Belize is much more than just an eclectic destination for families, honeymooners, and adventure travelers. In many ways, Belize is a lost world, a country where most of the landscape is in the form of pristine rainforests and mysterious jungles teeming with exotic wildlife and tropical birds.
In Belize, nature is everywhere, green leaves and thousands of blooming flowers, majestic waterfalls and ancient landscapes where you can still find colossal temples and pyramids built more than 1,000 years ago by the ancient Maya culture. Visiting Belize is the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of modern society, giving travelers a chance to re-connect with a slower, more human pace of life.
A former British colony, Belize is the only place in the region where English is the official language. This makes it really easy to talk to the locals. Although there are fewer than 400,000 people in the country, they come from very diverse backgrounds, including the Creole, Garifuna, Mestizo, Mennonite, and Maya people. Despite - or perhaps because of - these differences, Belizeans are universally renowned for being some of the friendliest and most hospitable people on the planet.
Hundreds of years ago, the Spanish were the first Europeans to arrive in Belize, but after a decisive loss to the English navy, the area fell under British control. The colonial capital, Belize City, is still the largest metropolitan area in the country (with a population of around 75,000), but the new capital is now Belmopan, located deep in the heart of the pristine Belizean interior.
Today, many visitors come to Belize to soak up the sun, explore national parks and animal sanctuaries, and enjoy exciting outdoor activities like horseback riding, bird watching, zip lining, snorkeling, scuba diving, and cave tubing.
If you're ready to enjoy an amazing trip to Belize, consider Cahal Pech Village Resort. Featuring lovely, thatched-roof cabanas and a gourmet restaurant popular with travelers and locals alike, Cahal Pech Village Resort is located just outside the town of San Ignacio in western Belize.
In addition, Cahal Pech Tours, a full-service travel company, offers organized tours to all of the most popular destinations in Belize, including trips to the nearby Cahal Pech ruins, Tikal (just a few miles across the border in Guatemala), and the beautiful Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, home to the tallest waterfalls in all of Central America.