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Belize boasts the Western Hemisphere’s longest continuous barrier reef, approximately 185 miles of coral formations with a large variety of marine life. The pristine Southern Barrier Reef offers several different snorkeling sites for beginners and experienced snorkelers.

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Destination & Adventures

Discover The Undersea World of Huatulco

In almost every Bay of Huatulco you will find coral and an abundance of fish and you’ll be able to explore interesting rock formations and some small caverns as well, all in relatively shallow water. This makes for a wide variety of ideal snorkeling and skin diving sites. Many of the sites you can only safely get to by boat, there are several though, that you can reach by land and enjoy simply going in off the beach. 

The attraction here in Huatulco are the seven out nine existing species of sea turtles, the amount of various species of rays (Eagle Rays are very common here, for example) and the occasional presence of “big fish” and mammals like Nurse Sharks, White Tips, Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Bottlenose Dolphins, Pacific Spotted Dolphins, Spinners and Commerson Dolphins, Orcas, Humpback Whales and Pilot Whales. thousands, going south in December and January and back north around March.

Organo

It looks like they threw in a whole bunch of bigger and smaller rocks in the ocean to make long slope, reaching from the surface down to where the rocks meet the sand. It’s a snorkel site full of nooks and crannies which attract a huge amount of marine life, especially, it seems, nudibranchs. You can get to the beach by land, it´s easier to get to by boat.

Morros Maguey

This is an ideal site to explore in between and around a group of big rocks scattered on the seabed. A place full of Pufferfish, Butterflyfish, Angelfish, nudibranchs, mollusks and occasionally turtles resting under the overhangs of rock or coral. In the pieces of coral you may encounter sea horses, they seem to have settled down in the area. In the sand it’s not uncommon to find Stingrays, sometimes big ones. You could swim to this site from the beach, but we normally go there by boat.

Jardines

This huge coral plate lies between the island and the beach of Cacaluta covering approximately 300m/1000ft with depths of 2m/7ft to 12m/40ft. Very intriguing are strings of gas bubbles escaping from between the rocks and corals on the bottom which possibly attract the turtles and Nurse Sharks that can be found regularly resting in gaps in the coral. It’s one of the more colorful places with an enormous amount of small fish and perfect for snorkeling and skin diving.

La India

Another one of those little protected bays with a lovely beach. Perfect for snorkeling due to some interesting coral formations and plates. A little bit further out there is more coral in a very well protected corner for a really relaxed and shallow dive. In general we find lots of octopus and moray eels here as well as turtles and big stingrays on the sandy part of the bottom.

Jicaral

Everywhere along the sides of this beautiful little bay you’ll find interesting diving and also snorkeling. It has a rocky/sandy bottom with coral scattered over the rocky parts. Because of its distance from Santa Cruz, the beach is nice and quiet and often we’re the only people there. The aquatic life seems to enjoy this tranquility as well, you can regularly find turtles and enormous stingrays resting in between the rocks.

La Fiesta

This bay furthest out to the west makes for a long boat ride. It’s worth every minute of it though, one of the biggest coral plates of the area awaits you with vibrant colors and an abundance of marine life. Perfect for hours of snorkeling. Towards the island of San Augustin it gets a little bit deeper with some impressive rock formations and bigger fish like Parrotfish, Red Snappers, Mexican Hogfish and various groupers.

Magueyito

This dive site is the one furthest out to the east and therefore closest the the mouth of the Copalita River. This means it is relatively quiet and undisturbed, so you tend to see a lot of fish and other marine life in the area. In the rainy season the river will cause the visibility to go down, the best time to snorkel this area would be from October to June.

La Montosa

This island, formed by volcanic rock, offers a fantasy landscape full of life in every nook & cranny, cavern, cave and crevice. On the inside of the island you’ll find coral and lots of fish in the shallow part, which is excellent for snorkeling. The outside has big rocks and interesting rock formations with a good chance of encountering some big fish. You could snorkel out from the beach.

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Huatulco Snorkel Highlights

  • Organo
  • Morros Maguey 
  • Jardines
  • La India
  • Jicaral
  • La Fiesta

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  • Magueyito
  • La Montosa 
  • Arrocito
  • Campanario
  • La Entrega
  • Chelo

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Arrocito

This island, formed by volcanic rock, offers a fantasy landscape full of life in every nook & cranny, cavern, cave and crevice. On the inside of the island you’ll find coral and lots of fish in the shallow part, which is excellent for snorkeling. The outside has big rocks and interesting rock formations with a good chance of encountering some big fish..

Campanario

Only a short boat ride from Santa Cruz, this is a shallow site with much to discover. It has a sandy bottom filled with smaller and bigger rocks and pieces of coral scattered around the area. You can find a wealth of smaller marine life on the rocks and in the countless nooks and crannies, amongst others, octopi, nudibranchs and other snails, polyps, sea urchins, starfish, small lobsters and crabs, moray eels, Snake Eels and more.

La Entrega

Here you find big coral plates at an average depth of 3m/10ft and a maximum depth of 8m/25ft, separated from boat traffic by buoys especially for snorkeling. Filled with marine life and very colorful, it’s an ideal site for beginners, night dives, training dives or for those who simply like to do a shallow and relaxed dive. Don’t be surprised when during the dive you get “encircled” by a school of thousands of sardines, an amazing experience! There is also an interesting small cavern you can snorkel into on the North side. The site can be reached by land.

Chelo

Here you’ll find a beautiful combination of rocks and corals where a cautious observer will discover an impressive amount of small, camouflaged species like sea snails, sponges, star fish, sea urchins, octopus, Christmas Tree Worms, and sometimes even sea horses. In the wintertime this site is the habitat of lots and lots of rays of varies species like the Whiptail Stingray, Yellow Stingray, Butterfly Ray, Electric Ray, Torpedo Ray and Eagle Ray.

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Activities & Adventures

Exploring Your Adventure Destination

Your vacation in Belize is sure to consist of plenty of fun and excitement, but how about adding a touch of adventure as well? For those who can’t shake that adrenaline bug, consider booking an exciting couples’ excursion, such as zip-lining through the jungle or setting sail on an intimate catamaran cruise, to make the most out of your adventure destination.

Sun and Sand

Beach, Swimming & Sunbathing

Beaches

Belize is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. From beachcombing to swimming and sunbathing, Belize’s beaches will not disappoint.

 

Swimming

Belize is known for her incredible white sand beaches and beautiful water. Head to the beach and taking a day to relax will be one of the many activities in Belize that you will enjoy.

Sunbathing

Belize’s beaches are spectacular spots and there are no shortages of world class beaches to experience. Belize, a great place to work on your tan.

Romance

Weddings, Honeymoons & More 

Weddings

Celebrate your romance with a destination wedding in Belize. Belize’s beaches are spectacular spots. Romantic weddings on a sugar white sand beaches, rich sunsets and one of the most beautiful areas in the world are the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding.

Bachelor/ette

Your bachelorette/bachelor party can be the most fun you’ve had in years! With a bit of planning  beforehand, Belize’s beaches are the perfect spot to plan such an adventure.

Honeymoon

Your honeymoon is sure to consist of plenty of romance, and Belize’s beaches are spectacular spots for the honeymoon destination. From quiet privacy to all out partying, Belize’s beaches are the perfect spot and has something for every honeymooner.

Renewal of Vows

A rededication to your marriage is an exciting thing – you can do it as often as you like. With vow renewals (or reaffirmations) you have the opportunity to have the ceremony you’ve always wanted.

On the Sea

SUP, Sea Kayak & Sailing

SUP

Paddle through the mangrove jungle during the Caribbean
sunrise to start your day and see a variety of birds and other wildlife while experiencing the joy of gliding across the turquoise water.

Sea Kayaking

Observe the natural beauty of Belize’s’ endless blue seascapes, enjoy paddling, relax and feel the sun. Paddle into a mangrove labyrinth and appreciate the beauty of the natural surroundings and wildlife.

Sailing

Sea breezes and the most beautiful beaches in the world. Belize is the perfect exotic location for sailing and learning to sail. Bask in the sun and enjoy the unbelievable sunsets.

In the Sea

Snorkel & Scuba Diving

Snorkel

Belize’s warm waters and coral reefs are home to the best snorkeling in the Caribbean, with many fantastic destinations that are easily accessible and exceptionally beautiful. Small coral formations and sea fans paint the sea floor.

Scuba

The best diving in the Caribbean is available right here in Belize. The coral reefs offer you the chance of meeting the most colorful variety of sea creatures and exploring a whole new side of Belize through our marine life.

Fishing the Sea

Deep Sea, Shore & Lake

Fishing

Belize’s warm fishing waters all along this stretch of the Caribbean provide the perfect environment for every kind of fishing there is. Whatever your type of fishing, there is a spot on the Caribbean with your name on it.

Deep Sea

Big attraction for anglers heading to Belize is unquestionably saltwater fishing. Thanks to her fantastic deep waters surrounding the coastlines, sport fishing for highly sought after big game species is incredibly popular.

Shore

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Family

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Golf by the Sea

Golfing Experiences

Golfing

There are 3 golf clubs in Belize. Caye Chapel Golf Resort is both the most popular as well as the best golf club of Belize. Golf at Caye Chapel is championship golf at its finest with awesome views of the Caribbean Sea. It’s a par-72 course

On Land

Horses, Hiking, Biking, ATV

On Horseback

Horseback riding is a different way to explore Belize’s magnificent oceanside splendor. Experience the fresh air and freedom, along with the unforgettable sunsets.

Hiking & Biking

Mountain bike and hiking tours led by local guides—a great choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ride and hike along scenic trails through forested areas, river beds and jungles.

Off Road

From rugged mountain terrain and hidden treasures, create the perfect setting for an off-road  adventure. Drive your own ATV through landscapes full of surprises and new adventures.

Lifestyle

Live the Lifestyle

Living

Looking for Lifestyle Options? When considering Belize as a place to live or retire, the knowledge we share will help you to create a plan, and we’ll connect you with useful lifestyle services and property choices.

Retire

Many consider Belize for their retirement home. With recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and a modern infrastructure, stable electrical grid and high-speed internet.

Lifestyle

Variety of lifestyles, from resorts, condos and other full-time housing—it’s a perfect place for those seeking an “always on vacation” lifestyle. Belize has everything you need and more; affordability, healthcare, safety, culture and cuisine.

Real Estate

Finding the Right Investment

Real Estate

Real estate investment opportunities exist in Belize for anyone interesting in renting, buying and owning a property. Many available properties are beach front and ocean view.

Beach Houses

With villas, apartments, and residential units in the vicinity of stunning ocean, pristine beaches and picturesque lagoons, Belize is an exciting option for you to consider.

Culture

Experience the Culture

Culture

The culture in Belize is like nothing else in the Caribbean. Rich history with centuries of stories and cultures harmoniously intertwined into one people – Belize is an unforgettable and unique destination in the world.

Culture

Belizean culture with its African and English roots, has shaped our traditions. Experience our exquisite cuisine, timeless culture and highly skilled artisans.

 

Cuisine

Enjoy the Food & Drink 

Food & Drink

Belize, well known for her varieties of regional and national food and drink. From street food to exquisite culinary delights, paired with regional beer, rum and other exotic drinks with long histories and international reputations.

Rum

One of the most popular and iconic locally-made alcoholic drinks in Belize is rum. Belizean rum is something that every visitor is encouraged to try. We recommend Belize’s unique blends that are perfectly aged in the finest barrels available.

Beer

Belikin is brewed by Belize Brewing Company and is considered to be the beer of Belize. Pack it into your beach cooler along with your other drinks to have something cold and refreshing to sip on out in the sunshine.

Where to Stay

Find the Right Resort

Resort

Belize’s resorts are perennial favorites among globetrotters. With a variety of beach options, rich heritage, and fantastic food, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that’s got more to offer within such easy reach of most travelers.

Resort

With her gorgeous beaches and upscale resorts, Belize is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for relaxing fun in the sun. Soak in the sunshine, go for a rum tasting, spa treatment or fill your day with outdoor adventures.

Resort

If you’re looking for warmth, relaxation, and an amazing experience, look no further than Belize. The resort area has something for every taste, from luxury high-rise hotels to condominiums..

Special Trips, Tours & Events:  Belize

Taste of the Carribbean 

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Activities

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