Where are you going?
Or, let us surprise youSpin the Globe ®

7x7 Guide to Belize: Northern Region

List View
Map View
AFAR sent Ambassador Kirsten Alana on a trip of a lifetime to experience what it truly means to "Discover How To Be” across all 7 regions in Belize. Discover the Northern Region.
Save Place
AirBoat Crocodile Expedition, at night on the Lamanai River, Lamanai Outpost, Belize.
Save Place
Cave tubing is one of the most popular adventure activities in Belize. Like so many things in the country, it is another chance to learn more about Maya culture. In Maya mythology, caves were the entrances to the underworld, known as Xibalba. A...
Save Place
The Northern Jacana, the elusive Sungrebe and the Yellow-Headed Parrot are all easily found within the boundaries of the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary’s 16,400 acres. It is a birding destination, and considered to be a globally significant...
Save Place
Orange Walk District, Belize
It’s not uncommon for visitors to Belize to bypass Orange Walk on the New River, in favor of exploring nearby Maya ruins such as Lamanai. Once a logging town controlled by the British and then a settlement for Maya descendants, it’s now settled to...
Save Place
Corozal, Belize
The northern-most city in Belize, Corozal Town is essentially built over and around the Maya site of Santa Rita. Across Corozal-Chetumal Bay is another Maya site, the archaeological reserve of Cerros. Plan a full day to visit both sites and in...
Save Place
It's a novel idea -- building a lodge atop an unexcavated Maya ruin to deter illegal activity. In northwest Belize, a dozen upscale thatch-roof cabanas rest inside a peaceful Maya plaza. Though decried by some archaeologists when it was built, the...
Save Place
Belize
It's hard to beat Tikal when visiting various Maya ruins but this complex of temples was one of my favorites. Perhaps the 2 hour boat ride just getting there peaks one's imagination but even stepping foot on the dock I felt I had gone back to...