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.

The big ones are always biting in Belize.

From spi to fly to trolling, our abundance of game fish guarantees excellent sport fishing all year round. Since many rivers empty into the Caribbean Sea, you’re practically guaranteed a daily catch,...

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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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Travelers, mount up.

In fact, some of our most beautiful places can only be accessed on foot or hoof.

Horseback riding tours can be arranged through many resorts or tour operators. Popular tours travel through the jungles...

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Attractions

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

Belize Zoo

Everyone is family here, from the lizards that wander along the foot paths to the maintenance crew and the howler monkeys… Within these 29 acres of tropical savannah, you will meet over 150 animals...

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Xunantunich

Take the hand-cranked ferry over the river to Xunantunich, which sits atop a hill overlooking the Mopan River and the Cayo District. The area was a major ceremonial site built on a natural limestone...

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El Pilar

The isolated El Pilar Ancient Maya Temple is three times larger than Xunantunich and is still being excavated today. The focus here is showing travelers how regular Maya lived by uncovering common...

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Perspective

Your curated guide to Belize

How to Experience Belize Like a Local

Different people vacation differently, whether having an agent book everything for them so all they have to worry about is getting to Belize, or landing at the airport and seeing where the wind takes...

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8 Unique Belize Wildlife Experiences

If there’s two things we’re known for in Belize they’re one: our reef and two: our fauna. Gratefully, travelers can experience both of these in (careful) abundance. With our preservation efforts...

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Photo Guide to Caye Caulker

Backpacker’s paradise, most Instagrammable island, the ‘Go Slow’ caye – Caye Caulker goes by many names but we will be focusing on its affinity to be wallpaper-worthy. From the moment you dock at the...

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Events

International Costa Maya Festival 2018  | 1

International Costa Maya Festival 2018

By now Belize is known for its umpteen festivals – food, culture, you name it – and the International Costa Maya Festival is no doubt the highlight of the country’s “La Isla Bonita.” Otherwise known...

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Taste of Belize 2018 | 1

Taste of Belize 2018 features best of Belizean Cuisine

Belize continues to thrive in the culinary scene and those dabbing in the art of gastronomy are now able to witness up front nouvelle Belizean cuisine. Taste of Belize, held every two years, is a...

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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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