Top Things to do in Belize
Welcome to Belize, a true Central American melting pot. Belize is home to a host of tribes and ancestries that I have seldom seen anywhere. Let’s see you have: Kriol, Maya, Garifuna, Mestizo (Spanish + Native American mix), Mennonites (Cousins of American Amish) & Western expats. Whew, that’s a lot for a country of less than 300k. Being an eco-tourism hub and the fact that locals speak English, make Belize an ideal spot for North American travel and booking flights to Belize has never been easier. Hope you like surf and turf because Belize has as many water activities as it does jungle ones and you wont go missing for things to do.Here are the Top Things to do in Belize.
- Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Orange Walk– Ruinous ruins with plenty of bugs (don’t forget the spray)
- Blue Hole– Usually the 1 photo you see of Belize with this enormous sink hole in the middle of the ocean. As you can imagine so awesome diving can be had here.
- San Ignacio– Fun little town 9 miles from Guatemalan border and the only place on the list not on the ocean. Lots of adventure tours and tours to Tikal in Guatemala originate here.
- San Pedro on Ambergis Caye– Great town and island in which to set out to sea or become part fish. Good, clean resorts can be found here.
- Anything involving the water: snorkel, scuba, fishing, & diving. This stretch of water ranks as some of the best in the world
- Hopkins– Cultural center of the garifunda people in Belize and voted friendliest fishing village in Belize
- Placencia– Great beaches and resorts. 1 hour south from Dangriga on it’s own peninsula.
- Punta Gorda Town or P.G.- Last major city in the South before you get to Hondorus and a full 210 miles from Belize City (that’s 7 hours in Belize Bus transport times)
- Caye Caulkier- Many go here b/c it’s a little slower and cheaper than Ambergis Caye.