10 Good Reasons For Visiting Belize

Lush tropical rain forests, unspoiled beaches, Mayan ruins and the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere are just a few things to see when visiting Belize.

  • while visiting belize see the ancient Myan ruins

    All of Belize was once part of the ancient Mayan empire. Ruins like Xunantunich (above), Altun Ha and Caracol are just a few of the sites to visit in Belize.

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  • while visiting belize see the Great Blue Hole

    About 43 miles off the coast, the Great Blue Hole offers divers the chance to see geological wonders and amazing marine life while visiting Belize.

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  • while visiting belize snokel in the cayes

    There are more than 200 islands off the coast of Belize. Known as cayes (pronounced “keys”), they offer great bases for fishing, diving and snorkeling. Some of the best islands to hit while visiting Belize are Laughing Bird Caye, South Water Caye and Tobacco Caye.

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  • while visiting belize see wildlife like a howler monkey

    Wildlife flourishes in the tropical rainforests of Belize, and the country is home to the world’s only jaguar preserve. Even if you don’t spot a howler monkey (above) while visiting Belize, you’re likely to hear them.

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  • While visiting belize enjoy uncrowded beaches

    Beaches in Belize are small and few, but they are uncrowded and offer spectacular views.

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  • While visiting belize see the second-largest barrier reef in the world

    The second-largest barrier reef in the world runs the entire length of Belize. The turquoise Caribbean water is ideal for diving and snorkeling while visiting Belize.

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  • While visiting belize try conch fritters

    The many cultures that make up the country guarantee tasty, intriguing meals. Be sure to try conch fritters (above), fry jacks, escabeche, fish sere and johnnycakes while visiting Belize.

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  • While visiting Belize you'll experience warm weather

    The weather in Belize is warm and comfortable year-round. The average yearly temperature is 79 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  • while visiting Belize see ancient mayan caves

    The ancient Mayans used caves to conduct rituals and ceremonies. Take a canoe or raft trip on an underground river while visiting Belize. Keep any eye out for cool rock formations, pieces of Mayan pots and maybe even a skeleton.

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  • while visiting Belize you'll have an easy time getting around with English-speaking natives

    Creole and Spanish are widely spoken, but English is the official language in Belize. That makes it easy for travelers to get around while visiting Belize.

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  • while visiting belize see the ancient Myan ruins
  • while visiting belize see the Great Blue Hole
  • while visiting belize snokel in the cayes
  • while visiting belize see wildlife like a howler monkey
  • While visiting belize enjoy uncrowded beaches
  • While visiting belize see the second-largest barrier reef in the world
  • While visiting belize try conch fritters
  • While visiting Belize you'll experience warm weather
  • while visiting Belize see ancient mayan caves
  • while visiting Belize you'll have an easy time getting around with English-speaking natives

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