Turquoise waters, exotic wildlife, pristine reef systems, abundant marine life, and rich Maya history make Belize a destination like no other.
To experience the best of best try an activity that falls into each of Belize’s offerings. Here are our top recommendations on how you can experience the best of Belize, only in Belize!
Dive the Blue Hole
The Great Blue Hole is a natural wonder not to be missed when in Belize. Considered a world heritage site by UNESCO, the Great Blue Hole is a popular dive site, attracting avid divers from around the world to experience this mysterious dive site.
Set in a ring of corals, this sinkhole measures roughly 407 feet in depth and 1,000 feet. The only one of its kind in this world it offers a unique and mysterious diving experience as divers glib by giant stalactites and spot silhouettes of reef shark in the distance.
Not a diver and want to experience the Great Blue Hole..you can! You can snorkel or you can enjoy this natural wonder from above on a Blue Hole Tour with Maya Island Air. On your tour, you fly over the Great Blue Hole and also to take in a bird’s eye view of the Belize Barrier Reef from above.
Visit a Maya Site
For almost 3000 years the ancient Maya Civilization flourished in Belize. Hidden amongst Belize’s lush jungle you can find ancient Maya cities that remind of their civilization. Top Maya Sites to visit are Xunatunich, Caracol and Cahal Pech, Lamanai and Altun Ha.
Stay at the world’s first Jaguar Sanctuary – The Cockscomb Basin
Located in the Stann Creek district, the Cockscomb Basin is a protected area totaling 250,000 acres. This area of tropical forest which became one of the world’s first jaguar sanctuaries in 1984. The bio-diversity and wildlife found incredible. If you are into the great outdoors, be sure to visit the reserve. Spend the day exploring nature trails, waterfalls, go birding. You can be lucky enough to spot jaguars or another different wild cat such as the jaguarundi, puma, ocelot, and margay.
Looking to stay overnight? You can camp or there are basic overnight accommodations available. Contact Belize Audubon Society for more information.