About Hummingbird Highway
Immerse yourself in a vibrant local culture, historical sites, and the beauty of the Carribean Sea when you come visit the tropical destination of the Hummingbird Highway. Heading inland from the beautiful coastline of Belize
, this picturesque highway weaves alongside two stunning National Parks and gives you easy access to both the capital Belmopan and the coastal city of Dangriga
If you're looking to escape the monotony of the rat race, and dive into a sea full of adventures and colorful culture that will be waiting with open arms, then look no further than our vacation rentals in this laid-back seaside spot that will surround you with everything you'll need to make lifelong memories.
Where is Hummingbird Highway?
Starting on the shores of Dangriga, about 73 miles south of Belize City, Hummingbird Highway travels west just below Melinda Forest reserve and around Blue Hole Park, coming to an end in the capital of Belize, Belmopan
. This long stretch of road gives you the chance to explore natural wonders off of the beaten path, and enjoy a slower pace of life.
With adventures, new roads, and open doors around every corner, Hummingbird Highway is an ideal destination to travel with friends, family, or maybe on a unique solo excursion. Mingling rural beauty with the convenience of the city, our vacation rentals provide everything you need for the trip of a lifetime!
Sights to See Along the Highway
Kick off the sand and grab one more ice-cold drink for the road as you set off on your adventure-filled journey. Start off with an informative expedition through the River Caves with the Cave's Branch Adventure Company. These experts will take you to explore the ancient caves filled with Shaman painting and historical relics. Learn about the rich history of the Mayan culture and how their way of life is still an enduring aspect of daily life in Belize.
The influence of the Mayan culture can be seen everywhere, and nowhere is it better experienced than at the Mayan Ruins. Walk the same steps as powerful warriors and royalty as you climb the steps of the proud temples and hear the amazing stories that surround the myths and traditions of the people.
As you near the end of the Highway in Belmopan, you won't want to miss the spectacular site of Actun Tunichil Muknal, "Cave of the Crystal Sepulcher". Showcased in National Geographic Explorer's documentary Journey Through the Underworld. Discovered in 1989, this cave offers serious history buffs the chance to learn about the Mayan spiritual beliefs and see several of the well-preserved skeletons from a long ago.
Explore Two National Parks
Take the road east to Five Blues National Lake National Park. As one of the newest parks in Belize, you'll be able to check out the stunning blue lake that the park surrounds, explore hidden caves, and discover Mayan settlements throughout the park. Get your camera ready and try to snap a picture of the elusive White Hawk and Black Hawk Eagles.
Continue east until you hit the iconic spot of Blue Hole National Park. Here you can cool off by taking a dip in the secret lagoons. Explore the folklore and mystic stories behind St. Herman's Cave. With guided and self-guided tours available, you'll be able to go at your pace or learn from an expert.
Book your spot on a few adrenaline pumping activities like zip lining and scuba diving, or maybe something more mellow like a gentle horseback ride through the majestic jungles and rivers. Fly high above the ground as you navigate through the trees along the zip line. Make sure you have a camera that will be able to capture the beauty of the underwater world waiting for you right offshore.
Whether you're heading to carve your own path on a picturesque jungle trek, float through underwater rivers as the caves open up into the dense jungle, or dive to the depths of sapphire blue waters, Hummingbird Highway connects you to the best of what Belize has to offer. With fun, adventure, and relaxation at your fingertips, our vacation rentals ensure a great place to start your journey.
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