Belize; a country located on the northeast coast of Central America. Belize has a mountainous climate with swamps, and tropical jungle. It borders Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
The south of the country is dominated by the Maya Mountains which are an elevated igneous rock which has been cut by erosion into hills and valleys. Offshore, there is a massive reef which is dotted with hundreds of islands called ‘Cayes’ and hosts rich marine life. Mayan temple ruins can be found deep in the jungle.
Belize has beautiful bright blue waters and sinkholes where you are able to swim or even dive in. For example, San Pedro town is amongst a range of interesting hotspots in Belize. The climate is tropical and offers an abundance of sight seeing and culture exploring.
Top facts about Belize-
1) The only jaguar sanctuary in the world! – The Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar sanctuary is home to half a dozen great cats, including jaguars and pumas, These big cats are indigenous to Belize and Central America.
2) Capital of the Ancient Maya Empire – Belize was located in the centre of all of the important trade routes in Central America, making it the capital of the Mayan Empire hundreds of years before Europeans arrived in Belize to colonise the area. The Mayan Empire stretched for over one thousand miles in what is now known as Central America (south of mexico), There are over 900 ruins to explore if you were to book a tour.
3) Belize is home to the Great Blue Hole – In 1971, Jacques Cousteau, a famed marine biologist, discovered a unique diving site in the middle of an offshore coral circular shaped land form, before it was discovered it was used for fishing by the local fishermen. The Great Blue Hole has been voted as one of the Top 10 best diving sites in the world.
4) Belize has a large variety election when it comes to cuisine. From vegetarian to fish dishes, the locals of Belize serve it all!