Escape from the jungle, do you have what it takes to take part in the Jungle Marathon? Take part in an adventurous survival race filled with challenges, sports, and skills in Belize in the eastern coast of Central America. It doesn’t get wilder than this.
Enlist yourself in a 6-day survival event where you will be dropped in the jungle, and you have to reach the finish line by using your skills and courage. You will experience many obstacles in your way from crossing deep rivers, building shelter to scavenging for food.
The pioneer of extreme jungle races Shirley Thompson aka Jungle Shirley organizes this race. Before entering into the dark wild jungle you will get 6 days’ comprehensive jungle survival training from the well experienced Special Forces instructors.
“Forget your fears and show us your fire. The jungle does not forgive – only the fearless survive.”
You will be provided a map, compass and survival kit and will be given 6 days. You have to cover the distance of 200km by using your skills and speed to reach the finish line. It doesn’t require only physical fitness but also strong mental strength.
Not more than 40 teams can take part in this adventurous marathon.
A person should not be less than 18 years old to take part in the marathon. However, there’s no gender specification – guys and girls are both encouraged to join in on the madness.
The event starts in Placencia, a beach resort on the Caribbean coast of Belize.
Renting a car is considered a more flexible way as you can travel on your own and discover many places. Buy a road map and explore the different beautiful sides of the city. You can find many internationally known rental car agencies in Belize; a few of the top famous ones are Hertz and Avis. You can also find some local car rental companies.
If you want to save your money then opt for the bus. You can also travel in the Express bus, as they don’t stop to pick up travelers along the way so you can reach your destination faster.
Belize is famous for its enchanting resorts. The palace is a getaway paradise where you can find some luxurious and comfortable resorts to enjoy your holidays to the fullest.
Las Terrazas Resort & Residences is top among them, situated in the north of the island. It is a major luxury resort with all the needs of comfort and class. You can also use their water sports equipment like Paddleboards and Hobie cats.
If you don’t want to spend much on luxury resorts then there are also some affordable hotels, dorms and private rooms available for travelers. These hotels usually have communal kitchens and lounges. They make for a great opportunity to meet other travelers from all around the world.
Being a tiny city, Belize is home to the second largest coral reef in the globe with its lush green lands and murky jungle. If you are more of an adventurous and nature-loving person then Belize is the right place for you.
Be sure to visit the Maya ruins of Belize, a great place to explore endlessly fascinating ancient ruins and step back into the old times.
One of the most famous and must visit spots is the Caracol Maya Ruins, situated in Cayo District.
Try cave tubing – it is one of the most exciting tourist attractions in Belize. Remember to also visit and experience the majestic Maya underworld.
Visit the Belize World’s Best Little Zoo. It is only 45 minutes’ drive from the main city. The zoo is well-known for its unique design and interesting assortment of animals.
Try some local Belizean foods such as stewed gibnut and coconut fish stew. Also, try their high quality artisan chocolates originally produced from Belizean cacao beans.
The marathon is going to take place from 10th February 2020 to 23rd February 2020.
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