Handpicked by a Belize Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Things to do in Cayo Region of Belize'.



Xunantunich   Gazing out over the Mopan River Valley, stands Xunantunich, one of Belize’s most beautiful and mysterious ancient Maya Sites. The site’s modern name, pronounced zoo-nan-tun-ich, means ‘stone woman’. It references a local legend of a ghostly belle adorned in white, scaling the steps of El Castillo before disappearing into the stone face at the top.   El...


Monkey Bay National Park

Monkey Bay National Park  Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is an environmental education center that strives to educate the world on the possibility on sustainable living.   Located just across from the Monkey Bay National Park in Central Belize, Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is set on 1,070 acres of varied habitat that include tropical forest, savanna, and riverine. The Maya Mountains...

Belize Eco-Tours

Belize Eco-Tours    Eco Tours Belize are your choice for independent shore excursions and adventure vacations in Belize. They have been in operation since 1998, leading and guiding thousands of adventure tours throughout Belize.   Eco Tours Belize guides are all trained and licensed by the Belize Tourism Board and their operation h...

Cayo Adventure Tours

Cayo Adventure Tours  Cayo Adventure Tours is a local Belize Tour Operator and Destination Management Company, guided by Christian principles, and focused on providing excellent service. Our main office is located on Bella Vista Street, in San Ignacio, Cayo. Our management team is headed by owners Michael and Maria Simmons who were born and raised right here in good old San Ignacio and hav...

Yute Expeditions

Yute Expeditions No group is too small or big for them to handle. They have SUVs, mini vans, (28 seater) Toyota Coaster plus luggage trailer. Company fleet also has a 56 seater bus to accommodate larger groups.   Yute Expeditions Ltd. is a family owned and managed Transportation Company, catering to people traveling in Belize. They have been operating for twenty-two years in Belize, Guat...


Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave   Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave is also known as ATM cave and is located in the heart of the Tapir Mountain nature reserve. This 6,700-acre park is managed by the Audubon Society of Belize and is 45 minutes away by car from San Ignacio in Cayo District and within walking distance of Pook’s Hill Lodge. This is one of the most impressive caves in the Mayan world...



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...

Mayawalk Tours

Mayawalk Tours Mayawalk Tours are adventure seekers and have pioneered many adventure tours in the area. MayaWalk Tours was the first tour company to be granted permission to enter the famous Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (ATM Cave) under the company owner, Aaron Juan, who, along with his caving buddy Ian Smith, served as the first official tour guide to the site. Mayanwalk Tours lets you ...


Jaguar Paw Adventure

Jaguar Paw Adventure  Jaguar Paw Adventure Outpost is located in Frank Eddie Village in the Cayo District. A few years back, it was known as The Jaguar Paw Jungle Reserve. The area is also known as Cave Branch Archaeological Reserve. Now Jaguar Paw is a part of the Nohoch Che’en Cave Branch Archaeological Reserve.   Jaguar Paw was the first tourism stake holder in Belize to offer ...


El Secreto Hotel Ambergris Caye

Best Boutique Hotels in Belize El Secreto Hotel is a charming 5-star venue with 13 rooms to stay in. Operating in Ambergris Caye since 2012, this property features an Egyptian architecture and modern comforts. This venue provides a safety deposit box, a lift and a gift store and rooms include a comfortable decor. Belizean Melody Art Gallery is 15 km from the accommodation, while Hol Cha...


Blancaneaux Lodge

Best Luxury Hotels in Belize In the early 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola visited Belize, immediately fell in love with the location, and purchased the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge. For more than a decade the hideaway was used as a family retreat before Francis opened his tropical paradise to the public in 1993. Blancaneaux Lodge is a 20-room luxury hideaway where waterfalls tumble...

Victoria House Resort & Spa

Best Luxury Hotels in Belize Victoria House Resort & Spa is an Intimate & Luxurious resort in Belize. Spectacular, private, and located on a breathtaking Caribbean island, the award winning Victoria House beach resort features 42 rooms offering a variety of world-class accommodations. Whether you stay in a spacious pool villa, luxurious suite, well-appointed Stateroom, or...



Caracol   Caracol is an archaeological site managed by the University of Central Florida in Orlando. As the largest Maya site in Belize, this dig is one of the most important for modern thought on Maya civilization, culture, and history. Luckily, most of the larger ruins are open to the public.   Visitors to the site will see some of the largest ruins and temples in Belize and ...


Naia Resort and Spa

Best Luxury Hotels in Belize Nestled within a private 200-acre reserve on the Placencia Peninsula, Naia Resort and Spa is an intimate, natural playground where guests can enjoy an authentic Belize experience on land and at sea. Offering barefoot luxury, Naia extends along a mile of palm-studded beach and has 35 secluded Beach Houses - each offering breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. At...

Gaia River Lodge

Best Boutique Hotels in Belize   Aptly named for the Greek goddess who’s no less than the personification of the Earth itself, Gaia River Lodge immerses you in the Belizean rain forest, and gives you a front-row view of the majestic Five Sisters Waterfalls in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. This immersion comes at some cost, if quick and effortless travel is a priority — but it...

Trey's Barn & Grill

Best Restaurants in Belize You have to check out Trey's Barn and Grill! Thy offer a wide variety of food such as BBQ, Steaks, Burgers, Salads and much more. Even better, everything on the menu is homemade. They alo have amazing infused juices and awesome mojitos you won't want to miss out on. Trey's Barn and Grill offers tapas and wine on Fridays, as well as a fun appetizers menu a...


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...


Archaeology in Belize

Archaeology in Belize Belize has hundreds of Maya sites, ranging from small mounds to internationally acclaimed pyramids, from city complexes to sacrificial cave systems. The Maya sites have been in our history for many years and is one of the greatest attractions in Belize. While exploring you will learn a lot about the remains of the ancient Maya which include pottery, skeletons, stel...


Hiking and Camping

Hiking and camping  Hiking to Aguacaliente Southern Belize is criss crossed by trails connecting Maya villages, family farms (milpas), waterfalls and caves. The trails wind through second growth forest, past recently planted milpas and along the banks of tropical rivers. Monkeys will howl from high in the canopy, trogons will chatter 'krr-rr-rah-ah', and lizards will scurry through the de...

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