CC+L Top Experiences to Have in Belize 

by Reyann Garcia
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If you GoogleThings to do in Belize” or “Activities in Belize”, I’m sure you’d be bombarded with a ton of activities and places to go. More than likely you’d skip past a few or just skim through some of the descriptions; so we’ve curated a list with some of our favorite spots and activities for you to do here in Belize.  

Find your favorite spot! 

1. Ray Caye 

A secluded, private island that can be found in the southern part of Belize; this island is perfect for a wedding or romantic getaway. You can even host a yoga retreat, family/friends getaway, and so much more with plenty of activities to do on the island (kayaking, paddleboard, diving).

2. Cayo 

A hub for the best jungle and eco-friendly activities and resorts, but let’s not forget some of the best food in the country! You can have a relaxing yet fun-filled stay at Hidden Valley Inn; enjoy great food and company at Ko-Ox Han-Nah, Guava Limb Café, or Tolacca Smoke House.  

3. Placencia

This friendly beachside village is a favorite for everyone; you can either relax on the beach or have the best time with friends at one of their many beach bars or restaurants (Tipsy Tuna, Rumfish y Vino). If you plan on staying here, try Turtle Inn to make the most of your vacation.  

4. Caye Caulker 

A tourist hotspot located an hour boat ride away from Belize City; here you can interact with all the friendly locals and other tourists, hang out at The Split and drink refreshing ‘lizard juice’, or catch a boat to Koko King and relax on the quiet beach. 

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Favorite activities to do… 

1. Go fishing! 

Known by some as the fly fishing capital of the world, Belize offers fishing all year round so you can come at any time. Placencia is the place to go for this one as you’ll find mangrove lagoons, flats, and areas such as “Permit Alley”. 

2. Dive with the Manatees or Whale Sharks 

Take a trip with Jaguar Adventure Tours to Swallow Caye at any time to learn about and dive with these gentle creatures (manatees) or wait until the months of March-June to experience diving with the giant Whale Sharks. 

3. Zip Lining/ Cave Tubing  

One of the most common activities in Belize, where you can zip-line through the Belize jungle at various heights or go cave tubing on the calm river through the ancient cave systems. Contact Jaguar Adventure Tours for an unforgettable experience! 

4. Snorkeling and Diving 

Snorkeling/Diving the Belize Barrier Reef is a must! It’s an adventure you can’t find anywhere else when swimming with colorful schools of fishes, sea turtles, nurse sharks, and so much more marine life that you can find. You can also dive The Great Blue Hole which was ranked #1 on the “10 Most Amazing Places on Earth”, where you’ll see a complete marine underworld filled with glistening, giant stalactites and stalagmites. 

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Swimming with whale sharks is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can, sometimes, be based on pure luck.

Written by Reyann Garcia

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