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From the reefs to the rainforests, you can enjoy assorted adventures such as hiking, horseback riding, fishing, birdwatching, snorkeling, windsurfing, spelunking, and much more.

FYI: One this page we had a contend theft, more under Contact & News Travel within Belize is safe, fast, and reliable. Planes and buses transport passengers throughout the country daily and a number of agencies have vehicles available for rent.

The least expensive way to get around Belize on a day to day basis is by bus. Many locations within Belize cannot be accessed without the use of a private vehicle.

In Belize you can choose from any number of activities, including pool-lounging and hammock-surfing! Whether you prefer relaxing in a treehouse bungalow, enjoying Birdwatching or exploring the caves of a Maya underworld.

Diving and Marine Reserves

Belize is probably best known for its scuba diving and snorkeling. The largest coral reef in the Americas, 300 km long, is found just off the coast. Belize has recently taken steps to protect this natural wonder so that visitors will be able to enjoy it for years to come.

Diving at Great the Reef of Belize

Blue Hole 

Belize’s most famous dive spot is the Blue Hole. Once an underwater cave, the Blue Hole collapsed about 10,000 years ago. It left a nearly perfect circular hole about 300 m across and over hundred meter deep. The beautiful sapphire blue spot is visible from space. It is located in the middle of Lighthouse Reef atoll and attracts divers from around the world.

Half Moon Caye

Not far away is Half Moon Caye Natural Monument. On the southwest corner of Lighthouse Reef Atoll, it is a protected area known for its rookeries of red-footed boobys and magnificent frigatebirds, as well as dozens of other bird species who are either permanent residents or migratory. It is also known for a large iguana population. Offshore, there is excellent snorkeling and scuba diving.


Hol Chan

“Little Channel” in Mayan, is a channel through the reef and the location of a marine reserve since 1987. Located about four miles away from Ambergris Caye, the reserve encompasses three very different marine ecosystems: the reef, seagrass bed, and coastal mangroves, which are vital for the many species of fish and marine life found in the area. Since the reserve was established and fishing prohibited, the area has flourished and it is an excellent spot for scuba diving and snorkeling.


Shark Ray Alley

Shar Ray Alley is a dive spot known for rays and sharks. Popular with less experienced divers, it is possible to see the rays and sharks in as little as ten feet of water. Local dive masters know to bring a pocketful of snacks for the sharks, who put on quite a show for the visitors.

Turneffe Islands

If you want to get away from the crowds, then you want to go to Turneffe Islands. Some say the coral gardens there are amongst the best they have ever seen.

General Watersports

Belize is well publicized for possessing the second longest barrier reef in the world, as well as three major offshore atolls. Belize possesses numerous mangrove systems both offshore and along the coast, thus creating a tremendous wetlands environment in which birds, fishes, mammals, and reptiles can propagate.

Its easy to hire a Boat for a Day


Simply hiring a kayak by yourself and setting off may be a little unrewarding, but it does come with a sense of peacefulness as you paddle and potter through the water.  You can visit deserted islands or down jungle rivers.


The cayes around Placencia offer the perfect chance to put up sail and exlpore. These all-inclusive trips allow you to pretend you own a yacht for a day. Deals include kayaks, lunch, drinks and snorkeling equipment and allow you to get away from the crowds and do as little, or as much, as you wish.

Whale Shark Swim

If you time it right, Placencia offers one of the best opportunities to swim with these giants of the sea, the biggest fish in the world. It may be pricey, but if you get a good encounter, it is well worth it as this is a truly unforgettable experience. In season, the whale sharks come to the surface as they follow the spawning snapper, usually from April to June for a few days before full moon and up to 10 days after.

The Mystique of the Maya

Belize is blessed with an outstanding archaeological heritage of Maya temples and palaces. It is known that the Maya occupation began as early as 1500 B.C.

Temple of Lamani, the submerged crocodile


This is one of Belize's celebrated ruins and it is most easily accessible from San Ignacio. The site is impressively large, as it is inspringly mysterious. Its highlight is the 43 meter high Sky Palace, which offers impressive views of the surrounding dumble from its summit.


The ruins pop out from the treetops when you arrive at the site and after exploring the museum, the guide will take you through the jungle to see the massive mask on the Mask Temple, the Jaguar Temple with its jaguar formation and set you climbing the High Temple.

Rainforest and Animals

Belize's natural history has always been its most precious resource, and therefore, it has become a virtual paradise for botanists, herpetologists, ichthyologists, mammalogists, ornithologists, and zoologists

Jungle tours and lodges accomodate a range of tastes and travel budgets, from luxurious lodging to backpacker-style bungalows. San Ignacio, in the Cayo District is a hub for rainforest travel and jungle expeditions

The Jaguar of Belize

Belize Zoo

This place is expansive and more like a wildlife park. Animals are still in large cages, of course, but the zoo is set in very natural bush surroundings and it can sometimes feels like you are seeing some fo the animals in the wild. The attractions are mainly Belizean animals in their natural habitat and include the mighty jaguar.


A birdwatching trip is a good way to see the area and its wildlife. Herons are plentiful and ther are many other attractive birds to be found.

Cockscombe Jaguar Reserve

This may be home to the famed jaguar, but do not go there expecting it to cross your path as you amble through the trees, as it is rarely sighted. Instead, you will enjoy many different forest vistas and a variety of bird and animal species that make up a vital part of its habitat. Placencia is one of the closest places from which to get to the park and offers a good way of getting an organised tour.

Tour  operators

We prefer Tanisha Eco Tours owned by Daniel Nuñez. From all of the Tour operators, only Tanisha has a international reputation and won a Award.

Tanisha Eco Tours

Daniel Nuñez is documented in Pete Eltringhamís "The Rough Guide to Belize - A Handbook to Fascinating Countries". He is often praised by the tourists he entertains and was even featured on both The Discovery Channel and The Travel Channel. In 2003, Tanisha Tours won the International Geneva 2003 ERA Award for providing the most informative and educational tours while maintaining the environment.

There are also a few other good Tour operator in Belize, feel free to contact them directly, because the Hotels have a very high commission and you can handle out a discount.

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