With beautiful coastlines, sandy beaches, rich aquatic life, ancient ruins and friendly people, Belize is the go-to tourist destination of Central America. Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world flock over to the tropical paradise of Belize, to spend a vacation full of stunningly beautiful moments. If you are someone who is planning your next trip to Belize, then Belize vacation rentals has you covered with an array of the most luxurious and hospitable villas with a majestic view of the Caribbean Sea, for you to spend your vacation in utmost comfort. While spending a leisurely time on your backyard, just inches away from the sea might be one of the most comfortable ways to spend your day, Belize offers a lot more activities to make the most of your vacation. Here are a list of seven awesome activities which you must take part in while you spend your next vacation in Belize, to make your experience truly memorable.
1. SCUBA DIVE THROUGH THE BELIZE BARRIER REEF
Belize is home to the world’s second largest coral reef, the Belize Barrier Reef. The reef is about 145 miles long, and divers can dive inside or outside of the reef. Scuba divers from the whole world visits here to witness the amazing sea life and vibrant underwater views that this reef has to offers. Diving and exploring this colorful coral reef is a must for everyone who visits Belize. The weather is clear almost all-around the year, so you can enjoy the experience anytime you plan your vacation. From experience scuba divers to scuba diving beginners, the reef has countless dive locations suitable for everyone.
2. DIVE INTO THE WORLD FAMOUS BLUE HOLE
Formed about 10,000 years ago, the Blue Hole is the largest known sink hole under the ocean. This world famous dive site is so large that it is visible from outer space. The extra-ordinary sink hole is home to some the world’s largest midnight parrot fishes. The water is clear and underwater visibility regularly extends over hundreds of feet, so you can easily see the amazing underwater activity while you dive. The mild waters, the bright and colorful underwater sight and the sheer grandeur of the Blue Hole makes it one of the must-do diving experiences in Belize.
3. TAKE A PRIVATE BOAT CRUISE INTO THE SUNSET
The best sunset view in Belize can only be experienced from the middle of the sea, which makes this private boat cruise essential while you enjoy your vacation in Belize. Spend your whole day on a luxurious boat, enjoying the comfort of private butler service and a range of delectable seafood. Watch the beautiful view of the setting sun far into the Caribbean Sea. A sudden glimpse of the much eluded ‘Green Flash’ in the evening sky might catch your eyes, if you are in luck.
4. EXPLORE THE AGE OLD MAYAN RUINS
The Mayan civilization thrived in Central America nearly 2000 years ago, and the heart of that ancient civilization is situated in today’s Belize. From Caracol to Cerros, there are tons of ancient Mayan ruins and temples and complexes throughout Belize. Enjoy the panoramic view from the top of a Mayan pyramid, or walk through an abandoned Mayan city located in the middle of a dense forest, exploring the long lost ruins of Mayan culture is an experience which you must indulge in while you are in Belize.
5. VISIT THE MYSTERIOUS MAYAN UNDERWORLD
According to legends, the Mayan underworld was home to the most feared Mayan demon gods, who were eventually outwitted by the Mayan heroes. It is a place of mystery, bloodletting rituals and human sacrifices. Belize houses three of the four most distinct caves which offers you a glimpse of this mysterious underworld. The huge underground chambers, the altars where the Mayan priests performed the bloodletting rituals, the boney remains of the human sacrifices make this expedition the spookiest must-do activity in all over Belize. Visiting the main underground chambers through Actun Tunichil Muknal cave requires a demanding amount of hiking and trekking, which will be perfect to get your adrenalin fix. And if you are in mood for a much leisurely experience, then you can head over to the Barton Creek Caves, where you can get a view of the Mayan underworld from the comfort of your own canoe.
6. TAKE A SWIM WITH THE MIGHTY WHALE SHARKS
If you are in Belize during the months of March to June, then you are in for a treat. A mass fish-spawning period during these months draws a large number of whale sharks to Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, situated around 40 kilometers off the coastal town of Placencia. Fortunately these large creatures are not at all interested in human flesh, which gives experienced divers the rare opportunity to interact with these majestic fish. So if you are in Belize during the summers, make sure to visit Placencia and grab this extremely rare opportunity. You might also get to spot a lot of other equally interesting marine animals while you swim around.
7. SPEND SOME RELAXING DAYS IN A GARIFUNA VILLAGE
The ultimate relaxing way to spend your vacation in Belize calls for some nights in the coastal village of Hopkins. Situated in Eastern Belize, Hopkins is a small village which is known as the cultural center of the Garifuna people. Garifunas were originally West Africans who were brought to the island of St. Vincent by the Spanish in early 1600s. Unspoiled beaches, delicious local food and genuinely hospitable people makes a visit to this small community a must while you enjoy your vacation in Belize. Unwind while listening to Garifuna music, dance in the rhythm of live Garifuna drums and spend some lazy days at ‘The Friendliest Village in Belize’.
While Belize offers you a number of activities to indulge in, these seven activities are a must for everyone who visits Belize. So just plan a trip, and make sure to try them all out while you are on your next vacation in Belize, and rest assured, you will have one the most memorable trips of your lifetime.