If you’re looking for a way to escape the looming cold weather, book a trip to Belize! Here you’ll find warm, sunny beaches, wildlife, botanical gardens, and so much more. Belize is gorgeous year-round, so make sure you add this Travel Tuesday destination to your bucket list.
Visit the World’s second largest barrier reef. Here you can try out snorkeling, diving, and sailing along the beautiful area. Charles Darwin coined the reef as “the most remarkable reef in the West Indies” as it is a vital part of the country’s fishing industry.
Some popular inhabitants of the Belize barrier reef are marine turtles, manatees, and the American marine crocodile.
This giant marine sinkhole brings in many travelers and divers from all over the world. You can even book a scenic flight to see the Great Blue Hole from above!
Here you will be able to see nurse sharks, giant groupers, and several types of reef sharks including the Caribbean reef shark and the Blacktip shark.
The Spit is a great spot for working on your tan and sipping a few tropical drinks, or you can sit back and admire the variety of marine wildlife seen in the vicinity. Whale sharks are most popular in this area from March-June, as they feed on the fish swimming around the spit.
Other marine life you may see during your visit are:
Various types of sharks
This Wildlife Sanctuary is the world’s only jaguar preserve (declared in 1986). The area itself is stunning, with rainforests and mountain ranges as far as the eye can see. However, it is important to note that while a trip to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary will likely present you with signs of recent jaguar activity, most people don’t actually spot or come near jaguars, which is probably for the best.
Wildlife that you might come across here are:
Over 300 bird species
Large cats (possibility of a jaguar sighting)
While you’re exploring Belize, make sure to try out cave tubing, where you get to explore the caves from the comfort of your own personal tube. You’ll be able to see glimpses of rainforest and wildlife, while you float past underground waterfalls, mayan ruins, and more.
Visit the beautiful botanic garden and enjoy all the flowers and plants native to Belize. Here you’ll see tons of orchids, as they are the official flower of Belize. You can hike the rainforest trail and spot mahogany, vanilla, and more. There’s also a palm area that houses approximately 100 unique palm species.