Belize in one word – Complete

Belize is a Central American country that was formerly referred to as the British Honduras. Belize has Mexico and Guatemala flanking it, and is the only country in Central America that was a British colony. Belize is also the only Anglophone country in Central America. Belize is also one of the heavenliest locations in the Caribbean, and has a plethora of attractions on offer for the traveler. Belize is truly a complete location, and is replete with sites and natural beauty. Natural beauty is at its pinnacle in Belize, and there is also an immense variety of flora and fauna. Most of the travelers to this region are from the United States. Rainforests, Mayan temples, heavenly beaches, Belize has everything. Close to forty per cent of Belize comes under protected land.

The jaguar reserve in Belize is home to a multitude of species from the wild cat family, and this is inclusive of pumas, jaguars and ocelots. There is also a good number of other animals and birds, more than several hundred unique species. The 150 miles stretch of tropical rainforest is a must visit.

Belize, island of San Pedro

Belize, island of San Pedro

The Bacab Eco Adventure Park houses close to thousands of flowering plants. The park encompasses close to five hundred acres of land, and is an extremely popular eco tourism destination. The Belize Botanical Gardens is located in Cayo, and is another worthwhile spot for the eco tourist.  Victoria Peak as well as the Doyle’s Delight are the points at which the land is highest, and these are located at the Cayo District. The Chilquibul and Guanacaste National parks are also in Cayo.

Belize was home to the Mayan civilization thousands of years ago and the civilization dates back to 1500 BC according to documentary evidence. There is an immense amount of Mayan evidence waiting to be explored in Belize, and there are a multitude of palaces, temples, monuments, ceremonial sites here, and museums here have a large number of exhibits related to Mayans. There are also hands on archeological programs you can volunteer for.

Belize beach

Belize beach

The caves of Belize are legendary, and the cave systems here are the largest in Central America. There are a huge number of unexplored caves, and many have evidence of Mayan rituals like jade statues, pottery bits and skeletons to be found. The Mayans thought that the caves lead to the underworld (Xibalba), and performed human sacrifices in the caves.

Notice that no mention has yet been made of the sea. Belize has some heavenly beaches, and the pristine sanded stretches of sands that they are, are among the beautiful beaches in the world. Belize barrier Reef has close to thousand islets that are perfect paradises with snorkeling, diving, fishing, sailing galore.

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