With a huge and varied coastline fronting the Caribbean Sea and home to the second-largest barrier reef in the world, Belize is truly a diver’s paradise. Divers come from around the globe to explore the shallow depths of the country’s many lagoons, the pristine Belize Barrier reef and its atolls, and the unique wonder of the Belize Blue Hole.
The Great Blue Hole of Belize is perhaps one of the most highly rated scuba diving locations in the world, and there is good reason for this. However, some who make the journey to Belize leave feeling a twinge of disappointment after visiting the Blue Hole simply because they had unrealistic expectations about what to to expect. Therefore, it is important that you plan for this amazing experience and set your expectations in check with what the actual adventure may be like.
Belize is one of the most beautiful countries in the world thanks to an unspoiled landscape of tropical rainforests and jungles, fertile plains, mountain summits, and a unique coastline that is home to vibrant marine ecosystems. Travelers to Belize have a unique opportunity to explore the natural wonders of the country while experiencing a rich cultural society that is filled with a harmonious blend of different peoples, music, traditions, and food. Geographically, Belize is located in Central America between Mexico and Guatemala but culturally it resembles many of its neighbors in the Caribbean and Central America. The official language of Belize is English but the most common language spoken is the Creole dialect. Eight different and eclectic ethnic groups harmoniously co-exist within Belize: the Creole, Mestizo, Maya, Garifuna, East Indian, Mennonite, European, and Chinese. Each of these groups proudly maintains their culture, food, and mother tongue while blending with their neighbors to form the unique melting pot that is Belize. As you travel across Belize, don’t be surprised to hear a wide variety of languages. In the north, many people speak Spanish while in Belize City the most popular languages spoken are standard English and the Creole dialect. Southern Belize […]