Belize’s animal and plant life are the stars of the country, thanks to the conservation of its forests and reefs. Getting to see the animals and to identify and understand the plant life is in large measure a matter of having a knowledgeable guide. Resorts, lodges, hotels and tour agencies throughout the country offer a range of tours, nature walks, birding trips, botanical trails and other activities for nature lovers.
Good guides will show you a surprising variety of creatures and plants, many of which you would never spot otherwise. Night forest walks can be especially (and literally) illuminating, as you use flashlights to check out kinkajous, crocodiles and other nocturnal creatures. Birds, of course, are everywhere, but again guides will spot and identify far more than you likely would alone.