Belize City is the historical (if no longer the actual) capital of the nation, making it an interesting place to spend a day or two. Its ramshackle streets are alive with colorful characters who represent every facet of Belize’s ethnic make up, especially the Creoles. The urban scenery encompasses not just fetid canals and grungy slums, but also handsome colonial houses, seaside parks, bustling shopping areas and sailboats that bob at the mouth of Haulover Creek.
Ambergris Caye is the largest and most northern of Belize’s islands. It is twenty five miles long and parallels Belize’s barrier reef. Ambergris Caye, once claimed by Mexico, is separated from Mexico only by a narrow channel. Ambergris Caye is located east of the Corozal District.
The main town on Ambergris caye is San Pedro Town. It is a mile or so long and encompasses only a few street blocks. Most of the houses are wooden with zinc roofed houses. San Pedro town is the heart of Ambergris Caye and offers a wide range of restuarants, bars, souvenir shops, and banks. Since the airstrip is also located in town, most resorts and hotels are only a hop, skip & a jump away.
In many ways the Placencia Peninsula presents a microcosm of the best Belize has to offer. Over twelve miles of untrammeled golden beaches look out onto scores of enchanting cayes, the barrier reef and beyond that the pristine atolls. It’s an ideal base for amazing diving and snorkeling – including our famous whale sharks, as well as world class fly fishing and trolling. But marine attractions are only half the story.
The Maya ruins of Belize include a number of well-known and historically important pre-Columbian Maya archaeological sites.This are some places that you just can’t miss. Historically the most important site, Caracol (‘the snail’ in Spanish), is located in western Belize, near the border with Guatemala and within the Belizean part of the Peten rainforest.
6. Bird Watching
Belize is home to some 618 species of resident and migratory birds. With varied ecosystems ranging from coastal mangroves and swamps; to isolated barrier-reef cayes; to dense tropical rainforest and clear, open savannahs, Belize is a wonderful destination for avid bird-watchers and amateurs alike.
This country spells adventure because in its jungles, volcanoes, mountains, caves, rivers and lakes is the possibility to make great and different activities such as hiking, canopy, rafting and more. We also have the sea, where you can practice snorkeling and have the experience to be part of the underwater world.
When it comes to gastronomy in Belize, there isn’t much debate about which Belizean dish ranks the highest on the popularity chart. Renowned as Belize’s Sunday twelve o’clock meal, “rice-and-beans-chicken-and-salad” is the unofficial national Belizean dish.
3. Sun and Beach
The crystal clear water and powdery white sand have led many to call this one of the top beaches in the entire Caribbean. We offer you different Cayes such as San Pedro and Ambergis. Caribbean pine and the occasional sound of a coconut falling into the perfectly blue water will likely be your only company.
8. Diverese traditions and cultures
The culture that makes up the country of Belize is diverse and rich, thanks to the country’s unique mix of ethnic variations. There are approximately 320,000 people living in Belize; they include Mestizo, Mayan, Anglo-European, Creole, Asian, Garifuna, Middle Eastern and Hispanic groups, with the Hispanics being the most prevalent.
4. Wedding and honeymoon
Is your dream to get married in a tropical paradise with a backdrop of palm trees, white-sand beach and turquoise waters? Make your dream come true in Belize. Our oceanfront location offers the opportunity for a romantic beach wedding with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.
Thirty-six percent of Belize’s landmass enjoys protected status. Thirteen percent of its waters, including vast portions of the world’s second largest coral reef system, are protected as well.With tourism being one of the country’s top sources of revenue, Belize’s livelihood depends on nature.
Many people visit Belize to dive, although others are passing through on a holiday vacation or as part of a cruise destination. If you enjoy the water, diving is something to at least try, and there is no better place than the Belize. One of the most popular places to practice this sport is the famous Blue Hole.
Belize is a mecca for those interested in fishing. An kinds of fishing spin, fly, trolling – can be experienced all year long, and the abundance of game fish guarantees excellent sport.The waters surrounding Ambergris Caye abound with a great variety of saltwater fishing and the island boasts some of the best fishing guides in the country.