Spectacular Sites In Belize to Add to Your Bucket List

Caye Caulker, off Belize's barrier reef.
Caye Caulker, off Belize's barrier reef. Photo by Michiel Ton on Unsplash

Belize is filled with beauty and wonder. Among Mayan temples and natural phenomena, you’ll find plenty of spectacles to add to your bucket list. Here are five that we have put on ours.


Caracol is an impressive Mayan archaeological site and was once thought to be the most important political center of America. It contains stunning pyramids, temples, tombs, and a spectacular view of the forest.

Belize Barrier Reef

The Belize Barrier Reef is the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, as well as the most impressive. It is believed that only 10% of all species have been discovered. If you plan on a scuba diving adventure, Belize Barrier Reef is an unmissable experience.

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the end of 400km of protected land. The park is filled with waterfalls, colorful birds, and boasts one of the largest jagua sanctuaries in the world.


Toledo is one of the lesser-visited parts of Belize. It is home to 500 species of birds and is mostly uninhabited rainforests and rivers. There are lots of activities you can do here, including kayaking or tubing the local rivers.

Great Blue Hole

The Great Blue Hole is one for the bucket list if you have a love of diving. The spectacular natural phenomenon is filled with tropical fish, coral formations, and a whole bunch of sharks.