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Planning Your Family Vacation to Belize

By Jake Ayars 5/22/2019 4 minutes

Getting the whole family to agree on something is tough, but planning a family vacation doesn’t have to be. Luckily, Belize has something for everyone. The jungles of Belize are home to amazing adventures you can’t get anywhere else.

There are countless outdoor activities to do in Belize such as cave tubing through the mysterious Maya underworld, hiking the ancient steps of Xunantunich, and ziplining above the rainforest canopy - and that’s just jungle activities!

Along the Caribbean coast, visitors enjoy golden beaches with the second largest living barrier reef. This comes with amazing marine activities such as snorkeling the ever-so popular Hol Chan Marine Reserve, sunset sailing and diving the infamous Great Blue Hole.

Above all, no matter where you are, you can expect delicious Belizean cuisines, friendly faces from locals, and unforgettable Belize experiences. Everyone, from toddlers to teenagers, will fall in love with beautiful Belize.

Family Adventures in Belize
Family Adventures in Belize

Top Jungle Family Jungle Adventures in Belize

Visiting Maya Archaeology Sites are great outdoor history lessons where you get to learn about the advanced ancient Maya civilization in Belize. A country-wide favorite for this unique adventure is Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) in Cayo District.

Along the western border with Guatemala lies the capital of the ancient Maya empire: Xunantunich. The intellectuals among you will be left speechless by the history displayed among its steps, chambers, and buildings. Everyone else will have their breath taken away at the peak of El Castillo, where they will enjoy 360° views for miles in every direction.

Other can’t-miss Maya sites include Altun Ha, Lamanai, Caracol, and many more scattered across Belize.

Among these archaeological site visits, tour companies in Belize often give the option of pairing the visit with an adrenaline-filled activity like kayaking, river tubing, and horseback riding. Families typically choose to stay in the Cayo District for easy access to some of Belize’s best jungle adventures.

Top Beach Family Activities in Belize

If your family is more of the beach bum type or one with the fishes, Southern Belize or the many islands of Belize may be more your style. The coast of Southern Belize, particularly Hopkins and Placencia, is a favorite destination for families. Both villages are popular for great family-friendly resorts, the beach and the local atmosphere.

Similarly, with the islands of San Pedro and Caye Caulker, families love the salty seabreeze and the fine white sand between their toes. In San Pedro, a popular family destination is Secret Beach; and, in Caye Caulker a great place to experience the island is The Split.

Regardless of which coastal destination you visit, the water is always crystal-clear, making it perfect for swimming, snorkeling, fishing and other sea activities.

Family Adventures in Belize
Family Adventures in Belize

Why vacation in Belize?

If you’re looking for the perfect vacation destination for the whole family, look no further than the jungles and beaches of beautiful Belize. With amazing adventures for all ages - hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling - there’s an adventure for everyone here.

Whether it’s the lush rainforests of Cayo District or the golden beaches of the Belize’s coast, there’s a destination for everyone to enjoy. From the moment you arrive to when you (sadly) depart for home, you and your family will be welcomed like a true friend and guided through the vacation of a lifetime. When you’re settled in, be ready to experience the vibrant, storied culture of the Belizean people.

Pack your bags, grab your passport, get the whole family together, and come to have the vacation of a lifetime!

Jake Ayars