What is There to Do?
Popular spots are Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye in the north islands. This is probably the area most think of when envisioning a Belize vacation. Here you will find a truly relaxed atmosphere and friendly locals. You can sun on the beach, quench your thirst at a beachside bar, or take to the water to scuba dive, snorkel, or fish. Then as the sun sets, indulge in great nightlife of bars and beachside entertainment.
Want to cave tube? Yes, it is an option! Head to Nohoch Che’en to float through the cave and perhaps swim there as well. Or perhaps you are the very adventurous, active sort. Explore the ATM cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal) in western Belize where you hike about 45 minutes into the jungle, wade through three rivers, swim through six feet deep of water at the cave entrance (optional entrance available for non-swimmers), climb ladders, walk on slippery rocks and squeeze through tight spaces. The cave is sacred to the Mayan culture and contains remains including the “Crystal Maiden”. The “maiden” is a girl’s sacrificial skeleton, the calcified remains of which shine like diamonds in the darkness of the cave.
If you are an experienced climber, your goal should be the peak of Victoria Mountain, the second highest spot in Belize at over 3600 feet. You start in the world’s only jaguar preserve, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary , and it takes an overnight stay in the outdoors plus hours of vertical hiking from there. You must have an experienced guide as this is not a walk in the park, no pun intended. Your reward – the view of the surrounding greenery below – is stupendous.