Formerly British Honduras, Belize is a democratic country bordered by Mexico and Honduras. It is the only nation in Central America that English is the official language.
Because of its unique geographical position and range of climates, Belize has an incredible variety of wildlife. It is home to about 5,000 plant species, hundreds of animal species, and a special reserve that protects jaguars.
To the East, is the Caribbean Sea and home to the second largest Barrier Reef in the world after Australia’s. The massive Belize Barrier Reef is dotted with hundreds of low-lying islands called cayes and inhabits a kaleidoscope of coral, fish and turtles.
To the West of Belize, are dense jungles and where you will find archaeological sites of the world’s most mysterious civilization – the ancient Maya. Such sites include Caracol, renowned for its towering pyramid and tall stone temples, often yielding 360-degree jungle views.
Belize is a melting pot of rich diverse cultures made up of Mennonite, Creole, Mestizo, Garifuna, Maya, East Indian and Chinese. A blending of cultures has resulted in one of the happiest and most peaceful countries in the region and a widespread reputation as one of the world’s friendliest tourist destination.