You know your partner better than we do, but let’s be honest, one thing that carries through for all relationships is the fact that they take work.
Often times, finding time to reconnect as a couple, and ‘maintain the spark’ gets lost under all these other work and life commitments. It’s important to make time for each other; studies have shown that the benefits of being in a healthy, loving relationship lead to better health, lower stress levels and better mental and emotional wellbeing.
Doing activities together as a couple is a perfect way to deepen the bond you share and create new memories. The more fun you have with your partner, the better and stronger your relationship will be over time. We know it can be hard to think of new things to add fun and excitement to your life with your partner, especially if you’re traveling to a new country.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of romantic things you can do in Belize. That way you’re guaranteed that you and your partner will always have ideas for fun activities to do together to keep your relationship fresh and happy.
Here are 25 Ways To Spend Your 2020 Belize Romantic Getaway:
1. Watch the Sunrise Together
As the fog lifts and the nighttime sky and stars retreat, sun and light and shadow come together to create a spectacular array of golden, pink and navy hues. Watching the sunrise together in the morning is a great (and easy) way to enjoy each other’s company and witness one of life’s simplest treasures – and it’s free to boot.
2. Rum Tasting
Belize, like most of the Caribbean and the region, have long cultivated and exported sugar to the rest of the world. Caribbean rums are versatile and varied. Not to be confused with wine tasting, rather, a rum tasting is a fun, if not slightly raucous way to explore the taste and history of one of the region’s most celebrated exports.
3. Chocolate Making
Chocolate is one of the foods of love, so this had to make the list. There are several small-batch organic, chocolate companies in Belize that offer chocolate making lessons. These are typically very hands-on and offer a treasure trove of information about all things chocolate. But just so we’re clear, the best part is, you get to eat chocolate!
4. Picnic for two on the Banks of the Macal River
Fresh air does wonders for your health. Spending time together outdoors, enjoying nature and taking in the scenery is a great bonding experience. Take some chocolate (from your chocolate-making class the day before, perhaps) and a bottle of wine and just relax and enjoy the company of each other.
5. Couples Massage
If you haven’t already tried this, a couples massage is a great way to introduce a new, shared experience to your relationship. Massages are great for releasing tension and decreasing stress chemicals throughout the body. These are replaced by more ‘feel-good’ emotions, a sense of contentment and greater affection towards each other.
6. Cave Tubing
There is a wide and varied assortment of caves to be found throughout Belize. Cave tubing is fun, safe and exciting, and requires very little equipment. Dark and other-worldly, exploring caves is a fun way to add something new and exciting to your bae-cation.
7. Candlelight Dinner
A candlelight dinner is by far one of the most romantic gestures of love and affection. If you need to, bring the outdoors in by adding a floral arrangement to your table. The soft glow and the sweet smell of flowers will soothe the senses and limit the distractions, allowing you to focus on what really matters – the person in front of you.
8. Night Tour of the Belize Zoo
The Belize Zoo is unique among zoos because all of the animals are native species and are either rescues or were born at the zoo. None have been bought or acquired through some transactional process. If you both have a penchant for animals, then the zoo is a great way to satisfy that urge while seeing more of Belize’s wildlife.
9. Cooking Class
Part of the fun of travelling to a new country together is trying new foods. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could learn how to prepare some of the new foods you taste together? A Belizean cooking class is a fun way to explore new spices and work as a team. The foods and flavours you create will always be a special memory you can share with each other for years to come.
10. Early Morning Birding
Any activity that encourages you to get out in nature is great for your overall health and wellbeing. Couples that enjoy birding and being outdoors will be especially thrilled to know that Belize has close to 600 species of birds. Birding is a healthy way to be active and to reconnect by sharing something that you love with each other.
11. Take a Trip to the Beach
When in doubt, hit the beach. The healing and restorative powers of water are well known. Take a stroll on the beach, pack a picnic and watch the sunset together. With the sound of the waves and the smell of the ocean as your backdrop, it’s easily one of the best ways to do nothing while still enjoying each other’s company. For a perfect Belize Romantic Getaway consider booking a Belize Beach and Jungle Vacation Package to combine the reef and rainforest.
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12. Couples Yoga
Yoga typically focuses on you and your body but couples yoga can be a fun, shared experience that challenges you to become more attuned to each other. In completing your sequence of fun, partner yoga poses, you’re building intimacy while gaining more benefits both for yourself and for your relationship together.
13. River Canoeing
The rivers of Belize are fairly calm and easy, making river kayaking or canoeing a great low-intensity activity for couples. Paddling is great for relieving stress and improving your heart health. Canoeing on the Macal River is a great way for couples to spend time together in nature, and observe the birds and natural wildlife of Belize.
14. Jungle Trail Hike
Studies have shown that hiking as a couple encourages you to work as a team, become more aware of your partner’s needs and develop better communication skills. Tropical hardwoods, spectacular wildlife, and a dazzling array of fruit trees and native flowers make hiking through the Belize jungle a fun and exciting way to strengthen your relationship.
15. Horseback Riding
A quiet, private trail ride for couples is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the Belize countryside. Fragrant citrus groves, rolling hillside views and farms, the Belize rural landscape is quite diverse. Horseback riding is especially great for couples that like to explore new places.
16. Botanic Garden Tour
If you and your partner have a special love for plants, then a leisurely stroll through the Belize Botanic Gardens might be worth considering. Miles of trails and pathways are available within the 45 acres of the grounds. The tropical fruit orchard, native and exotic palms and ‘lookout’ tower are some of the top attractions available on site.
17. Organize a Photo Shoot
Photoshoots are great for capturing memories, and a trip to someplace new and exciting is a wonderful reason to hire a professional photographer. Ask around for recommendations, choose a great setting like a local historic or natural landmark and just relax and have fun in front of the camera.
Love is in the air, or maybe it’s in the stars. It could be both, either way, stargazing is profoundly romantic. A clear, starry night is nothing short of magical. Allowing yourself to be so delightfully unplugged from the world if only for an hour, gives you and your partner time to fully reconnect.
19. Tour of San Ignacio
Exploring a new town together is always fun. Use the opportunity to explore the local farmer’s market, find a coffee shop or sit curbside at a restaurant and people watch. Local gift shops may also have cool graphic tees that you can buy and wear around town or take back home.
20. Pottery Class
Seeing more of the culture of a place is never a bad idea. In San Antonio village, Cayo, there’s a small group of Maya women spearheading the revival of ancient Maya pottery making techniques. In the process, they also share food, stories and funny anecdotes, along with the knowledge of their ancient ancestors.
21. Ferry Ride to Xunantunich
Xunantunich is one of the great Maya temple sites of the ancient Maya period. From atop the El Castillo, some 130 feet high, you can see as far as Guatemala. To get to Xunantunich you must cross the hand-cranked ferry to get from one side of the river to the next. It’s a fun and largely unique experience. Altogether, not to be missed.
22. Arrange a Snorkel or Diving Adventure
Belize has some of the best diving spots in the world. Home to the great, Belize Barrier Reef, the largest living reef in the Western Hemisphere, diving and snorkeling should definitely be on your list of things to do if you love the sea. This is one more thing that’s definitely fun and exciting that you can share.
Not for the faint of heart. Adventure-seeking couples only. Belize ziplining is an exciting, outdoor activity that takes you across the jungle landscape. At times you’re high above the jungle canopy, at times zipping through it. Combined with the fresh air and greenery this is a thrilling experience and a great way to have fun together.
24. Breakfast in Bed
Because, come on, breakfast in bed is the ultimate in romance and leisure. A warm pot of coffee and a full platter of juicy, tropical fruits, freshly baked breads and cheeses is heaven. And if you don’t have to leave the bed to get it, that one way to definitely ensure the cuddles last longer.
PRO TIP: If breakfast in bed includes a Treetop Suite or Villa, you’re doing it right! 😉
25. Go Tech-Free
This is important (maybe the most important of all), that is, going tech-free is your best move to increase romance. The most valuable things in our lives aren’t things at all. They are the people we love, that love us back and bring joy into our lives. Forgoing our gadgets for a week is a good start to building deeper intimacy and togetherness.
So what did you think about our romantic things to do in Belize list? Which one of these would you be you ready to try? Let us know in the comments below!