Belize is becoming a very popular destination for the adventure seekers. Not necessarily speaking to those who long to go cliff diving, zip-lining or kite surfing, but more to those who are venturing out to unfamiliar places that are not the usual routine stops. Specifically, we have the baby boomers who are looking to take on new adventures added to their “bucket list.”
So let’s explore some of the beautiful facts about some of the “off-the -beaten path,” destinations, that are starting to appear on the travel radar.
We’ll start our adventures in Belize, because this country has a lot to offer the North American traveler.
- Belize is an English speaking country
- Luxury accommodations at affordable prices
- Beautiful turquoise sea waters, and perfectly groomed beaches
- Friendly and safe (although always exercise caution)
- Many direct flights from Miami Florida
- Eco-tourism to suit every type of adventurer
- Snorkeling and coral reefs for diving
With all of these positive and enticing attributes associated with Belize, what might be some of the things that you need to take into consideration and be weary of? Not meaning to come across as a “grim reaper” of travel plans, it definitely makes sense to take this bit of information into account when planning your trip to Belize.
- Belize is one of the countries that requires your passport to have a greater than 6 month expiration date.
- Belize is one of the countries mentioned to take precautions re the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne infections. Bring an insect repellent with 30% deet.
- Although most ailments can be handled at the Public facilities and are fairly inexpensive usually treatment is better at Private care facilities which are a little more expensive – Belize Medical Associates – so be sure and have travel insurance. For the more serious cases, you may need to be transferred to Chetumal in Mexico.
- The food and water conditions in Belize are known to be safe, but a new traveler to the region should continue to exercise precaution and drink bottled water and avoid street food.
- The emergency number for ambulance in Belize is 911
Belize is known for its beautiful wildlife, beaches and ecotourism with many exciting activities to enjoy during your visit.