Start planning your next trip and book a tour to explore the hidden, unusual yet unique things to do in Belize that are sure to make for a memorable experience.
The typical touristic sites of Belize are the iconic The Great Blue Hole, Belize Barrier Reef, the mysterious Maya Ruins, and popular islands of Belize. But what if I tell you there is more to Belize? Here are a few places and unique things to do, not widely popular, yet fun and interesting.
Stay at an entirely solar-powered lodge
Hear the sounds of birds chirping, the sights of the Belizean jungle, the refreshing smell of the trees and flowers while enjoying excellent hospitable service. Table Rock Jungle Lodge is a 100% solar-powered lodge producing their solar power, collecting water from the rain and working at their local community building relationships. The lodge is not only impressive for its sustainability, but it is also a 100-acre reserve on the ancient Macal River where one can hike, bird watch, canoe, swim, or simply relax. Drink and dine at their open-air thatched restaurant, serving food from fresh farm ingredients. Enjoy a luxurious meal along with their signature cocktails.
Rum Tour & tasting
Travel through time from Belize’s most historic distilleries while sipping and tasting some award-winning Belizean rum. Travellers Liquors Ltd. is a company that specializes in producing aged dark rums distilled from fermented molasses and aged in charred oak casks. One Barrel is the most well-known and popular rum aged to perfection for one year. The rum tour is a Heritage Center Museum perfect for a day tour. The tour showcases their entire story: from the aging rooms where the famous One Barrel sits to age, to the museum where old equipment and photos line the walls, to the preparation area, and finally, to the tasting bar where 23 samples are available to savor. There is a shop available for the purchase of your favorite bottle to take back to your loved ones or for your drinking pleasure at home.
Cruise down the River on a bamboo raft
Take a journey as you hike or tractor ride through the Rainforest Adventure Zone grounds to the bank of the Old Belize River. On arrival at the river bank, strap your life jackets on and hop on the bamboo raft. While cruising on the Old Belize River, admire miles of wildlife as well as native plants found across the northern forest areas of Belize. You might spot water birds, howler monkeys, iguanas, and even crocodiles. The tour lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. Sit back, relax and soak in all of nature’s beauty. Be sure to bring water shoes (feet can get wet), mosquito repellent and sunscreen, but mostly, your adventurous spirit.
Hang out with Sea Turtles for the day
Jump into the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and swim along with sea turtles as they glide freely and lavishly through the waters. These beautiful creatures nested in Belize are red-listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as endangered species. The most commonly seen and second-largest sea turtle in Belize is the Green Turtle which isn’t really green. They got their name from the color of their fat and can weigh up to 500 pounds. Other turtles that can be seen in this underwater adventure are Hawksbill turtles and Loggerhead turtles. Be sure to keep your distance and never touch or pester them.
Jeep drive off-road into the rainforest jungles
Ride through the rugged outback areas of Belize while experiencing the wetlands, jungles and historical Mayan culture. Get a brief introductory tour of the country on the route to the village of Hattieville. At this village, you then jump into your jeep and get ready to drive off into a thrill-seeking adventure. Your experienced guide will direct you on a 30 minutes ride through the rugged outback area of the jungle followed by an exploration of the hidden cave system in the rainforest.
Take a chariot ride to heaven on the fastest, longest and highest zip-line.
Escape city life and fully enjoy the pristine views of the mountains and jungles while feeling the fresh air, speed, height, and adrenaline rush at Angel Falls, a 200+ acre estate. You will marvel at panoramic views, while zip-lining over 1000ft. above the jungle canopy and past waterfalls. Xtreme Zip-line entails 8 zip-lines and 16 platforms.