10 Post-Covid Bucket List Checks in Belize

by Madeleine Guerra
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Belize may be just a tiny country on the map, but it overflows with exhilarating outdoor adventures, breathtaking views, and pristine beaches. Besides, we can’t think of anything more perfect to get rid of the cabin fever that has haunted us all during lockdown. From the jungle forests to the barrier reef, Belize is an ideal vacation spot for anyone itching for adventureWith so much to see in Belize, these 10 epic experiences should be top on your list post-covid

1. Waterfall Rappelling  

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Rappel down a waterfall in Belize! Photo by Duarte Dellarole

Take a hike through lush rainforest and up the 1,000-foot Antelope Falls located inside the Mayflower Bocawina National Park. Upon reaching the highest peak, take the adrenaline-charged descent down the waterfall that will totally get your mind off anything COVID-19.

2. Swimming at Big Rock Waterfalls

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Big Rock Falls in Mountain Pine Ridge. Photo by Duarte Dellarole

Just over an hour from Belize’s capital, Belmopan, Big Rock Waterfalls is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. With just a few minutes hike down to the waterfall, it provides stunning views of the massive waterfall and a small pool at the bottom of it to take a refreshing swim.

3. Ziplining in the Jungle

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Photo courtesy Bocawina Rainforest Resort & Adventures

After being locked-up for months on end, nothing sounds better than gliding free as a bird through Belize’s jungle forests. Ziplining inside the Mayflower Bocawina National Park offers a thrilling adventure through Belize’s longest zip line at 2,3000 feet.

4. Great Blue Hole Fly-Over

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The Great Blue Hole in Belize. Photo courtesy Belize Tourism Board

Visiting the Great Blue Hole, one of Belize’s composites of its World Heritage Site, is an experience you don’t want to miss. This giant marine sink hole extends 1,000 feet across and over 400 feet deep. You can take a fly-over aerial tour that will allow you a bird’s eye view of this remarkable scene. Keep your eyes peeled as you may spot manatees, turtles, dolphins and more en-route.

5. Swimming with the Sharks 

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Without a doubt, nothing gets the heart going like coming face to face with a shark. And at Shark Ray Alley, you can do just that! This electrifying experience offers you the rare opportunity to snorkel alongside nurse sharks, turtles, stingrays and more. Get the camera ready for a shark selfie.

6. Skydiving over the Belize Barrier Reef 


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Forget about quarantining and lockdown by getting your blood pumping and jumping out of a plane. Skydiving in Belize offers an unforgettable experience that should be top on your bucket list post covid 

 7. Parasailing above Caribbean blues

 For an amazing view of the Caribbean Sea, why not soar over it? Parasail 250ft above the water for an experience like no other. Below, keep a keen eye out for sharks, turtles and more.  

 8. Sightseeing Ancient Maya Temples  

Get to know more about Belize’s rich history by taking a trip to one of the many Maya temples scattered throughout the country. One you can’t miss in Belize post-covid? Xunantunich. Located in the Cayo District, this Maya site is an impressive pyramid that offers a panoramic view of the Mopan river and our neighboring country, Guatemala. This is your Instagrammable moment, so be ready to shoot.  

9. Birding  

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Lets get bird-y! Photo courtesy Sweet Songs Lodge, a Muy’Ono Resort

If you’re looking to feel like you’re one with nature, birding in Belize is a great way to learn about the near-600 species of birds in the wee hours of the morning. After all, the rolling hills of Belize’s countryside offers a picturesque backdrop that makes the experience even more unforgettable.  

10. Trekking the world’s 1st Jaguar Preserve 

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Why did the jaguar cross the access road? © Takuto Kurosawa, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

Nature enthusiasts, wildlife lovers, and hikers, this one’s for you. The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most unique hiking experiences you can imagine. Hike through the fern-lined tropical forest and into the world’s first jaguar preserve. Home to all five of Belize’s wildcats, this experience is one to appreciate and be humbled by the wonder of these mysterious felines. Post-covid, this is one bucket list check in Belize you can’t miss. 

Header photo by Joe deSousa on Unsplash 

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