8 Family-Friendly activities to do in Belize

Published on May 14, 2020

If you’re planning a family-friendly vacation, the Central American country of Belize is the perfect destination. Belize has so much beautiful, amazing and unique destinations to offer families; from incredible rainforest, Maya ruins, cave expeditions to the Great Barrier Reef. As such, here’s 8 awesome activities Untame Belize recommends to do with your family in Belize.

Explore Xunantunich Maya Ruins

Belize is known for its historic and authentic Maya Site. Situated in San Jose Succotz in the Cayo District, Xunantunich was the first excavated Mayan site in Belize that was opened for the public. Though it is smaller compared to the other Maya sites, it consists of the tallest structures, a huge statue of 130-foot tall pyramid of the Maya Sun God, ‘El Castillo’. This impressive sites will leave your family in awe as they are able to climb to the top of ‘El Castillo’ structure that holds an indescribable view at the top.


Cave Tubing at St. Herman’s National Park

This one of the most unique and unbelizable experience in the country, as you drift downriver, tucked in an inflated inner tube while shining your headlamps onto the cave walls where their various stalactites and stalagmites. This tour is a combination of cave exploration and river tubing to explore this incredible river cave system.

Cave Tubing

Inland Blue Hole at St. Herman’s National Park

Aside from Cave Tubing, St. Herman’s National Park consists with a second attraction which is the refreshing Inland Blue Hole. This 25 feet deep blue sinkhole is the perfect swimming and relaxing pool you need during your vacation time.

Inland Blue Hole

Zip lining at Bocawina Rainforest or Mayan Sky Site

Something that you must add to your bucket list when vacationing Belize is Zip lining through the lush tropical rainforest of the country. Flying at the same height of the birds and surrounded by nature is one of the most exhilarating and amazing feeling ever encountered.

Zip lining at Mayan Sky

Chocolate making at Che’il Mayan Chocolate

Chocolate is everyone’s obsession especially kids, but how about actually getting to see how this deliciousness is made. There are a few chocolate making tours in Belize, however, one of the best, fun and tasty one is Cheil Mayan Chocolate. Here you get to Learn how a cacao bean goes from being inside the fruit to mouthwatering chocolate treat. The grinding process is fun, and kids love using the tools to turn the bean into liquidly deliciousness.

Chocolate Making

Hike through the Worlds’ only Jaguar Preserve

The Belize Jaguar Reserve is the world’s only jaguar Preserve. Located in Cockscomb Basin  Wildlife Sanctuary, it is home to jaguars, parrots, black howler monkeys, toucans and a host of other species found only in the tropical forests of South America. In addition to hiking through this rainforest, you also dip in a refreshing waterfall and go river tubing. If you want to get more adventurous you can also do night hikes at this gem.

Jaguar Preserve

Snorkeling the Belize Great Barrier Reef

Belize has some of the best snorkeling in the world. With world’s second largest barrier reef straddles the coast of Belize, providing unrivalled snorkeling with an abundance of coral and tropical fish to discover as well as various island getaways.

Snorkeling at Silk Cayes

Visit The Belize Zoo

Designed as an education center for the country, the Belize Zoo is the perfect place to take the whole family. Kids will love seeing over 150 animals found at the zoo with about 45 species of the wildlife being native to Belize.  Embracing the theme of the conservation of Belize’s wildlife, many of these animals are rehabilitated, rescued and tamed. This well-maintained zoological facility and educational center is one of its kind in Belize.

The Belize Zoo

Ready to book with a family-friendly tour company?

Untame Belize Tours & Transfers is the best family-friendly and tour company in Belize, who has continuously been thriving to create unforgettable memories to all its guests. For more information about other incredible tours and shuttle services that Untame Belize offers you can visit them at www.untamebelize.com

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