Belize is a small country in Central America about the same size as Vermont, but Belize has many wonderful things to do and see for every type of traveler. English is the official language thanks to the long centuries of British rule, and the country can be reached in just a few, short hours from the United States thanks to non-stop flights from leading airlines like American, Delta, Southwest, and United.
Below are just 5 “Unbelizeable!” must do activities you can enjoy on your vacation in Belize:
The natural landscape of Belize is riddled with caves, including many that were used by the ancient Maya to conduct some of their most solemn religious ceremonies. Today, visitors can explore sacred sites like Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave to experience the long-lost world of the Maya.
Many caves in Belize have subterranean rivers running through them, one of the many reasons why cave tubing is such a popular attraction. Travelers can enjoy the sublime experience of gently floating through immense underground structures during a cave tubing adventure.
Conveniently located just eight miles from the town of Dangriga in southeastern Belize and just minutes from some of the top scuba diving and snorkeling spots on the Belize Barrier Reef, Yok Ha Island Resort offers guests privacy and unbelievably beautiful views. If you’ve ever imagined playing luxury castaway for a day, Yok Ha Island Resort is the place for you.
Famed French marine biologist Jacques Cousteau rated Belize in his personal top locations on the globe for diving. Every year, travelers from around the world come to the Belize Barrier Reef to marvel at the cornucopia of colorful marine flora and fauna that are on display for snorkelers and scuba divers.
In the long centuries before the arrival of Europeans to the New World, the ancient Maya built stupendously fabulous cities in the jungle. Today, visitors can climb soaring pyramids, marvel at elaborate temples, and explore the ruins left behind by one of history’s greatest civilizations.
Just outside of Dangriga lies the beginning of the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, an enormous trackless wilderness home to hundreds of bird species, exotic plants and trees, and indigenous wildlife that includes some of the last surviving jaguars in the region.