Belize is a small, English-speaking Central American nation found right between, Mexico, Guatemala, and the Caribbean Sea. Despite its small size, this country is rich in biodiversity and history. Belize is also home to the world’s second-largest barrier reef and many sites connected to the ancient Maya. When you have as many things to offer potential adventurers as Belize does, it is a wonder why so few people answer the call.
You may be wondering just what sort of adventurers awaits you by taking a trip to Belize. Just continue reading and discover that there is more within this country than you might expect.
Tap Into Your Inner Indiana Jones
Belize is littered with dozens of temples belonging to the ancient Maya, many of them easily within reach from the settlement of San Ignacio. From San Ignacio, you can head into the jungle with a local guide and tour the ruins of Xunantunich or the temple of Caracol, you can even take an overnight journey into neighboring Guatemala to discover the impressive majesty of Tikal. If you really want to go on an adventure, some tours offer the chance to travel on horseback.
Plumb Gorgeous Depths
Whether you feel like snorkeling or breaking out the scuba gear, the Belize Barrier Reef and the many other reefs found off Belize’s coast are gorgeous natural wonders teeming with all manner of marine life. Just watch out for nurse sharks, stingrays and the poisonous, yet also delicious, lionfish.
You may also want to bask in the majesty of the Great Blue Hole, found within the Lighthouse Reef. This site is a massive underwater sinkhole deep enough to leave the area a distinctly different hue of blue than the surrounding waters.
Explore the Wilderness
Much of Belize is filled with jungle and that jungle is rich with rivers you can canoe along. Whether you feel like taking a hike or a canoe for two, you will have plenty of opportunities to see all manner of exotic creatures like foxes, ocelots, tapirs (the national animal of Belize) and hundreds of brilliantly-colored species of birds.
Belize has much to offer an adventurous traveler and the above list covers only a small portion of your options. Just look into the sites that catch your eye and you will soon find yourself armed with a plane ticket to a tropical paradise.
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