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Places to visit in Belize

You don’t need to be partially amphibious to enjoy Belize, but it helps. Our specialists — who have made it their mission to explore this compact country by land, sea, and snorkel — will tell you that some of the best places to visit in Belize lie underwater: the vast reefs of unspoiled corals and marine creatures surrounding the cayes and atolls, and the gaping Blue Hole dive site. Back on dry land, Belize’s attractions are another story. Buried in the rainforests of the Cayo and Orange Walk Districts are pyramidal Maya ruins, some well-known (Caracol), others barely disturbed. Here you’ll also find ecolodges offering immersive wildlife experiences. Alternatively, you can meet remote Maya communities in the Toledo District. And for immersion of a different kind, go spelunking in the network of caves riddling the lowlands.

Book a vacation to experience one of Central America's more popular destinations. Enjoy excellent scuba diving in Belize and the surrounding barrier reef, along with crumbling Mayan ruins hidden deep in the jungle at Tikal and the Cayo District.

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Popular places to visit in Belize

Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Belize, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travelers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.

Map of places to visit in Belize

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