base of a waterfall, horseback riding through the jungle, curling up with a good book in a hammock, or learning more about the medicinal use of indigenous plants.
We all know that Mother Nature is the best medicine, and spending time in Belize is good for your health. Getting away from the stresses and strains of polluted, overcrowded cities helps many people by reducing their blood pressure, improving skin and respiratory conditions, and reducing their stress.
For more adventurous activities in Belize, you can choose exciting tours like zip lining through the jungle canopy, canoeing down a pristine jungle river, exploring the depths of a sacred cave once used by ancient Maya priests, or cave tubing, an activity that involves floating down underground rivers aboard an inflatable inner tube or small canoe.
And many people find that the food in Belize is just what the doctor ordered. Made fresh from local ingredients, the cuisine is influenced by all of the different cultures that reside in Belize. You can enjoy fresh-caught seafood for dinner or snack on unusual treats that you’ll only find in Belize like seaweed milkshakes. And Belize is the world capital of fresh fruit juices and organic smoothies.
If you’re ready for a Belize wellness vacation, be sure to contact the Belize Boutique Resort and Spa, the country’s leading wellness resort for over 30 years. The resort’s restaurant has a 100% organic foods menu, and the spa offers a wide variety of professional spa treatments and other holistic services, including mud massages made from local clays.