A top tourist spot in Central America, Belize sits between Guatemala and Mexico. There are not many countries like Belize that offer such a rich diversity of ecosystems. It is home to dense forests that consist of mountain pine forests, jaguars and monkeys, rivers, palm-fringed beaches, caves, bonefish flats and coral atolls. Here is a list of things that you can’t miss out on your next visit to Belize.
- Live like a king or queen in a luxurious private island
There are some stunning private island resorts in Belize. Hire an entire island and view the beautiful turquoise water from your room. There’s a bonus for you! You will get to view mesmerizing sunrises. If you are travelling with your spouse, you can have a romantic candlelight dinner on the beaches of your private island. If you are travelling in a group, you can indulge in some fun and exclusive activities arranged by the private island resort. Some famous private islands are Cayo Espanto, Turneffe Island Lodge and Royal Belize.
- Snorkel with the rays and the sharks
A lot of speedboats are available to take you to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley but a far better experience is offered by a proper sailboat. With delicious fresh munchies and refreshments, taking a full day snorkelling trip is one of the best things to do in Belize.
- Fly over the blue hole
The largest sinkhole in the world, the Blue Hole is created by a collapsed underground cavern. True to its name, it appears like a dark Blue Hole in the turquoise sea. There are snorkelling boats and cruises that circle around this hole daily. However, the most spectacular way to view this site is by flying over it in a helicopter.
- Kayak through a cave
The best way you can explore a gorgeous Maya ceremonial cave is by canoe. The Barton Creek Cave is one of the nine most beautiful and unusual cave destinations in the world. Don’t worry if you have claustrophobia, as this cave is safe for you.
- Explore the ruins of Altun Ha
Do you have a love for history? Only 30 miles from the Belize City, lay the ruins of Altun Ha. Climb up to the top of the central temple and explore the Mayan structures.
- Get close to Frigates
Take a private boat to the Manovar Bird Sanctuary and your concept of bird-watching will change forever! It is home to hundreds of beautiful Frigatebirds. There are many small bird islands located off the coast of Belize. It is best to hire a local guide, as it may be difficult to find on your own.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and start your journey to Belize!