Top things to do

Ruins in Old Northern Highway

Altun Ha

Altun Ha, the Maya ruins that have inspired Belikin beer labels and Belizean banknotes, stands 31 miles north of Belize City, off the Old Northern Hwy. While smaller and less imposing than some other Maya sites in t…
Nature Reserve in Crooked Tree

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Between November and April, migrating birds flock to the lagoons, rivers and swamps of the massive Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, which is managed by Belize Audubon. The best birdwatching is in April and May, when…
Museum in Community Baboon Sanctuary

CBS Museum & Visitor's Center

In a newly constructed building, CBS Museum & Visitor's Center has a number of good exhibits and displays on the black howler, other Belizean wildlife and the history of the sanctuary. Included with the admissio…
Wildlife Reserve in Community Baboon Sanctuary

Community Baboon Sanctuary

Since 1985, more than 200 landowners in seven villages northwest of Belize City have signed pledges to preserve the habitat of the black howler monkey, and today that land is referred to, somewhat confusingly, as th…
Food & Drink in Crooked Tree

Crooked Tree Cashew Festival

Crooked Tree is home to a great number of cashew trees and this festival celebrates the cashew harvest in a big way, with music, dancing and lots of cracking, shelling, roasting and stewing of cashews, as well as th…
Canoeing in Burrell Boom

La Ruta Maya

Burrell Boom comes to life every year in March, when this annual canoe race passes through. Contestants spend their third night on the banks of the river in town, making this an ideal location for observers to hunke…