Relaxing beaches and vibrant culture are more than enough to attract visitors to Belize. But, what makes Belize unique is the diverse and abundant adventures offered by Belize's natural surroundings.
Nowhere is this natural abundance more on display than on Ambergris Caye, the largest island in Belize. An Ambergris Caye vacation offers a variety of informative adventure tours that will give visitors an up-close and personal experience with the island's plants and animals.
Exploring the Belize Great Barrier Reef
Surrounded by the Belize Great Barrier Reef, which is the world's second-largest barrier reef, Ambergris Caye offers a variety of options for observing marine plants and animals. Known around the world for its premier snorkeling and scuba diving, the island offers more than 600 species of sea life and 40 species of coral.
Diving excursions are done during the day as well as at night. Each dive reveals the beauty and delicacy of the coral reef and exposes divers to an array of marine species, including manatees and sharks. Visitors looking for adventure can book an Adventure Concierge through the Exotic Caye Beach Resort. Click here for information on hiring an Adventure Concierge.
Learning About Native and Migratory Bird Species in Belize
With approximately 600 different species of birds that live in or migrate through Belize, an Ambergris Caye vacation should be on the bucket list of any birding enthusiast. The forests on the island are endangered by coastal development, and these forests shelter a number of birds listed as endangered or threatened.
Birding on the island can be as simple as walking along a trail or nature preserve. The local Audubon society and the staff at Exotic Caye Beach Resort may be able to recommend certain birding hot-spots to enthusiasts looking for a little more adventure.
Getting to Know the Culture and History of Belize
The people of Belize love their country and want to share it with the world. The locals love it when visitors embrace their country's history. The island has a long list of excursions designed to give tourists a peek into Belize's past. The strong Mayan influence is revealed through trips to the Mayan Centre and the Mayan caves. Just like ancient Mayans did centuries ago, visitors can grind cacao beans and make chocolate on the Chocolate Trail.
For less formal adventures, visitors can grab a golf cart from Exotic Caye Beach resort and explore the island, which offers fun and adventure at every turn. For more information on activities, read this blog about unexpected things to do in Belize.
The natural habitat of Belize is inspiring. With thousands of plants and animals at your fingertips, it is the perfect vacation spot for tourists who like to relax by experiencing nature. The coral reefs and forests of the island are fragile, and a strong eco-tourism trade can inspire and finance the protection of this one-of-a-kind location.