From hiking in the forest to climbing an ancient Maya temple, Belize is the perfect destination to fulfill the ambitious itineraries of every traveler. They’re many adventures to experience that won’t have you worrying about breaking the bank. Here are a few activities that you can do for under USD 20!
Visit a Maya Temple
Despite where you are in the country, visiting a Maya Temple is a surety when visiting Belize. Climb to the top of Xunantunich or meander the maze-like Cahal Pech to learn about the centuries-long Maya heritage. Tour any of these ancient sites with an entrance fee of USD 5.
A Heart for Art
If you’re an art connoisseur, viewing an exhibit featuring Belizean culture and heritage is easy! Visit the colonial-style architecture in Dangriga town or the antique castle-like building in Banana Bank to admire paintings expressing cultural traditions and lifestyles in Belize. Take a trip to Placencia Village in February as vivid paintings, detailed wood carvings, and other handcrafted items fill the sandy streets and beachside for its Sidewalk Festival. Murals by local artists also flood the country no matter where you are, and the best part is that all these activities are free of cost!
Tour the Best Little Zoo in the World
Pay an entrance fee of USD 15 for adults and USD 5 for children to roam around the best little zoo in the world, The Belize Zoo! Follow the trail with your handy map to see over 45 species of animals nestled under the natural canopy. As you look around, spot the vibrant Scarlet Macaw, the majestic Jaguar, or the mischievous Spider Monkeys. You’ll always go back to the zoo after a first-time visit!
Be One with Nature
Approximately thirty-six percent of Belize is protected, some of which are accessible to the public as National Parks. If you’re in western Belize, spend an afternoon at Guanacaste National Park for USD 2.50/ BZD 5 or St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park for USD 4. Check out some of the activities at these attractions, like birdwatching, swimming, and nature trails. Relax on a picnic under the tall, shady trees.
Disconnect to Reconnect
Journey to Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve to relax amid breathtaking sceneries for nil! Hike down the trail to the country’s highest waterfall- Thousand Foot Falls. This picturesque waterfall is 1,600 feet with a view that is second to none. Sit under the rushing waters of Rio On Pools to cool off and rejuvenate for even more adventure! Bike ride, walk, or camp among the pine and radiant sunset to reconnect.
Mornings at the Farmer’s Market
Wake up and stroll the market to stock up on delicious tropical fruits, fresh veggies, locally-made crafts, and many more. Refresh with a bottle of natural juice or coconut water as you wander around a colorful blend of food and people. Get a bunch of bananas or a bag of oranges for a dollar, Orange Walk-style tacos for three for a dollar, or a few Belizean treats for less than BZD 5 to take home.
Travel to Belize to check these fun, budget-friendly activities off your to-do list!