Activities in Belize

Belize offers plenty of outdoor activities for adventurous travelers

Photo credit: © Mathew Keenan
 

Tropical rainforests and a unique underwater ecosystem make Belize one of the premier vacation destinations in the Caribbean.

Each year, thousands of vacationers are attracted to Belize because of its countless possibilities for fun in the sun. Vacationers can choose from a variety of things to do while visiting this country, including golf, snorkeling, diving and fishing. In 2011, Belize was voted as the top Caribbean spot for adventure by readers of Caribbean Travel + Life in their "Best of the Caribbean" poll.

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you like the idea of exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there are 8 places that can help make it happen. Those needing to obtain more information concerning this topic can do so by visiting this page.

Diving

Belize Diving

...experience the amazing underwater world of the reefs...

 

Belize's barrier reef structure is the second largest in the world and is home to a legion of sea animals and fish species. Snorkelers and divers can experience the amazing underwater world of the reefs while vacationing in Belize. The water's temperature and clarity make exploring the abundant marine life comfortable and easy. Underwater exploration is an excellent addition to your Belize travel itinerary. There are a number of snorkeling and scuba diving sites where you can delve into the depths, and Belize's dive shops can supply you with all of the equipment you need for your excursion.

You'll find 33 dive operators and at least 67 interesting dive sites to choose from. You can go to this extended discussion about diving in this area if you're seeking additional specifics.

Events and Festivals

Visitors who hope to experience local culture in a fun way are in luck. Heritage is important to the people of Belize, and many of their annual events showcase aspects of culture that are important to them. Celebrations honoring religious figures and ancestors are quite common, and there are even a few music festivals, food festivals, and sports competitions that take place each year. Like much of the Caribbean, Belize celebrates Carnival in February. The festivities are raucous and lively, and if you are visiting during Carnival season you will definitely want to make a point to attend the annual parade. Read more about events and festivals in Belize by clicking here.

Fishing

GoFish Belize

Because the waters of Belize are so rich in aquatic life, including game fish, the country is a popular vacation destination among fishermen. The Caribbean Sea shelters fish species like marlin, sailfish, and other smaller game fish. Avid fishermen can spend their trip on the water fishing or trolling from a boat, or casting off near the coast at river mouths or lagoons. Many resorts on the island have fishing packages, so you can easily include sport fishing as a part of your stay.

If there are some experienced anglers in your group, they'll be pleased to know there are 21 charter fishing services in this area. For more about fishing in the area see this page.

Golf

Belize Golf

Golf isn't typically one of the main activities that draws visitors to Belize. Although, the country was once home to one championship golf course, it has recently been closed. The Caye Chapel Golf Course & Marina offered 18 holes of challenging golf. The course's structure was somewhat unique compared to other courses in the Caribbean because it was designed to fit around the narrow terrain of the islet. The fairways were a little more cramped than many golfer's were used to, but the fees were reasonable. Many have hope that the course will reopen one day. In the meantime, there are a number of miniature golf courses throughout the country.

Hoping you can spend some time on the greens during your vacation? There are a couple of area golf courses. The courses are Roaring River Golf Course and Caye Chapel Golf Course. For more detail concerning the course just click on the name of the course. Anyone who needs to learn more about golfing throughout Caribbean can do so here.

Sailing and Boating

Reef Runner

Check out this table for information concerning area firms that will help you get out on the water.

Boating Opportunities In Belize
Name Phone Location
Blackhawk Sailing Tours (501) 607-0323 1.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker
Blue Tang Tours (507) 519-6000 0.9 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Cari'Bean Tours (501) 601-8586 0.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Ecologic Divers Sailing (501) 226-4118 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
El Gato (501) 226-2264 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Raggamuffin Tours (501) 226-0348 1.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker
Reef Runner (501) 226-2172 San Pedro, Northeastern part of Belize Ambergris Caye
Sea Hawk Sailing Trips (501) 607-0323 Caye Caulker Caye Caulker
Tanisha Tours (501) 226-2314 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
The Moorings -- 0.9 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize

If you'd like to find out about marinas and charter operators visit this page.

Shopping

The Orange Gallery

Your Belize vacation is not complete if you return home lacking souvenirs. Luckily, there is plenty of opportunity to go shopping in Belize. There are not a large amount of malls or department stores, but when you're looking for souvenirs, it's the local shops that you want to browse anyways. Local handicrafts to be on the lookout for include hand-sewn linens, woodworkings, clay figurines, and Belizean seasons and spices.

If there are some folks who enjoy shopping traveling with you, they might be interested to know that there are at least 67 retailers in this area. Click on this link to read our extended discussion of shopping in Belize.

Sightseeing

Government House/House of Culture

Yet another great activity for visitors is discovering the area's sights and natural beauty. The area has 23 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Visitors who like the open air are likely to enjoy the area's waterfalls, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. To find out about other area sightseeing attractions, use this link.

The table directly below lists a few details regarding a firm that can help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.

Sightseeing Services In Belize
Name Type Phone Location
Adventure Life Travel and Tour Operators (800) 344-6118 Belize City, Central Belize Belize
Anwar Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-0327 Caye Caulker Caye Caulker
BELIBelize R Us Travel and Tour Operators (501) 225-9158 Central Belize Belize
Belize Cruise Excursions Travel and Tour Operators -- Fort George, Central Belize Belize
Belize Diving Adventures Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-3082 0.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Belize Kayaking Kayaking Service (800) 667-1630 Dangriga, Central Belize Belize
Belize VIP Transfers and Tours Travel and Tour Operators (501) 422-2725 0.9 mi. South West of Central Corozal Belize
BushDog Adventures Travel and Tour Operators (336) 510-0675 1.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central San Ignacio Belize
Caribbean Travel & Tours Travel and Tour Operators (501) 223-0992 0.6 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize
Carlos Tours & Snorkeling Shop Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-0058 Caye Caulker Caye Caulker
Cruzob Travel Travel and Tour Operators (501) 422-0115 Corozal, Northern part of Belize Belize
Desmond Nature Tours Nature Tourism Service (501) 702-2833 3.0 mi. Northwest of Central Punta Gorda Belize
Destinations Belize Travel and Tour Operators (501) 523-4018 0.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Placencia Belize
Ecologic Divers Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-4118 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Ecological Tours & Services Nature Tourism Service (501) 223-4874 Fort George, Central Belize Belize
Explore Inland Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 620-5616 San Ignacio, Western part of Belize Belize
Gallo's Boat Taxi & Transfer Service Travel and Tour Operators (501) 403-1022 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central Consejo Belize
Galvez Tour Service Travel and Tour Operators (501) 722-402 Punta Gorda, Southern part of Belize Belize
Gettransfers Travel Service Travel and Tour Operators (501) 422-2485 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Corozal Belize
Gibson's Tours and Transfers Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 623-8638 0.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central Corozal Belize
Island Expeditions Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (800) 667-1630 Dangriga, Central Belize Belize
Jaguar Adventure Tours Nature Tourism Service (501) 223-6025 Fort George, Central Belize Belize
Kulcha Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 661-8199 Hopkins, Central Belize Belize
Mayan Heart World Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 824-3328 San Ignacio, Western part of Belize Belize
Monkey River Eco-Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 533-3029 0.0 mi. East of Central Monkey River Town Belize
Pacz Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 824-0536 San Ignacio, Western part of Belize Belize
Phoenix Tours Nature Tourism Service (501) 802-2464 1.7 mi. Northwest of Central Belmopan Belize
Portofino Inland Trips Nature Tours (501) 226-5096 6.6 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
River Rat Expeditions Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 628-6033 0.9 mi. Northeast of Central San Ignacio Belize
Roots and Herbs Travel and Tour Operators (501) 722-2834 Punta Gorda, Southern part of Belize Belize
Sea Kunga Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 523-3644 0.5 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize
Seaside Tours & Travel Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-0498 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker
Suya Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-3219 San Pedro, Northeastern part of Belize Ambergris Caye
TIDE Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 722-2129 0.0 mi. Southeast of Central San Antonio Belize
Tanisha Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 226-2314 San Pedro, Northeastern part of Belize Ambergris Caye
Tide Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 722-2129 Punta Gorda, Southern part of Belize Belize
Toadal Adventure Kayaking Service (501) 523-3207 0.4 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize
Trends Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 223-0307 Caye Caulker Caye Caulker
Trip N Travel Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 523-3205 0.8 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize
Tsunami Adventures Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-0462 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker
Wild Thing Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 663-4559 Punta Gorda, Southern part of Belize Belize
Yute Expeditions Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 824-2076 San Ignacio, Western part of Belize Belize

Snorkeling

Tsunami Adventures

If you love to snorkel you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in Belize. To read more about snorkeling opportunities, click this link.

Spas

Healing Touch Day Spa

Relaxing in a spa could be one of the highlights of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, since there are 13 spas that operate in this area. To read a more detailed discussion of places to relax in this area follow this link.

Tennis

The Placencia Hotel and Residence

If you're a tennis player you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. However, there's only one property where you can play tennis in this area.

Other Activities

KiteXplorer San Pedro

Take a moment to read the chart below to see other activities.

Other Activities In Belize
Name Type Phone Location
Anda de Wata Tours Watersports Operator (501) 666-7374 1.5 mi. South of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker
Calico Jack's Zip Lining Adventure Sports Provider (501) 832-2478 9.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central San Ignacio Belize
Contour Ocean Ventures Watersports Operator (501) 653-8515 1.6 mi. South of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker
Jaguar Bowling Lanes Bowling Center (501) 601-4434 0.3 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize
Jungle Horseback Adventure Horseback Riding Site (501) 832-2020 2.9 mi. North of Central Belmopan Belize
KiteXplorer Windsurfing Operator (501) 635-4967 1.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker
KiteXplorer San Pedro Windsurfing Operator (501) 635-4967 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Mountain Equestrian Trails Horseback Riding Site (501) 669-1124 8.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central San Ignacio Belize
Sail Sports Watersports Operator (501) 226-4488 San Pedro, Northeastern part of Belize Ambergris Caye
San Pedro Fitness Club and Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors -- San Pedro, Northeastern part of Belize Ambergris Caye
Scenic Hummingbird Highway Scenic Trail -- 1.3 mi. South West of Central Belmopan Belize
Siripohn's Thai Massage Massage Therapist (501) 600-0375 0.6 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize
Tree of Life Massage Therapist (501) 624-4508 0.5 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize

No matter what kind of activities you enjoy, Belize has something special to offer all types of active travelers vacationing in the region.

 

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