As Central America’s least densely populated country, Belize is a true wonderland of lush rainforests, beautiful mountain panoramas, and golden sand beaches that kiss the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea. And one of the best ways to explore this amazing country is with your own vehicle.

With your own rental vehicle, you can easily visit places like:

The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

Measuring more than 300 square miles in size, the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is one of the most interesting natural areas in the country. Instead of palm fronds and jungle, Mountain Pine Ridge is home to vast forests of pine trees and broadleaf trees, cool rivers, lively streams, and beautiful waterfalls, including the Thousand Foot Falls (actually 1,600 feet high), the tallest in Central America.

The Belize Zoo

Less a traditional zoo than a tropical educational center, the Belize Zoo is home to more than 100 indigenous species, all of which are rescued or abandoned animals. As the country’s first handicap accessible facility, the Belize Zoo helps educate visitors and locals alike about the diverse beauty and essential importance of preserving Belize’s natural heritage.

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

While there are no roads inside the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, having your own vehicle is the best way to enter this spectacular national park that measures more than 150 square miles in size. Home to the world’s first jaguar conservation program, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderland of fragrant orchids, mountain peaks, wetlands teeming with bird life, and hundreds of different animal species.

Xunantunich and Cahal Pech

Xunantunich is a colossal city built by the ancient Maya more than 2,000 years ago. In 2016, the largest royal Maya tomb ever discovered was unearthed in Xunantunich, and visitors can watch the ongoing project to piece together hieroglyphic tablets that tell of a mysterious Snake Dynasty that once ruled a vast kingdom.

Cahal Pech is a small cliffside residential area built by for elite nobles by the Maya.

Hopkins and Placencia

These two beachfront villages enjoy spectacular views of the Caribbean. They are also home to the Garifuna people, an Afro-Caribbean culture renowned for their music, drumming, dance, and iconic foods.

If you’d like to explore all of the hidden and beautiful attractions available in Belize, rent your vehicle from Tour Belize Auto Rental. With a complete line of modern vehicles, Tour Belize Auto Rentals has two convenient locations, one at the international terminal of the Philip Goldson airport and one in downtown Belize City.