7 Family Friendly Top Activities To Do In Belize

As tiny as it may be, this country is so varied in terrain and activities that you can spend weeks here and never tire of all the top things to do in Belize!

If you like camping or glamping, I highly recommend you to try Macal River Camp Hotel, and if you want a more hotel-style stay go for Beaches and Dreams or Laru Beya Resort.

7 Activities To Do In Belize

1. Snorkeling – Belize is surrounded by the second largest barrier reef in the world. The best snorkeling is done by Ambergris Caye. Here you can head to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Shark Ray Alley! We took a great private tour with Unique Dive Adventures. Taking a private tour with kids makes such a difference. We snorkeled with nurse sharks, turtles and sting rays!

snorkeling and turtle spotting in belize

2. Diving – This is a biggy here. We stayed with the snorkeling because of our kids. But a lot of couples and families with kids 10 and older.

swimming with sting rays in belize

3. Kayaking – This is so great to do on the Caribbean sea. The waters are calm, warm and most hotels have kayaks available at hand.

kayaking in belize adventure

4. Biking – this is without a doubt the best way to get around the beach areas, especially the cayes which are smaller and so easy to ride around. Most hotels have bikes at their disposal.

biking tour ambergris caye in belize

5. Golf Carts – this is a must do in Ambergris Caye, one of the best places to stay in Belize. Why? Because the northern island is all mangroves and simply gorgeous, and the only way to get to see this natural wonder would be in a Golf Cart.

golf cart tour along the mangroves of ambergris caye in belize

6. Hiking and caving – When visiting the San Ignacio area – this is fantastic for Maya ruins, caves that are known as some of the best going all the way up to the Yucatan! And the hiking is simply amazing.

hiking trail belize rain forest

7. Wildlife viewing – Butterflies, monkeys, marine life. There is never a shortage of friendly creatures that you can have up close encounters with! And you can get this action simply sitting on your porch of your hotel.

morpho butterfly hands on kids in belize


Thanks to my brother for the great Kayaking picture. Here’s more of his amazing work:
Greg Kuperman Photography.

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Things To Do In Belize

Last Updated on February 21, 2024

6 thoughts on “7 Family Friendly Top Activities To Do In Belize

  1. I want to experience riding a kayak and i believe this is the place to be. I like diving but sometimes I’m a little freaked out seeing sea creatures.:D

    1. I’m not into diving at all. My husband discovered that he loves to do taht stuff on this trip. I’m ok with just some snorkeling, sea creatures are cute when you’re not swimming with them:)

  2. Great article, but I’d like to state for the record that north of the bridge on Ambergris Caye can definitely be explored on bicycles too by any moderately fit person. We do this all the time and a golf cart is not a requirement. Save money, get healthier, and see even more on two wheels instead of four!

    1. Thanks for the comment. We did a lot of biking, but with an 8 year old and 1 year old, who get tired fast, to see the whole island the cart rental was way more bearable and fun 🙂

  3. I’ve been living in Belize for almost 6 months now and I never seem to run out of fun things to do here!

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