Don’t fret about the possibilities of things to do with your family in Belize; the possibilities are endless. This lush historical and tropical country will leave you smiling from ear to ear with the sights, sounds and activities that it offers. If money is a concern, use some of these ideas to get the biggest bang for your buck. Remember, one U.S. dollar equals two Belize dollars, which essentially doubles your money as soon as you step off the plane. Connect with your family while exploring some of these adventures in and around Belize.
In Belize you don’t need to go hunting for wildlife – sooner or later it will come to you. Case in point is earlier this month, May 23 to be exact, when we had both a crocodile and jaguar go roaming – all in one day. In Belize City, a crocodile was causing mischief when it left a storm drain to visit the neighborhood. The same day, a jaguar decided to take a walk – much to the concern of the authorities.
I traveled with my husband, Adam, and our first stop after arriving into Belize was the Belize Zoo. We have visited this zoo a few times before and find it to be a must see on every trip. The zoo habitats are the most natural I’ve encountered with wonderful views of the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country. Adam loves to visit the tapirs and my favorites are the spider monkeys and the jabiru storks. We were impressed with the new walking paths at the zoo and updates since our last visit.
When the Belize Tourst Board offered me a press trip to Belize. I jumped at the opportunity. When they told me that upon arrival I would be whisked off to the Belize Zoo, I was skeptical if this first stop would be worth a visit. My feeling is that zoos are mostly depressing places. I figured that there would be imported Lions, Tigers, and Giraffes. I could not have been more wrong.
One of the interesting oddities of nature is undoubtedly the sheep frog’s ability to confuse those in its surroundings into thinking there is a different animal in its surroundings by making an unusual sound (a sheep like bleat) not particular to its own species (as croaking is the norm for its amphibious cousins). So when you are walking through the tropical rainforests of Belize and hear what sounds like a sheep in the middle of the forest watch your step because you do not want to step on this wonderful oddity of nature.
There are many senior-friendly activities in the Belizean area. These activities are easy on the body, and you can learn a lot of the Belizean area. Not only that, but you can relax in the spa or see bird and butterflies through the guided tours. There are many other activities as well, so go to Belize and have a fun time. You will be happy you went.