8 Things to See and Do in Belize in 2017
What To Do In Belize In 2017
With a diverse landscape that includes the second-largest barrier reef in the world, pristine rainforests, and jungles teeming with wildlife, it’s no wonder that Belize is one of the most exciting adventure destinations to visit in 2017. The only country in the region where English is the official language, Belize is a natural paradise where more than 500 species of birds, four types of big cats, and monkeys thrive. All major airlines, including United, Delta, American, and Southwest offer non-stop flights to Belize, making it easier and more affordable than ever to visit Belize in 2017.
Here are eight things you can see and do in Belize in 2017:
1 – Paddleboard along the Southern Belize Barrier Reef
One of the most exciting ways to enjoy the sheltered waters of Belize’s lagoons and reefs is the sport of stand-up paddleboarding. It’s easy and fun to learn how to stay balanced on a paddleboard and seeing the wild beauty of nature up close and personal.
2 – Explore Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
The Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best spots in Belize for bird watching and spotting wildlife. Visitors can explore lagoons, creeks, and wetlands while spotting native avian species like the jabiru stork, the biggest flying bird in Latin America.
3 – Paddle, Snorkel and Explore the Reefs and White Sand Cayes of Glover’s Atoll
Glover’s Atoll is a truly special place to explore the natural beauty of the Belize Barrier Reef. Situated 36 miles offshore, this protected marine reserve is ideal for snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, fishing, and stand-up paddling.
4 – Explore the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave
Abandoned before the arrival of European colonists, ATM Cave lay undisturbed for more than 1,000 years. Today, visitors can explore this unique site where ancient Maya priests sacrificed young adults and children in an effort to appease the gods.
5 – Exploring the rich coral reefs and white sand cayes of Lighthouse Atoll
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lighthouse Atoll is home to pristine lagoons and shallow waters brimming with colorful marine life, making it an excellent destination for snorkeling and stand-up paddling.
6 – Visit Hopkins Village
An idyllic fishing village of around 1,500 inhabitants located on the sunny Caribbean coast of southeastern Belize, Hopkins is home to the Garifuna people. Blending traditional African and indigenous Caribbean culture, the Garifuna have preserved their unique foods, language, dance, and music.
7 – Go Fishing
With an abundance of shallow coastal waters, mangrove-lined lagoons, and more than 180 miles of offshore coral reefs, Belize is truly an angler’s paradise.
8. Snorkel and Scuba Dive Belize’s Blue Hole
Formed by the rising waters at the end of the last Ice Age more than 10,000 years ago, the Blue Hole was rated by famed marine biologist Jacques Cousteau as one of the top 10 places to dive on the planet.
All of the above adventures can be booked with Island Expeditions via their website. Island Expeditions is a pioneer of adventure travel to Belize. When you book with them, you will be happy as they will give you a truly Unbelizeable experience.