Looking for a green vacation? Try Belize!
Vacationing doesn’t have to mean leaving behind a huge carbon footprint. If you’re looking for a new way to vacation and you are tired of stay-cations, it’s time to take a look at the environmentally-friendly option: Belize. Here are some of the reasons that Belize is one of the greenest (both in environmental impact and in landscape) places you can visit:
- Short plane ride – One of the biggest reasons most environmentally conscious individuals avoid traveling abroad is because of the plane travel that it requires. Flying twelve hours across the ocean to Europe can be extremely expensive and can produce a lot of carbon dioxide. However, Belize is only a short hop from Florida, making it both an economical and environmentally-friendly destination.
- Belize is home to massive nature preserves and unsullied jungle – There are few other countries in the world that can boast the same acreage of virgin forest and endangered animal preserves as Belize. With miles and miles of jungle that has hardly been touched, including many offshore islands that are unoccupied, Belize takes its wilderness seriously and protects it from logging and hunting.
- Plenty of outdoor activities – If you are planning your first trip to Belize, you may be stunned by the sheer number of activities that you can participate in, especially around Ambergris Caye. Many of these activities get you outside and interacting with nature. Whether it is learning about the local flora and fauna at one of the nature preserves or exploring the jungle by bicycle, Belize has a huge number of activities that require no driving, no electricity, and no carbon emissions.
- Ability to snorkel one of the best-preserved and largest reefs in the world – If you want to learn about the importance of living an environmentally-conscious life or want to see the impact that your efforts have made on the world, one of the best places to see this is the reef. Some of the most beautiful and rare species of fish, reef sharks, anemones, and starfish live on this reef.
Living a green life doesn’t mean that you can’t go on vacation. Belize is a great place to continue living that green lifestyle, while getting in touch with nature and learning about the world and what we are fighting to protect.