Belize’s lush jungle, pristine Cayes, vibrant reefs, Maya sites, exotic wildlife, and rich culture make it a destination not to be missed and to be shared with others.
Tourism is crucial to Belize’s economic development and stability, accounting for over 38% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product and is a top foreign exchange and revenue earner. As visitors enjoy the best of Belize, travel in itself plays a large part in destroying destinations’ natural resources from overcrowding, pollution, cultural distortion, and much more. One way to minimize one’s impact on the destination is traveling responsibly.
Your travel decisions make a difference to the environment with small changes making a big impact. Here are our top 5 responsible travel tips to consider when traveling in Belize.
CARRY YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE
Reduce plastic waste with a reusable water bottle. Plastic bottles take on average 450 years to biodegrade in the ocean. Many resorts and hotels offer complimentary reusable water bottles upon check-in to support the plastic-free in the country.