Pack up the kids and take a trip to Belize, a top-rated family vacation destination in Central America
Family vacations can be tough these days. The energy and enthusiasm of the kids often outpaces the parents, and the danger is that the kids might get bored and mom and dad are left with no time to relax and unwind. Fortunately, Belize offers a wide range of vacation choices to achieve exactly the right mix of excitement and pampering for all members of the family.
One of the most beautiful and varied natural landscapes in the world, Belize is a small English-speaking country in Central America with hundreds of tropical islands, miles of pristine beaches, rainforests and jungles teeming with exotic wildlife, and beautiful waterfalls, rivers, hills and caves. Due to its strategic location, Belize was once the heartland of the ancient Maya Empire, and today families can explore the Maya ruins of these once-lost cities, clambering up majestic pyramids while learning about this fascinating culture.
Other family-friendly options in Belize include zip lining through the rainforest, a safe but exciting adventure with plenty of thrills for both kids and adults. Families can also float down pristine rivers on inner tubes, passing through a network of spectacular caves that the ancient Maya once used to commune with the underworld.
Belize is also the ideal destination for animal lovers. The Belize Zoo, which serves as both an educational center and wildlife refuge, let's every member of the family get up close and familiar with the indigenous animals, including tapirs, crocodiles, monkeys and jaguars. Belize has several national parks, protected rainforests and jungles that are home to a kaleidoscope of hundreds of brightly-colored birds, playful manatees, howler monkeys, and beautiful butterflies.
Best Family Resort in Belize
Located just a few minutes from San Ignacio Town, Cahal Pech is a top-rated family friendly resort in Belize. With a full-service restaurant and bar onsite, a swimming pool, and comfortable rooms equipped with powerful air-conditioning and cable television, there's something for every member of the family at Cahal Pech.
Close to all of the major attractions in Belize, including rainforest zip lining, exploring the Maya ruins of Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, Caracol and El Pilar, and the Belize Zoo and Educational Center, the Cahal Pech Village Resort is a great base for fun family vacations. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tikal in Guatemala is just a short distance away over the border, an ideal destination for an educational day trip.