The Cayo District is a nature lovers paradise; blanketed in lush jungle Belize’s rainforest is home to more than 500 bird species. Listen to the eerie calls of the howler monkeys up in the trees, spot iridescent butterflies and keep your eyes peeled for the elusive jaguar. Rise with the sun and head out for a dawn bird watching expedition or watch a new world unfold within the forest under the cover of darkness. Known as the Highlands of Belize, this is where visitors will find lush jungle and pine forests, cave systems, enigmatic Mayan ruins, waterfalls and emerald pools. A centre for adventure activities, spend your days tubing down the river, zip lining through the jungle canopy or exploring rainforest trails on foot, by bike or on horseback.