Belize was an amazing country to travel around and we could have easily spent more than 2 weeks! Travelling around is super easy and basically everyone speaks english. With beautiful national parks and nature reserves, amazing reefs and marine life, and a culture rich in Maya history, Belize is a destination you will not want to miss!
On your visit to Belize, do not miss the beautiful San Ignacio. There are so many epic things to do here. We want to share some of the amazing free or inexpensive things you can do that will get you away from the tourists and exploring this amazing place at a low cost.
Beginning with a simple way to explain how epic the adventure through the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) caves were, we will start by saying that National Geographic named the ATM caves the most sacred cave in the world! Not only that, the ATM cave is a mind blowing adventure as you walk, wade, and swim through the caves river, including some tight spaces, and very large areas. You get to observe all the different formations in the cave including flowstone, stalactites, stalagmites, etc. Along the way you learn so much history of the mayan culture back thousands of years ago.
Belize has a lot of undeveloped land which means tons of beautiful jungle to explore! The Cockscomb Basin is a protected area of land designated as a jaguar preserve, however, you probably won’t be seeing any jaguars, but thats not saying you won’t! This area of the jungle of Belize is definitely worth a visit, especially if you are staying in nearby towns including Dangriga, Hopkins, and Placencia.
After a half day snorkelling in the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve, we were dying to see the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and more nurse sharks! As we arrived in Ambergris Caye we found Jose at Mundo Maya, a company running various tours. We always try to do as much as we can without a tour, but for this, unless you have your own boat, there is no other way.
San Pedro is the city on the lovely island of Ambergris Caye. The city centre is much busier than its neighbouring island Caye Caulker with many golf carts driving around and bicycles rolling through. We loved the feel of the island as you fit right in with the flow of the locals!
Caye Caulker is a super relaxed island with the moto “go slow”! The island has packed down dirt roads and is completely walkable by foot.