Lounging by your resort’s pool can be exciting for a few days, but what about when you’re ready to adventure outside of the resort walls? There are hundreds of different excursions to choose between on your next tropical getaway, but we’ve found the ones that will make your vacay even more memorable.
Snorkeling with Whale Sharks, Cancun
Snorkeling is fun and all but snorkeling with whale sharks takes things to a whole new level. While the term shark is typically coined with danger, whale sharks champion the term gentle giant. You can snorkel and swim beside these majestic creatures while taking in all the underwater beauty Mexico has to offer. You’ll feel small in comparison, but the experience will be unforgettable.
Ziplining at the Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
While ziplining is a pretty common excursion in most tropical spots, and even in the US, ziplining in Costa Rica is a step above the rest. The Arenal Volcano stands tall among the lush Costa Rican landscape, making it impossible to not stop and admire its beauty. As you zip through the rainforest, you’ll be channeling your inner Tarzan with this as your background.
Stingray City, Grand Cayman
You’ve probably seen these lovely stingrays all over your Instagram feed, and we’re here to tell you, they’re worth the hype. Not only can you enjoy the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, but you get to play with some of the sea’s friendliest creatures. If you score a kiss from one of them, you’re said to earn seven years of good luck– sounds like a win-win!
Sulphur Springs, St. Lucia
When people hear the words mud and bath together, they don’t think of a luxurious, relaxing experience– Sulphur Springs is about to change that. As you get up close with the world’s “only drive-in volcano,” you’ll experience beautiful sights and steamy mineral pools ready to rejuvenate you. As you step into the pools, you’ll be covered with mud that is said to make you look 12 years younger after washing it off. Don’t know how accurate this is, but hey, we’ll try it!
Pig Beach, Exumas
This somewhat new excursion has become mega-popular, and the infamous pigs have taken over the internet and our hearts. Who wouldn’t enjoy frolicking through a stunning Exuma beach with these precious creatures right next you? You have to book a special tour because these cuties are only accessible by boat, but it’s well worth it.
Cave Tubing, Belize
Belize is renowned for its natural beauty, and this excursion highlights it perfectly. You’ll journey through the rainforest to begin your float down the river into the Mayan underworld. Then, feeling like a real-life explorer with your helmet and headlamp, you’ll be guided through underground caves. Not only will this make for an eventful adventure, but the lunch provided afterward by the hilarious guides will really be the cherry on top.
Next time you want to take a walk on the wild side with whale sharks or just want a cute Instagram post with a pig, the Caribbean has an unforgettable excursion that you’ll want to cross off your bucket list. Now that we’ve fueled your travel bug, check out our all-inclusive deals all the way from St. Lucia to Belize.