Are you a proud member of a non-traditional, blended or extended family with an LGBTQ spouse, son, daughter, brother, sister, parent, or partner? If so, you should definitely consider visiting Belize on your next family vacation.
Belize is rapidly becoming a top vacation destination. Over a million cruise ship passengers docked in Belize last year, and celebrities like Sofia Coppola, Leonardo Di Caprio, and Richard Branson have all visited or built properties in Belize. And leading media publications such as Lonely Planet, Fodors, National Geographic, the New York Times, and GQ Magazine have all recommended visiting Belize in the past few months.
It’s easy to see why Belize is such a hot choice right now. The country is home to some of the friendliest people in the world, the climate is always sunny and warm, and pristine nature is everywhere you look. In fact, Belize is home to over 400 offshore islands but not a single skyscraper, fast food joint, or shopping mall. Indeed, the reef is the largest in the Northern Hemisphere and a UNESCO World Heritage Site ideal for activities like snorkeling, sea kayaking, fishing, sailing, and scuba diving.
Nature is Belize‘s greatest calling card, a country where you can enjoy activities like birdwatching, horseback riding, hiking through the tropical rainforest, zip lining, canoeing, rappelling, and cave tubing (floating down underground rivers on an inner tube). Other attractions include visiting local villages to learn more about traditional handicrafts, foods, and music or traveling to a wilderness refuge to learn more about the exotic birds and animals found in Belize like toucans, macaws, giant iguanas, monkeys, ocelots, pumas, and jaguars.
And Belize is home to hundreds of magnificent ancient Maya sites, too. Belize was once home to more than a million Mayans who built cities like Caracol, Xunantunich, and Lamanai that have towering palaces and temples which are still the tallest buildings in the country. According to a recent academic research paper, the southeast coast of Belize was once a vast saltworks where huge quantities of meat and fish were preserved for trade with cities further inland. And the largest Maya tomb ever discovered was found in Belize in 2016, making visiting ancient Maya sites a great educational activity.
If you’re ready to enjoy a family vacation in Belize, you can rely on Belize Gay Travel for all your travel needs. Belize Gay Travel specializes in truly LGBTQ+ friendly vacations in Belize, including staying at luxury resorts and organizing fun activities suitable for the whole family.