Pine forest are not normally associated with Caribbean countries but Belize has several hundred square miles of pines. The 300 square mile Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve can be explored on foot, by mountain bike or on horseback, following the extensive network of forest trails. The reserve contains diverse environments that are home to iguanas, howler monkeys, and numerous species of birds and butterflies.
The landscapes of the Cayo District range from lush rainforest to rolling farmland hills with rivers and caves dotted all over. Adventure sports abound; cave trips, biking, canoeing, horse-riding and close enough to visit Maya Sites such as Caracol, Xunantunich & Cahal Pech.