For the second time this year, the popular MSN Lifestyle website has published an article recommending Belize as a great choice for travelers. Following an earlier article that made Belize a must-see vacation in 2017, the new article listed seven exciting activities “beyond the beach.” Famous for its tropical islands and UNESCO World Heritage barrier reef, Belize is also home to a rich assortment of active adventures on the mainland.
One popular activity mentioned in the MSN article was kayaking and canoeing in Belize. The country is a maze of tranquil bays, opalescent lagoons, and pristine rivers ideal for canoeing and kayaking. More adventurous retirees can enjoy navigating between islands in a sea kayak while more placid pleasures that couples can enjoy include paddling across the bay to watch the sun rise over the water.
And with Belize having a vast network of nature reserves and national parks, it’s no surprise that the MSN article listed hiking as number five on its list. Whether it’s to head into the woods to spot one of the more than 500 bird species that live in or visit Belize or to try and spot a troop of monkeys, hiking through Belize’s hills, rainforests, forests, and parks is a popular past-time with retirees. Best of all, many parks and nature areas contain excellent trails for horseback riding, another amazing way to experience the bounty of wildlife in Belize.
For those who are unafraid of heights, Belize is the “spiritual home” of zip lining, according to the MSN article. Retirees can make their way up to treetop platforms in the jungle and then sail more than two miles through the canopy. As noted in the MSN article, Belize is very strict about safety, making zip lining an activity safe for the entire family.
Another thrilling option for retirees in Belize is the option of taking a tour of the jungle at night. With more than 80% of the animals in the jungle are nocturnal, including some of Central America’s last remaining jaguars, retirees can see the jungle truly come to life when they dare to explore it during the nighttime. And for those unafraid of the dark, cave tubing or floating down underground rivers on an inner tube is another popular past-time in Belize.
Cerros Sands is a master-planned, gated community in the Corozal District of Belize. An ideal community for retirees, Cerros Sands is located close to all of the adventures described in the MSN article.