Posted on Nov 20, 2008 | Comments 1
Belize is a beautiful place to visit and it is especially attractive to those that like their vacations active above and below the waterline.
There is much adventure to be had when one decides upon Belize as their vacation getaway.
Above the Water
Sea kayaking is at its best in Belize. You can see for at least 200 feet as you paddle the azure waters.
Take a kayak to any number of snorkel destinations or simply explore pristine beaches of white sand. Check out Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye, Chetumal Bay or the Hol Chan Channel.
Bring along your snorkeling gear or just a towel and the sunscreen.
Sailing is another of Belize’s pleasures. You might rent your own Hobie Cat, Sunfish or join a catamaran tour to hop from island to island. Letting the wind be your power is an exhilarating experience.
You might stop at Turneffe Atoll in order to throw in a line to see what you can catch. For those that like to windsurf be sure to check out Caye Caulker’s and Ambergris for their flat waters ideal for launching a windsurf board.
Under the Sea
Belize is one of the most popular destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling. You can join a live-aboard diving excursion where you will dive to your hearts content. Visit such places as the Blue Hole National Monument.
Jacques Cousteau made the area famous during his long career. Lighthouse Reef is another dive destination that shouldn’t be missed. Explore the Reef’s Silver Caves where you will swim with the reclusive marine life that make this area their home.
Considered to be the most beautiful place in all of Belize is the Half Moon Wall near to the Half Moon Caye Natural Monument.
The clear shallow waters of Ambergris Caye are where snorkelers should head. Gaze upon the coral reefs of many hues as the nurse sharks and stingrays leisurely float above the Shark-Ray Alley sandbar which is 8 feet deep.
You can also join a number of tours that will take you to premiere snorkeling spots where you are guaranteed to see a wide variety of sea creatures that can be seen nowhere else.
Belize is where those that crave beaches, sand and surf head when it is time for a vacation. You will never be left with “nothing to do” when you decide that Belize is the perfect vacation destination for you.
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