Belize Vacation - 50+ Bucketlist Ideas

Caribbean bliss meets Mayan beauty and wildlife-filled jungle - what's not to love about a Belize vacation! It's tropical, colourful, and dominated by moments of stillness. Explore 50+ ideas for your Belize vacation bucketlist.

The Blue Hole Belize

Dive the Great Blue Hole

Night Scuba Dive

Hol Chan Marine Reserve Nighttime Scuba Dive

The Great Blue Hole, Airplane View, Belize

Great Blue Hole Scenic Flight by Private Plane

CacaoFarm, Belize

Visit to a Cacao Farm in the Toledo Region

Chaa Creek Lodge Helicopter

Scenic Helicopter Transfer to Chaa Creek

Catamaran moves through the teal waters of the Caribbean, Belize

Catamaran Charter in Hol Chan Marine Reserve

A Manatee in the Crytal River, Florida.

Manatee Spotting by Catamaran in Swallow Caye

Cruising the islands of Belize in style on the catamaran.

Multi-day Southern Belize Catamaran Cruise


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Best Places to Stay on a Belize Vacation

The best Belize accommodation is all about privacy and space, whether you're out on a private island or deep in the forest. Here is a small selection of what can be possible for your Belize vacation.

Turle Inn, Sofia_s Beach House

Turtle Inn

Blancaneaux Lodge, River

Blancaneaux Lodge

Cayo Espanto Private Island

Cayo Espanto

Chaa Creek Lodge

Chaa Creek Resort


Snorkel & Dive in Belize

Biodiversity reigns at the world's second largest reef chain. Every individual reef is different and the Belize coastline provides a wonderful variety of dives and snorkels. Here are just some you can try, beyond the blue Hole.

Whale Shark Diving, Belize

Whale Shark Diving in Placencia

School of Reef Fish - Hol Chan, Belize

Snorkeling at Caye Caulker

Divers and Coral, Belize

Belize Barrier Reef Scuba Diving

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Snorkeling at Mexico Rocks Next to Ambergris Caye

Sailboat anchored off a beautiful Island in Belize off the Belize barrier reef

Belize Barrier Reef Snorkeling in Placencia

Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Sharks

Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling Trip

Belize Itineraries

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Cayo Espanto Private Island

Best of Belize Experience


Two Weeks in Belize


Belize Vacations Can Include More Than The Coast

Explore the mainland and you fill find that Belize holds many treasures. Like ruins, waterfalls, caves, jaguars, birds, hikes and climbing adventures.

American jaguar female in the nature habitat, panthera onca, wild brasil, brasilian wildlife, pantanal, green jungle, big cats

Full Day Jaguar Jungle Hike in Elijio Panti National Park

Close-up view of a walking Jaguar (Panthera onca)

Cockscomb Refuge Wildlife Tour in Dangriga

A downward ramp attached to a landing is the starting point of a ziplining descent into a Costa Rican tropical rain forest

Bocawina National Park Zip-lining & Rappelling

Keel-billed toucan, Ramphastos sulfuratus, single bird on branch, Belize

Birding & Hiking Tour in San Ignacio

Jaguar in jungle at night snarling, Belize

Chiquibul Nocturnal Wildlife Hike


Escape the World and Relax on the Caribbean Coast

This is the classic Belize vacation, cruising along the Caribbean coastline and resting up on private islands. Go fishing, diving, fishing, snorkeling, sailing, and everything else as you wish. But most importantly, find time to getaway from everyday and fully relax.

Tarpon Fish, Belize

Boat Fishing Trip Around Ambergris Caye

Monkey River, Belize

Monkey River Experience in Placencia

Catamaran, Belize

Catamaran Trip to Goff's Caye

Magnificent frigatebird sitting on a branch on the Genovesa Island, Galapagos.

Birdwatching Cruise to Man-O-War Caye

Moored catamaran. Coastal Belize, Central America.

Multi-day Northern Belize Catamaran Cruise

Aerial view of the Coral Barrier Reef, Belize

Belize Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight


Adventures for Your Belize Vacation

Most visitors are surprised by how much adventure there is to find in Belize. This isn't just a country of coastal colours. It's a destination where you can create the adventure your way, often with a lot of indigenous wildlife.

Horseback Riding in Belize Rainforest

Horseback Riding in Placencia

A kayak and two paddles sit on the sand under a palm tree.

Canoeing & Kayaking in San Ignacio

Canoe Trip

Barton Creek Cave Experience

Mangrove Trees, Belize

Kayaking the Bluefield Range Mangroves

Big Rock Falls, Belize

Horseback Adventure to Big Rock Falls

Aerail view of cross country biking woman cyclist with mountain bike walking on tropical rainforest trail

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve Biking Adventure

Glover_s Reef Kayaks, Belize

Glover's Reef Sea Kayaking


Explore Mayan Culture

What is now Belize was formerly the land of the Mayas. Mayan culture lives on in a few isolated places. And the cultural history still stands proud. The tallest building in Belize was built by the Mayas 800 years ago. To this day there's nothing higher than Caracol. So much more awaits as you discover culture on a Belize vacation.

Caracol Archaeological Site

Caracol Archaeological Site Tour near San Ignacio

Entrance to Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave in Belize

Actun Tunichil Muknal Tour - San Ignacio

Mayan Ruin - Xunantunich in BelizeXunantunich Ancient Mayan Ruin in Belize

Xunantunich & Cahal Pech Discovery Tour

Mayan ruins

Xunantunich Mayan Temples Tour in San Ignacio

Mayan ruins in Tikal, Guatemala.

Belize to Tikal Day Trip

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins In Belize

Che Chem Ha Caves Spelunking Plus Xunantunich Tour