Belize is known for its dense jungle with exotic plants and animals, its impressive Barrier Reef, and rich marine life and wildlife. Its lush jungles are home to Mayan ruins, such as Altun Ha and Lamanai in the North, and Xunantunich, El Pilar, Caracol, and Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave in the Western part. Many of these ruins can be visited in person and even explored by foot. With a long Caribbean coast, Belize is very culturally diverse. Did you know that even German speaking Mennonites and people of East Indian, and Lebanese decent call Belize home?
“A haven for caving and outdoor adventure, this country has very strict environmental rules to preserve their natural environment as well as their Mayan ruins.” – Patricia Serrano Chungsathaporn (Protravel, New York, NY)
“Authorities in Belize are working very hard to sustain their environment. It is the second largest barrier reef in the world, not to mention its amazing rainforests and untouched green space.” – Ashley Les (Protravel, New York, NY)
In this sustainable destination, you get to explore the lush jungles and waterfalls, go swimming or snorkeling the reefs, discover your surrounding on horseback, or Soar over Belize’s rain forest by taking a Zip-line tour. Old Belize is a landmark, you should not miss. Here you can get an authentic experience and immerse yourself in Belize’s culture and history by visiting the Old Belize Exhibit, which will leave you feeling like you have just been on a trip back in time to numerous significant parts of Belize’s past.
You cannot leave Belize before you have discovered at least one of its magnificent caves in the Cayo district. Here, under limestone hills, lies a network of underground rivers, caves, and sinkholes. These caves can be discovered by taking a guided scuba diving or snorkeling tour through the tight passages to see underground waterfalls and stunning mineral-encrusted stalactites and stalagmites.