Top 10 Things To Do in Belize
There is so much do do in Belize, your biggest problem will be narrowing it down! In this guide, we help you out by picking the top 10 things you should try.
Visit an ancient Maya Ruin
Once the center of the Maya civilization, Belize has amazing ancient sites for you to visit. Check out the pyramids of Altun Ha, the royal acropolis at Cahal Pech or the unique ruins of Caracol.
Visit Belize’s Jaguar Preserve
The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Preserve is the only preserve in the world for jaguars. It’s also home to Victoria Peak, which is the second highest mountain in Belize at 3,675 feet.
Explore the World’s Second Largest Barrier Reef
Here you will find world class diving, including the famous Blue Hole. If you’re not a diver, you can still snorkel or swim among schools of tropical fish, or get close to gentle nurse sharks and enormous manta rays.
Relax on the Beach
What is a vacation without a little beach time? With miles of coastline and many islands, Belize has an abundance of beautiful sandy beaches for you to enjoy.
Go to the Zoo
Less than an hour from Belize City is a wonderful zoo where you can meet Belize’s native species in their natural habitat. Because some of them, including the elusive jaguar, are shy, it’s best to go at mealtimes or early in the day.
Visit a Mennonite Settlement
Belize is home to many cultures from native Maya to more recent arrivals from Lebanon, India and China. Among the most unique are the Mennonites, who still live in traditional communities.
Shop the local markets and restaurants
Try the garnaches, a fried corn tortilla smothered with beans, cabbage chutney and Dutch cheese, or the panades, which are corn pockets stuffed with meat or fish. You can also buy fresh organic produce and check out the many hand crafted and other unique items.
Zip line through a jungle canopy
Can you imagine flying among the tropical birds on a zip-line tour of the jungle? This is one activity you must try!
Tube through a Cave
Allow a trained tour guide to help you explore the Maya cave networks while you relax in an inner tube.
Make your own xocolatl
We have the Mayas to thank for chocolate. Archaeologists believe that as early as 900 AD they used it to create a frothy drink. You can take a step back in time and make your own by taking a chocolate tour.
Of course, if you live in Belize, you will not have to restrict yourself to just a few activities. There are also jungle waterfalls, village festivals, river cruises… really there are endless possibilities for adventure and enjoyment.
The best possible home base is Salt Life Belize in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. It puts you close to all the action, and is a great place to live, retire or own a second home. Contact the friendly staff to answer your questions about owning an affordable slice of paradise.