Belize Nature Destinations

Belize has fabulous natural areas, and these destinations will get you close to them. Staying on Tobacco Caye will allow you to truly unplug during your holiday as you enjoy an off-grid experience; rediscover the pleasures of nature and conversing with people in real time. Meanwhile, the Turneffe Islands will provide you with easy access to coral reefs, picture-perfect cayes, and luxurious accommodations. Snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking are very popular activities wherever you choose to go.

Ambergris Caye Belize
Ambergris Caye

Caribbean Islands

In north Ambergris Caye, visit Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve to see sinkholes and rare, endemic birds in an area that you can only reach in a boat. To the south, there’s the famous Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley, where you can snorkel with sharks and manta rays.

For a more intense underwater experience, head to the Turneffe Atolls for the chance to see brain coral and have a ton of visibility. Divers come here to swim along vertical expanses of healthy, colorful coral reef.

Hopkins Belize
Hopkins

Caribbean Coast

You can explore places like Mayflower Bocawina National Park, where you can hike down waterfall-studded paths. Near Hopkins, you have the chance to see some of the rarest animals in Belize, including the jaguars of the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Besides hiking, this area has tracts of forest where you can go on exciting zip line rides.

Some of the best accommodations here are right on the water. When you're done exploring, experience the beachfront in a full-service resort or a homey cabin.