Looking for something truly different to enjoy on your next summer vacation? If so, Belize should definitely be on your agenda. This small country is a wonderland of verdant jungles, unspoiled rainforests, and hundreds of offshore islands where there are lots of amazing activities to enjoy for everyone.
In Belize, the difficulty is not finding something to do, but choosing from so many amazing options. The mainland is a cornucopia of wild nature, including vast national parks, animal sanctuaries, and wilderness areas teeming with birds, tropical flowers, and exotic animals like black howler monkeys, tree frogs, tapirs, gibnuts, and five different big cat species, including jaguars.
Popular adventure tours on the mainland include swimming in the pool at the base of a majestic waterfall (Belize has the tallest waterfalls in all of Central America), hiking, horseback riding, zip lining, caving, rappelling, canoeing, and cave tubing (using an inner tube to sail down spooky underground rivers). And if that weren’t enough, Belize is also home to hundreds of ancient Maya cities left behind by the enigmatic Maya people.
If relaxing is more your style, you can enjoy activities like bird watching, fishing (Belize is one of the best fly-fishing spots in the world), visiting a botanical garden or butterfly farm, touring an animal sanctuary, visiting a traditional village, or curling up in a hammock with a good book.
But Belize is much more than lush rainforests and spectacular jungle adventures. It’s also a country with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Belize has more than 200 miles of coastline along the Caribbean and hundreds of offshore islands set like jewels along the length of the Belize Barrier Reef, the second-largest coral reef system on the planet.
Popular marine tours include stand-up paddling, deep sea fishing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, and scuba diving. The islands of Belize look like something out of a movie replete with palm trees swaying in the breeze and crystal clear waters teeming with a cornucopia of fish, sharks, rays, manatees, sea turtles, and dolphins.
And what better way to enjoy an amazing summer vacation than by staying in a luxury tree house right in the middle of the jungle? These amazing two-story tree houses are perfect for honeymooners, families, and adventure travelers and come all the modern conveniences, including a private bathroom with hot/cold running water and electricity.