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Vacation to Belize

Updated on March 29, 2015
Caribbean waters....always lovely!
Caribbean waters....always lovely!

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Belize Vacations

Caribbean Vacations to Belize

By George Bogosian

Of all the Caribbean vacations I’ve taken my travel to Central America and the country of Belize is one of my all time favorites. Whether you’re after cheap vacations or all inclusive vacations Caribbean travel and Belize offers a multitude of options of hotels in Belize to Belize resorts. There are lots of travel companies but finding the right travel agency with the right travel agent who can provide you with the appropriate and good travel information is invaluable. I’d interview a couple of agents on the phone and find one who has the knowledge or knows where to find the info you need and communicates well with you. Make a connection with the travel agent and develop a relationship. Although the internet provides us with our own search capabilities having a good travel agent can be just as valuable. Enough said about that.

The famous Blue Hole, Belize
The famous Blue Hole, Belize

With the jungle of Belize blending with the ocean creates the classic image most of us conjure up when we’re thinking about a Caribbean vacation. The coral reef running the length of the country is a kayaker, scuba diver and snorkelers dream. I was fortunate enough to kayak for a week on the barrier reef which is 186 miles long and saw coral like I’d never seen before. It’s an amazing reef to explore. It’s the second largest in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Access is mostly by boat because it’s off shore from 1000 feet to 25 miles. There are about fifteen small islands along the barrier reef some with a small population living on the island. This kayaking barrier reef adventure is best done with an adventure travel group. We camped on the small islands at the end of the day and ventured further down the reef the next day. It was a great adventure!

The jungle adventures can include caving, cave tubing and Mayan ruins to explore.

The Mayans felt the caves were sacred, a holy place, and I understand why. I had an opportunity to do a float through one and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I saw stalagmites and stalactites that looked like a movie set and needs to be seen to be believed. The country is full of limestone and that’s the reason for the extensive cave system in the country. These adventures are best done with tour groups.

Belize is not just a beach destiny; some jungle adventure is needed to really experience the country. There’s horseback riding, river paddling, Howler monkey finding and viewing, Mayan ruins to explore and the spelunking. And the Belize Zoo is an interesting stop to see the local fauna you may not see on your treks.

Many folks stay on Ambergris Cay, the largest island and the major destination for folks coming to Belize. No building is higher than a coconut tree! San Pedro is the only town on the island and was a maritime trade center for centuries. Most of the countries events can begin from this island and that has made it a popular location for tourists. They speak English here and it’s a friendly country that was once British Honduras in its last life.

Belize is still somewhat undiscovered especially if you stay on the mainland and accommodations vary throughout the country. There are cottages/cabins you can rent right on the beach to all inclusive resorts catering to your vacation desires. Explore the links I’ve provided and you’ll find the accommodation that suits your needs from Ecco friendly to high end resorts. Venture on!

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      George Bogosian 7 years ago from New England

      Coolmon,

      Thanks for your compliment,.... your hubs inspire the reader, lets keep writing about travel.

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      I enjoyed reading your article, thanks for sharing.

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