Why is Belize a good family Eco-Friendly vacation spot?

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ECOTOURISMWhy is Belize a good choice for an Eco-Friendly family vacation? The best answer is that it offers children a good mix of education and water fun. Of interest to parents and your pocket book is that most hotels in Belize give discounts for children under 12 years old and children under 4 years old are usually allowed to stay for free. Next, many of the resorts have specific children’s programs that include village arts and crafts, interpretive ecotrail programs and visits to Mayan ruins, canoe rides, traditional Mayan music, and butterfly sanctuary visits. Finally, children have opportunities to experience history, nature, culture, and adventure. The topmost reward for a family who takes an ecotour to Belize are lasting memories and teachable moments for the whole family to share.

What Does Belize Offer for a Family Vacation?

Belize EcosystemBelize is host to more than 87 distinct types of ecosystems, which make ecotourism and agriculture the lifeblood of its economy.




toucanBelize is home to over 150 identified species of mammals found ranging from the jaguar to the howler monkey. In addition, Belize is the residence for more than 618 species of resident and migrant birds.



Belize sealiveBelize offers supreme sea life. Due to having the longest continuous barrier reef in the Americas, Belize can be counted on for great snorkeling and scuba diving where manatees, stingrays, sharks, dolphins, coral, and turtles are easy to spot. Lastly, there are many family activities offered including caving and kayaking tours.

Where are some Belize family Eco-Friendly vacation resorts?

The following are some of the Belize resorts that offer family ecotourists adventures. 

Chan Chich Lodge:

chanchich Belize’s premier jungle lodge. Located on a 130,000 acre private nature reserve in northwestern Belize at the heart of “La Selva Maya”, this is a unique destination for serious eco-tourists and novices alike.

Lamanai Outpost Lodge:

lamanai  is situated on the banks of a 28-mile long spring fed lagoon amid the remnants of a major Maya city. It is surrounded by an incredible variety of habitats that facilitate unsurpassed nature-based and soft-adventure activities that depart right from your cabaña’s doorstep without the need for day-trips. The nearest full-service lodge or hotel is over 70 miles away.

The Lodge at Big Falls:

thelodgeatbigfalls close to Punta Gorda, in Toledo, southern Belize, is the district’s premier inland resort. Vacation packages offer guests easy access to our natural wonders, archaeological treasures, and a host of adventures. Our packages include eco-tours, which will introduce you to the local Mayan people and culture, Mayan archaeology and the natural history of the area. Our birding packages offer you a variety of habitats and an amazing range of resident and visiting species.

Ian Anderson’s Cave Branch:

cavebranch is about adventure.  Caves Branch started with adventure and it is still offers it. But over the years, the Caves Branch jungle lodge has evolved from extremely rustic Jungle River Camp with outhouses and bathing in the river to our most recent 5 Star Luxury Tree Houses with roof top decks and hot tubs to relax under the stars above.

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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at www.judykundert.com.You can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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