Belize. Just thinking about its exotic shores, golden beaches, tropical heat, and friendly people is enough to make you want to immediately drop everything and jump on a plane. But what will you do when you get there? Excellent question.
It’s best if you’re an active, outdoor person because there’s much to do that involves jumping around, swinging on ropes, rafting down rivers, and more. However, there are also beaches to sunbathe on if that’s preferred instead.
Here is our pick of the 5 things to do on a vacation in Belize.
1. Stay In An Eco Resort:
You don’t want to stay just anywhere. Setting up camp at an eco-resort will get you into the heart of the island to spots that you probably wouldn’t have found on your own.
Belize Eco Resorts are perfectly positioned to provide access to many attractions. Situated along the Moho River, the cooling breeze is most welcome. With lodges rising from the ground, you’re afforded an excellent vantage point of the surrounding tropical landscape too.
2. Tubing On The River:
Tubing is a popular pastime for people who aren’t wanting to go canoeing or just wish to try something a little different.
Mostly preferred by the younger set, a day-out tubing usually includes a walk through the Belizean rainforest, a safety briefing, and maybe exploring a cave system nearby too.
3. Waterfall Adventure:
There are several good places to trek out to and see impressive waterfalls, but perhaps the best one is to Davis Falls. To get there, it’s necessary to traverse across multiple river crossings on the way to your destination.
However, at roughly 120 meters (500 feet) tall, it stands apart from other waterfalls. It’s possible to get up on a rocky outcropping, take in the splendor, and snap a few pics for Instagram while you’re at it. And this will make the trek to get out there totally worth it.
4. Snorkeling And Diving:
If you like getting underwater, it’s best to head over to Ambergris Caye on the northern side of Belize where the diving and snorkeling set hang out.
They’re attracted by the beaches, clear waters, and perfect conditions to explore the barrier reefs. There are plenty of dive shops nearby and scuba diving schools to take a course while you’re on the island. Mostly they’re located in San Pedro, so it’s best to head there if that’s what you need.
5. The Beach:
The beach at the Placencia Peninsula offers a comfortable lounging spot and a jumping-off point to walk amongst the palm trees to get that tropical feeling. The Caribbean water is quiet here with few waves to disturb the tranquility.
This area is the best for sandy beaches on the island. The peninsula goes on for over 15 miles, so you needn’t worry about overcrowding either. Further back inland is sanctuaries and a few nature reserves to visit.
There’s a bountiful number of things to do once in Belize. It’s a lively spot for outdoor travel, plus the nightlife is rich and varied too. You’ll surely get the tropical vibe there, so dress the part.