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5 Unique Belize Experiences for the Whole Family

August 28, 2019

Belize might seem like an exotic vacation destination reserved for only the world's rich and elite, but the truth is that this Central American country is a perfect getaway for every kind of family.

Yup, we really do mean family. You don't need to be a solo traveler or a tea-for-two couple to enjoy everything this verdant country has to offer. In fact, you might just enjoy it more with everyone else along for the ride.

With a population of less than half a million people, Belize is a fun and safe travel destination for sun-loving tourists all over the world. Their rich history and deep Mayan roots offer a fascinating first-hand view of the beauty of the wild earth. So what exactly can you expect to visit while spending your precious vacation days in the heart of the Central American jungle?

1. Actun Tunichil Muknal, Noj Kaax H'Men Elijio Panti Forest Reserve

Interested in adventure and history? This sacred cave houses secrets unlike anything you've ever experienced. Guided spelunking tours available for as many as eight hours at a time.

2. Shark Ray Alley, Ambergris Caye

Nurse sharks and stingrays and reef fish oh my! Experience the wonder of boating, swimming, and even petting some of some these harmless ocean creatures. Food not included!

3. Unique Eats, San Pedro

Do chocolate pudding fruit and olosapo custard plants peak your interests? Get crazy with cuisine found all over the country, especially San Pedro. For some sit-down dining ideas, try Elvi's Kitchen, El Fogon, or Wild Mangos, all of which are restaurant locations especially good for families with younger children.

4. Altun-Ha, Rock Stone Pond

Widely considered to be one of the most important Mayan ruins in the country, the ancient city of Altun-Ha is fully accessible to the public and offers both an amazing history and incredible panoramic views of the surrounding jungle.

5. Great Blue Hole, Belize City

Over 400 feet (0.12 km) deep and nearly a quarter of a mile long, this giant sinkhole 60 miles off the coast of Belize is the largest of its kind ever discovered. Take a diving trek to explore the underground cave formations, or just take a boat over the surface to marvel at some of nature's most impressive oceanic feats.

Ready to Get Going?

Vacations in Belize offer an extraordinary way to create new memories, new smiles, and a lot of new fun for everyone. When you're ready to make the flight, be sure that your trip offers everything you want and more, from dining options to Belize rental lodging to all the considerations in between. Make this a summer you'll never forget!

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