Two Thrill-seeking Adventures in Belize You Shouldn’t Miss
If you’re heading to Belize soon, there are two adrenaline-pumping adventures that you should definitely try:
Zip lining is the sport of sailing through the jungle along a series of steel cables. Although it is perfectly safe, the speed and thrill of seeing nature from a bird’s-eye view is guaranteed to get your heart pumping.
One of the best places to enjoy zip lining is in the Mayflower Bocawina National Park in southeastern Belize. The zip line crosses over not one, not two, but three gigantic waterfalls along a two-mile (three-kilometer) course located in one of the most pristine areas of the rainforest. And after an exciting time on the zip line, you can then make your way to the bottom of the waterfall to enjoy a refreshing swim.
The Mayflower Bocawina zip line course has 14 platforms with nine separate runs. Completing the entire length of the course takes at least two hours. Heights achieved range from 100 feet (30 meters) to more than 1,000 feet (300 meters). All activities are carefully monitored by well-trained safety experts.
Rules: Participants must be at least seven years old and weigh at least 80 pounds (36 kg). Participants younger than seven and/or weighing less than 80 lbs can ride the zip line in tandem with a guide. There is no maximum weight for riding the zip line but the maximum waist size that can be accommodated by the safety gear is 42 inches (106 cm).
The perfect activity to enjoy in conjunction with zip lining is waterfall rappelling. After zip lining across the waterfalls in the Bocawina Mayflower National Park, you can strap on some safety gear and enjoy a thrilling descent right down the middle of a waterfall! Options include rappelling down Bocawina Falls (course length is 100 feet/30 meters) and Antelope Falls (two courses are available, one 500 feet/152 meters and one that is 1,000 feet/304 meters long).
Rules: No experience is necessary, but a courageous mindset is required. Participants are required to wear sturdy shoes (no sandals or flip-flops), and a change of clothing (plus a swimsuit) is highly recommended.
If you’re interested in partaking in these or other adventures, be sure to make your bookings via Barefoot Rentals and Services. Barefoot is not only Belize’s premier car rental agency but also organizes a wide variety of adventure, nature, and cultural tours across the country.