Belize is a lively Caribbean hot spot located on the northeastern tip of Central America. It is a mix of both Central American and Mexican cultures that has both ancient Mayan ruins and an extensive coral reef system that just begs for exploration.
Belize is especially noted for its eco-sensitive philosophy and a good one-fifth of its land mass is set aside as protected nature reserves. A good percentage of its coastal waters are also protected.
Belize is known as one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World, probably because of it having the world’s second largest barrier reef. The “cayes” that lie off the coast of the Belizean mainland are also noted for their extensive coral reefs that contain some of the most spectacular underwater gardens in the world. The sea life here is probably among the most varied in the world, making this a hot spot for both snorkelling and scuba diving. The country is also quite popular for fishing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing.