Belize - Activities
Plummet into the depths of the Blue Hole: The startlingly vivid blue sinkhole measures 300m across and over 120m deep and is considered one of the best dive sites in the world.
Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Hol Chan Marine Reserve. A highlight is swimming with nurse sharks and stingrays in Shark Ray Alley.
Windsurf or sail off the cayes. The water is so clear beneath, it may be possible to spot fish, stingrays and even dolphins. The best wind conditions usually occur from February to June.
Sea kayak at Glover's Reef Atoll: the remote, 260-sq-km lagoon contains beautiful, pristine reefs.
Go birdspotting at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary: The park is most notable for its jaribu stork population and is also home to howler monkeys, crocodiles, coatimundis, turtles and iguanas.
Wildlife Boat Crusies
Join a manatee-watching boat trip.These gentle aquatic mammals are an endangered species, typically growing to about 3m long.
Cool off in St Herman's Blue Hole National Park: The turquoise waters of the Blue Hole, a 7.6m- deep collapsed sinkhole, are a popular swimming spot. The park is home to an abundance of birds, animals, flora and St Herman's Cave, an ancient Mayan cave.
Go caving: Belize's interior hides thousands of caves. The most accessible is Rio Frio Cave in the Mountain Pine Ridge area. Others that are easy to visit include Che Chem Ha Cave in Cayo district, and Blue Creek Cave in Toledo.
Canoe along the Macal River in Cayo district: Among the endangered species found here are Morolet's crocodiles, tapirs and jaguars.
Catch fish: Belize's barrier reef is home to grouper, snapper, jack and barracuda, while the deeper waters conceal sailfish, marlin, bonito and pompano. Possible river catches include the enormous jewfish, snook, tarpon and cubera.
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