Things to Do in Belize

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Things to Do in Belize

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  • Tamika H
    7 contributions
    Beautiful fish, sea turtles and corral!! This place was amazing and so enchantingly gorgeous. Can't wait to visit again
    Written November 30, 2022
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  • Lisa G
    Tacoma, WA15 contributions
    Getting to this site is half the fun. I would recommend paying for a guide to fully understand the history of this amazing place, otherwise there are no signs letting you know what you are seeing. Our guide, we got before we crossed the river. The hand cranked ferry (free) takes you across a small river, before you drive up to the site. Amazing trees, history and very close to San Ignacio. With our guide, we were there 1-2 hours. Lunch at Bennie's restaurant (near the ferry), completed this morning trip and we recommend the pibil.
    Written September 6, 2022
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  • Jenita
    Florence, KY21 contributions
    Good experience. Don’t expect to encounter your typical beautiful Caribbean beach as you will not find that in Caye Caulker. The “beach” area is not anything to brag about. This destination has a very laid back vibe. The streets are made of packed dirt so things can get pretty dusty. No cars just golf carts and bikes. The food is great! The place to hang out is “The Split”. Great food, drinking and swimming. You will need to take an inter island airplane or the sea taxi to get to Caye caulker from Belize city. We stayed at a beautiful Airbnb but there are hotels on the island. Not much to do just a slow paced lazy vacation vibe. Enjoy
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • corrinne c
    6 contributions
    this is one of the most wonderful natural finds on earth! it is also soaked in mayan history and heritage making it one of the most fascinating trips on the planet!! you cannot come to belize and miss out on this wonderful find! i cannot swim but i was able to navigate my way across the water and around the cave with ease!! mayawalk tours provided the most knowledgeable guide ive come across anywhere on my travels! no question went unanswered!! they could not have been kind enough to someone in the group keeping up the rear also! their true love and passion for the artefacts in the cave shone through! the walk through the jungle to get there was fascinating and lunch at the end (later in day so eat a big breakfast) was delicious and im vegetarian, my partner eats meat so we heartily recommend both! followed by seemingly an unending flowof delicious rum punch!! if you only do one trip while here in belize....go to mayawalk for this one!!
    Written November 22, 2022
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  • Tamika H
    7 contributions
    It wasn't scary at all!!! A great experience. The sharks were tame and friendly, not at all aggressive.
    Written November 30, 2022
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  • Your Next Adventure Travel
    Indianapolis, IN63 contributions
    It’s not a large zoo but that has a lot of big payoffs. First is that it’s away from everything so not crowded. Second is when it’s as hot as it is in Belize, you don’t really want a big zoo. During our stop which was only around 90 minutes, the animals were active and we were able to see most of them. We paid extra for the tapir feeding which was completely worth it. After you enter, I suggest your first stop be the gift shop to buy bug spray. You’ll thank me later.
    Written July 28, 2022
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  • Michael A
    Orangeville, Canada10 contributions
    A short but very informative session with these amazing creatures. I admire the care and commitment to iguanas and how much it shows when our guide was teaching us about them.
    Written December 4, 2022
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  • marvi62
    Lafayette Hill, PA576 contributions
    My husband, adult son and I walked from the San Ignacio Resort Hotel to Cahal Pech. It’s about a 15 minute walk (less than a mile), but as others have noted, there is one steep hill to climb to get there.

    Cahal Pech is bigger and far more impressive than some of the reviews led us to believe. You see the very large pyramid when you arrive. You can climb the steps.

    Across the lawn is another structure. Climb the steps and walk through the opening straight ahead - you will see another large, rectangular area behind you. There are numerous paths and steps going up, down and around the complex. If it rains you can take temporary refuge in one of the covered stairways. We felt a bit as if we were in a maze.

    There is a covered pavilion with some picnic tables near the large pyramid. There is also a small museum, bathrooms, and, across the parking lot, a small shop where you can buy cold drinks. I recommend hats since most of the grounds are not covered by shade. Good hiking shoes or sneakers are also really helpful. I would not wear flip flops here.

    Today we went to Tikal, which is far grander in scale. But we thought Cahal Pech was quite impressive in its own right and absolutely worth seeing.
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • Erin H
    4 contributions
    Great sand and shade! Watched Pelicans dive for fish in the warm water. Snorkeling and diving tours available. Good for kids.
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • CatherineBH
    San Diego, CA315 contributions
    We decided to venture out of San Ignacio on our own to visit Caracol, the largest Maya archaeological site in Belize. Caracol was the largest metropolis in the Maya lowlands of ancient time and is located deep within the Chiquibul Forest Reserve in the Maya Mountains. The drive from San Ignacio to Caracol is around 2.5 hrs. Glad that we rented an AWD SUV since most of the road in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is unpaved and some areas are rocky & narrow. It’s amazing to see Pine Trees in tropical region.

    It was a long, tiring day but well worth the drive. Caracol is spectacular and huge area. There were a handful of people when we arrived. The place was almost empty. If you decide to go, make sure that you are at the checkpoint to enter Caracol before noon or the guard will not let you go in. Bring lots of cold water/drinks and food for snack since there are no place to buy anything.
    Written June 12, 2022
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  • Stephen S
    Petal, MS519 contributions
    We loved seeing all the ruins but we also enjoyed the river ride over and the short little hike through the rain forest and jungle. You could hear the howler monkeys off in the jungle and there was even a rain shower but we barely got wet thanks to the large leaves of the palms and plants that provided a natural canopy. This is a must do if you ever visit Belize.
    Written March 4, 2022
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  • Lee Ann H
    Tucson, AZ9 contributions
    Fascinating, beautiful, delightful, colorful and interesting place! Sylvia gave a short an informative tour of the ranch and explained all the stages of the life of many species of butterflies: from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis yo butterfly. There are also hummingbird feeders overflowing with birds! Since we had a plane to catch, our visit was short. I could have stayed for hours!!
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • Uri
    Puerto Ayora, Ecuador252 contributions
    I dive the Great Blue Hole with Amigos del Mar dive shop.
    I liked it but it takes a two-hour rough boat ride to arrive.
    The Great Blue Hole dive was only a 25-minute dive, with 5 minutes bottom time at 40 m / 130 feet. Stalagmites and stalactites were cool things but too dark for my taste. I am glad I went, but will not go there again.
    The two dives after that - Half Moon Caye, and the Aquarium, were quite good. Also, lunch on Half Moon Caye island and the walk around it made the long boat ride worth it.
    Written November 11, 2022
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  • marvi62
    Lafayette Hill, PA576 contributions
    Four of us, including our two adult children in their 20s, had a lovely canoe ride in the cavern with our guide. The cave has very high ceilings (as high as 150 feet) most of the way. There are a few spots where we had to bend low, but at no time did we feel claustrophobic in the slightest. We only needed one paddle for each of our two canoes - this was a very leisurely paddle. My husband, who is in his 60s, had no trouble canoeing. We were given lights to hold so we could see the formations on the walls and ceilings during our approx one hour paddle.

    We wore water shoes but only got our feet wet getting in and out of the canoes. We did not wear or need bathing suits.

    The drive from San Ignacio was about 40 minutes, but the last 4 miles was all rough, unpaved roads, and our guide drove us across two creeks. Each time he put his truck into 4 wheel drive. Don’t try driving here in a regular car.

    There are bathrooms here (one each, men and women, running water) but no gift shop or place to buy food or drinks.

    We really enjoyed paddling inside the cave and highly recommend Barton’s Creek Cave!
    Written December 3, 2022
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  • Tamika H
    7 contributions
    The best massage at the beach ever!!! Food was awesome as well. It's a long ride from civilization but its ok when done with friends!!
    Written November 30, 2022
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