Belize

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Belize

Bermudian Landing Community Baboon Sanctuary

See (and certainly hear!) plenty of Black Howler monkeys and their eerie, air-raid siren roar as they frolic through the towering trees surrounding this Creole settlement on the banks of the Belize River.

The Interior, 501-220-2181, www.howlermonkeys.org
Tags: family | things to do | wildlife

Explore Belize City

A clocktower-topped courthouse, the Anglican cathedral where kings of the Mosquito Coast were crowned, and the Museum of Belize – once a colonial prison, now home to artifacts like Mayan pottery – demonstrate this city’s pirate-capital and British-outpost past.

Belize City, www.travelbelize.org/bc.html
Tags: family | art | things to do | culture | history

Jaguar Paw

Tubing on an underground river, horseback riding through the jungle, and zip-lining through the rainforest canopy are just three of the eco-adventures offered by this cozy 200-acre, 16-room lodge in Belize’s interior.

The Interior, 501-820-2023, www.jaguarpaw.com
Tags: family | moderate | things to do | outdoors | sports

Mayan temples

Explore enchanting Mayan temples like Caracol and Xuntanunich with tour operator Lamani (they also offer opportunities to spot tropical wildlife like feisty Morelet’s crocodiles by nighttime boat safari).

The Interior, Lamani, 888-733-7864, www.lamanai.com
Tags: things to do | outdoors | culture | history | wildlife

Saltwater fly fishing

Permit and bonefish can be found on Belize’s offshore. Combine that with tarpon and snook-filled rivers and you'll see why Belize is such a premier destination for serious fishermen. Angle for action with a tour operator like Belize Flats Fishing.

Belize Flats Fishing, 501-226-2799 (Oct 26-June 16), www.belizeflatsfishing.com
Tags: things to do | outdoors | fishing | sports

Scuba Diving

Belize’s 185-mile-long reef and surrounding atolls offer scores of mind-blowing dive sites, including the famous Blue Hole, a perfect, 480-foot-deep circle of cobalt-blue water. March through June swim alongside whale sharks, the world’s largest fish.

The Cayes, 501-226-2822, www.scubadivingbelize.com
Tags: smart splurge | things to do | wildlife | diving | coral reef

Tikal Temples

Belize is the main gateway for the Mayan temples of Tikal in neighboring Guatemala - they're so otherworldly that they were used as a location in Star Wars! Green Dragon runs tours.

Green Dragon Adventure Travel, 501-822-2124, www.greendragonbelize.com
Tags: family | things to do | culture | architecture | history

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