Beautiful Belize covers just 25,000 square kilometres, yet contains the world’s second largest barrier reef in the world, some of the best beaches in the Caribbean and world class diving and snorkelling. With such an emphasis on its coastline, Belize’s interior is often overlooked- those who venture inland discover pristine forests and impressive Mayan archaeological sites.
For those seeking sun, sand and crystalline waters look no further then Ambergris Caye, the largest of the Belize Cayes. Ambergris runs parallel to the barrier reef and is a great jumping off point for snorkelling and diving trips. Don’t miss the chance to snorkel with harmless nurse sharks and southern sting-rays at Shark Ray Alley!
Belize’s Orange Walk District contains much of the county’s deep forest and a visit to one of the fabulous jungle lodge’s is a great way to discover the unique flora and fauna in the area. Over 40% of Belize is protected, creating a safe haven for the land and marine creatures that inhabit the country.
The Cayo District is Belize’s largest, encompassing rain forests on rugged mountain ridges, rolling farmland covered in orchards, gushing rivers and hidden Mayan treasures. Ecotourism has taken off here in a big way- well over 60% of the district is protected and nature enthusiasts will love hiking, horse-riding or rafting through the regions’ superb landscapes.