Charmingly pretty, a rich and diverse culture, and with some remarkable ruins and attractions to explore, it’s a wonder that Belize isn’t topping more travel wish lists. But don’t let the fact that this gorgeous country is sitting comfortably under the radar fool you – there’s an abundance of things to do here. For starters, there’s the barrier reef which is second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in terms of length – needless to say, the marine life is fantastic and there are some amazing snorkelling spots around the 450 islands which surround it. The Mayan ruins found dotted throughout the landscape are fascinating and a must for history enthusiasts. And the adventurous will find exploring the landscape thrilling, from the caves and jungles to the rivers and myriad islands.
Why visit Belize?
The tropical climate is perfect for holidays where you can escape to the beaches and unwind, surrounded by breath-taking scenery
Great for diving and snorkelling, there are countless islands, coves and inviting waters to explore, all of which are teeming with exotic marine life.
The blend of cultural influences makes Belize an exciting place to explore, having been influenced not only by its Latin American neighbours but also the Caribbean and Britain.
The Mayan ruins are well worth visiting, particularly if you want to immerse yourself in the history of the area.