Travelers Who Love Adventure Will Adore These 6 Belize Experiences

by Khaila Gentle

For those of us with a bad case of wanderlust, when adventure calls, it’s hard not to answer. In Belize, rushing waterfalls, verdant rainforests, and an underwater world teeming with life provide the perfect landscape for heeding that call. Love the thrill of adventure? Don’t miss out on these six Belize adventure experiences!

Hiking and Caving at Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge 

Highlight: Panoramic views from the Scenic Mountain Lookout


The View from Sleeping Giant’s Scenic Mountain Lookout. Photo courtesy of property.

Whether by bike or by foot, answering the call to adventure when at Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge means magical journeys punctuated by scenic vistas. Ride through the resort grounds in search of The Nest, which grants intrepid travelers a breathtaking view of Belize’s Sleeping Giant Mountain Range. 


Better yet, make the heart-pumping hike up to the Scenic Mountain Lookout, where a 360-degree view of Belize’s lush landscapes will be your reward. Looking for something more challenging? Venture into the belly of the earth with a trip to Sleeping Giant’s Ceremonial Cave. 

Diving & Snorkeling the Barrier Reef with Victoria House 

Highlight: A good time for the entire family

snorkeling caribbean belize underwater

Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef. Photo courtesy Duarte Dellarole Photography

Set just south of San Pedro Town, the award-winning Victoria House Resort and Spa has been hailed (once again) as one of the best places in Central & South America for families by Conde Nast Johansens. With the Belize Barrier Reef in its front yard (literally), this island resort is a great place for families craving some offshore adventure. 


Book a diving tour or package and explore the depths of Belize’s underwater world. Uncover the beauty of the reef together, or go beyond an ordinary dive vacation and venture out to the Great Blue Hole – one of the most bucket-list-worthy Belize adventures! 

Snorkeling With Ray Caye Island Resort

Highlight: The Turtle Spot 

Docile nurse sharks in the Gladden Spit Marine Reserve. Photo by Kaejon Misuraca / Ray Caye

Explore the uncrowded waters of southern Belize with Ray Caye Island Resort. The location of this tiny island – inside the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve – makes it the perfect home base for everything from deep sea fishing to whale shark watching. 


A quintessentially “Ray Caye” tour – head to the Silk Cayes for an afternoon of snorkeling. Just nearby, the popular “turtle spot” is the place to go for encounters with loggerhead turtles, nurse sharks, and rays. 

Waterfall Adventures with Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge  

Highlight: Butterfly Falls and the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

Photos courtesy of Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge

Nestled inside the verdant pine forests of Western Belize, Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge is an immersive nature experience in itself. Explore the vast greenery found right on-property that affords guest the chance to experience everything from birdwatching adventures to hiking and waterfalls. Whether by day or by night, this Belize lodge is serving up adventure travel in a big way. 

Exploring Monkey River with Laru Beya

Highlight: Manatees and howler monkeys 

Photo by Laru Beya Resort

A birdwatcher’s paradise and then some, Belize’s Monkey River is a treasure trove of biodiversity, perfect for animal lovers and nature enthusiasts of all ages.


Meander down this southern Belize river and keep your eyes peeled for howler monkeys in the trees and manatees down below. Combine it with a moderate hike down jungle trails near the banks of the river for the ultimate Monkey River adventure. 

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ATV Jungle Tours with San Ignacio Resort Hotel 


Photo by Leonardo Melendez Photography

As far as adventures go, zooming through green landscapes on the back of an ATV is probably one of the most thrilling. Zip past towering trees, through mud puddles, and up hills with Cayo Gial Tours – San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s flagship tour company. 


Get up close and personal (and down and dirty) with the Belizean countryside and the jungles of the Elijio Panti National Park with this Belize adventure. Set in Cayo, this vast national park is home to winding trails and, as a bonus, plenty of waterfalls. 

Featured Photo courtesy of The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

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