Life-size excitement and experience wrapped up in the small-size tropical terrain of Belize await you and your family. Located along the northeastern coast of Central America, your beautiful Belize City vacation overlooks the serene Caribbean Sea to the east.
While there is no match to the magnificence of Belize City, what makes it truly unforgettable is its rich culture. Of course, the location itself reflects the Mayan civilization but the range of ethnicities, traditions, and cultures Belize City showcases, is truly one of a kind.
Given there is so much to explore, your family could benefit from the best attractions of Belize City listed below. Take a look.
St. Herman’s Cave Tubing Adventure
Begin the Belize City vacations with an unbelievably exciting experience as you flow downriver snugged in an inflated tube. Of course, the highlight would be the cave tubing but the journey is equally exhilarating. It begins with a scenic drive to Blue Hole National Park. The guided adventure begins with a small hike through a jungle. With each step closer to cave exploration, the sights get more picturesque. The adventure begins as you enter the spectacular rivery underworld and swirl around misty waters, stalactites, and stalagmites.
Exploring Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Belize vacation packages are incomplete without exploring the ancient Xunantunich Mayan ruins. You go there to view an ancient archaeological relic but end up discovering a tangible tie to the life we are leading now. Xunantunich is located in the Cayo district, approximately 80 miles west of Belize City. Since the site is situated on a ridge above the Mopan River, you will have to take a ferry to cross the river. The fascinating history and artistry of the city will have your honor and envision the ancient energy of the civilization.
Green Hills Butterfly Ranch
Another gem in the Cayo district would be Belize’s biggest butterfly ranch. Belize is home to more than 700 butterfly species and the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch has almost 30 native butterfly species all across the 100 acres of scenic terrain. Your kids are going to love the vibrant flora with colorful wings flying around them. Another delightful surprise would be for the birdwatchers as Green Hills is home to 300 species of birds.
Zip Lining at Bocawina Rainforest
Another National Park and yet another fun-filled adventure. Situated inside the Mayflower Bocawina National Park in Stann Creek, Belize’s best Zipline, and rainforest adventures are everything and beyond what you expect from a thrilling escapade. Glide like a free bird through the Bocawina rainforest and drift through nature’s best form. This exhilarating adventure does not limit to adults and as long as you accompany your kid, they too get to live this experience of a lifetime.
World’s only Jaguar Preserve
When on Belize City vacations with your family, make sure to not miss the ONLY Jaguar preserve in the world— The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. A perfect way to enlighten your kids on this geographical wonder as a basin is mostly ringed with low valleys. Similarly, this basin is spread across 128,00 acres surrounded by Victoria’s Peak and the Maya Mountains. This is a wildlife sanctuary as it is also the home to howler monkeys, pumas, margays, deer, ocelots, tapirs, and Jaguars! A world full of experience is guaranteed as it offers the rich Mayan culture through crafts and arts, scenic sites with several hikes, and valuable flora and fauna. Apart from spotting animals, it is a heaven for bird watchers as it harbors over 290 recorded species of birds.
Belize Great Barrier Reef
From the world’s only Jaguar Preserve to World’s second-largest barrier reef— Belize truly offers the best of South American abundance. The coast of Belize offers among the best snorkeling experiences in the world. And what better than the Great Barrier Reef? Glide through the tropical waters and the mesmerizing marine life. Snorkeling can be done all year round. Still, the best time can be experienced from November to May. You can spot some of the most amazing underwater creatures like West Indian Manatee, spotted eagle ray, southern stingray, manta rays, sea turtles, and gentle-natured whale sharks. Truly an experience of a lifetime.
Che’il Mayan Chocolate Factory
What seems like a chocolate factory tour is actually a peek into learning a Mayan art form- chocolate making. The very experience speaks volumes about the richness of the culture, and the process behind making a bar of delicious chocolate. The entire process of a cacao bean into delectable chocolate will be truly cherished by your kids. They will love to be practically involved in the process by using the tools and techniques used to make a bar of original Mayan chocolate. What’s more to love? A quaint visit to the cacao farm guided by the farmer himself.
FAQs for Belize City vacations
1. Belize a good place to visit with kids?
Belize is a lot safer and more affordable. Especially compared to other Caribbean vacations. Also, it is extremely easy and safe to explore and navigate. It is known for its warm local hospitality and friendliness. This makes Belize the perfect destination for you to travel with your family and kids.
2. What to Do in Belize with teens?
Teenagers love an exhilarating adventure; the one to remember for a lifetime and the one worthy for the gram! Belize is the best of both worlds— for thrill and peace. Teens would love cave tubing, hiking, snorkeling, and exploring the Mayan culture.
3. What is the best month to visit Belize?
There is no single best month to visit Belize, the best time is to visit the city is from November to mid-April. These months are the dry season with clear skies and bright blue waters. Of course, Belize City vacations packages would cater to your needs and weather at that point.
4. What food is Belize known for?
The most popular ones include- Caribbean classics like rice and beans, tamales, Garnache, ceviche, stewed chicken, chimole, and salbutes.
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