The Four R's of Belize
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The Four R's of Belize
Most people in search of a tropical vacation are in pursuit of R&R, otherwise known as rest and relaxation. These are the core ingredients that make a destination dreamy and desirable, and these things make Ambergris Caye one of the best places to stay in Belize. Unbeknownst to many is the fact that the island has a few "R's" of its own to boast of. Known as the "Four R's of Belize", Ambergris Caye is full of reefs, rainforests, rivers, and ruins and has no shortage of natural wonders that are sure to take your breath away. The island's luxury boutique resorts
with nature's playground as their backdrop make this destination the perfect blend of rest and adventure for all who visit. Read below for a glimpse into the unBelizeable Four R's of Belize!
Like a strand of emeralds, the Belize Barrier Reef stretches along the entire 175-mile coastline of Belize. It is the largest reef in the Western Hemisphere, and though it ranks as second in the world, it is the largest living
reef on the planet. It, as well as its famous Great Blue Hole,
has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a must-see attraction to anyone who comes to Belize. There are only four coral atolls in the Western Hemisphere and Belize is home to three of them, a mighty achievement for a country of such little land mass. Exploring the Belize Barrier Reef or any other dive or snorkeling site can be arranged with the reputable 5-star PADI dive facility, White Sands Dive Shop.
Natural vegetation covers almost 75% of Belize with nearly half of the country protected in rain forestreserves, parks, or wildlife sanctuaries. This ecology, along with a very small population, makes Belize one of the most unique environments in the world. It is unusual to find so much diversity of flora and fauna in such a small country. A day trip to mainland Belize will offer an exhilarating adventure by way of a zip line tour
. Here you can get a birds-eye view of the Belizean jungle as you soar above the broad leaf forest floor and the vast network of tree-top platforms. There is truly no better way to view Belize than from high above the tropical rainforest that fills it.
Belize is blessed with an abundance of flowing rivers, expansive lagoons, and crystal-clear springs. Every single Belizean resident lives within a few miles of a river or lagoon, making the water an obvious source of life and entertainment for all who inhabit the island. The rivers are serene environments for bird watching
, wildlife photography, peaceful canoe rides, or just frolicking on a tropical afternoon. One of the most popular excursions experienced by island guests is cave tubing
, where knowledgeable tour guides take visitors down the Cave's Branch River and into the Crystal Caves. Adventurers can expect to encounter numerous wildlife on the river, including crocodiles and manatees, as well as the many plants, roots and herbs that line the water. Rivers flow through ancient caves and archeological sites, allowing visitors to float their way through the historical landscapes and cultures of Belize in the most relaxing of ways. When it comes to Belize, this much is true: where a river runs through it, you'll want to be on it.
No matter where you go in Belize, there is a sacred Maya ruin
or cave nearby. Each site is unique and will provide an unforgettable experience. Journey to the mainland where a tour operator will share the secrets of the past as well as interesting tidbits about life in modern-day Belize as you pass through the small villages on the way to the ruins. Each ancient ruin is different; some include a scenic drive or require a hike or boat ride to arrive, whereas you can swim right up to others. Whether you want to enjoy a leisurely slow-paced tour or explore like Indiana Jones, there are several options to choose from.
The "Four R's of Belize" offer natural and breathtaking wonders that are hard to beat. No matter how you discover Belize, you'll be left in awe and will undoubtedly create lifelong vacation memories full of adventure and wonder. Coupled with rest and relaxation that our Belize spa resort promises, you have seven compelling reasons to visit Belize! Step away from the chaos back home to catch your breath and gain perspective from this tropical utopia. It will feed your soul and refresh your spirit. Book Right Now at Las Terrazas!
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