Belize is a little piece of paradise that has culture and stunning beaches. Belize is a hidden gem in today's holiday market and one of the leaders in ecotourism. Belize gives the impression of a Caribbean port at the time of the buccaneers!
This chunk of rainforest that opens up to the Caribbean Sea was a haven for swashbuckling pirates of the past. Formerly known as British Honduras, today it would be difficult to play pirates, but you can always go on an adventure in a country where British traditions blend with Caribbean folklore.
Belize has many treasures and a multitude of Mayan sites that would turn even Indiana Jones green with envy. Some might be hard to access, but they will reward you with their breath-taking beauty and wonderful history.
Belize is a Unique Holiday Destination
This small country has many advantages from its 290 km of coastline, hundreds of small islands stretching along a beautiful coral reef and its sites for diving and snorkelling - Imagine lying on a beach in one of the few remaining untouched parts of the world.
Discover the mystical Mayan city of Altun Ha to learn about the 'lost civilization'. Some other must visits are the imposing Supreme Court of Belize built in this unique British colonial style and the cultural centre Bliss Institute.
St John's Cathedral was built in 1847 and is the oldest and most important Anglican shrine in Central America. The northern areas of the city have unique small wooden houses whilst the Fort George District is home to beautiful Victorian mansions that are all completely unique and must be seen.
The Cayo District located along the west coast of Belize is one of the most mysterious destinations in the country, full of Mayan sites that offer a rich history and culture that's largely undiscovered by many.
Belize Holiday Attractions
The Mayan site of Xunantunich is the most accessible of all. Located on a site overlooking the Mopan River, "El Castillo" (the castle) is the biggest temple of Xunantunich and shows its dominance by its dizzying height. From the top of "El Castillo", you will have panoramic views of the surrounding tropical forests in the Cayo District and neighbouring towns between Belize and Guatemala.
Unlike other Mayan sites that are well restored, Xunantunich is unfortunately surrounded by the jungle - but being able to discover this little known tourist monument, surrounded by wildlife and lush flora are all part of the charm.
The Belize reef is the largest in the Americas and the second largest in the world, making Belize a paradise for divers. The islands Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye with shallow waters and diverse marine fauna are very popular offering unique wildlife and excellent diving conditions.
The 'Great Blue Hole' is large submarine sinkhole is 43 miles from the mainland and the crystal-clear blue water allows you to see stalactites, stalagmites and sharks, lots of sharks. This is truly a one-of-a-kind diving experience and regarded by many as one of the best in the world.
For wildlife visit the Cockscomb Basin. This location is one of the best places to view the Jaguar in the world. The reserve is world renowned and a life enhancing experience when holidaying in Belize.
Belize is a place where you can really relax and unwind in a stunning, largely untouched paradise.
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