Whether you are traveling to Belize with your family, your spouse, some friends, or by yourself, you will no doubt need to find a way to get around the country once you touch down at the airport. For most travelers, rental cars are the answer.
Having a car during your time in Belize will give you the freedom to see just about everything that the nation has to offer. The country is filled with off the beaten path attractions that you simply would not be able to visit without the convenience of an automobile.
For instance, animal lovers can take their rental car out to the Belize Zoo – about 30 miles West of Belize City. There, they will be able to take in the sights and sounds of over 125 different Belizean animals, including black howler monkeys, king vultures, tree frogs, and ocelots.
Sites like the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and the Community Baboon Sanctuary offer travelers an up-close look at Belizean animals in the natural habitat. To get there, all you need to do is hop in your car and drive.
Your rental car will also allow you to learn more about the history and culture of Belize. By driving it out to ancient sites such as Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, or Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, you will be able to discover everything you need to know about how the Maya people lived and worshipped.
The places you can go in your rental car are truly endless. If you are feeling adventurous, you can take a drive on Hummingbird Highway to the picturesque Garifuna town of Dangriga. While there, you can grab some delicious native food and say hello to the friendly locals.
If you travel a little further South, you can visit Hopkins Village. There, you can get a taste of the relaxed life enjoyed by the locals, go paddleboarding, or simply relax by the beach.
Of course, if you happen to be in Belize during the month of June, you should certainly take your rental car for a drive to Placencia. During that time, you will be able to enjoy all of the festivities of Lobsterfest – an annual tradition in the town. The event is home to more than 50 booths, lots of carnival games, and as much food as you can handle.
No matter where you want to visit during your time in Belize, Tour Belize Auto Rental can provide you with the car to get you there. To learn more about their available cars or to make a booking, all you need to do is visit their website – www.tourbelizeautorental.com.
Indulge your dark side, your bittersweet side and your milk chocolate side at the Belize Chocolate Festival. If you love food, history and fun, you don’t want to miss this three-day party.
Did you know that Belize is famous for its cacao? Most people think of coconuts, hot sauce, spices and rum when they think of Belize’s best-known agricultural products. Belize has been making quality, handcrafted chocolate products ever since the ancient Maya tended their first cacao crops here.
Explore a Proud Heritage
Belize-grown cacao has long been prized by chocolate aficionados all over the world. Chocolate makers from Belize have won international awards for their artisanal chocolate made from locally-grown cacao.
Much of the cacao that these chocolate makers use comes from Belize’s rural Toledo District. In 2007, farmers in the district decided that it was time to celebrate their work growing the world’s best cacao beans.
Since then, the Belize Chocolate Festival has been a favorite attraction every year. This year, it will be held from Sunday, May 24 through Monday, May 26 in Punta Gorda.
Get a Taste of History
During the Chocolate Festival, nonstop music, live acts, cooking demonstrations and a huge street market all pay tribute to chocolate’s important role in Belize’s heritage.
Sample unique, delicious Maya chocolate tea, a wonderful combination of hot spices and melted chocolate. Try traditional Mexican-style hot chocolate, meats cooked in chocolate and more. Local breweries show off their best chocolate stouts. Indulge in chocolate wine, chocolate soap and chocolate used in an amazing array of products.
Top off your visit by touring the cacao plantations that produce all this chocolate abundance. During the festival, the owners open up their farms for fascinating agricultural tours. Learn about the cacao plant and watch demonstrations of ancient Maya chocolate-making. The Toledo District is a rural area that gets little tourist traffic. This is the perfect time to discover its quiet, unspoiled beauty.
Where and When
What: The Belize Chocolate Festival.
When: May 24 through May 26, 2019.
Where: Punta Gorda, Toledo District, Belize.
Take a Sweet Ride to the Belize Chocolate Festival
The best way to visit the Chocolate Festival, the cacao plantations and all the rest of Belize is with a sweet rental car from Tour Belize Auto Rental. Step out in one of our roomy, air-conditioned vehicles to make the most of your Belize vacation.
In addition to the regular residents here, the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center is regularly visited by local exotic birds and the residents’ wild relatives who live in the nearby jungle. It’s an extraordinary place that’s only 29 miles from Belize City. It’s also the first outdoor sanctuary in Belize that is totally handicap-accessible.
Meet the animals and learn the remarkable story about how they arrived at the zoo. For the most immersive experience, ask for the Director’s VIP Tour, where you can meet the animals personally. There’s Lucky Boy, the jaguar, who was brought here as an emaciated orphan and is now a thriving international ambassador for the zoo.
You’ll also meet Runt the Keel-Billed Toucan, Sparks the baby tapir, Junior Buddy the jaguar and Indy the mountain tapir. Visit the scarlet macaw haven, where rescuers are discovering ways to save this endangered birds.
It’s an unforgettable experience for any animal lover.
Visiting by Car
The Belize Zoo is an easy, 29-mile drive from Belize City along the George Price Highway. This pleasant, paved highway offers many miles of quaint villages, local shops and scenic views. You’ll arrive relaxed and ready to immerse yourself in a unique wildlife experience.
The Belize Zoo is open daily from 8:30AM to 5:00PM. It’s accessible to all visitors and great for all ages.
Ride With the Best
If you want to enjoy the Belize Zoo from the comfort and convenience of your own vehicle, make the right choice by contacting Tour Belize Auto Rental. You can rent a roomy, air-conditioned and comfortable vehicle that will take you anywhere you want to go.
We offer the latest models and free pickup and dropoff at the airports, water taxi stops, bus station and several hotels. Get your Belize vacation rolling with Tour Belize Auto Rental.
For three action-packed days, NATS attracts residents and visitors curious to see what’s on this year’s menu of exhibits and activities. Planners never disappoint and agriculture rules when this homage to economy and food security takes place. If previous years are any example of how to entertain and delight, you’re in for a treat.
This year’s theme is “Innovations in Technology: Driving a Climate Resilient and Competitive Agriculture and Food Sector.” While those words are lofty, fair happenings are far from it: show up at the National Agriculture Show Grounds in Belmopan early (it opens at 8 a.m.) so you have enough time see everything: arts and crafts, the petting zoo, mechanical rides, musical performances, motocross show and canoe race.
These side shows and activities are fun for all ages, but the star of the show is Belize’s agricultural heritage and commercial success. Show up at the intersection of the Hummingbird and Western Highway and prepare to do a deep dive into the main reason this show is held: showcasing agro-processed foods, plants, crops and advances that are associated with the nation’s agricultural future.
Stick around for cooking demonstrations, the rodeo, livestock judging and the naming of Belize’s Farmer of the Year in three categories (Senior; junior; Lady Farmer), plus the crowing of Miss Agriculture. It’s fun. It’s educational. And if it doesn’t make you sit up and take notice of Belize’s place on the world’s agricultural scene, you need to revisit those amazing exhibits a second time!
Organizers want to make sure this is a family-friendly event, so they’ve divided up the show into zones so you enjoy this experience “your way”: All of zone 1 and the kid’s zone are alcohol free, so if imbibing in some of the hemisphere’s best rums is part of your objective, there’s a glass or two waiting for you in Zone 2.
Wonder how you’ll get to this event? Hire a car from Tour Belize Auto Rental. Keep it long enough to see other sites in Belmopan before you turn the keys back in. Tour Belize Auto Rental won’t mind if the car smells a bit like tasty food when you return your ride. After all, you’ll need lots of strength to see everything, so stopping at as many food stalls as possible to indulge your appetite is expected!
The Belize barrier reef is the second-largest barrier reef in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Within the crystal blue waters of the reef is the Blue Hole, a natural ocean hole that has fascinated explorers for decades. First navigated by undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, the Blue Hole is a breathtaking adventure for experienced scuba divers.
2. Descend into the Black Hole Drop at Caves Branch Jungle Lodge
This outing is as nerve-wracking and suspenseful as its name implies. The drop is located at one of Belize’s many caves, the Actun Loch Tunich located in the Maya Mountains. The adventure begins with a day-long hike to the cave followed by a rappelling descent 500 feet into the Black Hole. You then land on the cavern floor and climb back up.
3. Explore the ATM Cave
If you need more cave in your life, you’ll get your fill and more at the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (ATM Cave), known among cave enthusiasts as “the most sacred cave in the world.” The hike to the cave entrance takes you through the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve and across several streams. The ATM was one of many caves used as a ceremonial site by the ancient Maya, and you’ll see bones, stoneware and other Maya artifacts all over.
4. Hike the Ruins
The Maya left behind many important cities and settlements in Belize. Archaeologists have found countless numbers of important artifacts in the temples, homes and pyramids built by this amazingly advanced civilization. Climb the pyramids, hike the surrounding area and learn all about this fascinating culture. The top Maya ruins to visit are Cahal Pech, Xunantunich, Altun Ha, Caracol, and Lamanai.
5. Jungle Zip-Lining and Waterfall Swim at Maya King in Southern Belize
Yes, zip-lining is a popular sport, but only in Belize can you do it on an untouched jungle. The zip-lining tour at Maya King in southern Belize is an adventure that takes you deep into a primordial jungle. After you complete this tour, you can take a refreshing dip into the cascading waterfall inside the property.
Get Your Adventure On With Tour Belize Auto Rental
The best way to enjoy every wild adventure in Belize is to do it on your own time. Rent a vehicle from Tour Belize Auto Rental that lets you go everywhere, haul your gear and stay on your own schedule. Contact Tour Belize Auto Rental to get started.
Whether you will be in Belize City for a day, a week, or a month, there is no better way to get around town than in a car – more specifically, a rental car. With offices in the heart of Belize City, Tour Belize Auto Rental makes it easy to rent a car and tour the many sights and attractions of this beautiful city.
For example, if you are a history buff, you can choose to hop in your car and take a drive to the Museum of Belize. Originally built to be a prison, this building was transformed into a national museum in 2002. It is the perfect place to view ancient Maya artifacts and learn more about the history of Belize.
Of course, Belize also has a rich religious history. If you would like to learn more about it, there is no better place to go than The Cathedral Church of St. John the Baptist. Originally built between 1812 and 1820, this magnificent church was the first to be built in the colony of British Honduras – as Belize was called at the time.
To take that perfect vacation photograph, you only need to take your rental car to The Belize Sign Monument. With the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean Sea in the background, this colorful sign has become a must-see attraction on any tour of Belize City.
If you want to relax for a few hours, there are few better spots to do so than Old Belize. Situated just off of the Western Highway, this fabulous area features a 90-foot waterslide, a beach lagoon, a local history museum, and plenty of fantastic dining options. No trip to Belize City would be complete without spending some time here.
If you would like to get away from the city for a little while and spend some time exploring some beautiful Maya ruins, you can drive out to Altun Ha. This historic site is just a one hour drive from Belize City and is home to multiple stone altars and plenty of lush forestation.