Belize is the perfect destination to stay in the heart of the forest. This country offers thousands of eco-friendly hostels, providing the ideal setting for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or something more luxurious. When I speak of the ecological hostels in this country, I am referring to exclusive spas, with huge pools surrounded by trees, first-class cabins, exotic birds everywhere, and exquisite gastronomy. Depending on your budget, you can spend the night by the river, where zip lines and canoe adventures await you, and you can also access your room in the middle of the jungle by helicopter. Spend the night in one of these hostels and say goodbye to all your worries.
There is nothing more exciting than floating 11 kilometers down the underground rivers with just a flashlight guiding you. The adventure begins with a 20-30-minute walk through the jungle in the company of a guide, which must hire in advance. The guide will provide you with all kinds of curious facts about flora and fauna of the place as you head towards the river. Once there, you will climb into an inner tube and immediately begin your adventure. The caves are unique natural structures and waterfalls, rock formations and crystals await inside them. The tour of the caves lasts around 30 minutes and ends with a walk along the river, where you will have the possibility of encountering toucans and howler monkeys. Do not worry about the equipment; the guides will be in charge of providing you with the air chambers.
The Caulker Cay is a favorite for backpackers and those looking to let go of luxuries. Vehicles are not allowed here, so people must travel on foot or in golf carts. If you prefer more amenities, in Ambergris Caye, you will find hotels, water sports, restaurants, and bars. For those who want to get away from reality for a while and relax in the sun, Cayo Tabaco allows you to fully immerse yourself in the local culture, as many islanders will invite you to stay at
Belize's oldest marine reserve provides diving and snorkeling opportunities without affecting the marine fauna of the northern region of the Belize Barrier Reef. It is necessary to rent a boat to visit the place and accompanied by a guide, the crossings can be done twice a day, in the morning, and the afternoon. The reserve divided into four zones, and the most important is Hol Cut Chan. Here fans of diving and snorkeling will discover a great diversity of colorful and friendly fish. Rays, lobsters, and eels are also part of this underwater scene. The second and third zones are home to beds of algae and mangroves. Shark Ray Alley is the fourth zone, where divers will get a close look at nurse sharks prowling the waters.
It is one of the most astounding Mayan excavation sites in Belize. The ruins stand out for their magnificent architecture and impressive landscapes. They are full of the rain forest with views of the Río Nuevo lagoon, and most choose to access it by boat. Visitors enjoy exploring the lush jungle, wildlife, and local archeology as they make their way to the ruins. Many of them are open to the public and can be scaled to take amazing pictures of the surrounding landscape. Picturesque trails will take you from one ruin to another as spiders,monkeys and howler monkeys accompany you on the journey. If you are interested in learning more about the history of the Mayan civilization, you cannot miss Lamanai.