Things to do

As you would expect from a destination just a few hundred yards from the Belize Barrier Reef, the primary focus of activities on Ambergris Caye revolves around water sports. There are plenty of options for every enthusiast level and age. The most popular options involve scuba diving and snorkeling tours. However, you can also go parasailing, flyboarding, fishing, kiteboarding, and even skydiving (seasonal). All day “booze cruises” and sunset cruises are popular options as well.

The waters surrounding Ambergris Caye provide a bountiful playground for your upcoming vacation. And, to experience the Belize Barrier Reef from a completely different vantage point, you can even book a tour to see the world-famous Blue Hole by air. Flying over the Blue Hole is an entirely different rush from diving the depths of this massive aquatic sinkhole.

Other specialty activities on the island include painting classes, wine socials, a chocolate making class, seasonal farmers markets, and various holiday and cultural events and activities.

Many travelers choose to supplement days in the water with some mainland tours and activities. Belize’s mainland is full of amazing adventures that will indulge your senses with historical, cultural, and natural wonders. From the jungle canopy to the underworld cave systems, you will experience the many wonders of what makes the tiny country of Belize such a unique and diverse experience for everyone. All mainland tours can be done as full day trips from San Pedro with transportation by boat or plane to the mainland and private transportation to and from your desired tour.
Belize has one of the highest concentrations of Maya sites in Central America, and offers several well excavated sites to explore this unique and ancient culture. Tours with knowledgeable guides will help reconstruct the activities that took place at the various sites; each with a unique story to tell about its place and standing in the region. Maya site tours can often be combined with other mainland tours in order to maximize your day. Some of the most popular combinations include cave tubing, zip lining, or the Belize Zoo.