For only occupying 8,867 square miles, Belize may be small in size, but it has unlimited resources for fun. Listed below are the top 18 things travelers must-see and do in Belize while visiting.
- Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Caye occupies 36 miles on the north side of Belize and is a must-stop for divers and snorkelers. The island has perfect access for vacationers who are wishing to visit the barrier reef that is located around the island.
- Placencia Peninsula
Placencia Peninsula is the definition of an oasis on the beach. This peninsula has perfectly white sand beaches and palm trees all around. The nature reserves located around the peninsula make it a perfect destination to take pictures that are postcard-worthy.
- Baron Bliss Memorial
Baron Bliss Memorial is a must-stop for the history buff on vacation. This memorial is dedicated to the late Henry Edward Earnest Baron Bliss of England. The tomb of Bliss is located here underneath a lighthouse.
- Jaguar Paw
Cave tubing is a Belize adventure that visitors will not likely be quick to forget. Adventurers have the opportunity to float through the cave on a tube while taking in the scenery.
- Hol Chan Marine Reserve
As the oldest marine reserve in Belize, Hol Chan Marine Reserve gives tourists the opportunity to experience beautifully clear water and an abundant amount of life from the sea.
- Belize Zoo
The Belize Zoo is a must-stop for kids and adults alike. With over 150 animals and 29 acres, visitors are able to stroll and spend time with wildlife like never before.
- Altun Ha
Altun Ha is an ancient Maya site that gives visitors the opportunity to explore pyramids, temples, and tombs. There is an uphill hike in order to get to the site, so it mixes an exercise opportunity with a tourist attraction.
- Toledo District
The Toledo District gives tourists the opportunity to enjoy the local rainforest and wildlife and mix Maya history in also. Today, the Toledo District has a wide array of cultures also.
- Museum Of Belize
The Museum Of Belize is located inside the prison of Queen Elizabeth and offers tourists a firsthand experience of Belize history coupled with culture. Several collections and small exhibits make history come to life within this museum.
- Goff’s Caye
Goff’s Caye is the picture-perfect place for a fun lunch or an afternoon stroll. Wildlife is readily available for admiring and the water is beautiful enough to take a snorkeling trip in.
- The Government House
As one of the best-preserved buildings in Belize, The Government House has a rich history and has many exhibits featuring famous documents and photographs. This is a must-see for anyone even slightly interested in history.
- Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave
Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave is located in the Cayo District and contains a perennial stream. Down the stream, there is a chamber that has fully intact and preserved human remains inside. Tourists come from miles away to visit the intact skeleton of a female that was used to sacrifice to the gods.
- Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary has 16,400 acres of beautiful wildlife such as Muscovy ducks, Heron and the Jaribu stork. The Jaribu stork is known to be the largest bird that flies located in the Western Hemisphere of the world.
- Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Laughing Bird Caye National Park is an amazing destination for travelers wishing to go on a kayaking trip. Kayaking in Belize allows visitors to travel warm waters, admire marine wildlife, and experience coral reefs that has never been touched.
- Caracol Maya Site
Ca’Ana at Caracol is the largest Mayan-built structure that is located in Belize. At the top, guests are high above canopy top trees and give visitors an exceptional view of the jungle around.
- Blue Hole
Blue Hole lets visitors descend to an incredible 130 feet below sea level and explore underwater caverns and sea tunnels. While diving, divers might also be able to see reef sharks up close.
Lamanai is an ancient Mayan site and is beautifully decorated with standing crocodile art throughout. A perfect stop for beautiful architecture and a quick history lesson.
For the adventurer on vacation, ziplining throughout the jungle of Belize gives individuals an adrenaline rush. High above the canopy treetops, not only do zipliners experience an adrenaline rush, they also experience a beautiful panoramic view.
Belize is a beautiful vacation destination for anyone looking to enjoy nature, enjoy a good adventure, or get a history lesson. Between incredible wildlife, adventures such as snorkeling and ziplining, or sites that hold incredible historical value, Belize has a stop for everyone.