On a world map, Belize is to be found in Central America between the countries of Mexico and Guatemala. Belize is on the eastern side of the isthmus and most of the country is within a short distance of the Caribbean Sea. The Mexican state of Quintana Roo lies along the northern border of Belize while Guatemala lies along the western border of Belize.
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 […]
Ambergris Caye: Belize’s most exciting island The largest island in Belize, Ambergris Caye is one of the most popular destinations in the country. With a laid-back, Caribbean island approach to life, Ambergris Caye and its capital of San Pedro have something for everyone. The locals are friendly and almost everyone speaks English making the Central American nation of Belize truly a unique destination. Honeymooners enjoy the island thanks to the gorgeous beaches, stunning views of the Caribbean, candlelit dinners, and a vibrant nightlife. Adventure travelers are drawn to Ambergris Caye due to the many outstanding diving, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing options available. The Belize Barrier Reef is just a few miles from Ambergris Caye and its miles of coral and shallow water passages are home to an abundant array of colorful marine life. Ambergris Caye is also an excellent family destination. The friendly beach town of San Pedro, the hub of the island’s economic activities, has plenty to see and do. Kids and adults alike also enjoy snorkeling and swimming in the gentle waters offshore as well as paddling around in a kayak or zipping along on a rented jet ski. Fishing is a popular activity and many tour […]