Just a short distance from the United States, Belize is rapidly becoming one of the hottest travel destinations in the region.
Here are 7 powerful reasons why people love traveling to Belize:
Although the country is small, vast swathes of the jungle are protected in national parks and animal sanctuary. Wildlife abounds in the jungles of Belize, including 500 species of birds, two species of monkeys, and large cat species like jaguars.
Once the beating heart of a vast empire that stretched from El Salvador in the south to Mexico in the north, Belize has more ancient Maya ruins than anywhere else. Top Maya destinations for Belize travel include the colossal cities of Xunantunich and Caracol which vied with Tikal, now across the border in Guatemala, for dominance of the region. Other popular Maya sites include ceremonial caves like Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave.
Action and Adventure
Whether you're interested in more laid back activities like hiking, bird watching, and horseback riding or want more adrenaline-fueled adventures like zip lining, cave tubing, and rappelling, there's enough action in Belize to satisfy even the most hardcore adventure junkie.
Under the Sea
Belize has hundreds of gorgeous islands spread out across the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Belize Barrier Reef. The crystal clear waters of the Caribbean make Belize a mecca for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Delicious, organic fruits and vegetables and fresh-caught seafood are just two of the reasons why the food is so tasty in Belize. And the melting pot society means that every culture has added their own unique culinary contributions to the food.
Belize has just around 360,000 people but the population is a true melting pot of different cultures, including the Creole (Kriol), Mestizos, Garifuna, Chinese, East Indian, and Mennonites.
Ease of Travel
Travel to Belize is now easier than ever as Southwest, American, Delta, and United fly to Belize from major cities across the United States, with a travel time of just 2-5 hours. Canadians too can now enjoy Belize as both WestJet and Air Canada now offer non-stop service from Toronto.
Caves Branch Lodge is the ideal Belize jungle lodge to stay for your vacation. Caves Branch offers guests a wide variety of Belize travel packages to see the top sites in the country.