Winding through a veritable paradise, the New River – an ancient Maya waterway – showcases the wildlife and beautiful scenery of Northern Belize. When you visit this destination in Belize, see how the sugar cane fields line the highway that lead you to explore remnants of Maya heritage. Mystical temples and mysterious ceremonial sites underline the vibrant cultures of Mestizo and Yucatec Maya ancestry. When seeking amazing things to do in Belize, you will not be disappointed with the destinations Northern Belize offers.
Come and see up close the awe-striking home of the howler monkeys and many rare bird species. Central Belize offers unique and amazing experiences for adventurous families seeking exciting wildlife adventures. Birders often flock to the Altun Ha Maya temples, while families find that the region pairs exciting adventures and unique cultural immersion destinations. You will find that Belize City is a pulsating mix of the old-world alongside modern amenities. Its one-of-a-kind colonial architecture and historical mementos harken back to the 1700’s “Kriol” culture that is still predominant in the region.
Featuring the twin towns of Santa Elena and San Ignacio, the colorful Cayo District represents a unique blend of Mestizo, Mennonite of German origins, accented by lush forests, unexplored caves and majestic waterfalls. You will find the nation’s capital, Belmopan and several ancient Maya cities in Western Belize. Since they are relatively close to one another, you can often visit more than one Maya site in a day. Come to Cayo, another gem ripe for exploration by adventure travelers seeking experiences in the picturesque rainforest as part of their Belize vacation.
A unique pairing of music and chocolate has been known to stir the soul and expand the mind. Highlighted by golden sand beaches, Belize’s finest example of rainforest and the country’s largest marine reserve destination, Southern Belize remains home to living generations of the Garifuna, Mopan and Ketchi Maya natives. You can see one of the world’s only jaguar reserves, hear the Garifuna drums and indulge in luxurious Maya handmade chocolate.
Islands & Atolls
Indulge in white sand beaches, be one with turquoise water and the barrier reef teeming with exotic marine life. For the adventurer, you can snorkel the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and see colorful corals and fishes alike. Or, you can also dive the amazing Blue Hole, enjoy established vibrant island communities like Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker or try a private getaway at the smaller resorts, retreats and campsites that dot the reef. Excite your senses and inspire your passions. The islands and atolls of Belize also provide an ideal backdrop for weddings, adventure honeymoons or simple romantic getaways.