Charming beaches, incredible snorkeling, lush jungle adventures, breathtaking waterfalls, cultural immersion experiences are all and more things that make Southern Belize your perfect vacation destination. Southern Belize is where you will have the best time of your life. If your still not sure what to do when visiting Southern Belize, here are the top 10 things to do:
1.Hike the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
Enjoy the best hiking of your life at Belize’s Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary with more than 128,000 acres of lush jungle, this gem is also home to various wildlife such as parrots, black howler monkeys, toucans and much more. They are various hike traits within it with some leading to refreshing waterfalls such as the unique Tiger Fern Double Waterfall, plane wrecks, and even to some of the highest mountains in the country. The sanctuary is also home for the world’s only Jaguar Preserve.
2. Swim the Mayan King Waterfalls.
The Mayan King waterfall swimming is a great way to enjoy a refreshing day in the middle of the jungle. Here you get to plunge yourself in refreshing waters, stand under the rushing waters of the fall, take amazing photographs of this gem, or just use the natural rock sides as a seat to relax and enjoy this one of a kind view.
3. Eat some Tutti-Frutti Gelato
If you’re vacationing in the Placencia Peninsula of Southern Belize, it is a must to eat the ‘Best Gelato in the World’ from the Tutti-Frutti Ice Cream Shop. Located in the heart of Placencia Village, Tutti Frutti serves up an abundance of flavors from rare Provence lavender to simple chocolate to bracing mint and all kinds of fruit flavors, giving every scoop a unique and delicious taste. After you’ve had it once you can never stop eating Tutti Frutti gelato again.
4. Immerse yourself in Garifuna Culture of Hopkins Village
When vacationing in Hopkins Village located in Southern Belize you don’t only get to enjoy beautiful beaches, refreshing island getaways, or jungle adventures but also cultural experiences. Hopkins Village is known to be one of the best Garifuna communities in Belize for sharing their traditions, music, and dances with visitors. This amazing, interactive, and informative tour is mostly done only in Southern Belize. Here you will have the opportunity to dress in the beautiful and amazing Garifuna traditional clothing throughout the experience. Where you will learn the legacy, traditions, taste authentic culinary of the Garifuna culture, and of course, listen and dance to some of their top dances such as the HunguHungu, Chumba, Punta and Wanaragua.
5. Waterfall Rappelling
Located in the Stann Creek District of Belize, Mayflower Bocawina National Park is over a 7,100-acre home to lush jungles, breathtaking waterfalls, and wildlife animals. Start with a hike through the jungle to reach the top of Bocawina Falls, while spotting wild animals like monkeys, colorful birds, and even large cats. Then gear up with a rope and harness as a guide helps you safely rappel down the tropical waterfall on a thrilling descent. Cool off with a refreshing swim in the natural pool below at the end of the adventure.
6. Horseback Riding
Exploring Belize’s rainforest via horseback riding is a top tour to do when vacationing in Belize. It is a fun way to spot wildlife, explore Belize’s pristine rainforest, and even swim in some refreshing river water.
7. Snorkel and relax at Silk Cayes
This beautiful and charming island is located just 45 minutes outside Placencia village and is a must destination to snorkel and relax when vacationing there. This Picture perfect island is surrounded by miles of turquoise waters and resting given Belize’s Great Barrier Reef.
8. Zip Lining
Southern Belize is known to be home to the highest and best ziplines in the entire country. Flying at the same height as the birds while viewing Belize’s mountain hills. Ziplining is another way to surround yourself with nature while being that adrenaline rush moment you need during your vacation.
9. Monkey River Tour
This experience begins where the famous Monkey River meets the Ocean. As you tour on a boat you pass the wooden homes owned by the locals at the Monkey River Village. While on the river bank be on the lookout for giant Iguanas, toucans, manatees, crocodiles, and other species that make Belize their home. Thereafter, you get off the boat at a specific location and begin your hike through the jungle looking for the Howler Monkeys (And yes! you get to see them). This monkey river tour is only done in Southern Belize.
10. River Tubing
If you’re vacationing in Belize and you want to cool off while being surround by pristine rainforest, then the river tubing is your adventure. During this adventure, you will cool off in the refreshing waters of the South Stann Creek River while listening to the sounds of the jungle! For almost 2 miles, you will enjoy the thrills of rushing over small (Class 2) rapids and the relaxation of the slower parts of the river via expedition-style tubes. You will be able to see hard-to-spot birds, endangered Scarlet Macaws, iguanas, and other jungle wildlife that call the riverbanks home while you sit back and enjoy the ride.
As the Premiere Tour Company in Belize, Untame Belize Tours & Transfers is dedicated to creating unbelizeable and excellent experiences while showcasing the beauty of Belize. Untame Belize can make any of these activities become a reality, so we recommend to contact us today for more information about Belize.