Welcome to a land of unparalleled beauty and adventure! If you’re seeking an exhilarating yet culturally enriching vacation, you’ve come to the right place. Muy’Ono Resorts is thrilled to present the 2024 Belize Adventure Bucket List, featuring ten handpicked, must-do adventures that promise to elevate your Belize experience. From cave tubing to exploring Mayan ruins, get ready to embark on unforgettable Belize excursions and create lasting memories in this tropical paradise.
1. Bean to Bar
Indulge in a tasty bean to bar class, immersing yourself in the world of chocolate. This excursion provides a unique opportunity to understand and participate in the entire process of transforming high-quality organic cacao into chocolate. Witness the journey of cocoa beans from sprouting seeds to delectable creation, embracing the aromas, flavors, and techniques behind this treat while learning about Belize’s rich cacao history. You’ll even get to bring a chocolate bar home!
Pro Tip: You can participate in chocolate-making at any beach resort or jungle lodge.
2. Island Crawl
Hop aboard a floating bar and cruise from one stunning island to another along Belize’s breathtaking coast. Your bartender on board will serve up a signature cocktail to represent each island and teach you more about the history and culture of Belize’s cayes. The island crawl allows you to explore vibrant marine life, pristine beaches, and laid-back vibes each island destination offers. Bring cash if you’d like additional drinks from the island bars, and prepare for a day filled with sun, sea, and unforgettable memories.
3. Farm Tour
Immerse yourself in the heart of Belize’s agricultural heritage with a farm tour at Copal Tree Lodge. The luxury eco-lodge is within a 12,000-acre nature reserve containing a 3,000-acre sustainable farm. With extensive gardens, tropical fruit trees, and livestock, day-to-day food production is a hive of activity year-round. From organic produce to exotic fruits, discover the secrets of sustainable farming practices and indulge in fresh, farm-to-table goodness. You can explore the farm on your own or ask the front desk clerk about a guided tour.
Pro Tip: Explore Copal Tree Lodge’s extensive agritourism experiences, from coffee cupping to tortilla making.
4. Lobster & Conch Hunt
Savoring the tastes of Belize’s coastal delights is unbeatable, especially when a snorkeling adventure turns into a lobster or conch catch-and-cook thrill. Start by exploring the clear blue waters, searching for those prized lobsters or conchs. With expert guidance, try your hand at spearing one. Once your underwater hunt concludes, unwind on the sun-kissed shore while culinary magic transforms your catch into a mouthwatering meal. The fresh flavors will make your adventure truly memorable.
Pro Tip: The lobster season is open from June-February, while the conch season runs from October-June.
Experience the adrenaline rush of ziplining above the lush rainforest and the South Stann Creek River. Knowledgeable guides ensure safety and comfort with briefings and gear like harnesses, helmets, and gloves. Glide through the jungle canopy, soaring above the river canyon and mountains for breathtaking views previously only available to birds in flight. With 11 decks and 7 lines, spot rare tropical birds, iguanas, and other wildlife in their natural habitat.
Pro Tip: Cool off from ziplining with a river tubing tour for an entire day of jungle adventure!
6. ATV Tours
Get ready to spin up some mud on an excursion through Belize’s diverse jungle terrain. In the same location described above, skip the river tubing and explore the jungle through an exhilarating ATV tour. Traverse rugged landscapes, tropical forests, and scenic trails, feeling the thrill of off-road exploration while discovering hidden gems along the way. This off-the-beaten-path adventure allows you to explore Belize’s untamed beauty and local wildlife.
Pro Tip: The ATV excursion is available in tandem with ziplining at Copal Tree Lodge.
7. Cave Tubing
Journey to the ancient Maya underworld with a cave tubing adventure. This river float takes you through underground rivers as you explore mystical caves adorned with stunning geological formations. Discover the magical emergence of stalagmites and stalactites from the darkness while an expert guide teaches the rich history of these ancient caverns. With various caves catering to different skill levels, including the renowned ATM Cave, everyone can participate in Belize’s famous cave explorations.
Pro Tip: Bring a waterproof camera or case for your phone to capture unforgettable memories.
8. Mayan Ruins
Step back in time and visit the awe-inspiring Mayan ruins scattered across Belize. The country is home to some of the oldest Mayan ruins, including Xunantunich, Nim Li Punit, and Lamanai. Guided by a local expert, delve into the mysteries, architectural splendors, and cultural significance of these archaeological wonders that hold stories of a fascinating past. Immerse yourself in Maya history amidst breathtaking vistas and scenic hikes, forging connections to a rich and storied heritage.
Pro Tip: You can easily pair a Mayan ruins tour with other jungle activities for a full day of excursions.
9. Horseback Riding
Prepare for an unforgettable horseback ride through Belize’s picturesque landscapes. With well-trained horses and expert guides, even the most hesitant riders will exude confidence and grace, seamlessly guided through this serene adventure. Explore forests and countryside trails, forging a unique connection with nature and immersing yourself in the country’s beauty. Gain insights into native flora and fauna as your guide shares a wealth of knowledge, offering a comprehensive jungle experience beyond the saddle.
Pro Tip: Combine horseback riding with a tour of Xunantunich at Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge.
10. Immerse In Belize Culture
Dive into the colorful tapestry of Belizean culture, where local markets, traditional music, dance, and authentic cuisine await your discovery. Muy’Ono Resorts presents cultural immersion experiences to guide you through this vibrant mosaic. Embrace the warmth of the locals, learn about their traditions, and create lasting memories from genuine cultural experiences.Whether it’s hands-on local food classes or the rhythmic beats of Garifuna drumming lessons, Belize offers abundant immersive experiences to explore.
Experience More With Muy’Ono Resorts
Unlock endless adventure with Muy’Ono Resorts, the premier hub for your Belize vacation needs. As the largest collection of resorts in Belize, Muy’Ono Resorts is your gateway to an all-encompassing experience: resorts, tours, vacation packages, transportation, and beyond! Seamlessly plan your vacation and excursions with help from Muy’Ono Resorts’ expert travel planners, ensuring you maximize every moment of your getaway.
It’s time to turn your Belize adventure bucket list into reality. From adrenaline-pumping escapades to soul-enriching cultural experiences, Belize has it all. Check out the Where To Visit In Belize blog for insights into the range of activities offered across different destinations in Belize. Start planning your vacation and immerse yourself in the magic of this incredible destination. Your adventure of a lifetime awaits in Belize!