- May 7, 2014
-- HOPKINS, Belize -- Perfectly situated between the beach and rainforest in Southern Belize, Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort offers up the best location for the ultimate adventure vacation. Belize is one of Central America’s best kept secret and this resort is located off the beaten path and deep in the heart of the county’s cultural epicenter. Whether they’re exploring ancient relics in rainforest caverns or spear fishing in the blue waters of the Caribbean, travelers are guaranteed to have a memorable and authentic experience at Hamanasi.Jungle Trekking, Caving and Ancient Treasures
Adventurers travel back in time following pathways used by the Maya and discover lost treasures that have been hidden deep within the jungle for centuries. Hamanasi’
s excursion to the ATM Cave unveils the mysteries and secrets of the Maya underworld. Travelers take in spectacular views of the jungle, while trekking across rivers and through remote jungle trails. After swimming into the entrance of the cave the explorers will hike into the bowels of the cave past stalactites, stalagmites and crystalize formations. Expert guides lead guests to burial chambers with calcified skeletal remains, ceremonial vessels and other cultural artifacts left by the Maya centuries ago.Ziplining
The longest zip line course in Central America is just a 30 minute drive from Hamanasi Adventure and Dive resort. In Mayflower Bocawina National Park, travelers can soar with the birds through the pristine canopy. There are 12 platforms through the pristine jungle and the longest zip line run is 2,300 feet long. This is sure to get guests’ adrenaline pumping and can be coordinated with other inland activities to make a full day of adventure.Diving with Whale Sharks
Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort invites guests to the underwater adventure of a lifetime: diving with the biggest fish in the sea. Whale shark diving season on Belize’s Southern Barrier Reef is April, May, and June. During the full moon phases of these months, guests at Hamanasi have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, and scuba dive with these gentle giants. Just an hour boat ride from Hamanasi, Gladden Spit is the spawning ground for Mutton and Cuberra snapper; the spawn are a favorite whale shark snack. Visibility is often well over 100 feet, allowing small groups of 8-12, to share this unique experience.
Hamanasi is a PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Resort and can offer guests beginner, refresher, and advanced scuba diving courses. In addition to whale shark trips, Hamanasi divers and snorkelers guests can explore parts of the Belize Barrier reef system and three Belizean atolls.Spear Fishing with Locals
) are an invasive species in the Caribbean that aggressively eat juvenile fish, posing a significant threat to local fish populations. Belize is supportive of efforts to rid its waters of this voracious eater. This new spear fishing adventure begins with a briefing describing the lionfish followed by a scientific explanation of the threat the lionfish poses to the Caribbean and how hunting the species can help. Divers will travel to Belize’s Southern Barrier Reef with a private Divemaster for a two-tank trip. On the first dive, the Divemaster will point out lionfish and its habitat. Next there will be a demonstration on how to spear and bag the fish. During the surface interval, divers learn how to clean the fish. On the second dive, divers with adequate skills including buoyancy control, can test their skills at spear fishing. All lionfish caught will be recorded and used at Hamanasi’s fresh, fusion-style restaurant.
For more information about Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort’s ultimate adventure package contact Dana Krauskopf at Dana@hamanasi.com
or call 571-405-7664.
###About Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort:
Situated on the central coast of Belize, Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort offers travelers distinctive lodging in their private cabana treehouses just steps away from white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. The resort specialize in award-winning customer service while offering guests the Best of Belize (http://www.hamanasi.com/
) on and offshore. At Hamanasi’s Adventure Center, guests can arrange daily reef or rainforest excursions like diving on the Barrier Reef, jungle hikes to breathtaking waterfalls, visiting the Mayan ruins and much more. Hamanasi was the first beachfront resort in Belize to receive Green Globe certification and is dedicated to being a premier provider of sustainable accommodations and eco-tourism in Central America.