In just five hours or less, anyone from North America can enjoy a getaway vacation in Belize, home to some of the most stunning wildlife on the planet. While Belize may lack high-rise beach hotels, upscale coffee shops, and fancy museums, its astoundingly diverse eco-system is home to a rich panoply of flowering tropical plants, gorgeously plumed birds, and exotic animals like jaguars, monkeys, and giant iguanas.
Belize is the perfect place to get away from all the noise and stress of modern life. In Belize, you’ll never suffer from a traffic jam or overcrowded cities. Instead, you’ll be immersed in a lush natural environment with landscapes ranging from beautiful beaches to thick tropical rainforests humming with life.
The national flower of Belize is the black orchid, and there are more than 300 species of orchids in the country along with thousands of other beautiful flowering plants such as bromeliads and epiphytes. Belize is also home to butterfly farms which provide an environment for huge clouds of shimmering butterflies, many of which are exported to other countries in the region that have seen their butterfly populations crash due to environmental degradation.
Popular outdoor activities include hiking, horseback riding, sea kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, canoeing, and swimming in fabulous locations such as offshore island lagoons and at the base of majestic jungle waterfalls.
Belize is also a great place to enjoy some bird watching. The Audobon Society has a very active presence in Belize, and more than 600 different species have been recorded in the country. Ranging from tiny, iridescent hummingbirds to enormous harpy eagles and Jabiru storks, the birds of Belize are proof positive of the country’s thriving, healthy environment.
And it’s now easier than ever to enjoy a getaway nature vacation to Belize. Whether you’re coming for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, or any time in 2019, there are non-stop flights to Belize available from dozens of cities across North America operated by American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, United, and Sun Country Airlines in the United States and WestJet and Air Canada in Canada. And Aeromexico will be operating a brand-new flight from Mexico City to Belize beginning on November 17, 2018.
If you’re ready to explore the natural paradise that is Belize, book your travels with Belize Gay Travel, the leading specialist in creating safe, fun, and unforgettably wonderful vacations in Belize for LGBTQ+ travelers.