#10 Cave Tubing
Even if you’re not a diver, it doesn’t mean you can’t explore the beautiful underwater caves of Belize. And honestly, even if you are a diver, there’s something to be said about a leisurely ride through the water-filled caves that sounds absolutely delightful.
Cave tubing is exactly what it sounds like. You sit on an inner tube and travel through miles and miles of underwater caves with nothing but your headlamp to light your way. You’ll see stalactites, waterfalls, and so much more from the comfort of your tube.
#11 Swim with Whale Sharks
If you’re an experienced diver or snorkeler and are interested in coming face-to-face with some gigantic sea creatures, Belize has exactly the opportunity you’re looking for. During the spring, whale sharks frequently visit the Gladden Split, a reef that’s about 30 miles east of Placencia. While you may be able to see whale sharks all over the world, Gladden Split is the only place where you’re allowed to dive with them. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Be advised though that it’s for experienced divers and snorkelers only.
Even if there are no whale sharks to be seen, you may still get to see dolphins and other sharks – including reef sharks, bull sharks, or hammerheads. Hey, you may even be lucky enough to see a pod of whales while you’re out there, too – you just never know.
#12 Climb Ca’ana
In Belize, not only can you see the sights, you can also climb some of them. If you’re a history nut, you’ll likely love all the ancient Mayan ruins. But if you can only visit one while you’re there, you might want to check out Ca-ana for one simple reason – you can climb to the top.
Caracol is the largest Mayan archaeological site in Belize, and the climb to the top of Ca-ana puts you 140 feet above it all. From the top, you can look down on a ball court, water reservoir, and several courtyards. You’ll never look at Mayan ruins the same way again after visiting this one. After all, there aren’t too many out there that let you climb to the top any more.