Flag of Belize
Capital: Belmopan
Population: 390,353
Area: 22,966 km2

Pictures of Belize

Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Caye
Caracol Maya Ruins
Caracol Maya Ruins
Barracuda  in Caye Caulker
Barracuda in Caye Caulker
Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Caye
Iguana Crossing Street Sign
Iguana Crossing Street Sign
Photo by Renee Elias on Unsplash

This tropical country, located in Central America, will give you the opportunity to have huge jungles on one side, and to watch and enjoy the Caribbean Sea on the other. This is definitely a place with beautiful beaches that we often see in pictures on social networks, but in addition, it provides countless opportunities for adventurers who love everything from ancient history, such as catacombs, buildings and everything that dates back before the new era.

There are several hundred islands in the northeastern waters of Belize, the largest of which is Ambergris Caye. It offers visitors a relaxed atmosphere thanks to the lack of traffic jams and large hotels. There are only a few cars on the island. Here people walk, ride a bike, take a golf cart or run around in a water taxi.

The only town on the island of Ambergris Caye is San Pedro, which until recently was a small fishing village. Imagine a walk between small vividly painted wooden houses located along the sandy streets.

Tourists come to Belize for diving - and the real destination for underwater exploration is the Coral Reef of Belize, which is located along the coast of this Central American country. It is about 300 kilometers long, includes several hundred cay islands with mangrove forests, and its splendor attracts a large number of fish, and thus underwater fishermen.

The most popular divers' destination in Belize is the so-called "Great Blue Hole". The diameter of the "hole" is greater than 300 meters and is about 125 meters deep. This area is under UNESCO protection and is part of the aforementioned coral reef.

Belize is full of Mayan-era archeological sites. The ancient city of Altun Ha off the coast, Lamanai in the north of the country and Caraco in the center of Belize are just some of the exciting archaeological offerings. Take advantage of the visit to learn about the traditional crafts of this area and buy some handicrafts.

Belizean cuisine is a blend of numerous cultural and ethnic blends in the country.ย Rice is often eaten here in combination with chicken and beans and pepper sauces, fish and seafood, and citrus fruits that grow on every corner.ย Food is served with locally produced beer, wine, rum and numerous fruit juices.

The high tourist season roughly coincides with the dry season, from December to May. Most hotels and resorts are more expensive during this period. Most tourists come between December 15th and January 15th and during the weeks around Easter.

Between national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and marine reserves, more than 40% of the landโ€™s surface is protected, in one form or another, creating a refuge for countless creatures of land, sea and sky. All that makes this faboulous land what it is, gives you an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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