Belize Travel: The Must-Dos

The Must Dos in Belize

The Must-Dos in Belize

Belize is a small country jam-packed with amazing vacation options. About the same size as the state of Vermont, Belize is a natural wonderland of verdant mountains, majestic waterfalls, pristine rainforests, and tropical island paradises. Throw in an eclectic population of Creoles, Mestizos, Garifuna, Maya, and expats and you’ve got a truly amazing experience.

On your vacation in Belize, here are a few things you must do:

In the Jungle

The mainland of Belize is home to vast tracts of pristine jungle. This highly diverse biome is where you can more than 500 species of birds and interesting mammals like Baird’s tapir (the national animal of Belize), black howler monkeys, and jaguars. Keen-eyed visitors can even spot elusive denizens of the jungle like peccaries (a kind of wild pig), coatimundis (a big cat species), gibnuts, (a large rodent prized for its savory meat) and giant iguanas (also a food delicacy in some parts of Belize). And definitely don’t forget the orchids, flowering plants, and other unique flora of the jungle.

Exploring the Ancient Maya World

Long before the Europeans arrived, the ancient Maya controlled a vast civilization stretching from Mexico down to El Salvador. It was Belize that was the heart of that empire, now home to more Maya ruins than anywhere else. Roam from one side of Belize to the other and explore ancient sites like Altun Ha, Xunantunich, Caracol, and Lamanai to marvel at the colossal architecture, imposing pyamids, and soaring temples elaborately carved with hieroglyphs that demonstrate the lasting legacy of the ancient Maya.

Other key Maya sites to visit in Belize include sacred caves. Believed to be a nexus between the upper world of humans and the underworld of the gods, caves played an important role in Maya religion, including where bloody human sacrifices were made.

Action and Adventure

If you’re in the mood for thrills and spills, Belize is definitely the right place for you. Offshore, there are plenty of exciting activities like sea kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling. On the mainland, you can repel down through a cave into the jungle canopy, horseback ride through the rainforest, hike through enormous nature reserves, and sail through the treetops on a zip line. With over a dozen nature reserves and parks to choose from, you’ll never run out of adventure options in Belize.

On the Water

Belize is home to the second-largest barrier reef in the world, a living wonderland composed of more than 100 types of coral that shelter and feed more than 500 species of fish, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, sharks, and stingrays. With crystal clear waters and a sandy white seafloor, scuba diving and snorkeling are very popular activities. Experienced divers can try their hand in the Belize Blue Hole, rated by Jacques Cousteau as one of his top 10 favorite dive sites in the world. And if relaxing is more your thing, few experiences can compare to curling up with a good book in a hammock strung between two palm trees.

With so many options to choose from, one vacation to Belize just may not be enough. And, thanks to affordable flights from major cities across the United States and Canada, everyone can now enjoy a wonderful vacation in Belize.

Book your trip to Belize today with Island Expeditions. Founded in 1986 by adventure enthusiasts who wanted to share the beauty and excitement of Belize with visitors from around the world, Island Expeditions is the country’s premier adventure travel company.

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