Belize is a top destination for adventure travelers who want to challenge themselves in a beautiful, unspoiled setting. Here are five great adventures you can only have in Belize.

1. Dive the Blue Hole of Belize 

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.

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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.