As an enthusiastic traveler, you may have noticed an increase in articles about the benefits of adventure tourism. This trend isn’t new. Historians trace its roots back to at least 569 AD when Alboin, King of the Lombards, chronicled his daring climb up Matajur in the Alps. There have been more, but earlier records haven’t been unearthed describing similar adventures.
What’s adventure tourism all about these days? It’s satisfying demand for more than just a getaway focused on sea, surf, and sand, expanding the experience beyond its current scope where avid travelers still enjoy sea, surf, and sand, but an eclectic mix of active fun is added to the menu that shows off a destination’s natural wonders, attractions, and the area’s people.
Adventure tourism in Belize
Because the very definition of adventure tourism, according to the Adventure Travel Trade Association, defines any getaway that includes “physical activity, cultural exchange, or activities in nature,” you will find the mother lode of activities in Belize that fall into two categories: hard and soft. The hard category includes hiking, caving, and rock climbing, while soft activities include bird watching, SCUBA diving, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, and indulging in the rich melting pot of Belize’s myriad cultures.
Few destinations this close to North America offer so many options. In return for your willingness to discover what all of the excitement is about, you reap myriad benefits: improved self-confidence, feeding your curiosity, learning new skills, or improving ones you already have. Further, adventure tourism not only impacts the nation’s economy, but when you interact with English-speaking Belizeans during your vacation, you’re going to fall in love with these welcoming people.
Where to stay for multiple adventure options
At Belizean Dreams Resort, located in Hopkins Village, opting for an all inclusive package means you can be out and about nonstop without concerns about where you’ll sleep, dine, and recreate because the bundle you choose meets all of your needs. If the Maya Jungle & Beach Adventure Package is your pick, peruse all the details for the adventure of a lifetime.
If you tend to be a maverick and want to be the one to decide which tours best suit your personal interests, work with Belizean Dreams staff to craft an itinerary so your stay includes exactly the experiences you desire. Keep this in mind: No matter how hard you push yourself as you try various adventures, Bliss Salon and Spa massage experts are always on hand to soothe every hard-won ache.
Is it time for you to see what all the excitement is about? Choosing Belizean Dreams Resort for your first adventure tourism experience could make you a convert, forever spoiling you for ordinary sun, surf, and sand getaways. Will you make 2024 the year you join this movement and perhaps take advantage of a discount that will super-size your experience? The time to act is now—before the dates you prefer are all grabbed up by other adventure tourism wannabes!