Where To Go On Holiday In Belize
Belize is famed for its Mayan ruins, and many examples of these can be found in the Cayo region of the country. Xunantunich comprises 6 groups with 25 such temples overlooking the Mopan River and is understandably Belize’s most visited site. Being close to the border with Guatemala it is also possible to enter the country and visit the awe-inspiring Jaguar Temple at Tikal.
Nearby San Ignacio, also in the Cayo region, is worth a visit too. The area serves as a great base for exploring some of the country’s other attractions such as the Cahal Pech Mayan ruins, the imposing Caracol ruins and temple, and the Actun Tunichil Muknal - a Mayan sacrificial burial site contained within an elaborate cave system. The area also benefits from two attractive national parks; the Blue Hole National Park and the Five Blues Lake National Park where you can enjoy swimming and boating.
In the north of the country is the town of Corozal Town, close to the border with Mexico, where you can enjoy exploring Belize off the beaten track. Alternatively pay a visit to Orange Walk Town where you can enjoy a leisurely boat trip up the river through dense jungle towards the Lamanai ruins. En route be sure to look out for crocodiles, spider monkeys and fruit bats.
The largest of the Belizean islands, Ambergris Caye is a firm favourite with holidaymakers. With fantastic snorkelling opportunities along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, fishing expeditions to Mexico Rocks and pristine white sandy beaches it’s easy to see why. Equally worth a visit is Caye Caulker where you can swim with nurse sharks and southern sting rays, watch manatees or take a visit out to the world famous Bole Hole dive site.
No visit to Belize would be complete without having a go at cave tubing, where individuals grab a rubber ring and ride the river through a series of caves. And for the really adventurous try zip wiring across stunning rainforest or drive a quad bike through it to really explore.