No matter what your age, the urge to explore this amazing planet never disappears. But as we get older, traveling can present some unique challenges. At Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, we believe that traveling is beneficial for people of all ages. In fact, we don’t think that you have to wait until you’re retired to travel – all you need is a passport and a curiosity to explore the world!
As Rick Steves said, “Travel is the fountain of youth,” and we heartily agree. We believe that you’re never too old to travel, and if there’s anything that will help keep you feeling and looking young (and young at heart!), it’s traveling around the world.
Indeed, scientific studies have shown that traveling offers a number of health benefits for seniors. Exploring new cultures, meeting new people, and navigating new worlds helps keep the mind sharp, active, and engaged. Traveling is also a great physical activity. Whether you’re exploring a city on foot or taking in the sights, these challenges help keep seniors healthy and in shape. In fact, the average traveler walks several miles a day when they’re on vacation!
Travel also offers a number of mental health benefits too, including allowing seniors to relax. Yes, a lot of people mistakenly think that seniors have lots of free time to relax, but the truth is that most people have a very active professional, family, and social life. Traveling allows seniors to take a break from these commitments to relax and enjoy themselves while visiting someplace new.
If you’re a senior and itching to explore the world, come visit us at Caves Branch Jungle Lodge. We’re located right in the heart of the pristine rainforests of central Belize, and we have a number of amazing tours that are suitable for seniors of all physical ability levels.
Whether you’re interested in exploring the mysterious pyramids and palaces of the ancient Maya, bird watching (over 500 species have been recorded in Belize!), strolling through the grounds of the largest botanical gardens in the country, or want to try your hand at fun activities like cave tubing (using an inner tube to float down subterranean rivers) and hiking through the jungle, we’ve got plenty of options that are perfect for seniors.