My vacation to Belize last year ended up being such delightful surprise. It was one of those destinations that had lived off my radar until just before I decided to go there. It now ranks as one of my highest recommended destinations for people looking for some adventure when they travel, and want the opportunity to see and do some pretty amazing things.
I love when I have the opportunity to fit in both adventure and relaxing in the same vacation. I planned that trip with the intention to get a little out of my comfort zone, and make some incredible memories. But, like most of my vacations, I also really wanted some time to relax and unplug… and stare at some gorgeous blue water.
Probably my all-time favorite activity was something called the Actun Tunichil Muknal. The “ATM Cave Tour” is a must-do for anyone visiting Belize, if you have the physical capacity to do it. You hike a couple miles through the rainforest before swimming into a cave, where at times your feet don’t touch the bottom. You make your way to the back of the cave, taking twists and turns, swimming through water, and doing some legit rock climbing, all with the assistance of a specialty guide.
At times you find yourself in varying degrees of complete darkness where it is not possible to even see your hand in front of your face. In the end though, is a scene straight from National Geographic. There are untouched and incredibly preserved Mayan artifacts and remains from 1400 years ago that you are able to see up close right in their natural environment where they were discovered. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience!
There are no cameras allowed during that tour, so you will have to take my word on how awesome it is. Here are a few pictures I can show you though, of some of the highlights of my trip to Belize.
I love planning all types of trips, but you will see my excitement level up another notch, if you want to plan a trip to one of my favorite places. So, if a trip to Belize is possibly in your future, contact me and watch how excited someone can get over a trip they aren’t taking!
P.S. check out my blog featuring the properties I stayed at during my trip here!