Grab your oar and get out there.

Canoeing

Whether you’re a beginner at canoeing or really know your way around a boat, we have the waterways for any paddling traveler. Tour companies and jungle lodges also cater to canoe travelers, with some of the best areas being on the Mopan and Macal Rivers in the Cayo District. There, you can paddle through the jungle, see wildlife, then make your way through little villages to get a look at how life is in less traveled areas. As long as you’re there, you may want to dock your boat and take a jungle hike or stop and say hi to the villagers. After all, just because the river keeps going doesn’t mean you can’t stop and make some new friends.

Attractions

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

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

As translated in Maya as "Little Channel," the Hol Chan Marine Reserve refers to the deep cut or "quebrada" in the barrier reef off Ambergris Caye. This protected zone encompasses a total of 13,632...

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Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Known as one of Belize's top birding spots, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary (pardon the pun) spans 16,400 acres and includes more than 3,000 acres of lagoons, swamp and marsh. Take a canoe for a close...

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Rio Frio Caves

The Rio Frio Cave is considered one of the best caving systems throughout Belize. With a length of around a quarter mile, there is no shortage of natural wonders along the way. Explore the many...

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Perspective

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5 Tips for your first Belize trip

Traveling to somewhere new and mostly unheard of, it’s hard to know what to expect. You’ve creeped on Instagram location tags, and maybe hounded friends and coworkers who have been, but what do you...

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Things you should never do in Belize

There are umpteen articles gushing on all the things you must try in Belize, from bucket-lists and new attractions to culinary wonders and memorable sites to behold. But what about the things you...

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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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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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La Ruta Maya River Challenge

The weekend of March 8th, 2019, Belizeans in the hundreds will gather at the Hawksworth Bridge in San Ignacio, Cayo district. They’ll peer down as the canoes speed off down the Belize Old River with...

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