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Things to do in Belize

Things to do in  Belize

Welcome to Belize

Belize combines the best of both the Caribbean and Central America, but boasts a culture entirely its own. Guided tours and day trips help you navigate ancient Mayan history at sites such as Caracol and Xunantunich; explore action-packed jungles, particularly in the southernmost Toledo District; and dive into marine wonderlands off the coasts of both the mainland, Caye Caulker, and Ambergris Caye. For more adventure, take a dip in the Blue Hole, zipline over a rain forest canopy, or visit the Belize Barrier Reef—it's second in size only to Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Top 10 attractions in Belize

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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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Around 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) south of the shores of Ambergris Caye, Hol Chan Marine Reserve is the most-visited snorkeling and diving area in Belize. Part of the Belize Barrier Reef, the reserve covers about 3 square miles (7.7 square kilometers) and is divided into zones according to marine habitat.More
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Actun Tunichil Muknal

Actun Tunichil Muknal

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Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Stone Sepulchre) in the Cayo district of Belize is a popular excursion destination, just outside of San Ignacio. Visitors experience an Indiana Jones-type adventure where they wade through the cave’s tunnels and passageways lined with stalactites and stalagmites.More
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Xunantunich

Xunantunich

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Overlooking the beautiful Mopan River from a hilltop, the ruins at Xunantunich are some of the most visited Maya sites in the world. Located in the Cayo region, Xunantunich—which means “stone woman” in Mayan—dates back to the Classic Era, around 200–900. The complex comprises about 25 temples and palaces.More
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Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker

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Ruled by the motto,go slow, Belize’s Caye Caulker is a relaxed Caribbean island famous for its turquoise waters and manatee population—a lack of cars adds to the sense of tranquility. Explore the surrounding coral reefs by snorkeling or scuba diving, or just sip rum cocktails on its sun-soaked docks.More
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Shark Ray Alley

Shark Ray Alley

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Part of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Shark Ray Alley is home to a multitude of 6-foot (1.8-meter) nurse sharks and stingrays with 4-foot (1.2-meter) wingspans. Over the years, fishers went to the site to clean out their catch—eventually, nurse sharks and stingrays started gathering in search of the boats and their daily treats.More
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Altun Ha

Altun Ha

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Altun Ha, site of the ruins of an ancient Mayan city, covers about 3 square miles (8 square kilometers) of Belizean countryside. The central area has more than 500 historic structures, mostly built during the Maya Classic era (AD 200 to 900). Join a private or group tour to learn how the city’s 10,000 inhabitants lived.More
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San Pedro

San Pedro

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San Pedro Town is Ambergris Caye's main and only town. This is where the bulk of the island’s eateries, shops, nightlife, and businesses are located. The beach here is a sandy sidewalk at best, but the water and views are still beautiful, and numerous docks dotting the shoreline provide ample swimming opportunities. It also serves as a popular departure spot for dive trips.More
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Lamanai

Lamanai

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Meaning "submerged crocodile" in Yucatan Mayan, Lamanai is perhaps the most mysterious Maya site in Belize, because it is not yet completely uncovered. See history in the making as you visit the excavation site, where some temples still remain buried underground. Exposed structures that rise from the jungle floor offer plenty to explore.More
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Caracol

Caracol

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Located near the Guatemalan border, the ancient Maya city of Caracol is the largest archeological site in Belize. Discovered in 1938, Caracol covers about 65 square miles (168 square kilometers) and includes more than 35,000 structures, five plazas, and an abundance of jungle. Visit on a day trip for a unique look at Maya life.More
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Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal)

Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal)

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Once a powerful seat of the Mayan empire, the Tikal ruins are now the most famous archeological site in Guatemala and one of the most-visited sets of Mayan ruins in all of Latin America. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, consisting of temples, plazas, and pyramids, was first settled around 700 BC, and modern visitors still get swept away by their beauty and powerful aura.More

Recent reviews from experiences in Belize

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Great way to experience the Mayan ruins.
Amy_P, Jun 2021
Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour from San Ignacio
Perfect travel weather and terrific adventure activities with few other travelers.
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Long day but worth doing
Kathleen_S, Jul 2021
Cave-tubing or Kayaking Zipline Experience for San Pedro Ambergris Caye Guest
There is hiking involved in both activities.
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An Unforgettable experience
Karrahb, Jun 2021
Altun Ha Mayan Site and Cave Tubing Paradise
If you’re looking to visit the ruins and caves this is the best tour!
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Best experience in Belize!
Ellington, May 2021
Cave Tubing and Zip line Combo Tour from Belize City with Belizean Lunch Special
We ziplined first and the guides for this part were so friendly, we even got to see some monkeys!
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A really great experience! Must try!
Claudine_T, Apr 2021
Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure Tour
I didn’t really know how to swim but he assisted me and made me feel safe while swimming at the waterfalls.
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Excellent Tour Guides
Bart_T, Feb 2020
Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to see Rio Frio Cave due to the road being too muddy to cross.
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Naulette Bull was an extremely...
rcesnlasvegas, Feb 2018
Cave Tubing and Zipline Adventure from Belize City
We didn't get to go cave tubing due to the weather, but our guide gave us the option to visit a howler monkey sanctuary where we were able to see wild monkeys and eat a traditional Belizean lunch.
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Amazing experience! Robert was such...
archana.balamohan, May 2017
Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure
His love for Belize made us fall more and more in love with the beautiful country!
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This was less a transfer and more of...
Harrison H, Jan 2017
Private Arrival Transfer: Belize International Airport to San Ignacio Hotels
The driver was very quick to point out different sights along the way and gave us lots of flexibility to see things en-route.
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Excellent 10 1/2 hour tour
Art_C, Mar 2020
Xunantunich, Cave Tubing & Ziplining from Caye Caulker
My wife and I wanted a tour to see a few of the attractions in Belize.
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So much to See
Jannah_P, Feb 2020
Caves Kayaking +7 Ziplines and Altun Ha
Kayaking was awesome, we got to see more of the caves than if we were tubing.
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Great one day adventure
Robert_W, Feb 2020
Altun Ha Cave Tubing and Zip line Tours from San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Perfect way to see an do several things all in one day when you are taking a short trip to Belize.
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Lamanai
vandemerwemartha, Jan 2020
Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys
Colin who was our tour guide on the boat went out of his way to give us extra experiences with all the different kind of birds we even got to see bats up close.
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Must-Do for Time Crunched Travelers
adkrzynski, Jan 2020
Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour from San Ignacio
Gives you the chance to see Mayan Ruins and explore caves.
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Just choose this one
andreanoosterhouse, Jan 2020
Belize Cave tubing & Altun Ha Mayan Temples Combo with lunch
On the way back he took us to see some sights.
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Don't Miss Out on this Unforgettable Experience!
Dream591903, Jan 2020
Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure Tour
Expect a lazy float along the river during the trip, a short hike to the first waterfall (would recommend water shoes or hiking boots for this part but mine were still soaked from a previous tour so I fared fine in sturdy flip flops).
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Amazing! Put on your To-Do In Belize
GrandTour445882, Dec 2019
Hol Chan Marine Reserve Snorkel Tour on the 40' Sirena Azul Sailboat
The rays clearly knew him and were excited to see him.
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Omar gives a great tour
MNSandSeeker, Dec 2019
Half-Day Guided Tour to Altun Ha Mayan Ruin and Belize City
We were happy to see him waiting for us!
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Fantastic Time!
AndreaGibson1, Sep 2019
Coral Garden Shark and Sting Ray Alley Snorkeling
Really enjoyed seeing the sealife, turtles, nurse sharkes and even got to see some dolphins and so much more.
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Altun Ha Mayan Ruins & Belize Tour
Excursion251874, Jun 2019
Half-Day Guided Tour to Altun Ha Mayan Ruin and Belize City
We really enjoyed our tour around Belize and getting to see the Mayan Ruins was very special for me.
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