When it comes to family-friendly destinations, Belize must surely be at the top of the list. The entire country is a wonderland of exotic wildlife, flowering plants, and colorful bird species. Belize also has a rich history of ancient Maya pyramids and palaces as well as exciting outdoor activities that the whole family can enjoy.
When families vacation in Belize, they get a chance to unplug from all the distractions of modern life. Instead of being glued to phones or tablets, families can enjoy time spent together in the great outdoors.
Belize's mainland is composed of a mix of broadleaf forests, impressive mountain ranges, towering waterfalls, and thick jungles where flocks of parrots dart through the air and black howler monkeys announce their presence to the world. Children love exploring nature. And few experiences can compare to seeing a reak live toucan, iridescent butterflies dancing in the wind, and spotting exotic animals like crocodiles and giant iguanas.
Belize is also a great place for the whole family to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, swimming in the crystal clear waters of a pool at the base of a waterfall, or cave tubing (using an inflatable inner tube or canoe to explore underground rivers).
Cahal Pech Village Resort
When it comes to a fun family vacation, the perfect place to stay is Cahal Pech Village Resort, located just outside the town of San Ignacio. Named for the nearby ancient Maya ruins of Cahal Pech, the resort features lovely thatched roof cabanas and an onsite restaurant serving delicious food that will satisfy even the pickiest eater.
Cahal Pech Village Resort has not one but three freshwater swimming pools, something the whole family will enjoy. And Cahal Pech Village Resort overlooks the verdant Belize River Valley, a great backdrop to enjoy while dining at the restaurant or sipping a delicious cocktail at the bar.
Not only are the ancient ruins of Cahal Pech close by, but so too are many of the other top Maya ruins in the area, including Xunantunich, Caracol, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tikal. Cahal Pech Village Resort is also close to great outdoor destinations such as the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve (home to Central America's tallest waterfalls) and the Macal River (perfect for canoe trips).
The resort also organizes tours to top destinations in the country, including the beaches and offshore islands where the whole family can enjoy activities like snorkeling, sea kayaking, and swimming.
If you're looking for a great destination for your next family vacation, choose Belize and Cahal Pech Village Resort.