Handpicked by a Belize Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Stay Close to Nature in Belize'.

Belize has magnificent natural areas, and these destinations will bring you to the best. Staying on islands or in coastal cities will provide you with easy access to coral reefs and islands of unparalleled beauty. Snorkeling, underwater diving, and kayaking in these places is quite popular.

The mainland destinations will allow you to explore rainforests, mountains, and various sea lanes. Take a boat and navigate a river in search of crocodiles, iguanas, and spider monkeys.



Hopkins Hopkins is a small and quiet town on the central Caribbean Coast. It has an extensive and beautiful beach strip, a large freshwater lagoon and a Garifuna population that is dedicated to the preservation of its traditions.   Hopkins has a little more than 1,000 residents. The main road of the town is quite extensive and is located along the coast. The road is ballast and bumpy,...


Turneffe Island

Turneffe Island  Located 30 miles (48 km) east of Belize City, there is a large group of mangroves and tropical atolls, where there is nothing more than a handful of private resorts and a small population of resident fishermen. The waters surrounding the Turneffe Islands are home to the largest coral reef atoll in all of Belize and were set aside as a protected marine reserve in 2012. &nb...


Cayo Tabaco

Cayo Tabaco   This island is a unique tropical experience. Cayo Tobacco Island is a place to carefree, relax and be surrounded by the beaches in the waters of Belize.   Tobacco Cay is a five-acre island located in the middle of the Belize reef barrier, and is part of the Cayo Aguas del Sur Marine Reserve thirty minutes from the banks of Dangriga. There you can only arrive in a b...


Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda Located 195 miles (315 km) from Belize City, Punta Gorda is an established coastal town on the southern tip of Belize. This serves as a gateway to the Cayos Sapodillas Marine Reserve, a group of atolls, shallow islands known for their colorful coral gardens and vibrant marine life. It is also a good base to visit the Río Blanco National Park and some of the accommodations in remote...


San Ignacio

San Ignacio San Ignacio, often referred to as Cayo, is a quiet town on the western slopes of the Mayan Mountains. Located along the Western Highway, San Ignacio is very popular among travelers, as it offers all the tourist comforts, while maintaining its authenticity. The town is near the Macal River and is surrounded by green hills, where adventure awaits. Considered as the adventure ca...



Belmopan Belize is a country on the east coast of Central America, where it borders Mexico and Guatemala. The country has a coast in the east with the Caribbean Sea. Belize covers a total area of about 22,800 square km and a population of 368,310. Belize has one of the lowest population densities in Central America, and a population growth rate of 1.87% per year. Here we present the five lar...

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