Belize is rapidly becoming a go-to destination for eco-tourism thanks to its location in Central America and its strong Caribbean flavor. The country has an extremely low population density which means that the vast majority of the country is still lush and flourishing with wild landscapes that consist of verdant mountains and thick jungles.
World class eco-tourism adventures on the mainland include exploring legendary caves like Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM), visiting ancient Maya wonders like Tikal (located just over the border in Guatemala), hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, zip lining and cave tubing. Cave tubing is a uniquely Belizean activity made possible by the country’s limestone landscapes and abundant rainfall. Cave tubing is the sport of using an inner tube or canoe to explore vast underground caves with rivers running through them.
If that weren’t enough, Belize has also been blessed with a pristine barrier reef, the second-largest in the world which is home to an incredible diversity of birds and marine life. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, the reef is a mecca for snorkeling and scuba diving. Popular activities on the reef include sea kayaking, stand-up paddling, sailing, fishing, and windsurfing. And, in Belize, there are few experiences more rewarding than enjoying a succulent beach barbeque of fresh-caught seafood and fish.
If you’re interested in enjoying a unique eco-vacation in Belize, there’s simply no better place to stay than Ian Anderson’s Belize Tree Houses at Caves Branch Jungle Lodge. These magnificent two-story residences are like castles in the sky, each equipped with a spacious screened-in lounge, the perfect place to admire the 360-degree view of the surrounding nature.
Great care and consideration were put into the construction of the Belize Tree Houses and every piece of lumber, artwork, and elegant furnishing was carried in by hand in order to protect the integrity of the jungle. And gently sloping ramps complete with handrails were built in order to make the ascent accessible to all travelers.
The Belize Tree Houses are fully modern structures, complete with a private bathroom, hot/cold running water, and electricity. Each tree house sleeps up to six people, and some even come with a rooftop soaker tub for relaxing in and enjoying a spectacular view of the night sky.
If you stay at a Belize Tree House, you can also sign up for a Belize jungle and sea package that includes both adventures on the mainland and on the reef.
For your eco-vacation, be sure to choose Ian Anderson’s Belize Tree Houses!