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Belize Zoo and Baboon Sanctuary Tour from Belize City
"An incredible array of Central America's wildlife can be found just a short scenic drive away from Belize City at the Belize Zoo. The zoo is home to an impressive array of large cats primates reptiles and birds giving you the opportunity to view Belize's prolific wildlife in one location. As an added bonus you'll see the famous sites of Belize City on the way!The Black Howler Monkey sanctuary was created in 1985 (in Belize black howlers are called ""baboons"" even though they have little in common with African Baboons) with funding from the World Wildlife Fund
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Belize Zoo Tour from San Ignacio
"You will be picked up from your hotel in San Ignacio and driven to the Belize Zoo for about an hour. Once you arrive you will be introduced to the person who is in charged of the zoo and receive a brief introduction about the place. You will tour the zoo for about 1 and a half  hours and look at the different animals. The guide will provide infor you will sit and have lunch before going back to San Ignacio. """"The Belize Zoo is located an hour away from San Igancio. You will be able to see all the different animals (Belize’s national animals: the Tapir and the Toucan) Birds Mammals Reptiles and Amphibians. After seeing all animals you can sit and have lunch before returning to San Ignacio."
From $75.00
 
Belize City Tour and Belize Zoo
"An incredible array of Central America's wildlife can be found just a short scenic drive away from Belize City at the Belize Zoo. The zoo is home to an impressive array of large cats primates reptiles and birds giving you the opportunity to view Belize's prolific wildlife in one location. As an added bonus you'll see the famous sites of Belize City on the way!Belize City is the commercial capital of the country and is home to about 75000 people. You'll view the Colonial Governor's Mansion the redbrick St. John's Cathedral
From $89.00

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Blue Hole

Actually an ocean sinkhole, it measures 1000 feet across and plunges 480 feet down.
The Blue hole is one of Belizes' natural wonders.
The Blue Hole is not easy to reach and it is a very bumpy boat ride out there and back.
Most people go out there to dive but you can also snorkel.

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kyoub
Feb 16, 2005

Mexico Rocks

MEXICO ROCKS SNORKELING
Mexico Rocks is located about seven miles north of San Pedro Town. The depth averages about 12 ft., and has huge coral boulders of all sorts.
There are diving and snorkeling tours to this area of the barrier reef.

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kyoub
Feb 16, 2005

Diving in Caye Caulker

I've only dove with one operator in Caye Caulker, Frenchies. It is the oldest locally owned dive shop, and has been around for twelve + years. Run by Abel (a local and instructor) and his wife.

I've also had friends dive/get certified at this dive center. Although it may not look like much, they are very good and very thorough. Alberto is a very patient instructor, knows the area like the back of his hand and is a quite a hoot. Abel is also very good but more reserved.

For tips on choosing a good dive shop to get certified with see my: How to choose a good dive shop tip from my Honduras page.

Good people, knowledgeable, thorough, safety conscious, fun... 5 Stars!

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epicult
Aug 08, 2003

Biggest Reef

Charles Darwin referred to the Belize Barrier Reef in 1842, in his study of the origin and evolution of coral reefs. Since then it has become renowned as the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. Nearly 260km long, it runs from the northern border of the country, where it is only about 1km offshore, south to the Sapodilla Cayes.

Since I didn't see any possibility of diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, I figured this would be the next best thing.

I did two dives when we were on Caye Caulker, and I did three dives including one night dive from Ambergris, and then did another two dives when we were on Placencia

Equipment You can rent all your equipment, but it is best to bring your own mask and snorkel so that you can be sure it fits. You should also take sun protection and water.

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Aug 20, 2007
 
 
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Scuba diving

Scuba diving in Belize is some of the best in the world. San Pedro on the Ambergris Caye is the main destination, but don't forget to check out Caye Caulker as well. The rooms and diving are cheaper here and less people.

Equipment I suggest you bring along your own personal gear, ie, mask, fins, regulator etc. Wet suits are not needed since the water temps are usually in the 80's.

Bug juice is a sometimes needed piece of gear as well, especially in the summer monthes.

As else where, the prices really drop in the summer monthes. Since the commercial fishing season is closed, the locals call it the "***ing season".

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Things to Do Near Belize

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Snorkel

The Coral gardens are one of the top snorkelling spots. their is intricate coral formations here along with abundant tropical fish and an occasional Moray eel. The area is an about 45 minute boat ride...
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Tips that refer to places other than Belize City

There are several unique and fascinating things to do in Belize. One of the most unique is the river cave tubing; if we ever return to Belize, this type of day trip is definitely on my list! If you...
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Xunantunich

Xunantunich was one of my favourite Mayan ruins in Belize. Unlike most of the other ruins I was able to investigate this large ruin on my own, so I could climb up and down the large pyramids and tombs...
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Caving

We used cavetubing.BZ for cave tubing from our cruise ship. We got the 1st tender off the ship as instructed and followed their instructions to find the guide. The owner's son, Vitalino Jr., was our...
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Split

The Split is a channel between the North and South Cayes ( the north caye is mostly uninhabited). Its the only real swimming/ snorkelling spot on the island and even here currents can be strong....
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Belize Zoo

If you get a chance to check out Belize Zoo outside of Belize City, be sure to leave your mark on the wall here. The cost is about 2.75 USD, 5.00 in Belize Dollars. The money goes to donations for the...
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Ambergris Caye (San Pedro), Caye Caulker

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