Fog rising off of Santa Cruz Island, part of Channel Island National Park. Photo © David Wan, icensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Explore Santa Cruz Island’s Sea Caves

Santa Cruz Island is the largest island within Channel Islands National Park, and the island’s most breathing features are the sea caves that riddle the coastline and can be explored by kayak. Here is some helpful advice on planning your kayaking adventure.

A tent cabin sits directly on the beach surrounded by palm trees.

Glover’s Reef Atoll in Southern Belize

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glover’s Reef Atoll is an 80-square-mile, nearly continuous ring of brilliant coral, flanked on its southeastern curve by five tiny islands. Read on for information about diving, snorkeling, accommodations, and more.

The endangered Hawksbill sea turtle is just one of the amazing creatures you can see while SCUBA diuving in Utila.

Dive Shops in Utila, Honduras

Competition between shops is fierce in Utila, where inexpensive Open Water certification is a big business. Here’s a round-up of recommended dive shops, all of which are PADI-certified and have similar prices for services.

A person in a rash guard sits on the sand with a boat anchored just off-shore.

Recreation and Water Sports in Placencia Village, Belize

There’s no shortage of guide services in Placencia, where most tour operators offer service to all nearby destinations: snorkeling and fishing trips with lunch on a beautiful caye, visits to ancient Maya ruins, and a variety of paddling tours. Here’s some helpful information about great companies offering recreational activities in the area.

View along the coast with a dock extending into the water and boats visible on shore.

Visiting Sarteneja in Northern Belize

In addition to being a picturesque fishing village, Sarteneja is the only place on mainland Belize where you can watch the sun set over the water. Here’s everything you need to plan a visit to Sarteneja.