Welcome to Belize!

 

Belize the excitement of discovering Mother Nature’s best kept secret, drawing travelers from around the globe, promising both relaxation and the richly rewarding authenticity they seek in a genuine and unique getaway. Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala on the Caribbean coast of Central America, Belize is one of the few remaining unspoiled places on earth boasting a unique combination of rainforest and Mayan ruins.

 

Belize has been blessed with the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, claiming numerous coral atolls, mangrove-covered islands and colorful underwater habitats. The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve has seven marine reserves, all declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. The barrier reef measures a total of 185 miles and includes more than 70 varieties of hard corals and almost 500 species of fish, dolphins, whale sharks, sea turtles and manta rays. A number of resorts and accommodations sit on the different cayes surrounding the barrier reef. Activities for travelers include swimming and snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing and kite surfing, kayaking, sailing, fly fishing and sport fishing. Tourists can visit the Blue Hole dive site, a nearly perfect circular hole measuring 1000 feet in diameter and 412 feet deep.

 

Belize is also known for its diversity in culture and history reflected in its peoples comprised of a mixture of Mayan, Kriol, Garifuna, Mestizo (a mixture of Spanish and Native American), Mennonites, with a blend of many other cultures from Chinese to Lebanese. Belizeans can be spotted a mile away for their warmth, hospitality, and courtesy. 

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