If you are beginning to plan your Spring Break vacation, Belize should definitely feature on your list of possible destinations.
Being so close to North America, means you can be relaxing on one of Belize’s white sandy beaches, sipping a refreshing drink from a coconut in no time at all.
With incredible natural beauty, adventurous activities and as seen in our previous blog article, interesting Mayan culture and archaeological sites; Belize has it all!
Exploring Deeper Underground
Many of the hidden secrets and the most stunning places to visit are some of the hardest to reach. Explore the mysterious underground world of the caves in the Cayo District. Extensively used by the Mayan civilization, you can walk in their footsteps whilst discovering the beauty of the caves.
Whether you are a seasoned professional or a first-time caver there is such a wide range of caves to explore that there is something for everyone.
From squeezing between the gaps, crawling, climbing, rappelling and swimming, you can choose the cave that suits you! In fact there are so many caves you could try a different cave experience each day of your vacation! The Rio Frio Caves offer one of the most unbelievable experiences as you explore the amazing rock formations, carved by the river that cuts through the middle of the cave. There is no doubt that you will be able to capture some of your best vacation photos from the Rio Frio Caves!
Canoeing Back in Time
Hidden in the Mountain Pine Ridge of the Cayo District is the wet cave of Barton Creek which can only be explored accompanied by a guide and in a canoe. As you paddle your way deeper into the cave you will be able to see exquisite crystal cave formations as well as the remains of Mayans dating back to the Classic Period. The Ancient Maya buried at least 28 people and left thousands of pottery jars and fragments of other Mayan artifacts within the cave which adds to the mysterious beauty of Barton Creek.
Did you ever dream of time traveling with Doc from Back to the Future? Well, if you did you can now sort of fulfill your dream by traveling back in time in Belize!
With its spectacular and natural domed chambers, it comes as no surprise that the Mother Nature Network named Barton Creek Cave as one of the most beautiful and unusual cave destinations in the world. Whilst visiting Belize and the incredible environment and attractions of the Cayo District, Barton Creek Cave is certainly an experience that should be included in every travel itinerary to Belize!
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Paradise
The northern Island of Ambergris Caye is the very definition of a tropical paradise! Surrounded by crystal clear, warm azure waters, the calm swaying of palm trees along a white sandy beach; you will need to pinch yourself to make sure that you aren’t in fact dreaming! However, the Island is not just about relaxing on the beach, as there is plenty to do under the water too! With the second largest barrier reef in the world situated just off the coast of Ambergris Caye it would be a shame not to take full advantage of this stunning environment. The reef’s clear, calm waters are a haven for scuba divers and snorkelers and with over 500 species of fish you can enjoy the vibrant colors of this underwater world!
Renowned oceanographer Jacque Cousteau described Belize as, “one of the four must-dive locations on this blue planet” and with the spectacular Blue Hole, it is certainly a dive not to be missed.
If a relaxing snorkel sounds more appealing, you can have a unique experience snorkeling with turtles, stingrays and friendly nurse sharks at Shark Ray Alley near to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.
Whether you are exploring Belize, above or below ground, on land or in the sea, this small country in Central America is always ready to impress and share her beauty with you!