Where is Belize anyway?
Tucked in neatly on the right side on the yucatan peninsula in Central American, Belize, is a small nation sitting just below Mexico and to the right of Guatemala facing the Caribbean Sea. This unique location lends itself to a blend of many interesting and lovely cultures mixed together in one great package. Get a chance to experience to best of both the Caribbean and Central America with swaying palms and beautiful white sand beaches just minutes away from lush tropical rainforests and jungles complete with underground caves and centuries old Mayan temples hidden among this intruguing landscape.
Belize has a way of surprising you, offering so much more than you would expect in just one small nation. From having the longest barrier reef on this side of the world, second only the Great Australian Reef; along with three of only four atolls in the western hemisphere; the Great Blue Hole, a large underwater sinkhole, declared by legendary diver/explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau as one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world; to more than twelve beautiful and well-known Mayan archeological sites, including Caracol, which was once the centre of one of the largest Mayan kingdoms in history, and Lamanai, known for being the longest continually-occupied Mayan site in Mesoamerica.
Belize is also teeming with life, boasting more than 500 species of birds, including Scarlet Macaws, Egrets and the famous Keel-billed Toucan and more than 200 species of migratory birds from North America; five species of big cats, that roam freely among the lush jungles, including the most revered animal of the ancient Maya, the majestic Jaguar; one of the last healthy populations of black howler monkeys; as well as hundreds of types of beautiful flowers and plants that carpet the rainforst and jungle floors and drape the canopies overhead, such as birds-of-paradise, and over 200 types of Orchids, most notably the national flower of Belize, the Black Orchid.
Get even more offshore... with the Caribbean Sea right at your footsteps running the entire length of the country, there exists an abundance of underwater life and an almost unending array of aquatic experiences for you to enjoy. The Belize Barrier Reef is home to an extensive ecosystem of beautiful and exotic marine life of all shapes, sizes and colors. Watch dolphins swim by as you ride along the coastline, swim with sharks and sting-rays at one of the country's many protected and treasured wildlife sanctuaries, experience the awe inspiring beauty of the largest fish in the world... the whale shark, and dive amongst a myriad of vibrant and colorful coral landscapes that seem to go on forever.
With so much to offer it's no wonder why Belize is fast-coming one of the top vacation destinations for travelers wishing to experience the worders and natural beauty of Central America flavoured with a taste of the Caribbean.
Interested in visiting Belize or want to learn more about it's people and culture? Book a Belize vacation today.