Beautiful Belize is Waiting for You

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If the only reason you go to Belize is to lie on the beach by the crystal clear water, it would be understandable. The Central American country is bordered by the Caribbean Sea, making it the ideal spot for a beach vacay. But Belize also boasts lush forests and Mayan ruins worth exploring. 

Belize Barrier Reef

Charles Darwin, himself, described the Belize Barrier Reef as “the most remarkable reef in the West Indies”. It is a haven for scuba divers and snorkelers. The entire reef has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but perhaps the best-known part of it is the Great Blue Hole. At least 500 fish species can be found here, including midnight parrot fish and various sharks.

Mayan Ruins

You truly have your pick when it comes to sites preserving the Mayan culture. Xunantunich is famous for its 130-feet high pyramid known as El Castillo (the castle), while the ancient town of Caracol is said to have had a population of more than 100,000 during the Mayan era. If artefacts and skeletons pique your interest, head to Actun Tunichil Muknal, also known as the Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre.


Belize is a melting pot of cultures and its food reflects that. Expect flavors of the Caribbean, Central America, and West Africa, amongst others. Rice and beans has to be considered the top dish in Belize, but you’ve also got to try Johnnycakes, ceviche, escabeche, and cassava.