The parks and forests in the south offer something a bit more adventurous for those who want to get out and explore. It is not uncommon for visitors to trek through the jungle or be astounded by the incredible Bocawina Mayflower Waterfall. As for food and nightlife, some of the best restaurants in Belize are located in the South, with Caribbean classics always on the menu.
An increasingly popular town for tourists to visit, Punta Gorda lies along the Gulf of Honduras. Here you can access nearby Maya villages, explore historic ruins, and also just enjoy the water while dining on some amazing Caribbean fare. The vibe here is laid back as you can tell by the atmosphere in its very quaint town square.
The village of Hopkins has a distinctive Garifuna culture and as such it is a unique combination of lively and laid back. Cooking, dancing, singing and drumming are all central to the flavor of life in Hopkins. Not to mention one of the largest coral reefs you will find in the western hemisphere is accessible via Hopkins. See dolphins, sharks, stingrays, exotic fish and sea turtles.
THE LESSER-KNOWN CAYS
While the Northern Cayes are generally more prominent, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find some wonderfully intriguing islands in the south. With Glover’s Reef Atoll, comprised of half a dozen small cays, you get a more remote and affordable experience. There is also Tobacco Caye nearby.