Activities in Belize

Belize offers plenty of outdoor activities for adventurous travelers

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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 sightseeing at your own pace, there are multiple different businesses that can help. To visit our complete guide to renting a bike or scooter, click here.

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.

There are 34 dive services and at least 67 different dive sites in the area. Those wanting to get more information about diving opportunities in this area, can do so here.

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.

Avid fishermen love this area, as suggested by the existence of 27 charter fishing services located in this area. For more in formation concerning deep sea fishing in this area, read this article.

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.

If you like to play golf you'll be pleased to discover there are several golf courses in this area. The courses are Roaring River Golf Course, Kanantik Belize Golf, and Caye Chapel Golf Course. You can click on the name of the course to read a detailed article concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more. For more information on golf courses throughout the Caribbean, go to this page.

Sailing and Boating

Reef Runner

The table below lists some details concerning local providers that can enable you to spend some time out on the open 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
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
Tanisha Tours (501) 226-2314 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
The Moorings (888) 350-3575 0.9 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize

If you'd like to learn about nearby marinas and charter operators click here.

Shopping

Pen Cayetano Studio 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 you're going to be traveling with some folks who enjoy shopping they might enjoy exploring some of the area's 44 retail stores. If you need details on shopping in Belize, you can do so by going to this page.

Sightseeing

Government House/House of Culture

Another great way to spend some of your time is to experience the area's sights and natural environment. Interesting sights include 24 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Travelers who enjoy spending time outdoors will typically have fun visiting the area's waterfalls, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. Those needing to find out more concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so by visiting this page.

Information about a firm that can help you have a great time sightseeing can be found in the table below.

Sightseeing Services In Belize
Name Type Phone Location
Adventure Life Travel and Tour Operators (800) 344-6118 Belize City, Central Belize Belize
BELIBelize R Us Travel and Tour Operators (501) 225-9158 Central Belize Belize
Belize Cruise Excursions Travel and Tour Operators (345) 946-6444 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 Jungle Dome Adventure Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 628-8544 0.0 mi. Northwest of Central Banana Bank Belize
Belize Jungle Trek Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 668-4889 1.0 mi. 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
Crystal Paradise Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 615-9361 2.2 mi. Southeast of Central San Ignacio Belize
Desmond Nature Tours Nature Tourism Service (501) 702-2833 3.0 mi. Northwest of Central Punta Gorda Belize
Ecologic Divers Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-4118 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Gettransfers Travel Service Travel and Tour Operators (501) 422-2485 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Corozal Belize
Hanna Stables Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 661-1536 2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Banque Viejo del Carmen Belize
Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Adventure Company & Jungle Lodge Excursions and Sightseeing Service (866) 357-2698 8.3 mi. Southeast of Central Belmopan 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
KaWiil Tours Belize Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 664-5446 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Ignacio Belize
Kayak Belize Kayaking Service (501) 615-9973 0.8 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize
Kulcha Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 661-8199 Hopkins, Central Belize Belize
Martha's Tour Services Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 804-3647 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Ignacio Belize
Maximum Adventure Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 623-4880 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Ignacio Belize
Maya Walk Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 824-3070 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Ignacio Belize
Mayan Heart World Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 676-2657 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Ignacio Belize
Monkey Business Travel Shoppe at Banana Beach Resort Excursions and Sightseeing Service (877) 288-1011 0.7 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
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
Roam Belize Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 670-7870 0.6 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize
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
Taste Belize Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 629-5030 0.6 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize
Tide Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 722-2129 Punta Gorda, Southern part of Belize Belize
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 Tours 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 are thinking about snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Belize. For more in formation concerning snorkeling opportunities, click here.

Spas

Healing Touch Day Spa

Relaxing in a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 17 different spas in this area. You can find out more about this topic can do so on this page.

Tennis

The Placencia Hotel and Residence

If you like to play tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. However, we're only aware of one property in the area where you can play tennis.

Other Activities

KiteXplorer San Pedro

Take a moment to read the following table for information about other activities. to learn more. for information concerning 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
Belize Jungle Masters Adventure Sports Provider (501) 660-5656 0.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central San Ignacio Belize
Belize Parasail Plus Watersports Operator (501) 671-3877 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Calico Jack's Zip Lining Adventure Sports Provider (501) 832-2478 9.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central San Ignacio Belize
Castaway Caye Watersports Watersports Operator (501) 671-3000 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Contour Ocean Ventures Watersports Operator (501) 615-8757 1.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Caye Caulker Caye Caulker
Jaguar Bowling Lanes Bowling Center (501) 601-4434 0.3 mi. South of Central Placencia 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
Paradise on the Caye Rentals Watersports Equipment Shop (918) 237-0114 4.1 mi. North of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
San Pedro Fitness Club and Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (501) 226-4820 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
Slickrock Adventures Adventure Sports Provider (800) 390-5715 33.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Long Caye Long Caye

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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