3 Tips for Staying Healthy on Your Belize Vacation

3 tips for staying healthy in Belize

Travelling, even for a fun reason like vacation, can take a toll on your healthy lifestyle.  New routines, or lack-there-of can your throw you off your groove.  In addition to taking time to recharge by doing less and reducing your stress, there are some simple ways to stay healthy on vacation in Belize.  Along with the basics like getting enough rest and drinking plenty of water, here are three areas to focus on: eating healthy, staying active and indulging in spa and massage treatments.  For more ideas on how to stay balanced on vacation, check out our previous blog post, here.

Eating Healthy

In the tropical paradise of Belize, there is no shortage of fresh food to star at mealtimes.  Take advantage of the bountiful harvest available by searching out fresh local fruits and veggies.  A stop at a produce stand is sure to turn up something you haven’t tried before, and you might just find a new favorite.  Preparing some of your own meals and snacks is a great way to know exactly what is going into your food, and you’ll likely save a bit of vacation cash by reducing the number of meals you eat out as well.  If you have any dietary restrictions or special requests, contact your resort’s onsite restaurant ahead of time to inquire about the options available.  Also, be sure to bookmark our guide to the best vegetarian and vegan food in San Pedro.  Click here for the restaurant list!

Activities to Do at Your Resort

All movement is good for your body, even when it doesn’t look like a traditional gym workout.  Take advantage of the complimentary activities available at your resort and have fun while you stay active.  SUP boards offer a great core workout and a high vantage point to enjoy the views of the sea.  Tandem kayaks let you spend time with a friend or family member while working out your arms.  Beach cruiser bicycles let you tour San Pedro in island style.  Even a simple walk along the beach or to a nearby restaurant for dinner helps get your steps in for the day.  Volleyball lets you work on your tan, burn calories and have fun with new friends and old.

Massage and Spa Treatments

Last, but certainly not least, indulge in spa services on your vacation.  Good for the mind, body, and soul, a massage is just the thing to wipe away any remaining stress.  The benefit of a mobile day spa is that the therapists come to you, for the ultimate in convenience.  Schedule your massage on the beach and enjoy the sound of the waves, or have your spa treatments in the privacy of your villa.  The spa menu includes the freshest local ingredients, with a signature organic coconut oil produced right here in Belize.  Facials and hair masks utilize moisturizing elements to protect your skin and hair from the tropical sun.  For more on spa services, click here.
By keeping your overall health and wellness in mind on vacation, you can make small steps towards the lifestyle you want.  Moderation is the key in all things, and there is still space to unwind, relax and indulge on your getaway to Belize.