Belize is a peaceful, democratic, and English-speaking nation located just south of Mexico on the shores of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. About the same size as Vermont, Belize is where you’ll find mysterious jungles teeming with exotic wildlife and tropical birds as well as gorgeous offshore islands with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Here are some amazing options you can enjoy in Belize with your kids:
Nothing like a traditional zoo, the Belize Zoo is an animal rescue and rehabilitation center that is home to more than 100 indigenous animals living in a natural habitat. Every single animal at the Belize Zoo, including jaguars, ocelots, tapirs, boa constrictors, eagles, and black howler monkeys, was rescued, orphaned, or abandoned before arriving at the zoo. Kids absolutely love seeing these exotic animals up close and learning more about all the astonishing creatures that live in Belize.
Zip lining looks and feels scary, but it’s one of the safest adventures in the country. Zip lining involves sailing through the air along steel cables set high up in the jungle canopy. It’s about the closest thing you can get to actually flying, and Belize is home to some of the longest zip lines in the world.
Visiting an Ancient Maya City
Hidden amidst the thick jungle foliage are some of the most impressive stone structures ever built. Indeed, many of the pyramids and palaces left behind by the ancient Maya people are still the tallest buildings in Belize, yet they were built thousands of years ago.
Try the Food
Even the pickiest palates will find something delicious to enjoy in Belize whether it’s homemade ice cream, fresh-grilled fish and other seafood delicacies, Mexican treats like tamales and tacos, or uniquely Belizean options like seaweed shakes. One thing’s for sure – nobody ever goes around hungry in Belize!
If you’re coming to Belize for a fun family vacation this year, be sure to book your travels with Untame Belize, which offers family-friendly tours like visiting the Belize Zoo, hiking through the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, touring the Monkey River, swimming at the base of a waterfall, zip lining, and exploring the jungle with ATVs (all-terrain vehicles).