The Best Things To Do in Belize: My Ultimate Bucket List

A Complete List of Things To Do in Belize: Big and Small!

Belize is known for so many things: the 2nd longest barrier reef in the world, the hundreds of cayes sprinkled up and down the coast, the Great Blue Hole, the green, dense jungle, the incredible wildlife…

I’ve been living on Ambergris Caye, Belize for over 16 years – and have visited all of the six districts (you can see the map here) and each time I tick off an adventure, two spring up in its place.

8 BIG Reasons why tiny Belize is SO incredibly special.

Belize is so diverse, and so packed with cultural experiences and adventures, that I feel like I’ve hardly scratched the surface.

Flying over the Blue Hole
There’s not two ways about it – Belize’s Great Blue Hole is amazing

And a one-week vacation or even a month-long stay in Belize is only going to make you want to explore more.

Feeding banana to green iguana
Calvin feeding a banana to a green iguana in his sanctuary in San Pedro town

Belize is a relatively tiny country!  About the size of NJ.  How long could this list be…how long could it get?  Answer:  LONG.  There is SO much to do in this incredible, diverse country, and as soon as I complete one thing, two or three new to-dos replace it.

I want you to PLEASE message me when you discover something amazing…something to add.

Here’s the ULTIMATE BELIZE BUCKET LIST broken down by area of the country.  If I have done it, you can click the link and read all about it.  If I haven’t well…I’ve got work to do.

I’ve BOLDED the ones that I’m just dying DYING to do next.

Things To Do on Ambergris Caye

If you’ve never been here, start with my complete guide to Ambergris Caye.

Swim area at Palapa Bar in October
A slow day in October but a gorgeous day to float at the Palapa Bar
Estels in October and the view!
The view from Estel’s Breakfast joint
Lawn at Victoria House
The view from my cabana at beautiful Victoria Hous
Tiny stone dock at Blackadore
The tiny stone dock at Blackadore Caye
The tiny cut into the Cantena Lagoon
The tiny cut to get into the Cantena Lagoon on North Ambergris Caye

Things to Do in Belize City and Belize District

School kids visiting young Fuego the tapir
School kids visiting young Fuego the tapir at the Belize Zoo
Harley Davidson Rally Belize
A Harley Davidson at Little Belize just outside of Belize City
Boat ride on the Crooked Tree Lagoon
Heading out in the morning for birding in Crooked Tree

Things to Do in Caye Caulker

If you’ve never been, check out my guide to Caye Caulker.

Pineapple House on North Caye Caulker
  • Spend the day sunning at the Lazy Lizard
  • Eat at BOTH of Caye Caulker’s Italian restaurants – the tiny homey Pasta Per Caso and Il Pelicano Cucino Italiano
  • Drink iced coffee and eat a delicious bag of fresh, fried mini donuts at Ice and Beans
  • Feed the hungry tarpon on the lagoon side dock
  • Party at Caye Caulker’s Lobster Festival (my favorite lobster fest in Belize)
  • Ride the Split to Split Water Taxi from the southside of the split to the north side
Lounging at the Split
Lounging at the Split at Caye Caulker

Things To Do in Cayo

You guessed it – I have a Guide to the Cayo District. Check it out.

Gaia Resort Waterfall Cayo
Waterfalls at Gaia Resort in the Cayo District

Things to Do in Orange Walk & Corozal: Northern Districts

Check out my guide to Northern Belize.

Things to Do In Southern Belize

For my guide on Southern Belize – Hopkins, Placencia and Punta Gorda – click here.

In and around Dangriga/Hopkins

Gentle's Cool Spot in Gales Point
The only bar & restaurant in Gales Point Manatee when I visited
Gorgeous mango in Hopkins
Mango perfection in Hopkins

Things to Do In Placencia

Stunning pool at Itzana Resort
The pool at Itzana Resort
View from the Point in Placencia Village
The View from the tip of the point in Placencia Village

Things to Do in Punta Gorda

So there you go – this list should be you started on Things To Do in Belize 🙂 Please please please – send me your list of things that you have done and activities that you are dying to do.

I want to grow this list! And…I want to check off each and every item.

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  1. Greg Maas on October 3rd, 2023 at 10:51 am

    Awesome Rebecca. That’s more than enough for another book!

  2. Rob Stark on October 3rd, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    Ixcacao in San Felipe (almost all the way to Punta Gorda) was great. Toured the farm, made chocolate, and had a great meal as well. Was one of the best things we did in Southern Belize.

    • San Pedro Scoop on October 4th, 2023 at 9:27 am

      It’s the one part of the country that I REALLY need to visit more…thanks for that. Sounds fantastic!

  3. Mark on October 4th, 2023 at 1:06 pm

    At the Nautical Inn, just outside of Placencia, years ago they played coconut bowling. It was certainly unique and hard to master.

    • San Pedro Scoop on October 6th, 2023 at 4:03 pm

      I’ve driven by that sign before…in seine bight right? And the Hair Hut. 🙂