Whether you’re visiting Belize for the Easter holiday, summer vacation, an autumn getaway, Christmastime, or during winter, having your own wheels is one of the best ways to explore Belize.

When you have your own car, here are just some of the amazing things you can see and do in Belize:

Attend the Agricultural Fair in Belmopan

Tens of thousands of people flock to Belize’s capital every year to attend the National Agriculture and Trade Show (NAST). The three-day festival is packed full of livestock displays, rodeos, games, live music, dancing, motocross races, and delicious food and drinks.

Attend Lobsterfest in Placencia

In June, the lobster fishing season opens in Belize, and the seaside community of Placencia celebrates with a three-day festival featuring all things lobster. Beside the innovative dishes, Lobsterfest also includes live music, games, and a huge beach party.

Visit the Belize Zoo

Less of a traditional zoo and more of an animal rescue center, the Belize Zoo is the home to over 100 indigenous species. Located on an expansive 29-acre site, the Belize Zoo rehabilitates local wildlife, including jaguars, monkeys, and toucans.

Check Out Ancient Maya Sites

Colossal cities like Xunantunich and elite residences at Cahal Pech were built by the Maya more than 1,000 years ago. Today, visitors can wander the enormous plazas, climb pyramids, and marvel at the intricate architecture built by the ancient Maya culture.

Visit Dangriga on Garifuna Settlement Day

Dangriga is the culture and music capital of Belize, and the best time to visit this lively, coastal city is on November 19, Garifuna Settlement Day. The Garifuna are a unique Afro-Caribbean people who have been recognized by the United Nations for their music, dance, drumming, and language.

Attend the Cashew Festival in Crooked Tree

The tiny village of Crooked Tree is located on an island in the middle of the vast Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, which just so happens to be one of the best places in the world to grow cashews. The annual Cashew Festival features a smorgasbord of cashew-themed dishes as well as more unusual items like cashew wine.

Tour Belize Auto Rental

Tour Belize Auto Rental has a full fleet of modern, well-equipped SUVs and cars that are ideal for exploring the highways and byways of Belize. Tour Belize Auto Rental has two locations, one in downtown Belize City and one at the international terminal of the Philip Goldson Airport.