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Five un-Belizable reasons to experience Belize
For such a tiny country, Belize is jam-packed with things to make your jaw-drop. From world-class snorkelling and diving, lush green jungle and rolling hills, Caribbean white powdered beaches and an entire Maya civilisation to uncover - Belize has a lot to offer. Crowd free and wildlife filled, it’s the perfect destination to enjoy. So much so the Latin America guys have narrowed down the top 5 reasons why you should give it a chance…
Home to the second longest barrier reef in the world, Belize presents an underwater-world of amazing underwater vistas and a myriad of marine life; from hundreds of species of colourful fish, to sharks, turtles, and encrusted multi-coloured coral, the list goes on. Belize is a world-class destination for diving and snorkelling and no matter what your level of underwater experience is, there is something to wow everyone.
From every corner, evidence of the ancient Mayan empire is everywhere in Belize. Countless ruins are scattered through the county, with many still shrouded by dense forest overgrowth. Visit the world renowned site such as Caracol, the largest and most impressive Maya site in Belize, covering about 75 square miles. Hidden in the rainforest some of this city still remains unexcavated but explore the main temples and pyramids of Caracol and climb to the top of Caana (meaning sky palace) and see the most amazing views of thick lush jungle. Lesser known ruins such as Xunantunich and Lamanai, among others can also be explored.
A country jam packed with sub-tropical jungle, winding rivers, tumbling waterfalls and some of the country’s most rugged, remote terrain. Belize is the perfect playground for those wanting adventure and the chance to explore the great outdoors. From hiking, jungle trekking and mountain biking, there’s a huge array of nature trails to discover. Hike to cool rivers or waterfalls for a swim or go water-tubing. Kayak on a river through the jungle and the rainforest or explore deep inside caves such as Barton creek along an ancient Mayan water way.
Boasting 240 miles of coastline and home to over 450 small islands and atolls off the coast of Belize, you can be sure to find deserted Caribbean beaches and crystal blue waters, creating the perfect mix for any beach getaway. The mainland coastal town of Placencia is the country’s leading beach spot, located on its own peninsula made up of 16 miles of white sandy shoreline, visitors can be rewarded with turquoise waters, swaying palms and some on the best luxury accommodation in Belize. Ambergris Caye, located off of the coast of Belize is also a prime candidate for having the best beaches, not just for its stretch of powder-white sand but also because of its instant access to world-class fishing, diving and snorkeling. Whatever your beach style, Belize is destined to have it.
Over half of Belize is undisturbed primary forest and with a sparse human population you have two key ingredients to home an amazing variety and wide array of wildlife species, a number of which are unique to Belize. It has been estimated that there is approximately 145 species of mammals living in Belize from tapirs, pumas, monkeys and jaguars. There are around 139 species of reptiles and amphibians, and most surprisingly when you imagine the size of the country, there are over 500 species of rare and beautiful birds making it a complete birders paradise.
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