Many people come to Belize for its beaches, islands, and ancient Maya temples. But what few people realize is that Belize is home to the tallest waterfalls in all of Central America. Ranging from majestic, 1,600-foot tall cascades to tiny jungle waterfalls, these natural attractions in Belize should be on every traveler's itinerary. If you're coming to southern Belize, here are five waterfalls you definitely shouldn't miss. Maya King Just a short drive from Placencia, the Maya King waterfall is ethereally beautiful. The
Placencia Belize Tours Placencia, in southern Belize, is one of the most popular destinations in the country. Home to golden sands, boutique cafes, and an idyllic Caribbean vibe, Placencia is a great place to visit for locals and international visitors alike. And while you're in Placencia, you can enjoy amazing day trips such as these: Zip Lining It feels dangerous and scary, but it's actually perfectly safe. Zip lining refers to sailing between platforms mounted high up in the jungle canopy along steel cables.
BZE Airport Car Rentals with Barefoot Rentals and Services All international flights into Belize land at the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Ladyville just outside of Belize City. If you're interested in exploring the country at your own pace, look no further than Barefoot Rentals and Services. Based in the beautiful Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize, Barefoot can deliver your car to anywhere in the country, including the international airport in Belize City. One of the best ways to enjoy a
If you close your eyes and imagine being castaway on a beautiful tropical island, chances are, you're picturing what the real Silk Cayes look like. Located on the outer region of the Belize Barrier Reef, the second-largest barrier reef in the world (after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia), the Silk Cayes are a group of three uninhabited islands (islands are called "cayes" in Belize). Together, they form the Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, a protected natural area that is one of
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important marine environments on the planet, the Belize Barrier reef is a natural wonder of the world. Divided into seven different marine reserves, the Belize Barrier Reef is a vast north-sound archipelago of islands (known locally as "cayes", pronounced "keys"), lagoons, and atolls. Why Visit the Belize Barrier Reef Coral is neither a rock or a plant but a unique marine creature that protects itself with a rock-like hard exterior similar to
The name of the site Xunantunich is pronounced in different ways, but the name means "Stone Woman" in the local Maya dialect. This strange and enigmatic ancient ruin was re-discovered more than a century ago during the colonial period of Belize. Many people have claimed to have seen a mysterious, ghostly figure of a woman that haunts the site, leading to it being dubbed "Stone Woman" in the local Maya tongue. Despite being one of the oldest, continuously excavated ancient Maya
Getting to Placencia The Philip Goldson International Airport is located in Ladyville, approximately nine miles north of Belize City. Often referred to as the "international airport" or the "Belize City" airport, the Philip Goldson airport is where all international flights into Belize land. Once on the ground, it's easy to get from Belize City to Placencia Peninsula as well as the Placencia Village located on the southern tip of the peninsula in southern Belize. As the crow flies, Belize City is approximately