Maybe you’re checking your Instagram and Facebook or even Google to see where are the great locations in Cayo, we’ve made it easy for you. Here’s a list of the top 5 most Instagrammed locations in Cayo, and the best part? Amber Sunset Jungle Resort is perfectly located to take you there. Whether it’s a tour or just a walk ‘down town’ there is a little bit of everything here for the bold and not so bold travelers.
Xunantunich Archaeological site
Of course this mysterious Archaeological site made number 1 on the list! Heading to Xunantunich, also known as Maiden of the Rock, begins with a ride across the Mopan River on a hand-cranked ferry. Feeling the coolness from the river is refreshing on its own and prepares you for a short hike. Trekking through the compound and finally climbing on of the tallest building in Belize, El Castillo, your guide will educate you about the history and different gods of the Maya world. Take a break and also appreciate the breath-taking view of lush tropical trees, blue skies and specks of Spanish cultured homes as far as your eye can see. Book a tour with us and we can make your selfie dreams come true. #bucketlist!
Mountain Pine Ridge
Coming up on the number 2 spot is a big one. With 300sq miles, the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve has a lot to offer all kind of travelers. You are never more aware Mother Nature than when you visit the different waterfalls at Mountain Pine Ridge; the 1000 foot falls, Hidden Valley Falls and Big Rock Falls and pools at Rio on Pools and Rio Frio Cave. If you want to cool down here is just one location to jump in and relish the cold waters and of course share some of Mother Nature’s best work on your social media.
Macal and Mopan River
Speaking of cooling down, coming in third are the two rivers flowing through the Cayo district, the Macal and Mopan River. Locals can show you how to enjoy a day at the river, where all you need is a barbecue pit, refreshing beverages and great company, which are also essentials for a great photo op! If you’re not too excited about getting wet, you can always kayak or canoe down (or up) the Macal River for a peaceful bird (and croc) watching. And yes take a picture while you’re at it. #practiceriversafety
Enjoy Burns Avenue like locals do and eat, drink and be merry! With recent renovations to a small stretch of this street accessible by foot, you can find backpacker hotels here, local restaurants and gift shops, and find locals shopping or just enjoying the atmosphere with one another. Oh, and in the night Burns Avenue transforms into a festive nightlife brought to life with music, dancing and pure fun. Witness the everyday hustle and bustle that attracts everyone on this small stretch of street and see why travelers are checking in from this location.
Now a big part of Belize is enjoying the down time, especially when it’s hot and the Cayo district can get a bit sizzling. Cool down like the locals and experience why they love the Belikin Beer; they take it everywhere and one famous location is right at the poolside. Here’s a secret you might not heard yet: Amber Sunset Jungle Resort has the most refreshing pool in Unitedville! Now go and show your friends how you beat the heat in Belize with a #BelikinBeerSelfie.
Poolside with your Belikin Beer
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