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7 Exiting Activities in Belize for Outdoor Freaks

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You could call Belize small. The country occupies only about 9000 square miles. But don't let the size deceive you, the country has quite a lot to offer. Belize makes a paradisiacal spot for sports like scuba diving, swimming, snorkeling, wildlife viewing, and local hiking. Marine lovers will marvel when they come face to face with the great blue hole. When it comes to having fun activities outside there amid nature, Belize will not disappoint you.

You might get overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of the paradise and its many outdoor recreations. That's why we've compiled the list of fun things you should try out first when you get there.

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Cave the World's Most Sacred Cave

Belize's Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave has been voted consistently by national geographic as the number one most sacred cave. This cave is not the only one in Belize, but it is the one that offers the best caving experience. A guided tour through the cave will involve you hiking your way past the jungle as well as some rivers. When you finally get to the ATM cave entrance, you'll have to swim into the cave itself. Once you leave the water, you can then proceed further into the cave through narrow crevices.

These narrow paths will lead you to the dry cathedral where you'll be greeted by the fantastic sight of ancient Maya posts and relics, beautiful cave formations and some sacrificial remains. This cave is awe-inspiring!

Visit the Great Blue Hole

Your vacation is not complete without you visiting the great blue hole. This attraction is one of Belize's bests, and people travel into the country to check it out. Dive into the water and discover some ancient stalactites and coral fringe. This place attracts lots of scuba divers, and you too can try to catch a glimpse of this extraordinary natural beauty.

Snorkel and Sail with Sharks and Rays

In Belize, you can snorkel and sail all you want. You'll find that lots of speedboats are willing to transport you to Shark Ray Alley and Hol Chan Marine Reserve, where you'll enjoy the experience more. Or you could get a proper sailboat and sail while munching snacks.

Explore Belize’s Cayes

Belize's amazing Cayes are one of the reasons people are so drawn to the country. Many travel there to the country's popular beach destinations like Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. However, if you're looking utterly enjoy yourself, you should try less popular Cayes like Glover’s Reef or Tobacco Caye. You could dedicate a week to explore any of these Cayes and enjoy an unforgettable experience. Make sure you spend at least a night under the stars, soaking in the sound of waves smashing the Barrier Reef. Then, wake the next morning and spend the day fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, and paddle boarding.

Go Wildlife Spotting in the Belize Zoo

Belize is very rich when it comes to wildlife and if you're going to explore the country, you might as well check out the Belize zoo. Visiting the zoo is the easiest way to spot Belizean wildlife. Also known as the ‘best little zoo in the world’, the Belize zoo harbors rescued animals that are native to Belize the zoo specializes in on wildlife protection and rehabilitation and conservation education.

Visit Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

If you love nature, the mountain pine ridge forest reserve will easy win your heart over and probably be your favorite. Locally know as pine ridge, this reserve has a stunning landscape of rolling pine Forrest extending over the smooth, granite Belize hillsides in Cayo. This reserve is home to many attractions which are no doubt ideal for adventure lovers. It has lots of hiking trails, many swimming spots, caves, waterfalls and birds.

Make your way to this reserve and explore it as much as you can. You'll find the experience very fulfilling.