Imagine relaxing under a rainforest canopy in the warm sun. Picture yourself canoeing down a jungle river, looking for exotic birds singing their melody in the trees. Think about visiting another culture as you learn about the history of its people, past and present. You can do all of this and more in Belize, which is a truly amazing place to visit this summer. Here are just a small sampling of things to see and do.
Go Cave Tubing
Cave tubing, or being guided on a tour through a cave in an inner tube, is an ideal summer activity in Belize. It’s a great way to stay cool while viewing some stunning natural rock formations in a laid-back way. Some caves are alive with Maya history, featuring artifacts, ritual sites, and even burial chambers.
Go Zip Lining
Zip lining through a jungle canopy is one of the most popular activities for people to do while visiting Belize. You can enjoy stunning views of the country’s natural landscape while on a thrilling ride.
Visit An Ancient Maya City
There are several notable ancient Mayan sites in Belize, as this amazing civilization flourished in the area over a thousand years ago. You can see for yourself the stunning architecture and art these people created. Many tours combine the ancient with the modern, where you can learn about the rich culture of the Mayas of today and hundreds of years ago.
Belize is a birder’s paradise, with well over five hundred species native to the country’s jungles and coasts. You can go on birdwatching expeditions at different times of the day with certified local guides who will be able to tell you all about these magnificent creatures.
Go Canoeing in the Macal River
A leisurely canoe trip is yet another way to see and experience the natural wonders of Belize. Canoes are quiet and aren’t as disruptive to wildlife, so be on the lookout for birds, iguanas, monkeys, and perhaps even crocodiles.
Visit A Waterfall
Belize is famous for its majestic waterfalls, which are quite a sight to see. You can also go swimming in the jungle pools they feed – the Rio On pools at Big Rock Falls in the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve are amazing places where you can swim this summer.
If you have become convinced to visit Belize this summer, plan on staying at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel. Located in San Ignacio Town in the ecological wonders of the Cayo District, visitors get the best of both worlds: the amenities of a major settlement and the pristine natural areas Belize is known for.