I’m in Belize; an island in Central America bordered by Mexico on the North, Guatemala on the south and west, and the Caribbean Sea on the east. I’m taking a hike through the rainforest, the sun shining so bright, I’m listening the sound of the waves from the beaches, walking through vacation homes in Belize; with the sound of people laughing and enjoying the nice, warm weather. My feet takes me to a nice seafood restaurant not so far from the beach, I sit, order some shrimps, and enjoy the rest of my day in paradise with amazing views of the crystal clear Caribbean Sea.
That was just my imagination taking me on a ride through the beautiful island called Belize. While I’ve never been to Belize, it’s one of the places I’d love to visit when I get the chance to travel. But I ask myself; is the place worthwhile? Will I enjoy spending my vacation there? And mostly importantly, why would I want to visit Belize? I’ll tell you why; and after this post, you might also want to visit Belize for yourself.
Belize is the best private island to escape to and relax on the beach – with its white sand and crystal clear Caribbean water – under the warm weather. Though Belize isn’t a really huge island, it has a lot of unsullied rivers, mountains, tropical rain forests, jungles, waterfalls, exotic animals/wildlife, ancient caves, and not to mention, you get to live the Caribbean lifestyle. There are endless reasons to visit Belize; and with so many activities to do like snorkelling in the Caribbean Sea, scuba diving on the Belize Barrier Reef, zip-lining, canoeing down rivers, hiking in the rainforest, diving with whale sharks, maybe just sunbathing or relaxing on the beach. Everything just sounds so amazing!
With so much to do, the first thing I think I’d love to do when I get there is eat some fresh seafood like fish fillet, lobster, shrimp, sea bass, conch, or swordfish. But I won’t stop there when their must have food and favourite is rice and beans, stew chicken, Mexican classic like escabeche, tamales, fry jacks, British standards like hot cross buns, gibnut, spicy Caribbean dishes, johnny cakes, Garifuna food like cassava bread, fish sere, and hudut. I don’t know most of those but I’d definitely love to try them out. Not to mention that they produce oranges and grape fruits for juices, and they also ship fruits like mangoes, melons, papayas, pineapples, kiwi fruit, soursop, and watermelon; so I get to eat whatever I want and still eat healthy.
As much as I’d love to go sailing and enjoy the beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea where I can dine on-board and enjoy a relaxing time on the deck, or go fishing, I’d also love to explore a few places like the underground rivers that was used by the Mayas for sacrificial rituals in acient times. I can only imagine how the place must look like. Or maybe explore some of the ancient Maya cities like Cahal Pech, Caracol, Altun Ha, and Xunantunich, and even climbing ancient Maya ruins. I love anything thats acient and really old so this is definitely something I look forward to; as well as learning about their history. Not to forget their caves like the ATM Cave which is one of the most spectacular caves in the world; there’s nothing better than walking through acient caves and holding torches! Cave tubing is also included.
I mentioned diving earlier; and that has always been on my “list of things to do before I die.” And what better place to go diving than in Belize? It’ll definitely be packed with lots of adventure as I’ll get to dive with whale sharks; the largest living fish in the world! I heard that you can see the sharks feeding on plankton and other spawning fish during the full moon which takes place from March – June. And afterwards, I’ll go deep-sea fishing; then jump down from a waterfall; another thing on my list. The great blue hole is certainly a must see!
The vacation won’t be complete without a hike through the jungle and, maybe I’ll get to see some of their wildlife like the howler monkeys and their exotic birds. I’ll also visit the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary which is a reserve where they protect Jaguars; and is also the home to five of Belize cats; the Jaguar, Jaguarundi, Puma, Ocelo, and Margay. Basically, I just want to see all their wildlife.
Due to its incredibly warm weather and comfortable climate, I’ll also spend some of my time at the beach and just watch the beautiful view. My last day will be spent going on nature walks, and then back to my remote jungle lodge as the sun is about to set so I can unwind in a relaxing environment in one of the most unspoiled places in the world that’s packed with fun, relaxation, and an unforgettable adventure; yet it offers the best layout of natural attractions for travel vacations. Belize is such a beautiful, magical and incredible place; and its worth the visit.