Belize has become a popular tourist destination for many reasons: the fabulous weather, friendly people and the fantastic variety of activities on land and in the water - especially the scuba diving and snorkeling.
As a scuba diver, you are no doubt considering Belize because of the second longest barrier reef and bucket-list dive sites like Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Caye, Great Blue Hole, and Hol Chan Marine Reserve. The diving here is out of this world! We know you won't be disappointed.
But even the most avid diver needs surface time. So, what else is there to do in Belize? We've compiled a list for you!
12 Things To Do in Belize When Not Diving
Visit Maya ruins such as Xunantunich, Caracol, Altun Ha, Cahal Pech, and Lamanai. Tikal is just over the border in Guatemala and also accessible as a day trip.
Relax with a hot stone massage.
Whiz through the jungle canopy on a zip-line tour.
Take a guided fishing trip for the "big three" of tarpon, permit, and bonefish. If you prefer to reef fish, you are likely to catch snapper, grouper, barracuda, and more.
Kayak through the mangroves and along the reef.
Try the standup paddleboarding on the calm waters around the mangroves and cayes.
Go cave tubing on a jungle river with headlamp and helmet.
Take a helicopter or plane ride over the iconic Great Blue Hole.
Visit beach bars and go shopping in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye (La Isla Bonita). You can also try parasailing or sky diving while in San Pedro!
Buy gorgeous handmade arts and crafts from locals.
Drink tropical cocktails and Belikin beers on the beach.
Watch the sunset from a swimming pool (you have the perfect location at St. George's!)
Many of these recommended activities can be done here, or on one of the private guided tours we offer from St. George's Caye Resort. If you want more jungle time, we also have jungle-beach combo packages where you spend three or four nights on the mainland of Belize, then you come to our island paradise for the remainder of your trip. We are less than a mile from the reef for diving, diving, and more diving.