The popular MSN Lifestyle website has once again published an article featuring Belize as a top vacation destination. In an article published on May 8, 2017, MSN Lifestyle put together a list of seven exciting adventures that vacationers can enjoy "beyond the beach." Known for its picturesque tropical islands and white sandy beaches, Belize is also home to an incredibly diverse landscape on the mainland that includes lush jungles, pristine rainforests, and majestic waterfalls.
The MSN article extolled the wonders of exploring one of the many caves found in Belize, including the Caves Branch River where visitors can strap up to rappel down an enormous sinkhole in a cave floor known as the "Black Hole." Other remarkable caves include the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave known locally as the Cave of the Crystal Maiden. In the deepest part of the cave lie the remains of human beings sacrificed by ancient Maya priests more than 1,000 years ago, including a young woman whose bones have fused with the cave's minerals to take on a shimmering, ethereal appearance.
Other exciting adventures that made the MSN Lifestyle article's list include canoeing and kayaking. Belize is a wonderland of pristine rivers, mangrove-lined lagoons, sheltered bays, and islands that make it a paradise for canoeing and kayaking. Adventurous paddlers can explore the inky depths of Barton Creek Cave or navigate the Macal River as it threads its way through the rainforest.
Additional activities that were included in the MSN article including off-road and mountain biking in Belize's western Cayo District. Routes lead from ancient Maya sites to panoramic overlooks of the Mopan River. The enormous Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve has a complete network of trails that wend their way through the trees and alongside the tallest waterfalls in all of Central America. Best of all, horseback trails give visitors yet another way to experience the beauty of nature and exotic wildlife found throughout the area.
Caves Branch Lodge is located in the heart of Belize's eco-tourism Cayo District. Caves Branch and its partners have put together premier vacation packages that include all the best features of the jungle and beach for travelers to enjoy.
Caves Branch also offers tours to all of the adventures mentioned in the MSN Lifestyle article and many more, including the uniquely Belizean experience invented by the founder of Caves Branch called cave tubing where travelers float down underground rivers on an inner tube.
Explore Belize with the team at Caves Branch Jungle Lodge for a unique and exciting vacation filled with awe-inspiring adventures in Belize!