Ah, Belize, land of the ancient Mayans… full of rich history and mystery. With only 320,000 people tucked into a landscape the size of Nova Scotia, there’s plenty of room to roam, explore, seek and discover. Over 500 species of birds fly in the Belize sky and Belize is home to plenty of natural wonders that you should see before they disappear forever. You’ll fall in love with Belize… naturally!

Astrum Helicopter Tours: Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Belize!

Boom and chime music: Discover Belize music – marimba, punta rock, soul and reggae!

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary: Learn about jaguars at the World’s Only Jaguar Preserve!

Drums and Doll-making: Attend Garifuna culture and language workshops at the Garifuna Museum!

Excavate a Mayan city: Participate in archaeology digs through the Maya Research Program!

Fire Up the beach barbeques: Kick off a game of beach volleyball and beach blanket bingo!

Gambling: Win big. Princess Casino offers a touch of Vegas in Belize – blackjack, roulette & poker!

Hummingbird Highway: Take a road trip along one of the most scenic roads in Central America!

Internship Opportunities: Assist in the care and maintenance of rare and endangered species!

Jade Carvings and Death Masks: Get a cultural fix & glimpse of Belize history at the Belize Museum!

Kiting competitions: Celebrate lively carnivals, horse and sailboat racing, parades and more!

Live the Dream: Deep in the tropical forests, high in the mountains, on the beaches, in the sea!

Marine Biology: Attend lectures and field trips to learn about Belize’s marine eco-system!

Nocturnal Tours: Explore the night-time wild and wooly wonders at the Tropical Education Center!

Ocelots, Harpy Eagles, Spectacled Owls: Adopt a furry or feathered friend at the Belize Zoo!

Parrots: Enjoy the best birding in the world. Sight Toucans, Scarlet Macaws and Wild Parrots!

Quench your thirst: Sip a tall, cool rum punch or ice cold Belikin beer – on the beach, on your deck!

Reef: Discover the reef – with flippers, glass bottom boat or sea kayak!

Scuba and Snorkel: Discover sea horses, shame-faced crabs, stoplight parrotfish & more!

Toledo Cacao Festival: Annual chocoholic celebration – well worth the price of admission!

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Dive Belize’s famous Barrier Reef!

Valleys: Explore Belize’s peaks and valleys, reefs, rainforests, mangroves and savannahs!

Whale Sharks: Swim with the whale sharks during their annual migration! Don’t forget the dolphins!

X-Stream Cave Tubing: Duck into an underground adventure!

Yachting: Set sail to Placencia, the Sailing Capital of Belize!

Zorbing: Enjoy a jungle tumble rolling downhill inside a large inflatable Ball!

For a list of 27 things you probably didn’t know about Belize, click here.

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