The towering temples of the Lamanai, La Milpa and Altun Ha Maya sites, diverse wetlands of the Crooked Tree Lagoon, and abundant Wildlife in the Rio Bravo Conservation Area provide many reasons to venture to northern Belize. 

The Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary is renowned as one of Belize's best birding destinations while Bermudian Landing is home to the Community Baboon Sanctuary - a program preserving habitat for an estimated 2,000 Mexican Black Howler. Venture a little farther north and you encounter the Lamanai, La Milpa and Altun Ha Maya sites, vast wetlands, and mature jungle in the massive Rio Bravo Conservation Area. Northern Belize is home to mamals, crocodiles, and countless bird species and a visit here is sure to reward you with up-close encounters with the local wildlife.


SabreWing Travel's Top Picks for Adventures and Activities in Northern Belize

Archaeology and Culture:

  • Climb the massive temples at the Lamanai Maya Site and explore one of Belize's most recently inhabited archaeological sites
  • Visit Altun Ha, one of Belize's most famous Maya sites
  • Discover La Milpa, Belize’s third largest Maya Site, hidden deep in the forest in the heart of the Rio Bravo Conservation Area
  • Visit the communities of Crooked Tree and Bermudian Landing to feel the rhythm of old Belize

Nature and Wildlife:

  • Go bird watching and take a picturesque boat ride on the Crooked Tree Lagoon
  • Journey to the Lamanai Maya Site via a boat ride on the New River
  • Take a night safari on the New River Lagoon and spot crocodiles and other wildlife
  • Get up close with howler monkeys at the community Baboon Sanctuary
  • Explore the massive Rio Bravo Conservation Area from a remote eco-lodge

 

  • Go canoeing on the Belize River from Black Orchid Lodge
  • Take a sunset cruise on the New River Lagoon to see rare and spectacular water birds
  • Venture into the wetlands at sunrise on a dawn canoe trip from the Lamanai Outpost Lodge
  • Take a night-walk in the forest to spot nocturnal creatures
  • Learn about the jungle plants from a experienced naturalist guide

Featured Accommodations In Northern Belize >

For those interested in wildlife and Maya Sites, a visit to Northern Belize is well worth a few days of your journey and a variety of lovely resorts and remote lodges offer the perfect setting from which to explore the region. Staying at one Northern Belize's lodges allows you easy access to explore several of the country's most impressive Maya Sites and the unique landscape the surrounds them - and will also provide some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the country.

La Milpa is a Remote Eco-Lodge in the heart of the the Rio Bravo Conservation area

La Milpa is a Remote Eco-Lodge in the heart of the the Rio Bravo Conservation area