Belize top tourist attractions

Belize District

Altun Ha Maya Ruins:This ancient Maya ceremonial center is an easy, half-day trip from Belize City, and is home to numerous species of birds and wildlife.

Community Baboon Sanctuary:Just 30 miles northwest of Belize City you will find a unique conservation effort to protect the habitat and population of Belize’s Black Howler Monkey (locally named “baboon”).

Cayo District

Caracol: A timely visit to Belize’s largest Maya ruin: Updates on developments and improvements of the site and the access road, the opening of a new Visitor’s Center; with a stop for a cool-down at the Rio On pools on the return trip.

Cayo District, Paradise in Western Belize: An overview of the highlights that the Cayo District has to offer.

Chechem Hah Cave:An interesting day’s outing takes you to Chechem Hah Cave, where you will find room after room littered with Maya pottery estimated to date back as early as 200 B.C.

El Pilar:
Archaeological Reserve for Maya Flora and Fauna
This newly opened ancient Maya ruin makes a fine addition to the Cayo District collection of sites. Astride the Belize/Guatemala border, in dense jungle habitat, this site combines the mysteries of nature and the Maya.

San Ignacio, The Western Frontier: The capital of the Cayo district is a hub of activity for the region.

Xunantunich Maya Ruins:Ideally located near San Ignacio, this site is a must-see for all Cayo visitors. It is well presented and has an informative Visitor’s Center.

Carvings on Xunantunich pyrimid El Castillo

Orange Walk District

La Milpa Maya Ruins:This is one of the largest ancient Maya cities in Belize. Recent excavations led to the discovery of a royal tomb, with the remains of a king adorned with a fabulous jade necklace. It is located within the Rio Bravo Conservation & Management Area.

Stann Creek District

The Scarlet Macaws of Red Bank Village: It’s an awesome sight to see Scarlet Macaws by the dozens, during their seasonal visit to this Stann Creek District village. A “don’t miss” event for birders everywhere! A web exclusive.

Toledo District

Lubaantun Maya Ruins:No trip to Toledo would be complete without a visit to this unusual site, with its unique style of stonework and lush jungle setting.

Monkey River Magic Tour:The Monkey River in Toledo District offers an exciting excursion that combines coastal, river and jungle habitat in this remote region of Belize. It is easily accessible from the popular tourist destination of Placencia.

The Cayes

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye:This town started as a fishing village and has become the largest tourism destination in Belize. A beautiful caye with white coral beaches offers a full variety of tourism facilities, and easy access to the reef.

Shark-Ray Alley:Discovered by fishermen in 1995, this area has become a very popular diving and snorkelling site. Located south of Ambergris Caye…just a 20 minute boat ride away from San Pedro.

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