Belize represents some of the most beautiful and inviting experiences Central America has to offer, and is a great place to visit with kids. Let children enjoy the warm waters of this coastal nation, as well as a wealth of culture and active experiences. Let this day guide you as you consider family fun during an exciting day in Belize!
Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 8 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: Belize Tourism Village, Belize City, Belize
Hours: Tour times vary, check here for available times
Admission: $66 with lunch, $59 without lunch (children must be at least 8 years old)
Adventurers of all ages will have the time of their lives on this unique cave tubing tour. Float down a river through an amazing cave system and experience the mystery of the ancient Maya and the richness of a lush rainforest. Coral Breeze’s Cave Tubing Adventure includes transportation to Caves Branch River, a guided walk through the rainforest, all tubing equipment, a knowledgeable tour guide and an optional lunch at a local restaurant. After a safety briefing, you will walk through a tropical rainforest and caves once inhabited by the ancient Mayans. At the end of the trail, you will enter the Caves Branch River and start your cave tubing adventure. Visitors who chose the lunch option will enjoy a delicious Belizean meal after the tour. This exciting tour is one Belize excursion you won’t want to miss.
Address: Mile 29, George Price/Western Highway, Belize City, Belize
Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $15, Children – $5
The Belize Zoo houses over 150 animals representing nearly 50 species, all native to Belize. The zoo has never taken an animal from the wild. All of the animals at the zoo were either orphaned, rescued, born at the zoo, rehabilitated or sent to the zoo as donations. There are a variety of mammals living in the zoo, including Belize’s national animal, the Baird’s Tapir. Other wildcat species found in Belize are the jaguar, puma, ocelot, margay and jaguarundi. Visitors will also see a variety of reptile residents including crocodiles and boa constrictors. There are several activities offered at the zoo to make your animal encounters even more exciting. Watch the nocturnal animals come to life in the zoo after dark on the “Nocturnal Tour.” See the animals in the wild during the “Savannah Nature Trail Tour,” which meanders through the pine savannah. The whole family will have a wild time at the Belize Zoo.
Address: Big Eddy, Chial Road Cayo District, Belize
Hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nestled in the foothills of the Maya Mountains on the bank of the Macal River are the beautiful Belize Botanic Gardens. The gardens feature spectacular collections of native and exotic plants. The Native Orchid House features hundreds of vibrant orchids, many of which are in bloom during the months of April and May, however the Black Orchid, Belize’s national flower, is in bloom everyday. Zingiber Alley is an abundant display of tropical plants. The bright colors and different shapes create a perfect photo opportunity. Climb the 25-ft Firetower for amazing views of the gardens and the magnificent Maya Mountains. The Hamilton Bird Hide is a perfect place to spy on black bellied whistling ducks, northern Jacanas and other native bird species. This spot is a great way to experience the magnificent wildlife of Belize.