10 Virtual Tours for a Belize Adventure at Home

by Larry Waight

Staying at home remains the best way to flatten the curve, which yes, includes postponing any travel plans for the near future. So while your dreams of a Belize vacation may be on the horizon, you can continue to social distance thousands of kilometers away with YouTube! Turn your home into a tropical paradise by going on a virtual tour of Belize with these top 10 adventures. 

The ATM Cave 


The Actun Tunichil Muknal, nicknamed the ATM Cave, is an adventure like no other. Named as the top sacred cave destination in the world by National Geographic, the ATM cave is home to ancient Maya artifacts along with some of the most gorgeous stalagmites and stalactites. Dive into the cave to find a sacred Maya burial place, including that of the famed ‘Crystal Maiden’. 

The Great Blue Hole 


This giant sinkhole visible from space is the largest in the world, and one of the most sought after experiences in Belize. Visitors to the Great Blue Hole can admire by air or snorkel to swim in the azure abyss. For a virtual ‘time travel’ experience to the ice age, a scuba experience allows you the safest trial to underwater cave diving. 

The Belize Barrier Reef

If you had planned a trip to Belize, you undoubtedly hoped to see the Belize Barrier Reef. Now you can! The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System is a 7-composited World Heritage Site and the second largest in the world, after Australia’s. A wonder to behold, Belize’s Barrier Reef is home to more than 500 species of fish live in the Belize Barrier Reef. Snorkel and swim to see a friendly sea turtle, a manatee or even dolphins. 

Dancing Punta with the Garinagu 

The Garifuna dance combines a lesson in Caribbean culture and history with unique movements and music. Learn about the Garifuna while watching this explosive performance. Feel the beat at home and take full advantage to “dance like nobody’s watching”!

Touring Xunantunich

Grab a refreshing drink and pop the recliner – we’re going to conquer the Maya ruin of Xunantunich next! This ancient Maya site includes the second highest structure in Belize and one of the largest Maya burial chambers discovered in recent history. 

Snorkeling with Nurse Sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley 

Enjoying the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System is a treat, regardless of where you are within the 190 miles of reef.  Specifically, a snorkel tour at this reserve teases exciting adrenaline with majestic, but harmless, nurse sharks. Stay dry by taking a virtual tour of Shark Ray Alley and the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

Exploring San Pedro Town 

Kick off your shoes (or socks) and explore San Pedro barefoot from home. This growing destination stays true to its roots as a fishing town, but has grown to host yoga retreats, secret beaches, and our personal favorite, the Belize Chocolate Company.

Hiking Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is the world’s first jaguar preserve, housing all 5 native species of Belize’s wildcats within its 128,000 protected acres. Go birding along Wari Loop, see a double waterfall at Tiger Fern Trail, and then hike back without breaking a sweat. 

Spot Howler Monkeys at Monkey River 

Monkey River offers sites and sounds you will not find anywhere else. As you virtually cruise, you will hear the howls of these monkeys long before you see them!

The Belize Zoo 

Twenty-nine acres and over 200 native animals can be seen while visiting The Belize Zoo from home! Take a virtual tour where you will see wildlife native to Belize. Among these animals is the national animal of Belize, the Baird’s Tapir, and the national bird, the Keel-billed Toucan. 

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