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What to Pack for Belize

What to Pack for Belize?

Helpful Items You’ll Want in Your Luggage

You’re all booked and ready for your Belize cabana resort trip. Now, what do you pack when it’s time for your Belize adventure vacation? The tropical climate means you can leave heavy jackets and bundles of layers behind. But there are a few other things that can help to have on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Especially when it comes to Belize adventure tours, you will want to be prepared. Here’s what to pack!

Waterproof Phone Case

True that you’ll be off the grid when you’re at your Belize eco lodge, you won’t want anything to happen to your phone. You’ll still likely be using it to snap loads of photos that you’ll post when you get back home. As such, you should use a waterproof phone case to safeguard it from watersports, rain, and keep it safe from scratches too. A good one will also allow you to take photos underwater, which is ideal for a snorkeling trip!

Cooling Towel

You won’t have to worry about towels at your eco resort lodge, but when you go on Belize rainforest tours, you’ll be thrilled to have a cooling towel. These handy little things get 20 to 30 degrees cooler when you wet them, making them a lovely thing to have along to refresh you in the heat and humidity.

Neck Wallet

For some excursions, you’ll want to have your wallet handy. Especially if you’d like to pick up souvenirs while you’re out and about. To keep it from falling out of your pocket or worrying about it, a neck wallet keeps it firmly attached to you and frees you from needing a bag too.


Belize’s tropical sun means the chance for sunburns. Always remember your sunscreen, but make sure it’s a reef-safe formulation. Belize’s reefs are protected by UNESCO, so do your part by making sure that when you protect your skin, you’re also protecting the environment.

Rain Protection

Even if you come in the drier seasons, you will want to have some kind of rain protection. In the summer or fall, it’s the wet season so stash a windproof travel umbrella in your bag, or take along a rain jacket.

Flotation Strap

If you’ll be diving in for water adventures, a flotation strap will keep your encased phone from floating away. Ideal for a paddle boarding or boating excursion, you won’t have to worry about losing your most essential item during what should be a relaxing and invigorating vacation.

Hiking Shoes

Planning to stay on dry land? Then you’ll want hiking shoes to help you endure all that walking. Make sure they are broken in first so you won’t have sore feet at the end of the day. Hiking shoes will give your feet the support they need. Ideally, they should be water resistant too to help with rainy or muddy adventures.

Water Bottle with Built-In Filter

Not only is it better for the environment to take your own refillable water bottle, but in a place like Belize, you’ll be glad to have it. One with a filter built in is the best option because the water may not always be of quality to drink. In a place like Belize, you need to keep hydrated with water, especially when in the sun. Plus, you’ll save money by not having to buy tons of disposable bottles from vendors while you’re out and about.

Lightweight Clothing

Belize’s warm climate means that things like jeans and jackets will only bog you down. It’s a casual place so stick to casual and lightweight outfits. You may want one nicer outfit for a fancier date night, but otherwise, your goal should be to pack fun and light clothing.

Insect Repellent

At a Belize rainforest resort, insect repellent is crucial. You don’t want to get chomped on by all the mosquitos, so be sure to put this one in your bag!

Your Sense of Adventure

Above all, when you come to Belize, don’t pack your stresses. Leave them behind and instead, fuel up your sense of adventure. At a place like Jaguar Creek, you’ll find it easy to unwind and enjoy your visit.

Our eco lodge Belize is the ideal place to take on new experiences or simply relax amid the lush surrounds. With an abundance of activities that range from extreme to mellow, you’ll be sure to have a good time no matter what you do.

Are you ready to have an adventure in Belize? Check out our specials on our cabanas to book an incredible vacation that fits your budget. At Jaguar Creek, our socially focused eco lodge puts you back in touch with nature and yourself. It’s just what you need to get back on track!



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