“Come grab a piece of the jewel” they say. And Belize is truly that – a jewel with more sparkling
facets than a brilliant diamond.
This small Central American country with a population of 325,000 is bordered by Mexico, Guatemala, and the Caribbean Sea. Formerly known as British Honduras, Belize gained its independence from England in 1981. Now, as a British Commonwealth, Belize is governed by English law, and English is the official language.
Known for its friendly people, this is a land of diverse cultures, ethnic groups, and languages. Maya, Indian, Asian, Garifuna, Creole, Mestizo, and Mennonites are some of the cultures that co-exist in unusual harmony.
Adventures in Belize range from exploring tropical rainforests, Mayan ruins, zip lining, cave tubing, world class fishing, spectacular diving and snorkeling, bird watching, great local food and much more. Manatees, crocodiles, howler monkeys, jaguars, and tapirs are waiting to entertain you. Belize is home to more species of animals, fish, birds and plants than any other place in the western hemisphere than the Amazon basin.
So let yourself indulge in an exotic getaway, a country of romance and astounding beauty, where the coconut trees beckon, the water is always warm, and the night skies are splashed with a million twinkling stars.