Things to Do in Belize

Belize has the best of both worlds. Beautiful coastal cayes and lush tropical jungle. This small country offers a huge range of activities and attractions. While a day at the spa of course can’t be forgotten, this area of the Caribbean Sea is also home to the second-longest barrier reef in the world, the MesoAmerican Reef. It’s an unbelievable place to dive the famous blue hole or snorkel with nurse sharks and sea turtles.

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Further inland towards the border with Guatemala, the lush forest hosts to colorful wildlife and remnants of ancient Mayan civilisations. From zip lining to cave kayaking, archaeological sites like Actun Tunichil Muknal with its ceramics and skeletons, the ancient ritualistic site at Xunantunich and Caracol, the largest Maya archaeological site in Belize, are essential places to visit.

Bocawina Zipline & Waterfall Rapelling

Bocawina Zipline & Waterfall Rapelling

Placencia, Coastal Lowlands

Fly along Belize's longest zipline course for an energising adrenaline rush, followed by rappelling the face of Bocawina waterfalls. Ideal for the adventurous, this is an exciting way to explore the rainforests that line Belize's coastline.

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Horseback Riding Cayo District

Horseback Riding Cayo District

Cayo District, Belize

Follow trails through the rain forest visiting Mayan plazas and ceremonial sites, including Skeleton Cave. Finish the day at Big Rock Falls, where you can take a refreshing dip and enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to your lodge.

Monkey River Tour

Monkey River Tour

Placencia, Belize

A fantastic wildlife adventure for families or couples, this boat trip along Monkey River will bring you up close to howler monkeys, crocodiles, toucans and other exotic species as you are immersed in lush jungle and surrounded by the animals' calls.

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Paddle Boarding Placencia

Paddle Boarding Placencia

Placencia, Belize

The waters in front of Turtle Inn provide the perfect spot for beginners to try stand-up paddle boarding for the first time, and also allow seasoned paddlers to go for a long ride to one of the mangrove islands or try to spot manatees in the lagoon.

Placencia Chocolate & Waterfalls Tour

Placencia Chocolate & Waterfalls Tour

Coastal Lowlands, Belize

Chocolate plays a very important role in Mayan culture, and this tour takes you to explore the art of creating mouthwatering sweet treats from locally grown cacao. Afterwards, head into the jungle for a refreshing dip in the cooling waterfalls nearby.

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Placencia Lagoon Kayaking & Wildlife

Placencia Lagoon Kayaking & Wildlife

Coastal Lowlands, Belize

Kayak across the peaceful Placencia lagoon on this early morning tour, exploring the mangrove ecosystem and observing the region's rich wildlife. Look out for crocodiles, turtles, manatees and even dolphins with the help of your expert guide.

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Scuba Diving Placencia

Scuba Diving Placencia

Placencia, Belize

The Caribbean's largest barrier reef lies just offshore from Turtle Inn, offering divers a magnificent diversity of coral and marine life to explore. In addition, a number of easily accessible cayes nearby have their own reefs and underwater ecosystems.

Snorkelling Placencia

Snorkelling Placencia

Placencia, Belize

Clear, calm waters combined with an abundance of fascinating coral and fish make Placencia a premier spot for snorkelling in Belize. Spend the day exploring exotic coral species and keep an eye out for a dazzling parrotfish, angelfish or barracuda.

Visit Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve

Visit Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve

Placencia, Coastal Lowlands

Explore the Cockscomb Nature Reserve on foot as you go on the hunt for wildlife, including the elusive jaguar. Begin with a nature hike and discover the medicinal properties of the region's plants, learning about the rainforest as you go!

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Activities at Gaia Riverlodge

Activities at Gaia Riverlodge

Mayan Mountains, Belize

Choose from a range of complimentary activities during your stay at Gaia Riverlodge, which are scheduled on a weekly timetable available on your arrival at the hotel.

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