There’s no arguing that Belize is a remarkably versatile vacation destination. Surrounded by clear, sparkling ocean and home to untouched tropical jungles, it draws thrill-seekers and leisure-lovers alike. Let’s explore just some of the ways that Belize’s natural beauty can shape the vacation of your dreams.
For the water lovers
If your idea of the perfect vacation is making a splash, Belize has plenty of options for you to try. Captain Jak’s Divers has a variety of tours for every skill level and with plenty of beautiful sea:
If a snorkel and fins are your thing, hit the Belize Barrier Reef, which is the second longest in the world. Additionally, with their hundreds of tiny cayes, the waters around our very own Placencia are also great for snorkeling.
Belize is known for its world-class scuba diving locations. Among the most famous are the Belize Barrier Reef, Ambergris Caye, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Shark Ray Alley and, of course, the great Blue Hole. You’ll need to extend your visit to fit them all in!
Some of Belize’s best watery destinations are underground. Cave tubing is a popular pastime for visitors to Belize, with hot destinations including Crystal Cave near Belize City and Caves Branch River. Closer to Placencia you’ll want to check out St Herman’s National Park and No’och Chen.
If you prefer to keep your aquatic explorations on dry land, try one of Belize’s incredible waterfalls. The 1000 Foot Falls and Davis Falls are great options if you’re in central or western Belize, while the Maya King Waterfalls are a must-see for visitors to Placencia. You’ll be able to take a quick dip – and some great photos.
Sometimes you don’t want to leave the comfort of home. Never fear. Sirenian Bay has you covered with private pools ideal for paddling, floating and kicking back with a drink.
For the jungle fanatics
If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land when you travel, Belize’s extensive jungles have you covered.
Belize is home to an incredible way of unique wildlife, and there are plenty of places to see them in the wild. Track jaguars at Cockscomb Basin, look for nesting scarlet macaws along the Raspaculo River, and keep an eye out for howler monkeys at Monkey River.
If you prefer your sweat to come from exertion instead of humidity, try one of Belize’s many jungle treks. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey River are home to dozens of hikes to suit all types of abilities. All that hacking through the jungle is worth it for the incredible sights you’ll take in.
Get a view of the jungle from up high with a zip lining adventure. There are plenty of locations on offer around Belize City and near the Cockscomb Basin Forest Reserve. Close to home, the zip lining on offer at Mayan Sky is hard to beat.
See the Belize jungles in an all-new light with a horseback tour. Available during daytime and even at night, these will take you deep into the rainforest to explore caves and admire ancient Mayan sites.
Although it’s a bit of a drive from Placencia, it’s worth it to visit El Castillo at Xunantunich. This magnificent Mayan site offers rich history lessons and spectacular views. You’ll find other sites scattered across Belize – and they are a must for every history buff.
Water or jungle: what will it be?
From wildlife to barrier reefs to ancient ruins, Belize has something for everyone. Whether you decide to spend your trip in the water or on dry land, you’ll come away with some incredible memories.
If you’re planning a trip to Belize and you’d like some guidance on which water or jungle activities to sign up for, contact the team at Sirenian Bay. We’d be delighted to help.