Tips & Tricks
Caye Caulker (off the Caribbean coast of Belize) — near Ambergris Caye is Caye Caulker, another popular beach spot off Belize’s mainland. Smaller than Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker is even more laid back than its larger neighbor, but it is blessed with the same dream-like, palm-studded beaches.
Bacalar Chico National Park & Marine Reserve (Ambergris Caye, Belize) — At the northern tip of Ambergris Caye, Bacalar Chico is part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage Site, declared in 1996. At the time of research, the park was only accessible by a 90-minute tour-boat ride from San Pedro or Sarteneja. […]
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (Stann Creek District, Placencia, south-central Belize) — this is Belize’s most famous, and one of its biggest, protected areas – the huge swath of tropical forest became the world’s first jaguar sanctuary in 1984. Today it’s home to an estimated 40 to 50 jaguars and a vast array of wildlife. Visits […]
Getting There: Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is located off the Southern Highway, approximately 20 miles south of Dangriga. The entrance is at Maya Center Village, where the Maya Center Women’s Group collects the entrance fees to the protected area. From here, the actual park is six miles down a dirt road. Visitors can drive, hike […]
Orchid Bay (Beach) (Corozal District, northern Belize) — Orchid Bay isn’t technically ocean beach. It’s on the huge, calm, sheltered Bay of Chetumal that Belize shares with Mexico, where their borders meet. Orchid Bay is an ambitious multi-use development across the bay from the town of Corozal, and the developers have widened and improved the […]
Diving: for visitors interested in diving (as well as other nautical activities), by far, the country’s cayes (pronounced “keys”), located off of Belize’s long Caribbean coastline can’t be beat. As much as 70% of foreigners visiting Belize are likely to visit at least one caye during their time in the country. The most popular cayes […]