6 Unique Things to Do in Belize

by McNab Editorial Team

Start planning your next Belize vacation and make sure to include these six unique things to do that make for a memorable trip.

The typical destinations in Belize include The Great Blue Hole, the Belize Barrier Reef, mysterious Maya Ruins, and popular islands. But if you’re hoping for something a bit different, then here are a few unique activities and places to stay.

Sleep Among the Trees at A Treehouse Jungle Lodge 

Photo by Sweet Songs Jungle 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. Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge sits hidden away in the rainforests of Belize’s Cayo district, offering a stay that’s as unique as it is off the beaten path.

The lodge offers a wide range of accommodations suitable for everyone. But, the Premier Treehouses, built in 2021, allow for an unforgettable experience. Perfectly located for stunning views of the rainforest as well as privacy, these luxe treehouses make you feel as if you’ve been transported to another world. Walk across the picture-perfect suspension bridge that leads to your treetop hideaway. Then, revel in the intimate and almost magical setting that awaits. The Premier Treehouses at Sweet Songs feature amazing outdoor amenities, including a suspended outdoor day bed with jungle views and an outdoor bathtub.

Book A Rum Tour & Tasting


Photo by the Belize Tourism Board


Travel through time with one of Belize’s most historic distilleries. Plus, do it all while sipping on some award-winning Belizean rum. The Caribbean is renowned for its fun and unique rum tasting activities and Belize is no different.  Travellers Liquors Ltd.  specializes in producing rums distilled from fermented molasses and aged in charred oak casks.  Their rum tour features a momentary glimpse into the past of the company, including how it was founded. The Traveller’s Heritage Center Museum makes for a perfect day tour. Finish it off at the tasting bar where 23 samples sit waiting to be savored. You can also purchase a bottle of your favorite to take back to your loved ones or for your drinking pleasure at home.

Visit Central America’s Tallest Waterfall

A different perspective of the 1000 Foot Falls in Belize. Image by Kevin Quischan

Located inside the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, the 1000 Foot Falls are actually 1,600 feet tall, plummeting down into pristine pools below.  Visit the Thousand Foot Falls View point, where you can get stunning panoramic views of the waterfall and the surrounding forest.

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 through the waters. 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 during 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 Through Belize

Image via Gaia Riverlodge

Ride through the rugged outback areas of Belize while experiencing wetlands, pine forests, jungles or historical Maya culture. Learn about the country and all it has to offer through this unique activity. 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. This extreme zip-line experience entails 8 zip-lines and 16 platforms.

Featured Image by Gaia Riverlodge. 

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