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Things to do in Belize

Things to do in  Belize

Welcome to Belize

Belize combines the best of both the Caribbean and Central America, but boasts a culture entirely its own. Guided tours and day trips help you navigate ancient Mayan history at sites such as Caracol and Xunantunich; explore action-packed jungles, particularly in the southernmost Toledo District; and dive into marine wonderlands off the coasts of both the mainland, Caye Caulker, and Ambergris Caye. For more adventure, take a dip in the Blue Hole, zipline over a rain forest canopy, or visit the Belize Barrier Reef—it's second in size only to Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Top 10 attractions in Belize

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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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Around 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) south of the shores of Ambergris Caye, Hol Chan Marine Reserve is the most-visited snorkeling and diving area in Belize. Part of the Belize Barrier Reef, the reserve covers about 3 square miles (7.7 square kilometers) and is divided into zones according to marine habitat.More
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Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker

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Ruled by the motto,go slow, Belize’s Caye Caulker is a relaxed Caribbean island famous for its turquoise waters and manatee population—a lack of cars adds to the sense of tranquility. Explore the surrounding coral reefs by snorkeling or scuba diving, or just sip rum cocktails on its sun-soaked docks.More
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Actun Tunichil Muknal

Actun Tunichil Muknal

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Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Stone Sepulchre) in the Cayo district of Belize is a popular excursion destination, just outside of San Ignacio. Visitors experience an Indiana Jones-type adventure where they wade through the cave’s tunnels and passageways lined with stalactites and stalagmites.More
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Rio Frio Cave

Rio Frio Cave

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A yawning, 65-foot (20-meter) chasm in the heart of Belize’s Mountain Pine Ridge, the Rio Frio Cave welcomes exploration with the largest cave mouth in the country. Light filters in from both ends, illuminating an underground river, limestone formations, and dripping stalactites.More
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Xunantunich

Xunantunich

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Overlooking the beautiful Mopan River from a hilltop, the ruins at Xunantunich are some of the most visited Maya sites in the world. Located in the Cayo region, Xunantunich—which means “stone woman” in Mayan—dates back to the Classic Era, around 200–900. The complex comprises about 25 temples and palaces.More
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Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal)

Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal)

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Once a powerful seat of the Mayan empire, the Tikal ruins are now the most famous archeological site in Guatemala and one of the most-visited sets of Mayan ruins in all of Latin America. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, consisting of temples, plazas, and pyramids, was first settled around 700 BC, and modern visitors still get swept away by their beauty and powerful aura.More
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Mayflower Bocawina National Park

Mayflower Bocawina National Park

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Outdoor enthusiasts will love the natural landscapes, stunning waterfalls, indigenous wildlife and numerous bird species that make Belize’s Mayflower Bocawina National Park a Central American destination. Visitors to this tropical gem can navigate well-marked trails through dense forests in search of rare and colorful birds or take a dip in one of the swimming holes filled with clear blue waters from rushing falls. Mayflower Bocawina is also home to a handful of ancient Mayan ruins, including Mayflower Plaza and the Maintzunun temple mound, making it a perfect stop for history lovers.The park offers plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors and travelers will find several well-kept camping areas throughout Mayflower. Those who prefer a touch of luxury over truly roughing it can find accommodation just beyond the park in Placencia, Hopkins and Dangriga.More
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Altun Ha

Altun Ha

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Altun Ha, site of the ruins of an ancient Mayan city, covers about 3 square miles (8 square kilometers) of Belizean countryside. The central area has more than 500 historic structures, mostly built during the Maya Classic era (AD 200 to 900). Join a private or group tour to learn how the city’s 10,000 inhabitants lived.More
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Shark Ray Alley

Shark Ray Alley

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Part of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Shark Ray Alley is home to a multitude of 6-foot (1.8-meter) nurse sharks and stingrays with 4-foot (1.2-meter) wingspans. Over the years, fishers went to the site to clean out their catch—eventually, nurse sharks and stingrays started gathering in search of the boats and their daily treats.More
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Caracol

Caracol

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Located near the Guatemalan border, the ancient Maya city of Caracol is the largest archeological site in Belize. Discovered in 1938, Caracol covers about 65 square miles (168 square kilometers) and includes more than 35,000 structures, five plazas, and an abundance of jungle. Visit on a day trip for a unique look at Maya life.More

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Cave-tubing or kayak and Xunantunich

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