Belize is one of the most scenic locations in Central America and is an ideal spot for camping and eco-tourism if you want to explore the country’s natural beauty. There might not be as many campgrounds as you’d expect, but there are also eco-tourism lodges to stay at.
You’ll be able to finding camping in some of the nation’s preserve areas and National Parks. Some hotels even set aside camping spots for visitors if you’d prefer to spend your nights in the great outdoors.
You can also find camping locations in small country towns. Most of the camping is geared towards tenting instead of motorized methods.
Even though it’s relatively small, Belize is filled with spectacular landscapes such as rainforests, rivers, trails, lagoons, marshes, savannah, flat plains, waterfalls, caves, farms, Maya villages, and mountains, not to mention the amazing wildlife.
The best way to explore the countryside is by hiking as some of the best sites are accessible by foot only.
It’s also a good idea to take a guided hiking/camping tour as there are dozens to choose from. This way you’re guaranteed not to get lost and the guide will point out things you might otherwise miss in the rainforests, such as camouflaged wildlife, medicinal plants, and hidden birds.
The region of Toledo is the most popular as the whole area is basically a campground. Belize is also home to the second longest barrier reef in the world as it stretches for close to 200 miles along the Caribbean Sea. The country enjoys a subtropical climate, which is ideal for outdoor adventures.