Belize is a nation on the eastern coast of Central America, with the Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense jungle to the west. Some of the best things to do in Belize revolve around the ocean, and that makes it one of the best places in the world for that reason alone.
You can’t get much more remote than Bird Island. Located just 18 minutes from the village of Placencia, Bird Island’s protected beautiful waters and total privacy is what makes it special.
Some experts say Belize is the “Cradle of Chocolate”, meaning it was first used here and Maya kings consumed large amounts of chocolate thousands of years ago. Explore how chocolate is made and the best kinds to enjoy on a tour of cacao plantation and a taste testing experience at Ajaw Chocolate in San Ignacio.
For those looking to explore the Belize Barrier Reef System from the surface, stand-up paddleboarding is the perfect option. Glide along to explore the creeks and inlets of one of the thousands of mangrove cayes and even spot eagle ray or glimpse the back of a diving turtle.
Spend a day out in the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave system. The cave was used by the Maya for sacrificial ceremonies and comprises of various rivers, sinkholes, and tunnel ways. An active guided tour will show you the artefacts, skeletons and so much more.