In this modern, hectic world, families can struggle to find appropriate activities to enjoy together. One of the reasons why Belize is rapidly becoming a top family vacation destination is that there is so much to do and see for every member of the family. Getting outdoors and away from screens is a great way to build unforgettable family moments.
If your family is coming to Belize this year, here are 6 things you can enjoy:
The Ancient Maya Culture
For thousands of years, the ancient Maya culture dominated Central America with Belize as its heartland. Today, visitors can climb soaring pyramids, marvel at elaborately carved temples, witness the bloodstained stones of ball courts, and venture deep into underground labyrinths to see where ancient Maya priests once conducted human sacrifices to appease their fickle gods..
The Pristine Belize Barrier Reef
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Belize Barrier Reef is home to hundreds of fish species, nurse sharks, sea turtles, anemones, dolphins, whale sharks, and hundreds of bird species. The most popular activities include snorkeling, fishing, scuba diving, and sailing.
The Country’s Flora and Fauna
With over 500 avian species, all five of Central America’s big cat species, hundreds of orchid species, and iconic animals like dolphins, manatees, monkeys, tapirs, and giant iguanas, Belize is a nature lover’s paradise.
The Eclectic Culture of the Country
With a laid-back, Caribbean vibe, Belize is famous for its friendly locals and harmonious blend of cultures. The mix of Creole, British, Maya, Mestizo (Mexican), Garifuna (an Afro-Caribbean people), Mennonite, and Chinese cultures adds variety and spice to the food, music, and dance you’ll encounter in Belize.
The Different Nature Parks and Reserves
More than 50% of Belize is set aside as a national park or nature reserve. Offshore, there are seven different protected areas, while the mainland is home to enormous unspoiled parks like the Mountain Pine Forest Reserve and the Crooked Tree Nature Sanctuary.
The Beauty of the Country
Even if you’re not active on social media, there’s a good reason why Instagram and other sites are filled with photos of people enjoying their vacation in Belize. In short, the country is a natural paradise with stunning backdrops just about everywhere you go.
Black Orchid Resort is a five-star family resort located just a short 20-minute drive from the international airport at Belize City and is conveniently close to all of the attractions listed above.