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A half-day tour costs around 100 BZD and includes transport, entrance fee, a guide, and drinks.
There are hundreds of small islands off the coast but the two most visited are Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. It’s popular with families on resort style holidays.
Divers and snorkelers can enjoy the reef within one of the many islands in the marine park or take a boat tour out to the area itself.
In 1996, the reef was designated as a World Heritage Site.
Head to nearby Shark Ray Alley for the chance to get up close and personal with sharks and rays. Much of Central America is a wildlife observer’s paradise, and this country is no exception. On more than 500 acres of jungle, you will find hiking trails, waterways, Howler Monkeys, a giant swimming pool with a waterfall, a Butterfly house, and crocodiles, among many other things to keep the whole family busy.
Birdwatchers will enjoy Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary with its world-class spotting opportunities, while those interested in big cats flock to the country’s most famous protected area Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary for its jaguars (you definitely want to hike around here. Visitors can camp overnight for 10 BZD per person, and tents are provided.
Caracol is the largest Mayan site and was once one of the most powerful cities in Mayan times.
It was one of my favorite activities in the country.
Although strenuous with all the hills, it is well worth the sighting of birds and butterflies, and the 7th-century temples and plazas offer some stunning views. Hol Chan is the most well-known marine reserve in the country.
The diving and snorkeling within the park is fantastic with beautiful caves, coral, and plenty of tropical fish.
Caye Caulker, on the other hand, is less touristy with a more relaxed atmosphere popular with backpackers.
One of the most popular attractions in Belize City is its zoo.