Places to Go in Belize
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The regions of Belize offer amazingly diverse terrain to explore, including over 200 offshore cayes, rain forest jungle and lush farmland.
Off the coast of Belize, more than 200 cayes dot the Caribbean sea, most of which lie within the barrier reef. A handful are inhabited by small local fishing communities and the ambiance varies from chilling with the locals in ramshackle beach bars, to hanging out in boutique resorts.
With picturesque fishing villages, ancient Mayan sites, colonial towns steeped in history and more orange groves than beach bars, easy going Northern Belize is a great place to get off the beaten track and explore. With an area of around 3,000 square miles and a population of 80,000, the main activity here is farming and for miles the landscape is dominated with citrus groves, cattle ranges and sugarcane fields.
Cayo is the hub of adventure paradise, where the list of things to do and places to explore is endless. Hike or horse ride through the jungle, canoe down the Macal river, or float on an inner tube through the largest cave network in Central America. Explore a range of magnificent Mayan sites, hang with the locals at the weekly farmers’ market, or just luxuriate in one of a number of pristine jungle lodges.
With pristine rain forests, expansive orange groves, banana plantations and cacao farms, the terrain of Southern Belize makes it truly unique. Throw in spectacular beaches, world-class fishing, a rich Mayan heritage and a more Afro-Caribbean vibe, it becomes clear why the area has appeal to such a wide variety of travelers.