Attractions

Top Choice Cultural Center in Big Falls & Around

Living Maya Experience

Two Kekchi families in Big Falls village have opened up their homes as a cultural experience for visitors and both are excellent. The Cal family demonstrates ancient Maya lifestyle from tortilla- and chocolate-makin…
Ruins in San Pedro Columbia

Lubaantun

The Maya ruins at Lubaantun, 1.3 miles northwest of San Pedro Columbia, are built on a natural hilltop and display a construction method unusual in the ancient Maya world of mortar-less, neatly cut, black-slate bloc…
National Park in Mayflower Bocawina National Park

Mayflower Bocawina National Park

This beautiful 11-sq-mile park of jungle, mountains, waterfalls, walking trails, swimming holes and small Maya sites lies about 16 miles southwest of Dangriga and 12 miles northwest of Hopkins. The walks here are at…
Gallery in Dangriga

Pen Cayetano Studio Gallery

Renowned throughout Belize for his art and music, Pen Cayetano's workshop and gallery displays Garifuna artifacts and crafts. It also has works of art and music by Pen, and the textile artwork of his wife, Ingrid, a…
Museum in Dangriga

Gulisi Garifuna Museum

This museum, operated by the National Garifuna Council (NGC), is a must for anyone interested in the vibrant Garifuna people. The museum is 2 miles out of town; ask any bus heading out of Dangriga to drop you here o…
Ruins in Big Falls & Around

Nim Li Punit

The Maya ruins of Nim Li Punit stand atop a natural hill half a mile north of the Southern Hwy, near the village of Indian Creek. The site is notable for the 26 stelae found in the southern Plaza of the Stelae. Four…
National Park in Around Punta Gorda

Temash-Sarstoon National Park

The tiny Garifuna fishing community of Barranco (pop 160), about an hour's drive from Punta Gorda, is the access point for Temash-Sarstoon National Park, a remote 64-sq-mile protected reserve of rainforest, wetlands…
National Park in San Antonio

Rio Blanco National Park

The 105-acre Rio Blanco National Park is a compact protected wildlife area that's home to a variety of flora and fauna. The highlight for visitors is definitely Rio Blanco Falls, a beautiful 20ft-high waterfall lead…
Nature Reserve in Around Punta Gorda

Aguacaliente Wildlife Sanctuary

About 13 miles northwest of Punta Gorda and 2 miles off the Southern Hwy, the village of Laguna is the starting point for the 8.6-sq-mile Aguacaliente Wildlife Sanctuary, an extensive wetland area. The lagoon, at th…
Ruins in San Antonio

Uxbenka

The Maya ruins of Uxbenka are close to the village of Santa Cruz on the road from San Antonio. The site is mostly undeveloped and the visible part is merely the center of a larger, yet-to-be-excavated city. Archaeol…