Top 9 Things to Do in Belize for Families

Are you planning a family vacation but not sure where to go?

Belize is calling! 

From untouched beaches to deep palm jungles, ancient ruins, and incredibly abundant sea life, Belize is a top-notch vacation spot for every family to visit. There are many things to do in Belize for everyone in the family no matter their age, interests, or vacation style. 

The only problem is that with so many choices, how do you narrow down to the best things to do in Belize? You want to make the most out of your vacation, so it is best to know before you go. Thankfully, we’ve created this article to answer that question.

Keep on reading to find out the best things to do in Belize for the entire family.

1. Boca Del Rio Park

Boca del rio park

One of the best parts of traveling as a family is an opportunity for everyone to have the adventure fun that they need.

Take your kids to the beautiful Boca Del Rio Park and watch their beautiful nature of playing with the local kids, and have fun with others who do not even share the same language. They will have jungle gyms, waterslides, swings, and much more fun for your children of all ages to have fun with.

The park has BBQ grills and picnic tables, so you can park up there for the day and mingle with local families and other foreigners. This is a great chance for a true Belizian experience.

2. Great Blue Hole

great blue hole

The Great Blue Hole is a natural wonder and a UNESCO world heritage site that still leaves many geologists astonished. This spot is just off the coast of Belize and is over 124 meters deep and about 300 meters wide.

Since one of the best things to do in Belize is get under the water, this is the perfect place for you to put on your scuba gear and do some underwater exploring within the stalactite-filled caves!

There you will see endless tropical fish, stingrays, manta rays, dolphins, sharks, and ginormous coral formations.

3. The Belize Barrier Reef

Belize Barrier Reef

If your family isn’t into scuba diving and you still want to get into the water, snorkeling in the Belize Barrier reef is by far, one of the best things to do in Belize.

The reef is only half a mile off the coast, and is the second-largest reef in the world after the great barrier reef in Australia!

This world-famous reef is known for its diverse ecosystem which houses hundreds of different species of coral, fish, and invertebrate. 

4. Hoi Chan Marine Reserve

Hoi Chan Marine Reserve

Hoi Chan Marine Reserve is something not to be missed while vacationing in Belize! Here you will have the rare opportunity to swim with stingrays, giant turtles, explore massive coral formations, and experience countless tropical fish.

Once you have booked a place to stay, you must take a tour and dive in to see the underwater beauty that Belize has to offer! 

5. Swim in Shark Ray Alley

Shark Ray Alley

Shark Ray Alley is located within the Hoi Chan Marine Reserve. This incredible spot gets it’s own highlight because it is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Nurse sharks are medium-sized bottom feeders with small mouths that suckle on small fish, squid, and shrimp. These sharks are virtually harmless, which makes this a wonderful family activity to bond over together.

6. Bacalar Chico National Park


Bacalar Chico National Park and marine reserve is a 106 square kilometer, UNESCO world heritage site. This is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to walk some nature trails and spot some real wildlife! 

There is an exciting natural history museum at the ranger station that includes ancient Mayan artifacts and other artifacts that will teach you and your family about the rich culture that lays in this area. 

7. Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker is about 20 miles outside of Belize city, yet feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. Being on one of the many islands, known as Cayes, are one of the best things to do in Belize. 

Caye Caulker has the most relaxing, tropical vibe where you can do anything from sunbathing with a fancy cocktail to snorkeling or eating at one of the various restaurants. 

8. Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye

Being one of the largest Belizian islands at 25 miles long, it is home to endless activities for the whole family to enjoy on Ambergris Caye. This island was once a trading route for the Mayans and is now an exciting tourist destination that offers a wide range of activities for everyone. 

There are kid-friendly activities such as snorkeling, sandcastle building, and swimming. For teenagers, there are various water sports such as paddle boarding, jet skiing, and kayaking. For the adults, there are countless places to find a nice drink and park yourself under a cabana for some reading and relaxation.

This island is the perfect stop for people who want to experience some of the best food that Belize has to offer from Chimole, Tamales, Salbutes, Garnache, Conchita pibil, Ceviche, and Fry Jacks! 

9. Belize Zoo

Belize Zoo

The Belize zoo is the perfect spot in Belize for all animal-lovers. Many of the animals here were once injured or rescued, so you can feel better knowing that you are supporting a good cause.

Your children will go wild once they see the multiple species of large cats that Belize zoo has to offer. From jaguars to leopards, alligators, giant tortoises, various primates, and dozens of different species of birds, your whole family will be impressed. 

Learn More of the Best Things to do in Belize

There you have it! The ultimate guide of the best things to do in Belize for your entire family!

To learn more about how you can book the perfect family trip to Belize, feel free to contact us for further information!

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