The 9 Best Belize Tours & Shore Excursions (2023)

Belize City, British Honduras’ former capital, is the largest city in the country of Belize. Belize City, Belize founded in Central America in 1638, is one of the many reasons for travelers who want to pass through this city to get to the good stuff. But the real marvels of Belize can be accessed through several tours to the top attractions and destinations including historic onesand sites that are rich in culture and ruins.

The 9 Best Belize Tours & Shore Excursions (1) You can make these beautiful places a part of your memory when you invest in a trip to Belize. In Belize, you are going to love all the great tours of the city that we’ve lined up for you, such as Ambergris Caye, San Ignacio, and the mysterious Great Blue Hole, Turneffe atolls, the ruins of Lamanai, Caracol, Cahal Pech, Tikal, Fort Street Tourism Village, and the Belizean rainforest. They are all great spots. I also have other options for a day trip for this multi-day Belize trip.

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1.1#1 Hol Chan and Turtle Garden Snorkeling Tour

1.2#2 Underground Cave Tubing in Belize

1.3#3 Barrier Reef Snorkel

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1.4#4 Belize Zip Line and Cave Tubing

1.5#5 And Ancient Mayan Ruin of Xunantunich

1.6#6 Half Moon Caye Excursions

1.7#7 Ambergris Caye and Belize Cruise Excursions

1.8#8 Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

1.9#9 Belize City and Zoo Combo


Here’s our list of Top 10 Best Belize Tours and Shore Excursions, guaranteed to have a special place to offer the best tours (and a way to enjoy them) on the best cruise ships such as the Royal Caribbean!

#1 Hol Chan and Turtle Garden Snorkeling Tour

Hol Chan Marine Reserve can be found off Ambergris Caye’s southern strip. Hol Chan, Mayan for “little channel”, is a marine reserve that is undoubtedly one of the most amazing dive sites you’ll find in the Caribbean, let alone Belize. The marine reserve Hol Chan has flourished into a one-of-a-kind refuge, with vast coral reefs filled with exotic marine life.

The 9 Best Belize Tours & Shore Excursions (3)Have a relaxing 35-minute boat ride from Belize’s port to your trip’s first stop, Caye Caulker, to the mangrove island. Caye Caulker is the city of Belize’s second-biggest island that has access to a great view of the magnificent barrier reef.

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You will have a 15-minute break to change your outfit, then it’s off to Hol Chan, which is a good 10 minutes away on a boat from Caye Caulker.You will have the enjoyment of snorkeling for 45 minutes at the Hol Chan Reserve where you will witness the astonishing Coral Gardens with all kinds of fish, stingrays, and sea turtles. Snacks and a delicious Rum punch will await you afterward.

The 9 Best Belize Tours & Shore Excursions (4)Before you head back to Caye Caulker for the much-needed break from the beach and get some grub in your system, you will have one last stop to the back part of the island. From here, you can hand-feed fish known as tarpons which are included in the tour. Then within an hour or so, you will be back in Belize where you will be dropped back to the port.

#2 Underground Cave Tubing in Belize

Belize’s one-of-a-kind underground cave is a perfect adventure and is one of the most sought-after excursions in Belize. Our quick departure with a large group can sometimes dodge the crowds of the cruise ship passengers taking the bus ride which usually takes up plenty of time.

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After you meet your tour operators and tour guide for the Belize excursion, you will make your way to your transportation (air-conditioned) for about an hour-long drive to Caves Branch River via the Mayan mountains’ winding path and a handful of ancient caves. You will make your trip down to the river after getting your tube. This will be where you will end your float.

While grabbing onto a rope that is strung across a tree, you will wade through the river. Then you will walk across the Belize jungle for about 30 minutes on loose gravel. For this part of the trip, you have to be fit and able to keep up with your guide.

Before entering the clear waters, you will be given miner’s lamps by your guide upon entering the underground crystal cave. From there you will be floating along with a gentle current through the cave. What really makes the cave an attraction is the sophisticated line-up of crystalline formations and the stalactites and stalagmites that can be found rising and falling.

Depending on the cave’s current, the trip usually lasts for about 2 hours, then you will be brought back to where you started.After the floating session is done, you make your way back to the vehicle to be transported back to the pier.

#3 Barrier Reef Snorkel

Go on an adventure off Belize’s coast and enjoy the island of the barrier reef and Caye Caulker marine reserve when opting to go with this excursion tour. The tour includes a half-day venture into Belize’s barrier reef. Here you will find amazing creatures such as stingrays, eels, and all sorts of fish. You’ll be going on a trip to explore Caye Caulker. This excursion is for the sea lover and the born traveler.

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A ride to the Belize barrier reef will start your journey. Being a part of the biggest systems of coral reefs in the globe, the Belize barrier reef is home to a flourishing marine ecosystem. Here you will be enjoying snorkeling and exploring the warm waters of the coral reef and all its glory. This includes all kinds of hard and soft corals as well as eels and nurse sharks at the shark ray alley.

Proceed with your excursion to the 2nd biggest island off Belize’s mainland. This coral island made of limestone might only be 5 square miles in measurement, but it’s filled with history and beautiful tourist spots. Caye Caulker houses an underwater cave, magnificent beaches, and private shops that give the island a relaxing small-town feel. It’s the right spot for taking a break when done snorkeling.

May it be basking in the glory of marine life or chilling on the shores of the beach, you’ll see that this is more than just another island getaway. And these are the best places to be during the early morning.

#4 Belize Zip Line and Cave Tubing

Your zip line canopy tour begins as soon as you are fetched by your capable tour guides from the Belize Cruise Port (cruise line docking point) and taken to the city of Belize for a scenic tour. Take some time to notice the colonial architecture and other highlights of the city. Then drive by small villages and farms at the Creole villages when on a great way to Nohoch Che’ en Archaeological Reserve.

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Once you arrive, your tour guide will take you to the facility of the zip line. Here, you’ll be properly equipped with a safety helmet, harness, and gloves. You’ll be taken to the platform of the zip line as you go through 5 different lines over trees, feeling all the adrenaline, after a quick instruction. After you’ve seen the tropical rainforests from above, you’ll be suited with an adjustable headlamp, a helmet, a life jacket, and an inner tube for the tour’s cave tubing part. After they brief you on certain skills for tubing, you’ll be guided through the beautiful forest and a cave of wonders, where Mayans believed that their ancestors and deities lived. The guide will also show you some animals and plants that are native to the area.

Upon reaching the Caves Branch River, you will venture through the forest via tubing for about an hour in a mix of rapid and calm currents. If the conditions are favorable, you may even float into the systems of the cave part of the waterfalls. You will enter a chamber as big as a cathedral and listen to your echoes as you gaze at astonishing stalagmites, stalactites, and limestone structures.


After your trip to the tubing portion, you’ll be taken to one of the local restaurants where you will have a selection of Belize’s local delicacies such as rice, stewed chicken, and beans as well as banana bread. All are available at prices for use with the Belize dollar. The lunch, however, is optional and does not come with the tour’s package deal. In addition, you will take a trip to the grounds where you will enjoy the sacred Guanacaste trees and coconut palms before going back to the port.

It is important to note that the tubing portion may not be available should the water level in the river rise to the flooding point inside the cave. Should this happen, a visit to the Altun Ha Mayan Ruin and the ancient Mayan temples will be a replacement for that part of the tour.

#5 And Ancient Mayan Ruin of Xunantunich

For this amazing tour in Belize, you will have to bring your walking shoes and get ready to go back to the past, as you will explore the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich. These ruins are prime examples of the Mayan period. This area had a big earthquake but was vacated sometime around 900 A.D.

The 9 Best Belize Tours & Shore Excursions (8)The tour begins in Belize where you will take a 90-minute scenic ride from the city. Then you are going to take a hand-operated ferry through the Mopan River, which will take you to the site of the ancient Mayan ruins of Xunantunich. This was the very first Mayan ruin that was publicly open and is found on a limestone ridge. Your guide will share fun info about the ancient ruins and the civilization that once inhabited the area as you go through various temples and plazas. You will feel like you are in the Belizean rain forest.

Xunantunich is the modern name of the area and is Mayan for “Stone Woman“. Legend has it that the ghost of a woman routinely appears in front of the El Castillo pyramid structure, whichascends the steps and literally disappears into a stone wall.

Belize’s 2nd tallest structure, the El Castillo pyramid measures 130 feet in height. The perfect way up is to follow in the footsteps of the stone woman, climbing to the top where there is a beautiful view of the Macal, Mopan, and the river valleys of Belize. After you interpret the stucco friezes on the walls that depict the tree of life and other various deities, it’s time to enjoy a local Belizean lunch before going back to the city.

#6 Half Moon Caye Excursions

There are few activities that are more fun than sailing a Hobie Cat off the waters of Half Moon Caye. Apart from sailing a Hobie Cat, there are more amusing activities when you are enjoying the waters of Half Moon Caye. Whether you are a pro or a newbie when it comes to sailing catamarans, you’ll be certain that Half Moon Caye’s Hobie Cats are worth seeing.

The 9 Best Belize Tours & Shore Excursions (9)These Hobie cats are 14-foot models that have one sail which allows you to maneuver the waves easily. Hobie Cats are easy to use and unless you’re facing a storm, the breezes coming from Half Moon Caye are relatively gentle. Of course, instructions will be given to newbies. All gear is courtesy of the package such as the life vest. Just be sure to not forget your sunblock, as the sun can be unforgiving.

The benefits of this private excursion include a montage of how to sail with the Hobie Cat for the newbies, enjoying the ride whether the winds are strong or gentle, having quality time with your family, and just forgetting about everything else for an hour with the sea. The only con is that time goes by real fast on these shore tours.

#7 Ambergris Caye and Belize Cruise Excursions

Spanning 25 miles long and roughly a mile wide from side to side, Ambergris Caye is the largest among the other 200 islands, this includes Goff’s Caye, on Belize’s coast. European Pirates, Mayans, and Mexican refugees that came here during the span of the Caste war are some of the histories on the cay. Its descendants make up most of the city’s population.

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For this excursion, you will be delivered to the airport where you will get on a Cessna Caravan and fly for 20-minutes over a beautiful scene. Being 1500 feet above the ground, you will see the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world and a handful of islands.

Once you land onSan Pedro Ambergris Caye, you will be given roughly 4.5 hours to see the island, shop for some goods and souvenirs, enjoy delicious local cuisine, and have a relaxing stay at the beach for your beach break. You will also find out why it was called “the Caribbean of Old”. This is one of the best things you can do in San Pedro.

#8 Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Constructed for the sole purpose of protecting birds both resident and migrant, the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary can be found about 33 miles northwest of Belize City and approximately 2 miles from the Northern Highway. This is made up of a big network of lagoons, waterways, and swamps.

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The sanctuary is a shelter that gives both abundant sources of food and proper resting grounds, which is necessary for birds of diverse populations.Belize Tours Unlimited can give you a Crooked Tree Bird Sanctuary Tour that will take you through an adventure to the Crooked Tree Bird Sanctuary. At the Belize Tourism Village, you will be met by tour guides where you will ride a van and take a scenic tour going to the reserve. In addition to this, you have the option of going horseback riding while looking at magnificent birds.

#9 Belize City and Zoo Combo

Nature lovers get close and see the wonderful animals waiting for you at the Belize Zoo! After you take a tour of the city of Belize, which includes its Government House, Supreme Court Building, and St. John’s Cathedral, then you can go visit the Belize Zoo for a short time.

Once you go inside the tropical savanna spanning 84 acres known as the Belize Zoo, you will learn about its history. The zoo was founded in 1983 and houses up to 150 animals, many of which were orphaned, rehabilitated, rescued, or received from other zoos. The habitat allows animals to live as if they never left their natural settings while you have access to an up-close view. Before all the watching starts you will be briefed by the zoo manager. Belize is also home to a community baboon sanctuaries and howler monkeys.

The 9 Best Belize Tours & Shore Excursions (12)When you arrive in Belize, your first stop will be St. John’s Cathedral, which happens to be the first church in Belize during the colonial period. It was built in the early 1800s by slaves and is made up of the ships’ brick ballasts. Then, it’s off to the Government House to see historical exhibits, much like the ones found in the Museum of Belize.

Next, you’ll have the view of the clock tower at the supreme court building, which was constructed in 1962 right on the very grounds of the previous courthouse which was destroyed by a fire years earlier. This tour is fun and the best way to experience the city tour.


If there is one thing that Belize has, it is lots of accommodations for people who want to visit this island paradise. From Airbnb’s to hotels, to everything in between. We stayed at two places while we were there: Xanadu Island Resort and Victoria House. They were both excellent. In fact, they both had a nice swimming pool, bicycles, and a golf cart to take you around. They were completely different but we like both hotels. With a swing bridge, our kids played for hours, so we called it a perfect day.

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All great things must come to an end, it is time to go back to the airport and fly back to Belize.


The 9 Best Belize Tours & Shore Excursions? ›

Belize is one of those ports where you will definitely need to book an excursion. Outside of a handful of shops at the port, there's really nothing to do and quite frankly, the city isn't safe to explore on your own. In order to truly experience how magnificent Belize is, you'll have to get out of the city.

Do you need an excursion in Belize? ›

Belize is one of those ports where you will definitely need to book an excursion. Outside of a handful of shops at the port, there's really nothing to do and quite frankly, the city isn't safe to explore on your own. In order to truly experience how magnificent Belize is, you'll have to get out of the city.

What are the best excursions in Belize reddit? ›

Excursions and places to visit would include:
  • San Pedro and/or Caye Caulker.
  • Snorkeling in the reefs (Hol Chan Marine)
  • Belize City.
  • Placencia.
  • Cockscomb / Jaguar reserve.
  • ATM cave.
  • Tikal (Guatemala)
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Where do the cruise ships go in Belize? ›

Belize City's cruise port terminal is located at Belize's Tourism Village. The cruise ships anchor in the bay of Belize, because near the coast the water is shallow. Passengers are tendered to Belize City cruise port terminal via high-speed boats (approx 20 min ride). Each of these tender boats has 3 powerful engines.

What is Belize known for? ›

Belize is known for its pristine jungles and rainforests

These moist, forested regions serve as the home of jaguars, tapirs, crocodiles, ocelots, more than 500 species of birds, and thousands of flowers.

How many days is enough in Belize? ›

A week is a good amount of time to experience Belize's incredible culture and scenery. You can do some wildlife spotting plus visit cascading waterfalls and jade rivers that snake through tropical rainforests. Other highlights include trips to ancient Maya ruins that rival those in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.

How much do you tip for excursions in Belize? ›

How much to tip in Belize. Typically, tourists in Belize tip 10% on average and 20% for exceptional service. For example, if you spent $80 USD on a tour, I would tip $10 USD (or $20 BZD) to your guide. And if you have multiple guides taking you around, just tip the “main guide” and tell them to share it with the others ...

What is the most beautiful part of Belize? ›

1. Ambergris Caye. Ambergris Caye is the top place to go for visitors to Belize, with the vibrant town of San Pedro the beating heart of this unique island. This colorful caye has hotels ranging from budget to luxe, and classic Caribbean activities like snorkeling and sailing.

What is the best part of Belize to stay in? ›

The most popular destination in Belize is Ambergris Caye, followed by Caye Caulker. Other popular cayes include Tobacco Caye, South Water Caye and Glover's Reef. On Belize's coast, Hopkins and Placencia are the most visited seaside destinations, both having beautiful beaches and unique cultural attractions.

What are the best dates to visit Belize? ›

The best time to visit Belize is during the dry season, which is between January and May. Although you can enjoy warm temperatures across the country, the type of weather you get will depend on the region. Expect clear, sunny days in the Cayo District and on the Cayes.

Do you need a passport to get off a cruise ship in Belize? ›

Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements

You must have a U.S. passport valid for the length of your stay, proof of an onward or return ticket, and sufficient funds to cover the cost of the length of stay.

Why do cruise ships tender in Belize? ›

Due to the shallow waters of Belize City's harbor, cruise ships visiting this port of call are forced to anchor a few miles away, rendering it necessary to be tendered to the port. Do not worry though as the tendering is done on speedy boats that have you at the port within 20 minutes.

How far is the beach from Belize cruise port? ›

2. Best Belize Cruise Port Beaches –Goff's Caye. Goff's Caye is a 1.5-acre island 30 minutes from the Belize City cruise port by boat. It is uninhabited, and the Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority manages this tiny, dynamically-shifting island, limiting visitors to 150 to 200 at a time.

Can you use US dollar in Belize? ›

If you're traveling from the US to Belize, you're in luck: just bring your US dollars with you! The Belize Dollar may be the official currency of Belize, but it's pegged to the US dollar on a 2:1 ratio, and the two are used interchangeably.

What 3 things are Belize known for? ›

Belize is known for the Great Blue Hole, ancient Mayan ruins, and natural reserves featuring a rich biodiversity. Belize is a small Central American country on the Caribbean coast. It is bordered to the north by Mexico and to the west and south by Guatemala.

How much cash do I need for a week in Belize? ›

💰 Belize 1-Week Trip Cost: 2023 Travel Expense Breakdown. The only English-speaking country in Central America, Belize is an expensive country that can be visited with a budget of $60 to $200 a day. My 1-week trip to Belize cost a total of $1,923. Here, I share my Belize travel expenses, cost per day and budgeting tips ...

Is Costa Rica or Belize better? ›

Compared to Belize, Costa Rica is a much better destination for eco-tourism. Nearly 30% of the country's tropical rainforests, beautiful beaches, and mountain terrains are protected in national parks.

What is the best way to explore Belize? ›

The Best Way to See Belize

The best way to see it all is to combine a Belize vacation package on land with a small ship cruise to Belize's barrier reef. You will truly experience the best of ruins, rainforest and reef when you explore Belize by land and sea.

Should I bring cash to Belize? ›

It's always advisable to bring money in a variety of forms on a vacation: a mix of cash, credit cards, debit cards, and, occasionally, traveler's checks. The Belize dollar, abbreviated BZ$, is the official currency of Belize.

How much cash should I carry in Belize? ›

We recommend you bring a combination of US cash - a few $50's with the majority in small denominations such as $20's, $10's, $5's, and a few $1's. We also strongly recommend you separate your cash so you are not carrying it all in the same place. Tipping is customary in our industry.

What is the etiquette in Belize? ›

Belizeans generally are incredibly kind and friendly. Greet folks with a "Good morning" before asking for directions, for a table in a restaurant, or when entering a store or museum, for example. It will set a positive tone and you'll be received much more warmly for having done so. Don't take pictures inside churches.

What should I be careful of in Belize? ›

Country Summary: Violent crime – such as sexual assault, home invasions, armed robberies, and murder – are common even during daylight hours and in tourist areas. A significant portion of violent crime is gang related.

What is the prettiest beach in Belize? ›

The Placencia Peninsula boasts the best beach in Belize, hands down. It is huge, extending for miles. Placencia, or “Pleasant Point,” is a long spit of sand extending finger-like into the calm, protected waters inside of the Belize Barrier Reef.

What is the clearest beach in Belize? ›

Glover's Reef Atoll is part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a protected marine reserve. The atoll is most notable for its crystal-clear water, abundance of marine life and there are some amazing beaches to discover.

What is the hottest month in Belize? ›

Quick Climate Info
Hottest MonthAugust (83 °F avg)
Coldest MonthJanuary (75 °F avg)
Wettest MonthOctober (5.33" avg)
Windiest MonthApril (9 mph avg)
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Is Belize good for seniors? ›

Luckily, there are no maximum age requirements to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of Belize. For senior travelers, Belize has become an easily accessible hub of adventure.

Do you need a car in Belize? ›

Belize is only 113 km or so (70 miles) wide, and around 402km (250 miles) long. Renting a car is an excellent way to see the country. If you are going to the Mountain Pine Ridge area of the Cayo District, or to the Gallon Jug or Lamanai areas, you will certainly need a four-wheel-drive vehicle.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Belize? ›

The cheapest month to fly to Belize City is usually September.

What is the cheapest month to travel to Belize? ›

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Belize. High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly from the United States is August. Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Belize flight deals.

What is the rainiest month in Belize? ›

Belize has high rainfall from June to November, with October being the rainiest month.

How long does it take to get through customs in Belize? ›

How long does it take to clear the Customs/Immigration area? It can take between 30 minutes to an hour to clear the Customs/Immigration area. Here is a bit of useful information for those new to the airport: Once a passenger has landed in Belize, they will first clear through Immigration.

Is Belize safe to travel to right now? ›

Belize can be an enjoyable place for tourists to visit.

While there are some dangers in the country, tourists can generally remain safe if they avoid bad neighborhoods and traveling at night.

Is Uber available in Belize? ›

No Belize does not have Uber! Your Uber, Lyft, or similar ride sharing app will not work in Belize. However, there are several transportation options available, including local taxis that are available in most areas. Sometimes you will find that everything is close enough that you won't even need a car.

How to get laid on a cruise ship? ›

How To Get Laid On A Cruise
  1. Picking The Right Cruise Line, Date, and Itinerary. ...
  2. Shorter Cruises Let You Be A Baller On A Budget. ...
  3. Bring A Wingman or Wingwoman With You. ...
  4. Don't Get (Too) Drunk. ...
  5. Look For Activities That Involve Social Interaction. ...
  6. Pick The Right Shore Excursions. ...
  7. Get Noticed (in a good way!)
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Where is the smoothest sailing on a cruise ship? ›

Best Deck for Seasickness and Access to Amenities

The best location to book your cabin will be in the center of the cruise ship and on the lower deck. The lower you go down, the less rocking you will experience during your trip. If you suffer from any motion sickness, this area is ideal for you.

How safe are cruise ships in Rough Seas? ›

Are cruise ships safe in rough seas? Cruise ships are safe in rough seas and they routinely travel through waves up to 15 feet with no issues. Cruise ships have stabilizers to minimize the amount of rocking felt onboard the ship. The captain will order passengers to stay indoors if they deem it to be necessary.

Are the beaches pretty in Belize? ›

Thanks to a magnificent coastline hugging the Caribbean Sea and more than 200 offshore islands — at least 20 of which are inhabited — Belize has golden and white-sand beaches that are a boat or plane ride away from Belize City.

What island is Secret Beach on in Belize? ›

Where is Secret Beach? It's on the western end of Ambergris Caye; most people visit San Pedro when they go to the island. San Pedro is a busy town that's popular with tourists, expatriates and retirees. However if you only stay there, you'll miss the fun of Secret Beach.

How long is the boat ride from Ambergris Caye to the Blue Hole? ›

The Belize Blue Hole diving trip is about a 2-hour boat ride away from Ambergris Caye and starts at 5:30 AM. This goes outside the reef where water and swells are choppier than inside the reef. It takes a minimum of 10-12 divers to sign up for a tour to go out.

How much is $100 US in Belize? ›


How much is $500 US in Belize? ›

Are you overpaying your bank?
Conversion rates US Dollar / Belize Dollar
50 USD100.78500 BZD
100 USD201.57000 BZD
250 USD503.92500 BZD
500 USD1007.85000 BZD
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Is it better to use cash or card in Belize? ›

Most businesses in Belize accept credit cards, and credit cards are generally the safest way to make purchases while you're traveling. Only in Belize's smaller villages will you find businesses that only accept cash.

What jewelry is Belize known for? ›

Conch jewelry is perhaps the most popular but handmade jewelry from slate, wood, natural stone, and even coral are found throughout Belize.

What alcohol is Belize known for? ›

5 of Belize's Signature Drinks
  • Belikin Beer. First on the list is the crowd favourite and very well the most popular on the list! ...
  • Panti Rippa. Next on the bar is the Panti Rippa! ...
  • Cranbarrel. Making its way to the stage is the Cranbarrel. ...
  • Rum Punch. The Rum Punch is next in line. ...
  • Caribbean Gold Rum.

What is the most recognizable tourist destination in Belize? ›

The Great Blue Hole is Belize's most famous monument. It's a giant marine sinkhole near Lighthouse Reef Atoll that draws divers from around the world and it's Belize's top tourist site for a scenic flyover tour.

What is the main drink in Belize? ›

The Belikin brewery also bottles a locally produced Guinness Stout, as thick and rich as its brand name demands. As you'll find throughout the Caribbean, rum is the liquor of choice in Belize. There are several brands and distilleries producing rum in Belize.

What do they eat for breakfast in Belize? ›

Breakfast in Belize

A standard home-style breakfast consists of foods like the famous fry jacks, Johnny cakes or rich flour tortillas served with eggs scrambled or cooked however you'd want them, beans, sausages and a side of locally grown fruits.

Can you drink the tap water in Belize? ›

You're right to worry if you're heading to many nations throughout Central America, and Belize is no exception. You can drink tap water in Belize City and San Ignacio so if either of these happens to be your destination, it's still wise to check with hotel or resort staff just to make sure.

What is the best way to travel around Belize? ›

The best ways to get around Belize are by car, water taxi and plane. Taxis and rental cars are the most hassle-free mode of transportation around Belize City. Cabs and cars are also the easiest way to get to and from Belize City's Municipal Airport (TZA) just outside the city center or Philip S.W.

What are the basic needs in Belize? ›

UNICEF and ECLAC estimates that 6 out of 10 children in Belize lack at least one of these basic needs: adequate nutrition, clean drinking water, proper sanitation, adequate housing, and access to education and information.

What is the best way to vacation in Belize? ›

The Best Way to See Belize

The best way to see it all is to combine a Belize vacation package on land with a small ship cruise to Belize's barrier reef. You will truly experience the best of ruins, rainforest and reef when you explore Belize by land and sea.

Is Belize walkable? ›

Bikes are available for rent from several local shops, and they're a great way to explore the town at a leisurely pace. In conclusion, San Pedro, Belize is generally a walkable town. Most of the main attractions are located within walking distance of each other, and the main streets are well-paved and easy to walk on.

What is the best area to stay in Belize? ›

The most popular destination in Belize is Ambergris Caye, followed by Caye Caulker. Other popular cayes include Tobacco Caye, South Water Caye and Glover's Reef. On Belize's coast, Hopkins and Placencia are the most visited seaside destinations, both having beautiful beaches and unique cultural attractions.

What are the best days to travel to Belize? ›

The best time to visit Belize is during the dry season, which is between January and May. Although you can enjoy warm temperatures across the country, the type of weather you get will depend on the region. Expect clear, sunny days in the Cayo District and on the Cayes.

What are the food habits of Belize? ›

Rice and beans is virtually a daily occurrence, usually with some kind of meat which could include: chicken, fish, conch, iguana, deer, peccary or gibnut. Food is always accompanied with fried ripe plantains. Other delicacies also include cow food soup and conch soup.

What things are unique to Belize? ›

Here are a few things you may not know about Belize:
  • Belize has around 900 Mayan sites.
  • The islands in Belize are called Cayes (pronounced “keys”) and total around 450 including those on the outer atolls.
  • Belize has the only Jaguar reserve in the world, otherwise known as Cockscomb Basin Wildlife sanctuary.
Jul 24, 2013

Which is better Costa Rica or Belize? ›

Compared to Belize, Costa Rica is a much better destination for eco-tourism. Nearly 30% of the country's tropical rainforests, beautiful beaches, and mountain terrains are protected in national parks.

Is Belize expensive to visit? ›

Belize is expensive compared to nearby countries. Nothing particularly stands out to us as being terribly expensive. However, nothing is cheap either. And there is definitely nothing for free.

Can you drink the water in Belize? ›

You're right to worry if you're heading to many nations throughout Central America, and Belize is no exception. You can drink tap water in Belize City and San Ignacio so if either of these happens to be your destination, it's still wise to check with hotel or resort staff just to make sure.

When not to go to Belize? ›

The Belize hurricane season from June through November is the worst time to visit because the average rainfall jumps to one of the highest levels of any destination in the Caribbean. The hurricane season in Belize is similar to the one for the entire Caribbean, which begins in June and runs through November.


1. Cruise shore excursions: What you need to know
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2. Visit Belize - What NOT to Do in Belize
(Wolters World)
3. Belize Travel Guide: 13 BEST Places to Visit in Belize (& TOP Things to Do)
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4. A Week's Tour BELIZE With All Its Attractions And Adventures
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5. 6 Cruise Shore Excursions Tips - Getting Cheaper And Better Tours
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