Attractive Reasons to Visit Belize!
Look no further if you’re looking for an adventure, if you want to visit a country rich in natural beauty, culture, history, animals, and fun – yet still relatively unknown. Belize is more than deserving of your time, money, and vacation days. What makes Belize so unique? Allow me to fill you in on the details. The following are the top reasons to visit Belize as soon as possible!
Belize is Adventurous
Hiking, waterfall rappelling, cave spelunking, swimming in rainforest pools, zip-lining, and wildlife viewing are just a few of the ways to pass the time and get your adrenaline pumping in the rainforests!
Meanwhile, you can go snorkeling or scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, or boating from one white-sand caye to the next in the deep blue Caribbean. Those are just a few examples!
Only one shop told me they used flour to thicken their chicken stews, which was quite celiac-friendly. Tamales and chicken or beef stews with rice were generally available. For the first time, I was able to experience Garifuna cuisine at Hopkins.
The jungles are teeming with unusual and rare fauna, from jaguars, pumas, ocelots to toucans, howler monkeys, and vipers. There are numerous national parks, nature preserves, and wildlife reserves to discover and hike through in Belize, covering more than half of the country.
The Mayflower Bocawina National Park and the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary are two of my favorites. Don’t miss these! Keep your eyes peeled and ears open for the sights and sounds of the rainforest as you explore, and you could spot the elusive jaguar in its native home, especially if you go early in the morning.
Belize is one of the world’s most magnificent and untouched natural wonders, both on land and underwater! I can’t think of many (if any) destinations that can compare to Belize’s natural beauty. The brilliant hues and breathtaking panoramas are unrivaled and limitless.
I’m referring to the lush green rainforests, spectacular sunrises over shimmering lakes, white sand cayes, and tens of thousands of palm trees swaying in the breeze. The roaring waterfalls and deep, freshwater rainforest ponds. A rainbow of fish surrounds the living coral. The most crystal-clear, turquoise sea you’ve ever seen. It’s all there.
Belize has several fascinating ancient Maya archaeological sites that you should see. My top three choices are Xunantunich, Caracol, and Cahal Pech, in that order. The old Maya are responsible for Belize’s most fascinating history, so make time to see at least one of these places during your trip to Belize.
Furthermore, if you have extra time, you can easily drive across the border into gorgeous Guatemala to visit more Maya ruins, including Tikal, home to the Americas’ largest and most magnificent pre-Columbian building.
Safety and Security
You may have read that Belize is a dangerous place to visit. While it’s true that Belize has a high crime rate, it’s important to note that the majority of the violence is gang-related and occurs in certain sections of Belize City and Belmopan, rather than in the widely touristed areas of Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, Hopkins, Placencia, and so on.
Don’t be put off by the media or hearsay. Belize is safe, like anywhere else in Central America (or the world), as long as you keep wise and cautious! Don’t be flashy, remain in tourist areas, do some research before going, and keep your guard up.
You’ll be alright if you do those things! More than fine because a vacation to Belize is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Belize is one of the world’s most beautiful, adventurous, and culturally diverse countries. But don’t take it from me. Plan your vacation. Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Then you’ll realize how incredible this country and the Belizean people are.