Although Belize is a small country located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea in Central America, it has an incredibly diverse landscape that includes pristine rainforests, lush jungles, misty mountains, and hundreds of gorgeous offshore islands teeming with wildlife.
Black Orchid Resort located on the banks of the Old Belize River just a short 20-minute drive from the international airport in Belize City offers Belize vacation packages so that guests can experience all the best that the beach and jungle have to offer.
Guests can choose from many amazing experiences, including a trip to the nearby island of Ambergris Caye, one of the top vacation spots in the country. With excellent seafood restaurants and a variety of water sports like kite surfing, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, and windsurfing, the island is also the gateway to the Belize Barrier Reef, the second-largest barrier reef system in the world. The enormous Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a world-class destination for snorkeling and scuba diving, including “Shark Ray Alley” known for its enormous schools of nurse sharks and native rays.
Mainland adventures that guests can enjoy include exploring ancient Maya ruins. Once the heartland of a vast empire stretching from Mexico down to El Salvador, Belize is home to more ancient Maya sites than anywhere else. Visitors can scale huge temples and pyramids that are still the tallest manmade structures in the country and marvel at the elaborate hieroglyphic engravings on friezes and stelae.
If adventure is more your style, guests of the resort can choose from exciting activities like zip lining thousands of feet through the jungle canopy, horseback riding, rock climbing and rappelling, swimming in a plunge pool beneath a waterfall, and the uniquely Belizean sport of cave tubing where participants float on inner tubes through a series of caves. The geography of Belize has created thousands of caves, including the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave where ancient Maya priests sacrificed children in a futile attempt to appease their gods.
The professional team at Black Orchid Resort has years of experience in crafting unforgettable vacations in Belize. Whether you’re looking to relax and work on your tan on a picture postcard perfect island or want to head deep into the jungle interior in search of monkeys, jaguars, and exotic birds, Black Orchid can arrange for the perfect blend of jungle and sea experiences for your vacation.