Belize offers a large choice of activities.
During your stay, you can choose between tropical seas and lands covered in forest, or maybe both, why not.
Whether you are adventurers, history and civilization lovers, curious or are just looking for relaxation, BELIZEAN TRAVEL will be at your side.
On the Sport & Adventure Side
In the South, between the rugged reliefs of the Maya mountains and rivers, you will be able to partake in kayaking, tubing, canoeing…
National parks will offer you great itineraries for your hikes on foot or with your bike. You can’t miss the tropical forest and observing wildlife on horseback or in a canoe.
On the seaside, the Caribbean are a natural invitation to nautical sports.
On the Cultural and Archeological Side
Belize was for a long time the epicenter of the Mayan civilization.
The Mayan sites are plentiful across the country. There are around 4400 of them. Between all the sacred temples, pyramids, impressive structures and archaeological villages, you will discover the legacy of the Mayas!
Great Blue Hole
Marvel of nature classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
It is the most iconic and famous diving spot in Belize, discovered by Jacques-Yves Cousteau in the 1970s. This geological marvel with its depth of 124 meters makes it a world-renowned spot for scuba-diving and snorkeling.
Hol Chan Reserve & Shark Ray Alley
Swim with sharks
Dive in the marine reserves of Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley, which are true underwater paradises. Swim among the colorful coral reefs that are crowded with fish and live an unforgettable experience among harmless nurse sharks and manta rays.
Scuba-diving and snorkeling lovers
Belize is made for you!
The second biggest barrier reef in the world, classified World Heritage Site by UNESCO, offers spectacular aquatic wildlife and a great diversity of fascinating coral reefs and Caribbean fish: sharks, rays, turtles and manatees.
Set off on the high sea
Whether you go along the barrier reef, the estuary-laden shores, the sounds or the lagoons, Belize offers wide fishing spots. Near the islands, the reefs are a virtual reserve for tunas, skipjacks, groupers and makaires. In the South, you will be able to catch the bonefish or the tarpon. As for fishing in rivers, you can expect to capture a sea pike or a bar.
Discover the story of Mayan people
Overlooking the remarkable Mopan River and nestled atop a crest, the site offers a breathtaking view on the jungle. The Xunantunich site, which means “Stone woman” in Mayan, has a massive 40 meters high monument, El Castillo. The other remnants are organized around three plazas, which have engraved steles.
The treasures of the ancient city of Caracol
The ancient Mayan city of Caracol is recognized as the biggest archaeological site in Belize. This vast Mayan city, discovered in 1938, derives its name from the presence of a great number of snail shells on site. Caracol harbors many treasures, such as dozens of hieroglyphic texts carved on altars, walls and façades.
Explore the remnants of Mayan culture
Lamanai is one of the most ancient and fascinating Mayan cities in Belize. It is an antique carved city going up in the jungle. Explore a 34 meters high pyramid that is partly cleared of any greenery, and a temple that has kept its sculpted bas-reliefs. Discover captivating objects : astonishing potteries and silex tools gathered and exposed in the museum’s entrance.
The figure of the Mayan sun god Kinich Ahau
Follow in the footsteps of Mayan royalty in the magnificent ruins of Altun Ha, through the archaeological remnants of this ancient city, that was an important center for trade and religion during the classical Mayan era. Inside the complexe, you will be able to wander on great plazas, see ceremonial temples and admire a famous sculpted jade figurine of the Mayan sun God Kinich Ahau.
Memory of the Mayas
It is perched on an imperial hill close to the valley of the Belize river. Gaze at builds marked by astonishing stories of the famous Mayan people from 1200 to 1000 BCE in a completely green and shaded environment.
An indigenous and exotic wildlife
Built in 1983, this zoo has 150 animals among which 45 are species endemic to the country, indigenous animals, which were orphaned or injured. Once they recover, they are released into their natural habitat. Come and observe : jaguars, pumas, ocelots, jaguarundies, spider monkeys, manatees, macaws, tree frogs and boa constrictors, and of course the must-see animal, the Belize toucan…
A sacred ceremonial location
Both a natural cave and an archaeological site, the Barton Creek cave is registered as one of the “nine most beautiful and unusual cave destinations in the world” by the renowned Mother Nature Network. Explore this natural and cultural treasure with a kayak or canoe, to admire the beautiful cathedral-shaped chambers and all the ancient Mayan relics for ceremonies.
Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)
Journey at the heart of the Mayan underground world
ATM is the most famous cave in Cayo. To reach its most remote parts, you will have to hike in a tropical forest, cross three rivers on foot, swim in some parts of the cave and even climb a small ladder to go into its darkest and deepest chambers.
Crooked Tree Widlife
An ornithological experience
The nature reserve of Crooked Tree sanctuary, comprised of forests and lagunas, is the ideal place to observe birds in their natural habitat. On board a small boat, you will be able to admire hundreds of types of birds that find shelter near the rivers and swamps. You will see other animals : crocodiles, howler monkeys, iguanas…
Intense sensations at the top!
Live an unforgettable adventure worthy of Tarzan by flying over the jungle from one tree to another thanks to the zipline. Discover a bird’s-eye’ view of the natural canopy in the lush tropical forest and the life of the wild howler monkeys before crossing rivers.
Go down the river with a buoy
One of the most fun adventures to have with your family or your friends. Why don’t you try this white-water sport that is amusing, refreshing and accessible to everyone: Comfortably settled on an inflatable buoy, with a paddle in hand, let yourself be carried by one of those many quiet and peaceful streams.
Get a load of adrenalin
Live an adventure on a waterfall in the tropical forest You will hike through the coastal jungle that is full of wildlife to reach the top of the falls. Equipped with a rope and a harness, you will go down the tropical waterfall in a striking way by rappelling your way down. Complete this adventure by a refreshing swim in the natural pool.
A safari on a horse in the jungle
Well seated on your saddle, live a unique experience in the jungle on horseback. Go explore the wild nature in the surrounding forest and near the rivers. Travel on trails in the middle of the jungle and the ancient Mayan world among birds and the tropical plants.
A stair of immaculate waterfalls
A vast forest park, Mountain Pine Ridge offers outing rich in experiences: rivers, waterfalls, caves and small natural pools. Enjoy a swim under the waterfall of Big Rock Falls as well as the fresh clear waters of the natural pools of Rio on Pools, a beauty of nature that looks like a stair of immaculate waterfalls that create several levels of bewitching pools.
The Living Maya Experience
Immersion and crosscultural encounter
A unique cross-cultural experience where you will be totally immersed in Mayans’ daily life and will learn about their great knowledge of the plants and the jungle. You will receive an initiation to craft, agriculture, music, traditional dances and Mayan cuisine, followed by an artisanal chocolate production workshop.
Belizean Rum Distillery
Make way for volatile aromas
Discover the history of rum, from the high sea pirates to the rum sellers of the 1920s, and learn how this golden liquor is made, aged and bottled up in one of Belize’s distilleries. Sip and taste by yourself the authentic flavors of the different varieties of rum in Belize.
Community Baboon Sanctuary
Refuge for the black howler Monkeys
Discover the territory dedicated to protecting black howler monkeys, a sanctuary created to the initiative of farmers and other inhabitants to protect this endangered species. You will go on a hike on trails where you will observe the way boisterous, happy monkeys live in their natural habitat mixing jungle, forest and prairies.
Cruise with a catamaran or sailing boat
Hoist your sails by the wind!
Share with your family or your friends an exceptional experience onboard a catamaran or a sailing boat among the islands floating on turquoise, shallow and very hot waters. Sail at your own pace and let yourself be transported by the magic of the incredible ecosystem and the unforgettable views offered by Belize’s reef.
Sun, Beach and Coconut Trees
“Relaxing” break in the gem of the Caribbean
As a beautiful oasis in the heart of the fresh waters of the Caribbean, Belize offers long beautiful beaches, small islands for a relaxing and exhilarating break. Relish in the ‘slow’ atmosphere of Caye Caulker or Ambergris Caye. Travel the coast from Hopkins to Placencia and lay your towel down on the immense white sand beach. Swim in the turquoise waters of the Turneffe atoll.
Overflight by helicopter over Blue Hole & Barrier Reef
Deux trésors naturels
Bénéficiez d’une vue panoramique sur les trésors naturels qu’abrite le Belize. Vous volerez au-dessus de l’imprenable et spectaculaire Grand Trou Bleu, classé au patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco et de la deuxième plus grande magnifique barrière de corail au monde. Vous découvrirez également un regroupement d’îles, d’atolls et d’autres merveilles naturelles vus du ciel.