Belize boasts of a multitude of activities for its tourists. And even if one has 48 hours, one can indeed explore Belize with a little planning and advanced booking. Once you have planned the trip, just look for Belize overwater bungalow for your stay. Enjoy staying in the beautifully designed rooms with all the modern amenities. Get ready to make the most out of your short trip to Belize. It could be learning about Mayan culture or hiking in the jungle or snorkeling in the Belize Barrier Reef. Belize people are very kind and welcoming, and almost everyone speaks English. So, it is easy to converse with everyone. Belize is the hub of Creole culture and history, and there is much to see and experience here. Belize indeed offers a unique experience for the tourists and travelers. Here are some ideas on how to spend 48 hours in Belize.
Start with the ride to the ferry port on the Caribbean side and a round trip on the ferry is highly recommended. Enjoy the 45-minute water taxi ride to the small Belizean island, Caye Caulker. The island is about one mile wide, and one can always rent out bicycles and explore the unbeaten paths. You can check out the channel of water that separates Caye Caulker, “The Split” which is a favorite hangout site for the locals and the tourists. Later, you can explore the south coast that boasts of the prettiest coastline dotted with charming towns and villages. It is a good idea to squeeze in time for a visit to the Museum of Belize that showcases objects of scientific, historical or artistic interest. One can enjoy browsing the permanent exhibits that are on display throughout the year.
Head towards the town to check out the cultural activities. Take the chocolate-making class to know more about the ancient Mayan culture. See how they used hands to ground cacao beans and make chocolate. Later, you can head towards Green Iguana Conservation Project and hold iguanas. This is a great way to learn about Belizean culture. You can drive the surrounding countryside and explore the charming Creole villages. Visit Burrell Boom which is famous for homemade fruit wine. Stop here to taste the blackberry flavor and look for the howler monkeys up in the trees.
You can start the evening time with a visit to the Image Factory, one of the country’s most innovative art gallery that showcases new exhibitions and works by Belizean artists. It is indeed a joy to see the inspiring work by the local artists. Save the first evening to enjoy absolutely breathtaking Caribbean sunsets with a fruity cocktail in your hand. Stand near the beach, just a few feet away from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean to enjoy the breathtaking views of the sea.
Check out Pupusas El Salvador for a great dinner and enjoy delicious pupusas, the traditional Salvadoran dish. Wash them down with freshly prepared melon juice and if you have a sweet tooth, look for several many dessert options. Relax and rest so that you can prepare for a full day of adventure the following day.
After having breakfast, stroll down the main street of the island and get ready for a number of activities to take part in. One can go sports fishing, rent kayaks, try stand-up paddle boarding, or opt for scuba diving and snorkeling. And if you are feeling lazy, you can just bask lazily in the sun. One of the best ways to see marine wildlife in the Belize Barrier Reef is snorkeling. Touching nurse sharks and stingrays in a safe environment is indeed very exciting. When hungry, drive towards Northern Belize where one can enjoy the best tacos in Belize. Later, you can visit the primary cathedral of the Belize, the Cathedral Church of St. John. This is the first church to be made by the colony of British Honduras.
In the afternoon, enjoy some day trip activities, and one of the most popular is a trip to Actun Tunichil Muknal, the most popular Mayan burial sites. However, one would need to swim, climb and hike for entering the caves. However, the physical challenge is worth the adventure that follows. One can float through the Mayan cave system. Later, you can take two-hour drive from the Guatemalan border to the sites of the Mayan empire, Tikal, Guatemala. You can climb the massive pyramids of most famous archeological sites.
Visit the Belize Zoo that is the first nature destination in Belize that focuses on wildlife conservation and environmental education. Belizean visitors get familiar with the different wildlife species of the country. The animals here have been orphaned and rescued or rehabilitated. When the day cools down, browse the local markets to check out souvenirs, artisan jewelry, and local handicrafts. Explore the local restaurants that offer Caribbean barbecue and fresh seafood. Enjoy great drinks at the island bars along the beach and dance to the music. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the intimate vibe.
You can spend the last might in the southern district of Toledo. This is the right place to experience the Mayan culture. Sign up for a village homestay at Mopan Maya villages made of thatched huts. Get to experience the everyday life with a Mayan family. Make tortillas with them and help them out with their chores.
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