Ecotourism adventures abound in Cayo, the largest district in Belize which is the gateway into Belize from Guatemala and also home to the capital city of Belmopan. An astonishing 880,000 acres of protected land in the form of nature reserves and national parks is an unsurpassed combination with Belize’s largest Maya sites and Central America’s largest cave system.
The lively towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena and the quiet border town of Benque Viejo del Carmen provide a glimpse into the lives of the friendly residents. A range of luxurious jungle lodges to local bed and breakfasts provide extensive options from which to base explorations. Adventures include horse back riding, canoeing, underground rivers, hiking, cave tubing, zip-lining, mountain biking and birding.
In March, the Ruta Maya River Challenge, a 4 day canoe race on the scenic Belize River, starts on the western border of Belize and ends at the Caribbean Sea.
Highlights Of Western Belize:
The Capital City of Belmopan
Thousand Foot Falls and Rio on Pools of the Mountain Pine Ridge
Mysterious Maya Temples at Caracol, Xunantunich and Cahal Pech
Breathtaking Caves of Actun Tunichil Muknal, Barton Creek, Chechem Ha and St Herman’s and Caves Branch
The Cenote at Blue Hole National Park
The Lively twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena
#13 Cork Street
Belize City, Belize