Visit Ambergris Caye – Belize’s largest island and most popular tourist destination. Also known as San Pedro after the only town on the island. Popularly referred to as San Pedro, La Isla Bonita. Great diving, snorkeling and fishing can be enjoyed on Ambergris Caye. The town is very colorful with a Caribbean Mexican life style. Even though it is the busiest town in Belize it is far from being like our neighbors on the north (Cancun and Playa).
Visit Placencia – The Placencia Peninsula on Southern Belize is very beautiful and is home to the village of Placencia. A quaint little village on the seaside with no streets just a narrow walk way that goes along the entire village. From here you can explore the cayes and also the rainforest.
Visit the Cayo District: The main town is San Ignacio and is a nice place to stay if you want to spend some days enjoying Mother Nature at its best. The San Ignacio Resort Hotel and the various boutique resorts tucked in the jungle are ideal places to stay while exploring Belize’s rainforest and Maya sites.
Dive the Blue Hole: The Great Blue Hole is a must for divers. It is a sunken cave with stalactites and a fringe reef in the middle of the ocean and was explored by Jacques Cousteau. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Explore the Tropical Rainforest: Jungle trails, Cave swimming, jaguars, howler monkeys, Maya ruins, rivers, orchids, birds, and manatees are the many attractions find in our rainforest. The adventure is one of a kind in the Caribbean.
Visit Maya Ruins: Belize was the epic center of the Maya Civilization thus the reason you will find many Maya ruins in our jungles. Caracol rivals Tikal in many ways but the temples are not as high. Altun-Ha, Xunantunich, and Lamanai are the most visited.
Try Belizean Food: Rice & Beans is the most popular dish in Belize but with so many ethnic groups living here you will find a variety of dishes that are worth trying. From tamales made by the Mestizos to hudut by the Garigunu, curry dishes by the East Indians, stews by the Creoles and game meats by the Maya you will find the Belizean cuisine to be as delicious as interesting.
Embrace the culture: We are a melting pot of people living in harmony in this beautiful small country. Some of our ethnic groups are Maya, Mestizo (Maya/Spanish), Creole (African/European), Gariganu (African/Arawak), East Indians, Asians, Mennonites, and Lebanese. The Punta, cultural music of the Garigunu, has evolved to Punta Rock and is very popular. It can be heard in the cities, towns and villages around the country. It requires lots of hip movement and moving of the feet when dancing.
Go snorkeling and fishing: The barrier reef offer great snorkeling and diving. Fishing in our lagoons, rivers and sea is a way of life for our fisher folks and a playground for our visitors.
Go bird watching: There are hundreds of species of birds in Belize and during the winter months in North America many other species migrate here. So Belize is a paradise for bird watchers.