What to do in Belize
Belize is between the few places on Earth that are still unspoiled and has charm to everyone. Belize offers ancient Mayan ruins, paradisiacal tropical islands, the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, golden beaches, amazing culture and rainforest.
Among the best things to do in Belize are scuba diving, sailing, snorkeling, cave tubing, hiking, exploring Mayan sites, birdwatching, hiking in the rainforest, swimming with sharks and rays, fishing, etc. You can also enjoy the rich gastronomy, a mix of international and national cuisine. The cultural mix is also very interesting, you can meet people from different cultural traditions like Creole, Maya, Mestizo and Garifuna and enjoy their music.
The list of activities you can do in Belize is long so you will have a great time during your vacation. To take the most out of your vacation we suggest you have a professional assist you with your itinerary and all the reservation of all the services you need.
If you want to know more about the best things to do in Belize, here you will find a list of some of the activities and destinations you might enjoy during your vacation in the country:
Scuba Diving in Belize
One of the best things to do in Belize. Divers from all around the world come to Belize for an experience like no other. Belize is home of the second largest barrier reef of the world and the biggest in the Western Hemisphere, with three of its four coral atolls; one of the atolls houses the famous Great Blue Hole. The reef features a diversity of dive sites on both sides filling the needs of all divers, from masters to beginners. Clear warm waters along with the marine life diversity makes Belize the perfect divers paradise.
Snorkeling in Belize
Belize is the best place to try snorkeling if you haven’t tried it yet. Expert local guides will help you explore one of the hundreds of snorkeling sites found along the Belize Barrier Reef. From schools of fish, to turtles, to the occasional barracuda, the scene is constantly changing underwater.
Birdwatching in Belize
Belize is home to over 550 species of birds, so no matter if you are an expert birder or a beginner, you will find several birding spots around Belize. Head to one of the protected areas or just stop on your way from one destination to the other, no matter where you are, you will spot several of the over 500 different birds. Between the birds you can spot are scarlet macaw, keel-billed toucan, acorn woodpecker, jabiru stork, azure-crowned Hummingbird, ferruginous pigmy owl, etc.
Archeological sites in Belize
Belize has hundreds of archeological sites but must of the temples are uncovered. Wherever you go in Belize you will find ancient Maya temples. You can choose to explore for an afternoon, a day or even a week, the ancient Mayan sites in Belize are well worth it. All sits have interpretive centers and well-trained guides that will make your visit go smooth. One of the biggest sites in Belize is Lamanai, accessible from Orange Walk Town. Other important sites include Caracol, Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, El Pilar, Altun Ha, between others.
Fishing in Belize
The abundance of fish in Belize guarantees excellent sport fishing all year round. Belize is one of the few places where you can fish bonefish, permit and tarpon, in the same day. Other fishes you can catch are snook, jacks, grouper, barracuda, snapper, sailfish and marlin. You will find a range of different locations around Belize in the flats, lagoons, islands, atolls and the Barrier Reef.
Canoeing and Kayaking in Belize
If you want to paddle through the jungle or sea, you can do it in Belize. The best areas for canoeing are Mopan and Macal Rivers in the Cayo District. You can paddle through the jungle, see wildlife, visit little villages on the way and enjoy off the beaten paths. A fun activity in Belize is kayaking up the beach and around the islands.
Caving in Belize
Caving is between the best things to do in Belize. Belize has thousands of caves that range from easy walks to challenging hikes where you must crawl, climb, rappel and swim. We suggest you choose the cave you are exploring according to your physical condition. Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, known as ATM cave, is one of the most difficult, but interesting, cave in Belize with human remains and pieces of ancient pottery. In Che Chem Ha you can find ancient intact pottery and in Blue Creek, Caves Branch, you will enjoy underground waterfalls. Other activity you can do in the caves of Belize is Cave Tubing.
Hiking in Belize
Discover your next favorite hiking spot in Belize. You will have a wide range of trails to choose. From easy, self-guided tours to trails for expert hikers. You can decide to have a tour guide to go with you and point out birds, wildlife and local plants. Wherever you go you will find a place to go hiking.
Sailing in Belize
There are two options for sailing, one is to adventure yourselves and navigate through hidden coral heads for a rewarding experience or charter a boat and let the captain do the work for you. Either way you will enjoy the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
The Belizean gastronomy is a fusion of the different ethnics in Belize. Due to its location, sea food is one of the main ingredients in Belizean cuisine. Since the Belizean gastronomy is not known internationally, people are often surprised by the delicious flavors of fresh ingredients that includes coconut, bananas, cacao, oranges and plantains.
Now that you have learn about the different activities in Belize you can start planning your next Belize Vacation. Feel free to contact us at any time! We will gladly assist you.