Located in Central America, between Guatemala and Mexico, on the Yucatan Peninsula, is one of the most beautiful vacation spots in the world, Belize. Nestled within the area known to have been inhabited by Mayan people for over 3,000 years, Belize is well known for exporting corn, sweet potatoes, peppers, squash, papaya and even rubber. With beautiful coastal reefs and tropical forests, Belize offers travelers, of all interest, a unique travel destination for honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays or just an adventurous getaway from the family.
The coastal reefs of Belize offer scuba diving at its best! With a barrier reef extending 185 miles, running parallel to the Belize coastline, scuba diving vacation enthusiasts will find a full day of fun in the water. Within this area of Belize, scuba divers will swim with rays, schooling jacks, groupers, coneys, angelfish and even barracuda. Belize scuba guided tours are available and generally take a two or three hours to complete but will provide the optimal scuba diving experience in one of the most beautiful areas of the Belize coast line.
In addition to scuba diving, Belize also offers the traveler with hiking and nature seeking interests an alternative to the Belize water adventure. With tropical forests abound, Belize nature guided tours, as well as opportunities for individual nature walking and hiking, are unlimited. In fact, many nature and tour guides lead through various areas of Belize once occupied by Mayan people. In addition to hiking and walking, Belize offers opportunity for canoeing down rivers and streams, bypassing some of Belize’s most beautiful waterfalls. Because Belize reserves more than one-fifth of the land mass to preservation, this translates into a Belize vacation filled with nature exploration and a step into the past; an unlimited and memorable for the entire family.
With a population in excess of 250,000, the primary language of Belize is English. Currency is generally traded in Belize Dollars however U.S. Dollars are commonly accepted in most tourist friendly areas. With a bustling population, the cities of Belize will provide the traveler a full day of shopping with a bustling population with traffic, eateries and local vending. Because Belize is located in the Yucatan Peninsula, the average daily temperature is generally in the 80’s with evenings rather cool. When traveling to Belize, it is recommended that you pack light clothing and plenty of sunscreen!
For more information on travel adventures of Belize, visit the Belize Travel Board’s website at www.travelbelize.org.