A Vacation You Can Belize In

Belize

Belize is definitely a popular choice for travelers that want plenty to do along with the luxury and pampering found at the best all-inclusive resorts.

Here are some of the reasons why.

Visitors can head off in search of Belize’s ancient history at the Xunantunich ancient Maya historical site on the Guatemala border. Culture vultures who aren’t put off by the lack of infrastructure for tourism in the country can visit these Mayan ruins to capture emblematic photos of Belize. Plus, the site is on the top of a hill, offering breathtaking views.

Wildlife lovers will discover that the Belize Zoo is a must-visit for animal lovers. The zoo keeps animals that were orphaned, rescued, born at the zoo, rehabilitated or donated, and houses them in conditions as close as possible to their natural habitats in the wild. The zoo is a great place to take a closer look at jaguars, pumas and margays, and features an installation allowing visitors to get up close to jaguars in total safety. The zoo even holds night-time visits for observing the behavior of wild animals after dark.

Home to the second-largest coral reef system in the world, stretching over 130km (81 miles), Belize is a prime destination for divers and snorkelers. There are plenty of places to go, but the most famous diving hotspot is the Great Blue Hole, a submarine sinkhole made famous when French naval officer and explorer, Jacques Cousteau, named it one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world.

Adventure lovers will find Belize has many underground caves, used by the Maya civilization to honor the gods. Today, tours are organized for adventurous visitors keen to discover this heritage in an action-packed excursion. Tours involve river trekking, canyoning and jungle hiking, for example. The “Actun Tunichil Muknal” is the most famous cave to visit.

Belize is a melting pot of cultures and languages. The Caribbean coast is a great place to soak up this cultural diversity. Head to Corozal Town to check out the Spanish colonial influence and tuck into delicious seafood and shellfish. Further south, the resort town of Placencia is popular with tourists.

Fans of local markets can head to Belmopan, the country’s very small capital city. Built after the previous capital, Belize City was largely destroyed by Hurricane Hattie in 1961, visitors can get an authentic taste of Belmopan and its 15,000 residents with a stroll around its municipal market, where people from all walks of life rub shoulders.

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