One of the most beautiful and untouched parts of the Caribbean is Belize. A small, English-speaking country in Central America, Belize has a lively, Caribbean culture, hundreds of miles of Caribbean beaches, and a lush mainland with some of the most beautiful Central American jungles on the continent.
Many people mistakenly think Belize is an island, but it's actually a mainland country with hundreds of offshore islands along the Belize Barrier Reef, the second-largest barrier reef in the world. These islands are the perfect place to enjoy the complete Caribbean lifestyle, including Caribbean food, swaying palm trees, and crystal clear waters perfect for scuba diving, snorkeling, water sports, and fishing.
Best of all, the mainland of Belize is teeming with wildlife, exotic plants, and lost Maya cities deep in the jungle. When you come to Belize, you get the best of both worlds - an unforgettable Caribbean island experience as well as the chance to explore pristine nature in the jungles and rainforests of the mainland. About the same size as Massachusetts, Belize is the least densely populated country in all of Central America, making it the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors.
And now that all of the biggest airlines in the United States and Canada offer non-stop flights to Belize, everyone in North America is just a 2-5 hour flight from an unforgettable Belize vacation.
After gaining its independence from Great Britain in 1981, Belize has emerged as one of the most exciting tourist destinations in the region. Home to more ancient Maya sites than anywhere else on the planet, Belize draws in visitors curious to climb ancient temples, explore the strange ball courts where the losing team forfeited their lives, or plumb the depths of underground labyrinths like Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave where ancient Maya priests once conducted bloody human sacrifices in a futile attempt to appease their angry gods.
Although Belize suffered mightily from hurricanes in the 1950s and 60s, it has, thankfully, escaped the wrath of more recent storms, partly due to the sheltering effect of the massive Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with colorful marine life. Stretching for more than 180 miles north to south, the barrier reef and its Caribbean islands are truly some of the most beautiful locations in the world.
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