Looking for something to do? Hummingbird Guest Lodge & Hostel is ideally located in an area packed with activities and attractions. Below are just a few. For more, try travelbelize.org.
Nearby Places of Interest
A wide range of tours are available in the area, guided by some of Belize’s foremost tour guides. These include private tours offering birding, caving, repelling, river excursions, medicinal and interpretive trails, overnight remote camping, and miles of trail systems for hiking. If you send us an email in advance telling us what you would like to do, that will help ensure we can get things set up for you by the time you get here.
Blue Hole National Park This is a clear, sapphire pool surrounded by sheer rock walls, hardwood trees and tangled vines, emerging from a collapsed karst sinkhole 25 feet deep. It is part of a spectacular cave system with miles of huge caverns that are adorned with crystalline formations, and there are several cave tours offered. Nature trails run through the park, where many Mayan relics have been found.
Five Blues Lake National Park The park is a 10-acre natural wonder of earth and water surrounded by over 4000 acres of limestone hills and tropical forests. Trails crisscross the park, leading to the many caves and sinkholes. You can swim the lake and dive the deeper areas, or take a tour of the park with one of the knowledgeable local guides.
Scenic Beaches A favorite beach area is found at the quaint little town of Hopkins, about 45 minutes from Hummingbird Guest Lodge & Hostel.
Other Places of Interest in Belize
Barrier Reef Renowned oceanographer Jacques Cousteau is said to have described Belize as “one of the four must-dive locations on this blue planet.” Lessons and tours are offered for snorkeling and scuba diving at any level of experience.
Jaguar Reserve Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary embraces 100,000 acres of tropical forest that rises from 300 feet above sea level to approximately 3,675 feet at the summit of Victoria Peak, the second highest peak in Belize. It was originally established in 1984 as the world’s first jaguar reserve. All five of Belize’s wildcats reside in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary: the jaguar, puma, margay, ocelot and jaguarundi.
San Ignacio This is a small town, but with lots going on. You will find beautiful rivers, markets, and people from all over the world who have come to Belize to follow their passions. You can use San Ignacio as a jumping-off point for several tours including caving, ruins, and horse-back riding.
Xunantunich Ruins This site-seeing venture makes a nice half-day outing. You will ride a ferry across the river to get to the ruins. The Mayan temple ruins are mysterious and majestic. Afterward, stop at the gift shop for a look at local arts and crafts.