Belize offers a relaxed and easy going attitude with fabulous
scenery to boot. Relax on the terrific beaches, marvel at the
mountainous landscape and take in the tropical rainforests which
are teeming with wildlife sanctuaries. Belize is a subtle blend of
Caribbean cultures with a wonderfully laid back lifestyle.
The islands of Belize are one of the world's best dive sites. In
fact, Belize has the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere
and is second only to Australia as the longest reef in the world.
At Lighthouse Reef and Turneffe Islands provide World famous diving
destinations amid charming scenery, sandy beaches and turquoise
San Ignacio, located in the Cayo District, is a good base for
excursions into the Mountain Pine Ridge and West Belize with its
thousands of caves. Nature enthusiasts gravitate to the Mountain
Pine Ridge for the wonderful river scenery, high waterfalls and
forests filled with orchids, bromeliads and butterflies.
The Macal River has an internationally famous canoe race and
Cahal Pech is a short walk from the Cayo District and is an
interesting Mayan site and nature reserve.
Placencia, a former fishing village situated on a thin sandy
peninsula, remains delightfully unspoilt with offshore caves and
marine life. You might even be lucky enough to see migrating whale
sharks which pass through this area.
Orange Walk is located in the north of the country and is a
Belizean feast of natural wealth and archaeological wonder. It is
primarily Maya and Spanish with an old world flavour mixed in. The
area consists of amazing ancient cities, the temples at Lamanai,
jungles, rainforests, coastal lagoons and rivers where rare jaguars
and manatee can be sighted.
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