• The Blue Hole is probably best experienced and viewed from above. A perfectly round sinkhole measuring some 305m (1,000 ft.) across in the middle of the Lighthouse Reef Atoll lagoon, the Blue Hole appears as a deep, dark blue circle in a sea of shimmering turquoise. The best way to get this bird's-eye view with Astrum Helicopters (www.astrumhelicopters.com).



  • Try watching the sun rise over the New River Lagoon from a hammock strung on the front porch of your veranda at the Lamanai Outpost Lodge.. It is a view you'll always treasure. The view is lovely throughout the day, but it's worth waking up early for.



  • Although the main temple at Cerros is a just a diminutive 21m (70 ft.) tall, it offers excellent views across Corozal Bay. Moreover, this is an easy climb for most, and far easier than the climbs to the tops of most other major Mayan ceremonial pyramids.



  • The main pyramid at Xunantunich, El Castillo, rises to 39m (127 ft.). It's a steep climb, but the view from the top is worth it. On a clear day, you'll be able to make out the twin border towns of Benque Viejo, Belize, and Melchor de Menchos, Guatemala.



  • Poking their heads over the dense rainforest canopy, the pyramids of Tikal offer some of the best views to be found in all of Central America. Temple IV is the tallest and the preferred platform for enjoying this view, but Temple II just off the Great Plaza is really just as good. Get here early, or stay late, to enjoy the views without the hustle and bustle of busloads of tourists.


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.