Top 50 Things To Do and To See in Belize

Belize is located on the eastern coast of central America and boarders mexico and Guatemala. Belize is the gateway to the Caribbean. Belize is about 70 miles wide 250 miles in length. This country is full of tourist attractions and which include natural as well as created. Belize is home to some  of the unique attractions such as historical Mayan sites and 174 – mile long barrier reef. Tropical rain forests, age old temples, white sand beaches, parks and zoos are few importation attractions in Belize. Fifty things that you can do along with your family are as follows:

1. Belize Barrier Reef

The Belize Barrier Reef is both remarkable and quite easy to access. It is surely one of the best among the top Belize tourist attractions. The Belize Barrier Reef stands 2nd only in size to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. One of the unforgettable experiences here includes scuba diving and snorkeling at spots along the Belize Barrier Reef. Fishing trips at or near the Belize Barrier Reef are a blast for anglers. It is some 185 miles long.

2. Belize Z00

Belize Z00 is located quite close to the capital city of Belmopan and considered as one of the best spots for tourists. The Belize Zoo is an ideal choice for Belize attractions for families. More than 125 animals can be seen here, all of which were either born in captivity, orphaned, or injured. The animals here are all endemic to Belize, which is cool, and among them are jaguars, tapirs, howler monkeys, toucans, scarlet macaws, iguanas, and crocodiles.

3. Barton Creek caves

The Barton Creek is one of the spectacular places to explore in Belize which is located within the Caves Branch System in the Cayo District. Tourists to the Barton Creek cave system can enter this magical and numinous realm by canoe. These canoes are equipped with high-power lights, so you won’t have to worry about visibility once inside. Here you will also find some interesting things like ancient Mayan skeletal remains, and the giant stalactites and stalagmites here are pretty unbelievable. It is so very beautiful and gives you an impression of almost like going to another world. These caves represented the Mayan realm of Xibalba, which they believed was a link of sorts to the spiritual world. The whole Caves Branch System is certainly worth exploring.

4. Blue Hole

The Belize Blue Hole is one of the Belize’s top scuba diving destinations and measures about 1,000 feet across with depth more than 400 feet. Tourists who visit this place surely praised the Blue Hole for its intrigue and if you dive here, you will have bragging rights for life. It has been considered as one of the best tourist attractions of Belize. Though diving deep into the Blue Hole to observe its stunning stalactites and limestone formations is best left to more advanced divers, you can always dive around the rim of the giant sinkhole if you are a beginner.

5. El Caracol

It is said that the Mayan remains of this country are truly impressive to behold, and the best among the Mayan sites in Belize is El Caracol. The uncovered temple-pyramids here are definitely worth your visit and also the Caana, which tops out at around 140 feet tall. El Caracol, which means “the Snail”, is found in western Belize, or specifically the Cayo District. Other Mayan ruins in Belize worth visiting are Cahal Pech, Altun Ha, Xunantunich, and Lamanai.

6. Belize golf

In Belize you will find only 2 major golf courses where you can top it up for a fun-filled round. These coursed however are pretty spectacular. Caye Chapel, which is a privately-owned Belize island, is now being transformed into a vacation destination of reputable merit. Golfers looking for things to do in Belize will certainly want to spend the better part of at least one day on Caye Chapel. One of the main attractions here is you can enjoy a day of unlimited golf.

7. Belize beaches

One of the best tourist attractions of Belize are their beaches which are very famous relaxing and having fun in the sun. Belize beach is certainly a good spot for many visitors. Placencia, which is a town in southern Belize that sits on a small peninsula, is the top Belize beach vacation destination. Also, some of the cayes not far offshore have some pretty enviable stretches of sand. South Water Caye is quickly making a name for itself for the beaches that it offers. The enjoyment on the Belize beach will surely be your memorable experience.

8. Belize city

The city of Belize is situated on the east coast of Belize at the mouth of the Belize River. It is located on a peninsula jutting into the Caribbean Sea. As the nation’s main port, the city is a hub for cruise ships and is often a jumping-off spot for excursions to other parts of Belize, including the Cayo District’s caves and the Maya archaeological sites along the Macal and Belize rivers. Belize City boasts the only manual swing bridge in the world and the oldest Anglican cathedral in Central America.

9. Islay Marina

Islay Marina is the biggest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, it possess innumerous coral atolls, mangrove-covered islands and colorful underwater habitats. The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve has 7 marine reserves and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The barrier reef measures 185 miles and includes more than 70 varieties of hard corals and almost 500 species of fish, dolphins, whale sharks, sea turtles and manta rays. Famous activities for travelers include swimming and snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing and kite surfing, kayaking, fly fishing and sport fishing.

10. Placencia Village

Placencia Village is to be found on a slim peninsula in southern Belize. With 16 miles of coastline and white-sand beaches dotted with small restaurants, bars, gift shops and art galleries. It is also popular for its narrow sidewalk which is included in the Guinness Book of World Records as the narrowest street in the world. The village hosts several events and activities throughout the year, including an annual Dive with the Whalesharks activity from February to May and a Lobster Festival each June.

11. Cayo

Cayo is the biggest district in Belize and it is the capital of Belmopan which lies approximately one hour from Belize City. It is indeed best known for its ecotourism adventures and trips to its many nature reserves and national parks as well as its extensive number of archaeological sites, Cayo’s visitors can tour the towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena as well as the border town of Benque Viejo del Carmen. All these villages are gateways to the pine forests, rivers, caves, waterfalls, limestone cliffs and Mayan temples in the area.

12. Spa

Spa breaks in Belize take place at small resorts that offer relaxing and rejuvenating treatments alongside on-shore and off-shore excursions and Caribbean food and drink.

Specialist treatments vary among spa resorts, but all feature the most well-known pampering treats — massage, cellulite treatments, facials, body wraps and scrubs, manicures and pedicures. Maruba Spa specializes in treatments with “Mood Muds.” The Lodge at Chaa Creek offers mineral-rich mud treatments and botanicals sourced from the local area. The Spa at Ka’ana uses ingredients from its organic garden and has a program of traditional Mayan healing treatments.

13. Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker is Small Island just northwest of Belize City. You will love the wide range of beach activities on this island. Though the beaches on the island are not very huge but they are some of the best beaches close to the city and there is a lot to do here. Top class snorkeling along the Belize barrier reef is among the most popular attractions. Sailing, windsurfing, up-close encounters with manatee, kayaking, swimming and relaxing are all things you can enjoy on this small spot in the ocean.

14. Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye is quite beyond north of Caye Caulker which is the largest of the Belize islands and among the main destinations for vacationers. The island hosts several small beaches that are among the best in the region for lounging in the sun and swimming in the clear blue Caribbean waters. It is considered that the island is a tourist hot spot for diving, snorkeling and water sports.

15. Beach front hotels in Belize

Beachfront Hotels are just amazing in Belize and start playing on a big stretch of white sand beach. Hotels are common along the city’s coast, but few actually have even a small piece of beach at your disposal. More likely, the “beachfront” hotels in Belize City or anywhere else in the country have wonderful water views but little or no access to the water. Talk to the hotel before booking if this is important to you. The most common place to find actual beachfront hotels is in Placencia Peninsula.

16. Belize Cruise Excursions

Belize Cruise Excursions are very famous among the tourists. They offer quite good Belize shore excursions and cruise tours to cruisers on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and, Celebrity CruiseLine. It is said that Belize Cruise experience is the most enjoyable and memorable experience on your tour.

17. Altun Ha tours

Altun Ha Mayan Ruins is the name allocated to ruins of an ancient Maya city in Belize which is situated in the Belize District about 50 km north of Belize City and about 10 km west of the shore of the Caribbean Sea. The ancient name is at present unknown. Temple of the Masonry Altars, the largest of Altun Ha’s temple-pyramids, the “Temple of the Masonry Altars”, is 16 m high. A drawing of this structure is the logo of Belize’s leading brand of beer, “Belikin”. The central square mile of the site has remains of some 500 structures. The ruins of the ancient structures had their stones reused for residential construction of the agricultural village of Rockstone Pond in modern times, but the ancient site did not come to the attention of archeologists until 1963, when the existence of a sizable ancient site was recognized from the air by pilot and amateur Mayanist Hal Ball.

18. Belize Cave Tubing

The Belize Cave Tubing tour on Belize is the most popular shore excursion in Belize. It would be one of your unforgettable tours, where you almost become one with nature while at the same time experiencing the mystery of the ancient Maya Underworld where the Mayas once performed many sacred rituals such as bloodletting and sacrifice to the gods.

19. Monkey Hunt Family Adventure

Monkey Hunt Family Adventure is one the best experience on your tour. This tour includes a hike in Belize’s rain forest. We hike in search of howler monkeys in their natural habitat. If you are not sure of activities you would like to do with your kids and families, this might be the best excursion for you.

20. Lamanai Mayan ruins Belize

Lamanai Mayan Ruins, or “submerged crocodile,” is off the beaten track-perhaps the reason why it thrived for over 3000 years. The city of Lamanai Mayan Ruins began its regional supremacy around 1500 B.C. Extending from the formative years of the Mayan world to the preaching friars of Spanish colonists, Lamanai Mayan Ruins flourished and supported a vast community of farmers, merchants, and traders.

21. Belize rain forest ATV

Come and explore the wonderful jungles of Belize on trails laid out over 100 years ago by loggers in search of precious Mahogany trees. The trails are a good mix of various challenging terrains leading to the stop of the day, the Maya Caves. On arrival at Peccary Park surely your guides will brief you on safety procedures for ATV handling.

22. Xunantunich Mayan Ruins 

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins was a major ceremonial center which is located about 40 km from the Tikal complex in Guatemala, from its land on a natural limestone edge; visitors have a fantastic view of the surrounding area, although the center is only one square kilometre, it is home to 25 Mayan temples and palaces including the second tallest Mayan structure in Belize, the pyramid El Castillo. It was open to public from the year 1954, and today it is a highly praised on-site museum.

23. Actun Tunichil Muknal caving adventure

Actun Tunichil Muknal is a cave in Belize, close to San Ignacio Cayo, distinguished as a Maya archaeological site that has skeletons, ceramics, and stoneware. The most popular of the human remains is known as “The Crystal Maiden”, the skeleton of a teenage girl, probably a sacrifice victim, whose bones which have been completely calcified by the natural processes of the cave, leaving them with a sparkling crystallized appearance. There are several areas of skeletal remains in the main chamber. Wild life in the cave includes a large population of bats, large fresh water crabs, crayfish, catfish and other tropical fish, Large invertebrates like Amblypygi and various predatory spiders also inhabit the cave. This and many other species are quite common in river caves of this size in Belize.

24. Belize bird watching tours

The record of the bird species presently recorded in Belize consists of the mainland of Belize and around 450 smaller cays and islands lying in the Caribbean Sea. The avifauna of Belize includes a total of 618 species. Belize offers a vast range of sites and habitats, ensuring you a great Belize birding experience, exciting bird sightings, and unique way to see Belize. Here you will get the very best of birding in Belize.

25. Belize, Guatemala, Honduras: the Maya kings

Researcher has a better considerate of the way the ancient Maya lived, thanks to recent breakthroughs in deciphering Maya script. On the other hand, the reasons for the civilization’s collapse remain a mystery. It is said that for an archaeological survey of this lost civilization, from the hieroglyphic-inscribed monuments of Copán to the remote jungle ruins of Lamanai. Last year, the operator funded a project to train a local in pottery reconstruction to help maintain a small museum dedicated to the ruins’ artifacts.

26. Caracol

Caracol is the leading Maya archaeological site in Belize, Central America. The urban area of Caracol, in 650 AD, had a radius of about ten kilometers around the site’s epicenter. It covered an area much larger than present day Belize City and maintained more than twice the modern city’s population. Urban Caracol is having a population of over 140,000 people through the creation of an immense agricultural field system and through elaborate city planning. Caracol is not only famous because of its size during the Maya Classic era (A.D. 250-950), but also for its expertise in war; this contains a 562 AD defeat of Tikal (Guatemala) and a subsequent conquest of Naranjo (Guatemala) in 631AD.

27. Placencia vacation rentals

Placencia has become an increasingly popular eco destination on the Caribbean, though it was one once considered a sleepy fishing village, you will find a lot of attractive vacation home rentals range from spacious waterfront villas to two bedroom apartments in the village. It is an ideal family tourist place. Placencia is full of fun filled attractions and adventures. The outdoor adventure includes the Stann Creek region offers a host of activities – hiking through mountainous rain forests, kayaking, and deep sea fishing, diving and exploring Mayan ruins.

28. Corozal

Corozal is a very striking town of Belize. It is considered as one of the peaceful town and is situated in the popular Corozal District. It is to be found at a distance of about 84 miles from the northern side of Belize City. Corozal became a town in the 1840s. Here you will find some of the finest tourist attractions in Corozal. One of the celebrated tourist attractions is the Shipstern Nature Reserve in Corozal. Shipstern Nature Reserve covers an area of about 26’000 acres. Hardwood forests of Belize are well-preserved in the Shipstern Nature Reserve. Kuka Palm forest is also well-preserved here. Many reptiles, mammals and reptiles are also found in this park. Other birds found in this well preserved park include Roseate Spoonbill, Yellow-lored Parrot and Yucatan Jay

29. Dangriga

Dangriga is a very popular town of Belize and it is also the cultural capital of the country. Rooted in strong cultural features, Dangriga is one of the renowned Tourist Destinations in Belize. The city, earlier popular by the name of Stann Creek Town, enjoys a special place among tourists. Dangriga offers abundance of places to visit and good facilities for dining and accommodation. Another best thing about this town and which draws tourists to Dangriga is the fine cultural amalgamation and the innovative center of various sporting activities in the country.

30. Orange Walk

Orange Walk is one of the famous cities and prominent travel destinations of Belize, it is located in the northern region of the country. It also attracts a lot of annually. The city is also popular by the name of ‘sugar city,’ as the region is rich in the production of soybeans, honey and sugar. Its surroundings are dotted with dense jungle, coastal lagoons, rainforests and swaying rivers. The surroundings also boast of rich wild life attracting plenty of wildlife enthusiasts. The city is also famous as the bird lover’s paradise, with countless species of birds for viewing and taking pictures of.

31. Belmopan

Belmopan is a top-most tourist destination in the world. Belmopan is the capital city of Belize. Various tourists from every corner of the world visit the city of Belmopan on a regular basis. Here you will find a lot of tourist attractions. One among the famous attractions is the Guanacaste National Park. Guanacaste National Park covers an area of 50 acres. Positioned on the north of the city of Belmopan, the park shelters flora and fauna species. Some of the species of birds and animals which are found in the Guanacaste National Park are Jaguarundi, Kinkajou, White-tailed Deer, Nine-banded Armadillo and Paca. Several kinds of reptiles are also found in the Guanacaste National Park. Moreover, there is no dearth of reptilian life in this park. More than 120 kinds of bird’s species are found in the park.

32. San Ignacio

San Ignacio is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Belize. It is an ideal spot for picnicking with your family and friends. It offers quite amazing sightseeing attractions. Some of the popular sightseeing attractions include:

  • El Pilar Archaelogical Reserve in San Ignacio
  • Actun Tunichil Muknal cave
  • Barton Creek Cave
  • Che Chem Ha Cave
  • Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
  • Chaa Creek Natural History Center
  • Caracol
  • Xunantunich
  • Cahal Pech, San Ignacio

33. Punta Gorda

is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Belize which is to be found in the southern part of the country. It offers a lot of sightseeing spots and outstanding facilities for making a great vacation. Abundant natural tourist spots and rich in cultural heritage, Punta Gorda is surely one of the desirable places in the country. It is spread over a large area and is the largest city in the southern part of the country. Punta Gorda is home to more than 3,500 inhabitants, mostly belonging to the East Indian and the Garifuna community. Tourists will get a friendly welcome by the locals. International tourists will not face any language problem, as most of the locals are English-speaking people.

34. Guanacaste National Park

Guanacaste National Park which is to be found in the city of Belmopan is one of the major places of accommodation. You will surely find a lot of interesting things here. Guanacaste National Park, Belmopan is a nature reserve. There are wide species of plants at the Guanacaste National Park in Belmopan. Some of the rare species of plants found in the Guanacaste National Park, Belmopan are monkey’s ear trees. The trees here are approximately 100 feet. The park stretches up to an area of 50 acre. The park also has tropical birds. The bird species found in the Guanacaste National Park, Belmopan include red-lored parrots, brown woodpeckers, white breasted wood wrens and a lot more. You will also find black-headed Trojans. It is a must visit for the nature lovers.

35.Caves Branch River Cave System

Caves Branch River Cave System which is located in Belmopan is one of the favorite activities of the Belmopan. Tourists are attracted to the dark and mysterious caverns and caves of the Belize. You can indulge into various adventurous games while you are on a trip to the Caves Branch River Cave System. Here you will surely enjoy the thrilling experience by foot or by river. It is a worth visiting site in Belmopan. It will be a full day trip to the Caves Branch River Cave System. The dark inner tubes will be floating about 7 miles underground. There will only be the headlamp to guide your way within the tube underground. It was Ian Anderson which has introduced the Cave Tubing in the Belize travel and tourism industry. In fact it is one of the resources that have added to the revenue in the travel and tourism industry of Belize City. It is one of the compulsory destinations among the adventure trip to Belize City.

36. St. Johns Cathedral

St. Johns Cathedral is considered to be one the must visit place amongst the several tourist attractions in Belize City. Abounding in natural bounties including the Belize Barrier Reef, Great Blue Hole, ancient Maya civilization, mysterious caves and caverns, verdant tropical forests, exotic birds, and colorful wildlife, Belize will fulfill your quest for a perfect holiday experience. With a diverse array of popular destinations, Belize City is now a thriving tourist destination. New hotels and resorts have sprung up over the years.

37. Baron Bliss Lighthouse monument

Baron Bliss Lighthouse monument is also one of the tourist attractions in Belize. If you are interested in getting information about this city then you should visit this place. Here the guests will get much information about the city and many other facts about Baron Bliss Lighthouse monument, Belize City itself. It is worth paying a visit. It is considered as an honor to one of Belize’s greatest patrons named Henry Edward Ernest Victor Bliss. Bliss was a baron of Portugal, who was born in Britain.

38. Bliss Institute of Performing Arts

Bliss Institute of Performing Art is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Belize City. It is located in the Central American nation of Belize. The capital of Belize is Belmopan. Belize City is the capital city of Belize District. The city is situated on the mouth of the beautiful Belize River. Belize City is positioned on the Caribbean Sea coast. The city offers plenty places for sightseeing in Belize City. It is the city’s cultural center. Bliss Institute of Performing Arts, Belize City houses a varied collection of works of art by Belizean artists. Regularly cultural events are held here. It serves to host different events like film festivals, theater performances, dance performances, drama and community events.

39. Bridges in Belize

The city of Belize offers you some of the finest Bridges which are surely worth a visit by the guests and the visitors touring the place. There are three main Bridges in Belize that are well connected throughout the entire city. Almost all the parts of the city are connected by three bridges. The 3 famous Bridges of Belize are the Swing Bridge which is located at Market Square and North Front Street; the Belchina Bascule Bridge situated at the Douglas Jones Street and Youth for the Future Drive junction, and the Belcan Bridge linking the Central American Boulevard and the Roundabout which is leading to the Northern Highway and Caribbean Shores. There are numerous smaller bridges that link individual streets.

40. Gran’s Farm, Belize city

Gran’s Farm is situated on Western Highway 14.25 miles away from Belize. It is to be found on 20 minutes of drive to the Gran’s Farm from the city. You will find this open during day time. Still, events can be arranged during the night on request. Set amidst lush green rainforest with the Hector stream graceful by, the Gran’s Farm is home to exotic flora and fauna. The orchids growing in the farm play a riot of colors against the blur azure sky. The farm is home to reptiles, birds and mammals. The agricultural region of the farm is covered with more than 60 species of fruit trees. The farm houses a botanical garden which has over 600 various species of decorative plants.

41. Shipstern Nature Reserve

Shipstern Nature Reserve is considered as one of the main tourist attractions of Belize to be found in Corozal. It has a collection of various kinds of plants and wild animals that will help you to understand the natural diversity of the place. It was built during the year 1987. Initially in the beginning it was just a private natural reserve. Back then it was a farm that bred butterflies. Later it was divided into two parts and the part with 20, 000 acres of land came under the management of the International Tropical Conservation Foundation. Visitors who come here will also witness various remnants of structures that refer to the Golden age of the Maya civilization. Thus if you come to this place of sightseeing in Corozal then you will also get to witness these examples of the cultural progress of the Mayan.

42. Belize’s spectacular border reef

Corozal is considered as a beautiful island city of Belize. There are a variety of tourist attractions in Corozal. Belize’s spectacular Barrier Reef, Corozal is one of them. Belize’s impressive Barrier Reef, Corozal is the second largest barrier reef in the world. It is also the largest in the Western Hemisphere and it is a part of the coastal ecosystem. There are three coral islands outside Belize’s spectacular Barrier Reef. Here, the continental shelf of Belize ends abruptly and sinks to over 10,000 feet. Belize’s spectacular Barrier Reef, Corozal stretches to a distance of 200 miles. Numerous patch reefs, shoals and over 1000 islands called cayes come under this mighty barrier reef.

43. Hopkins & Sittee River, Dangriga

Hopkins & Sittee River is said to be a must visit site for the travelers coming down to Dangriga. The Hopkins & Sittee River is visited by thousands every year and is one of the most sought after Tourist Attractions in Dangriga. It is easily accessible by various modes of transportation which make it even easier for the travelers to reach to the destination. Enjoy the enchanting atmosphere with the visit to the Hopkins & Sittee River. It is found just 8 miles south of Dangriga. The tour to the river is surely pretty exciting as it takes the travelers through a four mile ordeal through the dirt access road which leads to Hopkins via the Southern Highway. The main road town though which ultimately connects the attraction has been paved and is easy to drive. The Hopkins & Sittee River, Dangriga offers an amazing atmosphere with the essence of vacation flowing in the air. Here you can also indulge in the experience of enjoyment with nice beaches filled with the growing number of restaurants and other facilities for lodging.

44. Gulisi Garifuna Museum

The Gulisi Garifuna Museum which is to be found in Dangriga is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dangriga. Previously, the town of Dangriga was known as the Stann Creek Town. It is considered as one of the very beautiful place which is located in the southern part of Belize, very close to the Caribbean Coast just at the mouth of the Stann Creek. This place is the capital of the Stann Creek District of Belize and it has got its own constituency. The place is nicknamed as ”The Culture Capital”. This is because; the place offers diverse culture and inhabitants. The place is well-known for innovating, the only one of its kind sporting activities and musical forms. The most significant nature reserves of this country are to be found in the southwest region of Dangriga, namely the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. When in Belize, a trip to the Gulisi Garifuna Museum, Dangriga is a must visit place for all the travelers, and it is surely worth it. The presence of efficient transport facilities enable the visitors to move around comfortably within Dangriga and other parts of Belize.

45. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve which is located in Dangriga is an amazing attraction that portrays the wild and the green side of the island. The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, Dangriga is acknowledged as a unique sanctuary situated in southern Belize and is spread across an expansive area of 50 square miles of tropical forest. The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve and it is the world’s only Jaguar Preserve. The park was declared a forest in the year 1984 and finally a Jaguar Preserve in 1986 and it represents the work and perseverance of individuals, along with national and international organizations for years. It is considered as a perfect example of beauty which is rich in wildlife and the traces of the Maya culture. Here you can enjoy scaling various peaks to reach out their sigh to the amazing range of the park. The sight of the largely unexplored reaches can explore the unrivaled exploration and adventure. The forest is also the storehouse of the wide range of trees which chiefly constitutes of mahogany and cedar which have a huge demand in the pouter market. These trees have also been a major contributor to the economy of Belize for years.

46. Flora

Belizean forests maintain approximately over 700 tree species together with a large variety of economically and historically important trees. Economically precious trees have played a very important role in the history of the country. Indeed, the history and the very existence of Belize as a colony is inseparable form the logging industry. Among the most significant historical tree crops are logwood, mahogany and chicle. The national tree of Belize is the Mahogany Tree (Swietenia Macrophilla).Common fruit trees of Belize include Cashew, Coconut, Custard Apple, Guava, Mango and Papaya, Banana, Pineapple and Mammee. The national flower of Belize is the Black Orchid (Encyclia Cocheeata). There are approximately 250 species of orchids in Belize. You will find here a lot of Medicinal Plants also such as At Ix Chel Farm, the Panti Medicinal Trail winds through a living display of arboreal and herbal remedies in the second-growth forest. Belize is estimated to have roughly 4,000 species of native flowering plants (Angiosperms) of which 2,500 are dicots (Dwyer and Spellman 1981) and 1,500 are monocots (Spellman et al. 1975).

47. Fauna

There are five cat species in Belize. The largest, the jaguar was among the most revered animal of the ancient Maya and even today, commands great respect among Belizeans. The other four native cats of Belize are the puma, ocelot, margay and the jaguarundi. You will also find variety of turtles, lizards, crocodiles and birds.

48. The Atolls

Most of Belize’s atolls and outer cayes are only easily reached by boat, and this remoteness, along with the spectacular beaches and high class diving, makes them all the more attractive to visit and relaxed by the ocean. Diving in these areas offers nearly virgin reefs to explore. Unlike Ambergris caye, less human impact has helped protect the coral and enchanted life just below the water’s exterior of the three atolls and outer cayes. Dolphins, manta rays, and manatees are usually sighted here.

49. Toledo district

The Toledo district is usually considered as Belize’s last frontier, is home to numerous Mayan sites, dusty open savannah, orange groves, and large river networks and caves galore. It is one of the fabulous parts of the country and much less visited than the west and east. It usually gets more rain than other places of Belize making it lush with intact rainforests, abundant with citrus plantations, paddy fields and home to remote Mayan sites, such as Lubaantun – where the famous ‘Crystal Skull’ was found – and Nil Li Punit (nim-lee-poo-nit), which has 25 original standing carved monuments including the longest in Belize at some 60 feet of length.

50. River tubing

It is well said about this place that there is nothing like river-tubing in Belize. Here you can walk your tube in the course of the steamy jungle until you get to the jumping in point from where your journey commence. Here, you simply sit in your tube and float down the river with nothing but the sounds of the forest surrounding you, through huge caverns with stalactites looming down at you out of the dark.

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