Top 5 Activities for Families Vacationing in Belize

Belize is a nature lover’s paradise. And if your kids are interested in wildlife, jungles, and  all that Mother Earth has to offer–or if you’re eager to increase their appreciation of these natural wonders–this small Central American country makes for a fantastic vacation destination. Check out this new list of adventures that are perfect for families. Keep reading to get inspired for an unforgettable family vacation to Belize!

Rent Dune Buggies 

If your kids are looking for an adventure, a day of scooting around on dune buggies is sure to feed their need for speed! Rent a dune buggy in Hopkins Village for an afternoon of beach hopping along the shoreline.

Monkey River [Photo Credit: Flickr, Creative Commons 2.0, Chuck Taylor]

Monkey River [Photo Credit: Flickr, Creative Commons 2.0, Chuck Taylor]

Take a Boat Tour on Monkey River

Your kids will love seeing wildlife, including local inhabitants like howler monkeys, caimans, iguanas, and lots of birds. If luck is on your side, your family may even come upon more elusive creatures like a boa constrictor or manatee. Your kids will also learn about the natural healing properties of plants and trees and hopefully gain an even greater appreciation for the environment.

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Visit the San Ignacio Street Market

Introduce your kids to local culture by taking them to this vibrant street market that’s full of spices, fruits, freshly prepared food, handmade goods, and lots more. Encourage them to try some new fruits they may never have seen before and pick out souvenirs to take back home with them.

Banana Bunch [Photo Credit: Creative Commons 3.0, Thamizhpparithi Maari]

Banana Bunch [Photo Credit: Creative Commons 3.0, Thamizhpparithi Maari]

Tour a Banana Farm

Your kids will learn a valuable lesson about where our food comes from by paying a visit to one of Belize’s working banana farms. On the tour your family will learn how everybody’s favorite fruit grows and makes the journey from the field to your local grocery store.

Take a Drumming Lesson

Try a Garifuna drumming class or workshop to learn about and try your own skills at tribal drumming. There are plenty of chances to catch a show by the experts after your family has given it a go!

Belize is full of opportunities for families to connect with each other and with the local community. If you’re looking for an exciting trip your kids won’t ever forget, you’ll certainly find it in a family vacation to Belize. We invite you to contact us today to help you and your family learn some Spanish before you go so you’ll be able to talk to the locals and make the most out of your time there.