A trip to the Western Caribbean comes with many opportunities for adventure. There are endless options of exciting activities to do and unique things to see in different places of the Western Caribbean. Wherever your trip takes you, there is no doubt that any adventure will be full of exploration, learning and wonder. Here are some of the adventures to take while on a trip to the Western Caribbean.
Take a Snorkelling Tour in Cozumel
Cozumel, Mexico is a beautiful destination, especially for going to the beach, water activities and enjoying local cuisine. Cozumel is also home to Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, which is known for having some of the best areas for snorkelling and diving. These areas include Palancar Reef and Colombia Reef. At these reefs, you can take a snorkelling tour and explore the beauty of Cozumel’s wildlife, looking for and identifying different types of schools of fish, sea turtles and nurse sharks. On your snorkelling adventure you can also see eagle rays, barracudas and fire coral.
Explore the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins in Costa Maya
Costa Maya, Mexico is a popular stop on a Western Caribbean cruise because of its beaches and Mayan ruins. In Costa Maya, you can trek through the jungle and see the Mayan Ruins of Chacchoben, which in Mayan means “the place of red corn”, and date back to the 4th century. On a sightseeing journey to Chacchoben, you will be able to learn about the fascinating history of the Mayan civilization and see the ancient pyramids, temples and ceremonial centers. You can also see the local wildlife and vegetation, including spider monkeys, birds and palm trees.
Swim with Dolphins and Pigs in Nassau
Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, is a very popular vacation destination because of its beaches and coral reefs that are great for snorkelling and diving. The vibrant city is full of places to shop and places to eat. From Nassau, you can take a trip to a private island and go on a fun and educational adventure where you will learn all about dolphin behavior and get to have an up close and personal encounter with the friendly mammals. Some of the best things to do in Nassau that are adventurous also include visiting Atlantis, taking a snorkelling trip and swimming with Exuma’s famous pigs at Big Major Cay. Interacting with these friendly pigs is an unforgettable experience.
Go Zip Lining and Cave Tubing Belize
Belize is a perfect destination for anyone looking for a thrilling adventure. With a lot of rainforest and many caves to explore, you are sure to find plenty of thrills and excitement. Here you can zip fast through the air on a zipline and take in the beautiful views of the rainforest from above the trees. You can also go cave tubing, floating on an inner tube through the cave systems and using a headlamp to look at amazing waterfalls, stalagmites and stalactites.
Swim with Sting Rays in Grand Cayman
The largest of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, is known for its coral reefs and beaches. Along with those things, it is home to one of the most popular attractions in the Cayman Islands, Stingray City. Stingray City is a group of sandbars off the shore of Grand Cayman where beautiful stingrays gather. Here, you can have the exciting experience of swimming with the stingrays and feeding them. You can also snorkel and see sea turtles and many schools of fish.
While these adventures are enough to make any trip exciting, they are just a few of the ones you can take while on a trip to the Western Caribbean. There are so many adventures to choose from, it will be hard to pick which ones you want to take. No matter which exhilarating Caribbean voyages you decide to embark on, you are sure to have an unforgettable and adventurous trip to the Western Caribbean.