Belize may just be a short distance away from the United States, but it truly is a world apart. Smaller than the state of Vermont, Belize is packed full of beaches, mountains, waterfalls, jungles, and tropical islands.
Here are five reasons why you should choose Belize for your next vacation:
Instead of sitting in another hotel on your vacation, why not come to Belize and experience all the beauty and wonder of the great outdoors? Belize has lots of amazing adventure options, including zip lining through the jungle, visiting an animal sanctuary, rappelling down waterfalls, and cave tubing (floating down underground rivers).
Get Out of the Cold – And Into the Sun!
Tired of dealing with snow, ice, and cold weather? In Belize, it’s always warm and sunny. With a climate much like that in Miami, Belize is a semi-tropical wonderland where it’s always T-shirt and shorts weather.
Spend Time With Nature
Wild, unspoiled nature is more than just beautiful; it’s also good for your health. The air in Belize is perfumed with the scents of thousands of flowering plants, and the rainforests and jungles serve as the planet’s lungs.
Disconnected from phones, tablets, and the stresses of modern-day life, spending time in nature will lower your blood pressure, reduce stress, and boost your mood.
Learn about the Ancient Maya
Over 2,000 years ago, an advanced civilization known as the Maya built complex astronomical observatories, intricate temples, and colossal pyramids up and down the length of Belize. Largely abandoned before the arrival of the Europeans, these cities were lost to the jungle, only rediscovered in the past few decades.
Today, visitors can explore these once-lost cities as well as sacred caves that were formerly used by Maya priests to conduct human sacrifices.
Belize Barrier Reef
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Belize Barrier Reef is home to hundreds of islands and atolls. With crystal clear waters and a white sandy seafloor, the Belize Barrier Reef is the perfect place for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sea kayaking, windsurfing, and more!
If you’d like to explore the wild beauty of Belize, book your stay at Black Orchid Resort. Just a 30-minute drive from the international airport, Black Orchid Resort is located in the idyllic village of Burrell Boom on the banks of the Old Belize River. Black Orchid Resort is conveniently situated close to both all of the fun and activities on the reef as well as the mainland.