No matter how you try to describe the natural beauty of Belize, words just can’t do it justice. Belize is a true slice of paradise, a land where hummingbirds and monkeys far outnumber cars, fast food joints, and shopping malls.
Belize is located on the mainland of Central America, but it also has more than 100 offshore islands. People come from all over the world to snorkel, scuba dive, fish, sail, sea kayak, and windsurf on Belize‘s legendary reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second-largest barrier reef system in the world.
There’s plenty to enjoy on the mainland as well. Protected conservation areas and wildlife rehabilitation centers such as the Belize Zoo and the Community Baboon Sanctuary allow you to get up close and personal with some of the animals that are found in Belize‘s jungles and rainforests. And Belize has many gorgeous areas that are ideal for horseback riding, hiking, and bird watching.
And if that weren’t enough, Belize is also home to more ancient Maya sites than anywhere on the planet. Enormous cities like Caracol and Xunantunich were once home to more people than London and Rome. And few sights can compare to the colossal pyramids and temples of cities like Lamanai and Lubantuum. And Tikal, the world’s most famous ancient Maya site, is located just over the border in Guatemala.
Popular activities to enjoy on the mainland include swimming in crystal cold pool at the base of a waterfall, sailing through the jungle on a zip line, or exploring underground rivers with an inner tube (called cave tubing in Belize).
Davis Falls Inn and Untame Belize
One of the best places to stay in Belize is Davis Falls Inn. This charming guest house is owned and operated by a local family. Offering comfortable rooms in a gorgeous natural setting in the southeast of the country, Davis Falls Inn serves up delicious homecooked meals of authentic Belizean food.
And if you want to explore the surrounding countryside, one of the best ways is with an ATV tour with Untame Belize. It’s easy to operate an ATV, and it allows you to get deep into the wilderness where cars can’t go. Untame Belize is also the name to trust when it comes to transportation. Untame Belize offers a full range of private ground transfers and shuttle services to get you anywhere you want to go in the country.