Go off the beaten path to immerse yourself in the unique adventures in Mother Nature’s jewel- Belize! From touring a farm to climbing one of the highest mountains in Belize, feel the thrill of exploring several nooks and hideaways across the country. Here are a few adventures to boost your adrenaline and embrace natural unfiltered beauty!
Tasty & Organic
Learn about the history of cacao when walking on the farm to see the unique fruit on the tree before cultivation in parts of Southern Belize. Watch how slightly hitting the hollow cacao pod reveals the tangy pulp and beans that will make chocolate goodness later in the tour.
Or coffee enthusiasts can opt for a farm-to-table experience in San Antonio village and inhale the rich aroma of coffee beans “from the tree to the cup.” Feeling hungry after a tour? Dine at a restaurant that gets fresh fruits and veggies from its garden or the market for a burst of flavor that will melt in your mouth!
Feel On Top of The World
It’s still possible to hike to one of the tallest mountains in Belize, Victoria Peak! Adrenaline-chasing hikers (and travelers) can look forward to the dry season to trek the thigh-burning climb, which starts at the only jaguar preserve in the world- The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. The two-day hike is worth the surreal views of clouds hovering over the mountainous terrain.
To keep your momentum for a day, visit the Mayflower Bocawina National Park. Go on the 1000ft hike to the top of Antelope Falls for a breathtaking view and the chance to dip in the freshwater emerald pool.
Become Friends with Animals
Speaking of the world’s only jaguar preserve, get close to the majestic cats when visiting “The Best Little Zoo in the World,” The Belize Zoo. See your furry, scaley, or feathery pals in their glee as they roam around in the coziness of shady trees and bushy leaves. Make your zoo experience one to remember by doing the Lindo Link! Lindo is one of the resident ambassadors of the zoo, ready to entertain you with his jumps and rolls. Your next adventure should be a night tour!
Go from touring in the forest to diving in the world’s second-largest barrier reef! Go snorkeling with nurse sharks, sting rays, and fish friends at Shark Ray Alley. Travel and dive at any of the three atolls in the Western Hemisphere to see the surreal views of corals, turtles, sharks, and fishes! You can scratch off visiting the Great Blue Hole when at the Lighthouse Reef Atoll!
Into the Sacredscapes of Ancient Maya
Feel the difference in ambiance when entering the intriguing yet mysterious cave systems once used by the Maya. The Maya carried only a torchlight and used the caves to connect to the underworld to engage with their gods. Now, you can tour caves like Barton Creek, Rio Frio, or Che Chem Ha. For adventure seekers who love a good challenge, travel to the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave. Take a hike through the Tapir Mountain Natural Reserve, cross a few running streams, and swim through certain parts of the cave to see the evidence of ceramics, stoneware, and skeletons. Start prepping for an amazing journey to the ATM cave when you visit Belize because it is undoubtedly worth it!