Vast rainforests, diverse wildlife, coral reefs, and Mayan ruins are among Belize’s attractions
Belize is home to a shocking number of caves – there are thousands of them – some of which can be toured and explored. Nohoch Che’en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve offers a popular cave tubing experience for the adventurous. Scuba diving and snorkeling are a must in Belize, where a barrier reef runs along the full length of the country. The Blue Hole is another popular underwater attraction. Other options include rainforest excursions or trips to nature reserves for activities and wildlife, such as mountain biking and hiking at Mountain Pine Ridge.
Some 600 Mayan ruins have been found in Belize – and that’s just the ones we know about so far. Altun Ha, Lamanai, and Xunantunich are the most popular, as well as the easiest to get to.
Where to Eat
In Belize City, Nerie’s serves up authentic local cuisine worth tasting. Other options include the cafeteria-style Big Daddy’s, local favorite Dit’s Restaurant, and The Smoky Mermaid for Belizean and Caribbean cuisine.