Why Belize Makes for an Exhilarating Travel Experience

{This article on Belize was written for Albom Adventures by Sam of Soar Legs.}

Belize is a tiny country on the eastern coast of Central America and is sandwiched between Mexico and Guatemala. It has the Caribbean Sea to the east and a dense Central American jungle to the west. This small yet eclectic nation with its pristine beauty is a hotspot for many modern travellers.

Pier in Belize

Photo Credit: Public Domain at Pixabay

Here’s why Belize should be on the radar of every travel buff.

The Maya Heartland: History lovers, here’s why you should visit Belize. Home to the remnants of the mysterious and alluring Maya civilisation, Belize is peppered with archaeological ruins like the Caracol, Cahal Pech, Lamanai, Altun Ha and Xunantunich. Belize stands as a testimony to the Mesoamerican civilisation developed by the Mayans and noted for its hieroglyphic script. The tall stone temples offering breath-taking views of the jungle, the excavated tombs and caves replete with history make for a wonderful experience.

Mayan ruins of Xunantunich in Belize

Mayan ruins of Xunantunich
Photo-Credit: C Juneau

Marine adventures: Belize is dotted with tiny cayes or islands, about 200 of them to be precise and provide excellent opportunities for fishing, snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking, swimming, and diving in the pristine blue Caribbean waters. You get to dive with the whale sharks in Gladden Spit near Placencia, and for any maritime enthusiast, it cannot get better than this.

The Blue Hole: The Blue Hole is a gigantic circular sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It offers a glimpse for any marine enthusiast to see huge stalactites, dripstone sheets, and wondrous variety of marine life. The Blue Hole with its geological wonders is a world heritage site as announced by the UNESCO. This is the most alluring spot for any scuba diver and marine explorer.

Belize Blue Hole seen from the air.

Belize Blue Hole as seen from the air.
Photo Credit: Seann Mcauliffe

Belize Barrier Reef: The barrier reef here is the second largest in the world (next only to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia). This is a fantastic place to have the best underwater experience. The amazing array of different types of coral and colourful marine species makes it a veritable geological paradise.

Jungle adventures: The best part of the Belize experience is that one day you get to dive with the whale sharks and the next day you get to explore a typical Central American jungle with its wildlife ranging from jaguars to howler monkeys and even parades of leaf-cutter ants, frigates and the keel-billed toucan. Belize has an amazing network of wildlife sanctuaries and provides a haven to a mind-boggling variety of plants, reptiles, birds, and amphibians.

Toucan in the Belizean jungle

Toucan in the Belizean jungle.
Photo Credit: Public Domain at Pixabay

Excellent weather conditions: The climate in Belize is one of the most endearing factors of it being a tourist hotspot. The climate is comfortable throughout the year. The tropical rainforests provide relief in summer, while the Caribbean winter is pleasantly cool without being cold.

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Ambergris on Caye Caulker, Belize.
Photo Credit: Public Domain at Pixabay

The delicious food spread: The Belize food experience is as exciting and varied as the land itself. The cuisine here is an inspiration of the many ethnic groups in Belize. It is comprised of unusual, yet largely succulent and tasty food. If you are a food adventurer, then the Belize food variety may appeal to the foodie in you.

Belize logo

Photo Credit: Public Domain at Pixabay

It may help you to know that beautiful Belize happens to be the only English-speaking nation in Central America. So, if adventure is your calling, pack your bags and get ready for the Belize experience.

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About the Author:

Sam WeissI’m Sam & I love travelling. Every journey I undertake is a journey towards discovering myself. And I blog at Soar Legs because I wish to collect these moments and narrate a story to the world. Every time I travel, it seems to me that the story is different.

Travelling has broadened my horizons. I’ve acquired a whole different worldview, and I’m not interested in artifice, I prefer to see things as they are.

Travelling to new places and meeting new people has always been a fascinating activity for me. With every experience, I see an opportunity to learn and value the simple joys of life. I blog about my travel expeditions because I love to share my experiences and if I have appealed to the explorer in my readers that’s more than I could ask for.

My blog is my travel diary, a record of the places and experiences I wish that my readers would enjoy and keep in mind the tips before they go on an exciting journey of their own.

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Comments

  1. says

    I haven’t been to Belize, but I can see why it is considered a very exciting travel destinations. It’s not only tropical (which for me it’s very appealing) but also very colorful and exotic. I’ve seen a toucan like this in an aviary in Brazil. They are so sweet birds, unlike the parrots.

  2. says

    I was in Belize in 2014 and would love to go back. We spent New Year’s Eve day there. It was a port where we visited during a cruise. We spent most of the day snorkelling with nurse sharks and stingrays. It was awesome. I would love to visit and explore more.

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