The Buzz on Belize is Getting Louder, Says CNN
A recent article by Sandra McGregor on the CNN travel site notes that the buzz on Belize is getting louder.
“Now’s the time to check out what this tropical haven has to offer before the travel buzz on Belize gets even bigger,” CNN advises, noting that there’s something for every traveler to Belize, “whether you’re an amateur archaeologist, an animal lover, an adrenaline junkie or a sand-and-surf devotee.”
The CNN article describes some favorite Belize activities. Here’s our list of top things to do and see while you’re visiting the jewel of the Caribbean.
1. Soak Up the Sun on the Placencia Peninsula
Enjoy the white sand, pristine beaches and clear, bright Caribbean waters with your choice of beach spots. Placencia offers a huge variety of dining options including fine dining, fresh local seafood, dockside party bars and laid-back hangouts.
2. Snorkel or Scuba Dive the Belize Barrier Reef
The Belize Barrier Reef is the second-largest coral reef in the world. Snorkelers and scuba divers have long known that its clear blue waters are a prime location for spotting colorful, friendly sea creatures including corals, tropical fish, manatees, stingrays, barracudas and whale sharks.
3. Climb a Maya Ruin
The Maya influence is an important part of Belize’s history and its present. The ancient Maya built hundreds of cities here that attest to their engineering and architectural brilliance. Visitors to Belize can learn about that history by visiting the many Maya ruins at sites like Xunantunich, Nim Li Punit and Cahal Pech.
4. Get Close to Wildlife at the Belize Zoo
The Belize Zoo is one of many wildlife and nature preserves in Belize. It began as a rescue site for orphaned and rescued wildlife and now serves as a sanctuary and learning center. You can see Belize’s most beautiful inhabitants here, including jaguars, panthers, toucans, mountain tapirs, iguanas, and howler monkeys. The Belize Zoo is totally accessible to visitors with disabilities.
5. Ride the River on a Cave Tubing Trip
Cave tubing is the quintessential Belize excursion. It combines a trip down a jungle river with a trip into history. Spot birds and wildlife as you ride an inner tube down the river and then explore an ancient, mysterious network of caves.
Whatever you decide to do in Belize, contact Barefoot Rentals and Services. Our expert local guides and insider knowledge will help you get the top excursions, tours and transportation options in Belize.