Travel is something we all love to do. Admittedly there are so many reasons to travel to Belize. Not only is it home to part of the second largest Barrier Reef in the world but above all it is a beautiful country enriched with an abundant Mayan history. Bursting with an array of cultures, all welcoming and friendly to the would be traveler. To tie this down to 5 reasons to come here, simply choose these:
1. Travel here to learn.
Whether it’s learning about the Capital of the Ancient Maya Empire or the history of the Baymen, Belize is a country rich in history and archeological sites with plenty to see and do. It’s important to travel as traveling helps us learn so many different things. We inevitably become more educated and in turn we begin to understand how intertwined our lives are and how we can interact one another.
We travel to absorb all that we can in the world.
2. Travel here to escape
Escape the humdrum of daily life. Travel provides a momentary break from this and what better place than Belize. Travel provides us with adventure and excitement you’ll definitely find that here. Whether its an adventure on one of the many tours or a look at the exciting surrounding of one of the famous Maya Ruins. When we venture to a new space or environment, we’re intrigued by all the novel things that surround us. Travel allows us the time to forget about our jobs, our classes, and all our other responsibilities. Not in total but for a moment in time hopefully long enough to revitalize our souls.
We travel to escape our mundane lives and to move to a different beat.
3. Travel here to discover
Discovery, goes hand in hand with our other point. But yes travel allows us to discover and what better place than Belize, it’s full of things waiting to be discovered. If your interest is nature, Belize offers a wide array, home to almost 600 recorded species which you can see in places like the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. You will also find the likes of the Ocelot, Puma and Jaguars likewise Howler monkeys, Tapir, Gibnut and many more all calling Belize their home. Not only does travel allow us to see more of the world and the people in it. But it allows us to discover more about ourselves in the process.
Through the challenges that we face and the experiences that we gain, we discover our strengths, our limitations, and our potentials.
4. Travel here make new friends.
When you travel, you meet an array of people which allows you to immerse yourself in different cultures and attitudes. Belize is one place you can definitely do this. Belizeans are definitely some of the friendliest people around. Belize is rich with multi-cultural people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Every single one of them has the potential to play an important role in your life. Whether that is a new best friend or if you’re lucky you might even find your soul mate.
A wise man once said ‘A stranger is only a person I have yet to meet‘
5. Travel here to experience
We travel to experience all that the world has to offer. Belize has so much to offer and so many things to experience. From the world’s #1 most sacred cave, to a helicopter ride over the Blue hole. That’s not all, why not try your hands at taking a snorkel or dive with sharks and rays. Experience the local culture by eating delicacies and dishes. Chimole, known as the ‘black dinner’, draws on Mexican and Maya cultures to create a delicious chunky stew. Or a traditional meal of ‘Hudut’ which is a mashed plantain recipe that comes from the Garifuna people. Hudut is commonly used to refer to the popular fish and coconut milk stew served with mashed plantain.
Experiences help bring meaning to our lives. They both shape and define us.
Finally, I hope you will enjoy and love your trip to Belize as much as I enjoy and love living here!