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Therese Jonch of Programme for Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Programme for Belize cabin – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingEco-tourism in Belize is an industry that is picking up. We’re surrounded by nature, so it only makes sense that we have tourism that focuses around the ecology. It’s definitely something that’s happening more and more and even the bigger resorts are gearing towards offering more eco-friendly tours.
 
The largest conservation area that we manage is the Rio Bravo. We offer a lot of tours that are sustainable to the ecology of the area and we ensure that we educate all guests who visit this area. Our tour is not just a regular tour to have a good time. It's sharing knowledge and promoting the ecology of the area. For example, if we take you on our nature hike, we would encourage you to plant a tree. With our yellow-headed parrot program, we take you to the area where we show you the nesting sites of the baby parrots. So people who join our tours learn to adapt and to contribute to that area. Some people take it really seriously and take it to the next level but others just ensure that the equipment they use is eco-friendly and give towards the environment basically.
 
Belize is concerned with ecology. We're surrounded by nature, whether it's land or sea. Everything you do in Belize, you have to be outdoors, so it's definitely important to safeguard the environment.
 
(Pictures is one of our cabins at Programme for Belize.)
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Eco-tourism is thriving in Belize, with the Cayo District positively humming as the hub of eco-tourism in Belize.Belize rainforest cabana – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingCayo is chock full of fun, fascinating and edu-taining activities and attractions for the eco-tourist.
  • Hike through the Maya Mountains, walking in the footsteps of “the chicleros of Belize”, the famed chicle hunters.
  • Hop on board an “African Queen-style” pontoon boat for an afternoon picnic andPontoon boat tours in Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living tour to spectacular waterfalls (photo to the right and at the bottom).
  • Head to the Martz Farm and saddle up for a day of horseback riding through the hills and forests of the Vaca Plateau in Cayo.
  • Explore Che Chem Ha Cave along the Mollejon Road in Cayo and discover ancient artifacts as the Morales family regale you with tales of how they discovered this ancient Mayan cave.
  • Book a tour of an Eco-Village, renowned for its sustainable architecture, Hobbit Homes, medicinal trails, troops of howler monkeys and permaculture gardens (photo to the right). Hobbit Home in Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
  • Tube down the Mopan River in Benque.
  • Visit a Mayan shaman in San Antonio village and explore the Mayan Spirit World.
  • Participate in an archeological dig.
  • Discover the majesty and mystery of the Mayan site, Xunantunich, in San Jose Succotz, Cayo.
  • Take a course on how to build an earth bag home in Belize.
  • Scale the highest mountain in Belize - Victoria Peak.
  • Pack your binocs - Belize is home to over five-hundred species of birds, including trogons, toucans, parrots, harpy eagles, and twenty-two species of hummingbirds!
  • Put some zip in your life and go ziplining in Belize!
There are so many incredible eco-tourism activities in Cayo, Belize!
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Giancarlo Vega of Boris Mannsfeld & Associates – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Belize Jungle Lodge – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingWe have a lot of ecotourism places here in Belize.
 
Our Mayan sites, being centuries old, we tend to protect them more.
 
We also have the ATM caves and the Belize Zoo, where precious artifacts and animals are protected.
 
These are just to name a couple of places and things, but if you want to experience ecotourism in Belize, you’ve got to be here.  The ecotourism is great in Belize.  Around 60% of the country is preserved, so ecotourism is big here.

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