Belize is a traveler’s dream: ribbon-waterfalls tumble through tropical rainforests abundant in wildlife, birds abound in coastal wetlands and pristine beaches open out to cayes and coral reefs.
Just 174 miles from north to south, this tiny country offers an astounding variety of natural landscapes, and cultural sites and sounds. The 184-mile barrier reef attracts a stunning array of sea life, and is a major draw for diving, snorkelling and sport fishing.
Land lovers can paddle, trek, hike, and bike up inland rivers and through lush rainforest, stopping to explore Mayan ruins and underground caves along the way. Must-sees include Tikal (across the border in Guatemala), Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, Bermudian Landing, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, Caracol, and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, but this is by no means an exhaustive list.
Rich in natural and cultural wonders, Belize beckons travelers from around the world and a variety of tours are on offer, from wildlife expeditions to adventure tours.
Many visitors to this popular spot leave declaring it one of the best zoos they have ever been to. Not the typical style town zoo, this place is expansive and more like a wildlife park. Animals are still in large cages, of course, but the zoo is set in very natural bush surroundings and it can somet
If you want to kick back and relax in some of the prettiest scenery Belize has to offer, then take this trip. First stop is the impressive Big Rock Falls, a great sight and an even better place to swim-try eight km high rock jump into the waterfalls' plunge pool. Take lunch overlooking the picturesq
This takes just a few minutes to look around, but it is an interesting place to see if you are in the area. Part of the Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, this small netted area looks like a big greenhouse. It is filled with plants and has a small central pond and which is home to around 100 green iguan
Cayes and coast are a popular draw for travelers, but Belize also offers large, lush tracts of undisturbed rainforests where visitors can explore ancient Myan ruins, like Lamanai, and encounter exotic wildlife, like howler and spider monkeys, parrots and pa
This may be home to the famed jaguar, but do not go there expecting it to cross your path as you amble through the trees, as it is rarely sighted. Instead, you will enjoy many different forest vistas and a variety of bird and animal species that make up a vital part of its habitat. Placencia is one
The famous Garifuna drumming is what keeps this area of the world in the beat and you can do no better than head to Metho's to get a drum lesson from local resident Emmert. You can learn how to get a rhythm in an hour, or if you have plenty of time, try to make a drum, then learn how to play it. If