Belmopan - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

The top ten on trip advisor will get you off to a good start. Tikal, Tulum, Bachalar are some great destinations for long weekend get aways. Snorkeling the reef is just as good as diving the reef. - Feb 2019

There are an amazing number of different ways to experience all the natural beauty that Belize has to offer. Two years is the perfect amount of time to see it all! Really, it's too much to list here but there are great hikes, birding, jungle exploring, and swimming just a very short drive from Belmopan - and the rest is easily accessible on the weekends. It's a very small country but there is so much to do here. I love buying a pound of fresh tortillas for a dollar from little houses! - Jun 2015

Mayan ruins, diving, snorkeling, zip lining, cave tubing, visiting the iguana farm, visiting the Mennonite settlement (Spanish Lookout), resort hopping. - Jun 2015

Touring the Mayan ruins in Belize and nearby Guatemala. The ruins are spectacular, particularly Tikal (Guatemala), and Caracol (Belize). If you're a beach, boat or diving person, you're in paradise (or at least 60 miles from paradise). If you're looking for sophisticated dining or entertainment, you are SOL. Visiting nearby countries in Central America (except southern Mexico and northern Guatemala) is difficult. Capital cities of other nearby countries are distant by road (Guatemala City is 8-10 hours), and there are only a few weekly flights to San Salvador, with connections to elsewhere in Central America. - Jan 2011

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