Mainland Belize Guide
If you plan to linger on the mainland before making your way from the Belize airport to the remote cayes, you’ll find worthwhile diversions among this country’s inland jungles, ancient Mayan sites, and in bright spots where Belize’s culture and cuisine come alive with flavor & flair.
Look to this section of our Belize guide for recommended things to do in Belize that will bring you closer to the people, the history, and the wilderness, with expert advice to ensure the ease and safety of your travels on the Belizean mainland.
The Maya culture lives on in Belize at spectacular ruins scattered throughout the country. Modern Mayans welcome travelers to immerse in their ancient culture....MORE
Al shares his foggy morning visit to Cahal Pech, an ancient Maya site in Belize. The mist couldn't shutter this shutterbug at the "Place of the Ticks."...MORE
Belize Maya Sites
Some travel stories are best told through images: photographer Al Argueta shares some photos of archaeology and history from the Maya site of Caracol in Belize....MORE
A family in the rural Maya village of San Miguel in Toledo, Belize welcomes Megan to live like the locals have been doing for centuries with a home-cooked meal....MORE
History & Economics
History and economics buffs will delight in this account of recent Belize history; Bina highlights the moment in 1949 that catapulted the independence movement....MORE
Deeper and more mysterious than she'd imagined, Hokeb Ha Cave near Blue Creek in Belize invited Megan to hear the echoes of Belize's ancient Mayan history....MORE
- Archaeological Tours