Southern Belize Rural

Southern Belize Rural

A journey to the main town of Punta Gorda is an adventure with numerous tempting stops along the way! Attractions include: ancient Maya sites, spectacular river views, the magnificent Maya Mountain Massif, and the highest concentration of preserve terrain throughout Belize! With the predominance of the Maya culture, these little communities rely on farming, including that of the cacao (the gold of the ancient Maya).

Activities

Don't just see the wonder of Belize, Experience it.

Explore the mysteries of the underworld...

We have thousands of caves in Belize. They range from easy walks to challenging hikes that can often turn into squeezes, crawls, climbs, rappels and swims. Choose your cave accordingly.

In most caves,...

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Take to the seas, solo or with friends.

Look down on the clear waters to see the reefs, fish, rays and sea turtles. Overhead there are migratory birds and sunshine for days. By the way, pack some sun screen.


Coastal and island resorts...

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The open trail is waiting for you.

As intimidating as some of our trails may look on a map, don’t worry. Most are designed in loops so you easily return to your starting point. Some trails are self-guided, some require the expertise of...

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Attractions

Put these sites on your list, you won't regret it.

Aguacaliente Wildlife Sanctuary

Take a dip in the hot springs of Agua Caliente Wildlife Sanctuary. This coastal plain zone is also great for fishing, hiking, caving and, of course, wildlife.  Within its 5,468 acres of basin wetlands...

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Mayflower Bocawina National Park

With 7,087 acres of preserved low and highlands, Mayflower Bocawina National Park is one of the best choices for leisure or adventurous explorations. Located on the eastern end of the Maya Mountains...

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Belize Supreme Court

Built in 1926, the Belize Supreme Court building was rebuilt in the same style as the previous one that burned down in 1918. The New Orleans style building is known for its filigreed iron stairs, its...

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Perspective

Your curated guide to Belize

Don’t Swim? | Here are 3 water-based activities you can still enjoy in Belize

Ah, Belize. The country of known beaches and hundreds of cayes, islands and of course, the world-renowned barrier reef. For those fellow travelers who wished they could enjoy the underwater marvels...

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Belize on a Budget | Tips to save money in Belize

Traveling is something sacred, an experience many avid wanderlusters claim adds purpose to their life. Which is why it is unfortunate when such experience may be limited by financial matters. However,...

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Sweet Tooth, anyone? Chocolate Festival of Belize 2019

Chocolate aficionados’ favorite time of the year has come: the annual Chocolate Festival of Belize! The agenda of this lively event, coupled with the beatific scenery of Southern Belize, is the mold...

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Events

Placencia Lobster Fest 2018 | 1

Placencia Lobster Fest reels in the masses

For 18 savory years, the not-so-lowly lobster has graced our palates in extravagant ways at every annual Lobster Fest held in Placencia. Spanning three days, this food festival has only grown over the...

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Mango Fest 2019

Mango Festival 2019 | Celebrate the fruit in all its forms

Diced, sliced, on a stick, or straight off the tree, there are so many ways to devour the (unofficial) fruit of Belize: Mango! You know us for throwing nutty festivals, sweet festivals, and fishy ones...

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BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge | 0

BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge

Love FM, a local radio station, and the Belize Tourism Board have teamed up to contest what used to be Belize’s most grueling race by rolling out the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge. La Ruta Maya partic...

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