A natural jewel!
Belize is a tiny country, with a population of 300.000. It is astonishing to see such beauty and diversity in such a small territory. The first thing that comes to mind when planning a trip to Belize is of course its amazing coral barrier reef, the second largest in the world (after Australia) and the longest in the Northern hemisphere. A gorgeous mix of multicolored coral, bright turquoise water, white sand pirate islands and islets covered in coconut trees, and world-class snorkeling and scuba-diving, thanks to an abundant marine wildlife. The brightest star of this natural display is the famous Blue Hole, a perfect dark blue circular formation, located in the massive Lighthouse coral reef.
But Belize is far more than a Caribbean postcard. The interior of the country is a sensational mix of lush jungle, extraordinary flora and fauna (it has the highest concentration of jaguars in the world), underground caves, emerald rivers, spectacular waterfalls, national parks, and stunning ancient Mayan cities lost in the rainforest. Belize is the perfect destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers, with plenty of sport and adrenaline activities available.
The only country in Latin America whose official language is English (it used to be British Honduras, and is still part of the Commonwealth), Belize is a fascinating melting-pot of Amerindians, Garifuna (descendant of African slaves), European descendants, and more recently Latino, Middle-Eastern and Asian newcomers. This diversity translates into a wide range of musics, languages, foods and traditions that you can experience in the various festivals and fiestas that take place in the country all year long.
Needless to say the local culture is relaxed and laid-back. This is enhanced by reggae music playing in the background, a tendency to indulge in long naps, and a delicious mix of British and Creole humor. “No working during drinking hours” is a common example that you will see on signs everywhere.
Unbelizeable! As a local saying goes…
Direct flights :
American Airlines – Avianca – Copa Airlines – Delta Airlines – Southwest – United Airlines – Westjet
Programs from :
1500 USD for the ground services per person in DBL room, 5 nights.
Must do :
– Catamaran snorkeling cruise at Hol Chan marine reserve
– 4WD self-drive adventure to visit the lost Maya city “El Caracol”
– Cave tubing on the cool waters of Sibun reserve, through caves
– Lobster gala dinner on the beach at Caye Caulker
– Helicopter flight over Lighthouse reef and the Blue Hole
– Fun golf cart ride on the island of Ambergris caye
– Spooky spelunking at the Maya sacrificial cave Actun Tunichil Muknal
– Catering lunch on a white sand beach alongside turquoise waters
– Scuba-diving lesson at Shark Ray alley
– Airboat ride through the mangrove