Ecotourism in Belize

One of the best places in Latin America to practice ecotourism is the Cayos district in Belize. Here is a really important offer of activities and if you like the idea of combining vacations with nature and physical activity then you should consider touring the Cayo district in this Central American country.


Well, today it is common to find travelers who travel both countries on the same tour and if you want to know the best landscapes it is best to start with the Cayo district and its network of forests, rivers and caves, in Belize, to end in the ruins of Tikal, in neighboring Guatemala.

Ruins of Tikali
 
The best way to follow this route is to rent a car. Renting a car here is not expensive but if your budget is still limited you can take the bus tour. Once you are in Belize City, you rent a car at the same airport or get on a bus or shuttle to Belmopan, west of the country's capital. As a fun stop you can stop for a while at the Belize Zoo, but once you leave it behind you don't stop walking to Belmopan.

Belize Rent a Car
 
Belmopan is not a major tourist attraction in itself but the Jaguar Paw resort or the Jaguar Footprint is nearby, a fabulous site that offers many ecotourism activities in the area. From Belmopan you continue driving or take another bus heading west, to San Ignacio, the center of the Cayos district. Here you visit the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich or take the excursion on foot to the Caracol ruins. And besides, you can walk or go kayaking on the Macal and Mopan rivers, hang on ropes and go horseback riding in the jungle.


Jaguar Paw Cave Tubbing 

From here you can cross to Guatemala and visit the ruins of Tikal and visit Flores or Santa Elena, and once back to Belize you can still continue to practice ecotourism, what you have left in the inkwell, or visit the islands near The capital that are a paradise.

Flores Santa Elena