A Belize vacation is unlike vacations in many other parts of the world. Belize attractions and activities can captivate your imagination and make your Belize travel a delight.
Fortunately Belize, for the most part, has not paved over its natural wonders. A Belize vacation is ecotourism in action.
Belize is blessed with clear waters, vibrant coral and an abundant marine life. That’s what attracts scuba divers and snorkelers from around the world.
On the way you’ll probably catch site of turtles, iguanas and lizards.
Bird watching and other exotic delights
Take a hike through Belize’s twisted jungle paths overhung with vines,exotic orchids and bromeliads. You might feel as if you’re strolling through the Garden of Eden.
You’ll want to check out this wetland environment because it’s an ideal habitat for all sorts of exotic birds and animals.
Bird watching is a natural. You’ll probably hear the call of parrots and toucans interspersed with the roar of the howler monkey.
Sport fishing’s also quite popular. And you might even catch sight of the elusive jaguar.
If you’re into sports you’ll see plenty on your Belize travel.
Belize weather and geography
Belize is the site of the second largest barrier reef in the world.
If you’re planning a Belize vacation, there’s a good chance it will be hot and humid.
A friend of mine was traveling in Belize during the rainy season. The downpours were so huge that the streets of the towns got flooded making it almost impossible to get anywhere on foot. It can rain from 60 inches per year in the north up to 160 inches per year in the south. That’s a lot of water.
So it’s best to avoid taking a Belize vacation between early May and November.
A little bit of history
The history of the country is rather interesting and influences the lives of the people down to this day.
Belize travel will bring you into contact with a wonderful mixture of ethnic groups including African, Arab, Asian, Caribbean, Creole, Hispanic, Mestizo cultures and more. The earliest recorded settlement is the Maya civilization. Explore the ancient Mayan ruins – its temples and ballcourts – and you can almost hear history whispering in your ear.