The Deep South

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Deep South - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Lubaantun

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Lubaantun, which lies beyond the village of San Pedro Columbia, is a Late Classic site discovered in 1924 by German archaeologist Thomas Gann...Read More

  • 2. Nim Li Punit

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Nim Li Punit, a Late Classic site discovered in 1976, has 26 unearthed stelae, including one, Stela 14, that is 30 feet tall—the largest ever...Read More

  • 3. San Antonio

    Native American Site

    The Mopan Maya village of San Antonio, 35 miles (56 km) west of Punta Gorda, is Toledo's second-largest town, with a population of more than...Read More

  • 4. Agua Caliente Wildlife Sanctuary

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Hot springs, freshwater lagoons, caves, and hiking trails dot the 6,000-acre Agua Caliente Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is known for its...Read More

  • 5. Barranco

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Although the Maya are by far the largest population in rural Toledo, this is also a home to the Garífuna. Barranco, a small village of fewer...Read More

  • 6. Belcampo Lodge Farm and Agritourism Center

    Forest

    Belcampo, the luxury lodge near Punta Gorda, has an evolving agritourism program that involves teaching guests about the production of three...Read More

  • 7. Big Falls Extreme Adventures

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    Big Falls Extreme Adventures offers zip-lining, river tubing, and hiking over, on, and around Rio Grande. Rates vary, but zip-lining and river...Read More

  • 8. Bladen Nature Reserve

    Forest

    Ever been freshwater snorkeling? Check out the Bladen River in the Bladen Nature Reserve. The river snakes through the reserve, allowing for...Read More

  • 9. Blue Creek

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Don't miss Blue Creek, a beautiful stretch of river dotted with turquoise swimming holes. A path up the riverbank leads to dramatic caves. The...Read More

  • 10. Columbia Forest Reserve

    Forest

    One of the largest undisturbed tropical rain forest areas in Central America is the Columbia Forest Reserve. It's in a remote area north of...Read More

  • 11. Cotton Tree Chocolates

    Museum/Gallery

    From cacao beans to final candy bars, you can see how chocolate is made at Cotton Tree Chocolates, a small chocolate factory on Front Street...Read More

  • 12. Golden Stream Spice Farm and Botanical Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    See exotic spices such as cardamom, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and sandalwood growing at this spice farm just off the Southern Highway...Read More

  • 13. Living Maya Experience

    Native American Site

    Learn about Kek'chi crafts, culture, and cuisine in a hands-on private experience in Maya homes of participating villages in Big Falls. You...Read More

  • 14. Rio Blanco National Park

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    This tiny national park (105 acres) has a big waterfall—the Rio Blanco, which splashes over rough limestone boulders into a deep pool; you can...Read More

  • 15. San Pedro Columbia

    Native American Site

    The Ket'chi Mayan village of San Pedro Columbia is a cheerful cluster of brightly painted buildings and thatch houses off the San Antonio Road...Read More

  • 16. Sarstoon-Temash National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    One of the wildest and most remote areas of Belize is the Sarstoon-Temash National Park, between the Temash and Sarstoon rivers in the far south...Read More

  • 17. Uxbenká

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Uxbenká, or "ancient place," is on the eastern edge of Santa Cruz Village, about 3 miles (5 km) west of San Antonio. This small ceremonial site...Read More

  • 18. Warasa Garifuna Drum School

    Arts/Performance Venue

    To learn more about the Garífuna culture, investigate the Warasa Garífuna Drum School, which approaches the Garífuna experience through drumming...Read More

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