If you are looking for the perfect tropical vacation…
But find that you are not interested in tourist spots like Jamaica or Cancun, consider a trip to Belize. A bit off the beaten path, this beautiful island spot offers travelers a tropical destination without the distraction of crowds. Here are few reasons you should consider a visit to Belize.
The average temperature in Belize is 85 degrees, which means that the island is comfortable most of the year. In the summer, when temperatures might reach into the 100s the rainforest helps to offset the heat and provide relief to natives and tourists. In the winter, the temperatures may drop below the average, but you will never experience truly cold weather on the island.
It should come as no surprise that the food in Belize is as diverse as its population. Local dishes are influenced by the many different ethnic groups who call the islands home. You can expect to find dishes here that range from Rice and Beans, Johnny Cakes, Tamales, and Stew Chicken.
The county is home to the world’s only Jaguar preserve, has a number of species that live in the rainforest, and is underdeveloped in many areas. This means that the wildlife has plenty of room to flourish with little interference from human beings. Because the government is aware that the rainforest is a popular destination for tourists, it has gone out of its way to protect the animals and birds so that they can live comfortably undisturbed in their natural habitat.
You are not going to find vast beaches in Belize but you will find quaint beaches nestled in next to a tropical rainforest. The beaches, though not large, are pristine and sit on crystal-clear, turquoise colored waters. In addition the water is so temperate that you can dive in any time of the year to enjoy a swim.
Outdoor Adventure Activities
Belize has something to offer the hardcore outdoor adventurer. It does not matter if you like to dive, hike, bike, surf, or explore, you can find an activity to fulfill your adventuring needs in Belize. If you prefer the assistance of locals, tour guides are available to take guests through the rainforest or out to explore underground rivers and caves.