vacation in belize

My Belize Experience: Where to stay + What to do

I have just returned from Belize, and couldn’t be happier with my time spent there.

The Top 5 Destinations for Adventurous Travelers

Adventure travel speaks to me…sometimes. I am the type of traveler that can thrive on doing absolutely nothing for days on end, and also find great enjoyment in having the most mind blowing, adrenaline pumping, heart racing adventures.  I constantly have to ask myself, is this trip seeking to be an epic adventure of a lifetime, or will the most adventurous part of my trip be having two desserts? Decisions, decisions.

I know there are some people who fall firmly in one camp or the other, no matter what. Adventure seekers are always a blast to plan trips for because I know I can really let loose and create a fast-paced trip they are sure to love.  They aren’t going to call me a few days in asking me to cancel the rest of their plans because they just fell like laying low at the spa. They are going to go, and then go some more. 

If you are in that camp, I want to share with you a few of my favorite destinations I recommend for my fellow thrill-seekers.

Feature Friday: Where To Stay In Belize

When I went to Belize on vacation, it was before I had started doing this as a career. But because I’ve always just possessed a knack for stuff like this, I remember doing endless hours of searching to find properties that were juuuuuust right. I am pretty positive that I became an expert on Belize accommodations far before I ever stepped foot in the country!

As a follow-up to my last post about my trip to Belize, I wanted to feature a couple of properties I visited and stayed at that I really liked. My trip was all about having two experiences in one vacation, and because of that I really wanted the properties I stayed at to reflect that. 

My first experience was choosing an eco-lodge that provided a beautiful rainforest setting in the Cayo district of Belize, located right along the Macal River. This provides an ideal location for all your adventure activities, and even some peaceful relaxation right in the center of nature.

Where I stayed in the Cayo District: 

Another place that I wanted to stay at, but didn't because of availability, was this beauty. I did, however, spend a day here and took full advantage of the beautiful pool and gorgeous grounds.

Next, I wanted to be by the water, and relax with a little more luxury and a little less adventure. Basically, I wanted to take a break from the bugs and enjoy some A/C! For me, this was the perfect compliment to the first half of my vacation, and allowed me the opportunity to see a totally different part of the country, by staying in Ambergris Caye, the largest island in Belize. It’s also a mile away from the second largest barrier reef in the world, if you’re into stuff like that!! I had the cutest casita, that was perfectly appointed.

Where I stayed in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye:

If you are trying to figure out what the best place is for you to visit and stay at during your trip to Belize, I have some suggestions! I’d love to help you map out the perfect time for you in this beautiful country.  There is so much to see and do, and the properties you choose are a big part of your experience.  Contact me if you’d like to start planning!

My Trip to Belize

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!