Renowned for being the smallest country in Central America, Belize still packs a punch when it comes to entertainment and sightseeing pleasures. It was once part of the British Empire a long time ago but now stands proud as an independent nation. One of the first characteristics passengers will notice when arriving here is the rich diversity of historical and natural attractions to enjoy. Belize is a melting pot of personalities, as the Belizean people are made up of Maya, Kriol, Garifuna, East Indian, Arab and Chinese to name but a few. The scenery here is remarkable with natural beauty at it peak towards the mountainous regions. During your stay in Belize you will discover beautiful waterfalls, lush rainforests, fascinating myriads of rivers and caves which are all a major attraction of tourists in the area.
The beaches here are simply stunning and Belize is also perfect for snorkelling and scuba enthusiasts. There is a large coral reef out at sea that makes for a wonderful sight stretching right the way from Mexico to Honduras surrounding the famous off shore Cayes.
Guests looking to explore Belize City will find an abundance of colonial architecture that walks hand in hand with the Anglo Caribbean origins of the city. For sightseeing enthusiasts, St John’s Cathedral is the oldest Anglican Cathedral in Central America where guests can see the crowning place for the four Kings of Mosquito Coast and where history was made. Aside from the oldest Anglican Cathedral, Belize is also home to several important Mayan sites. The closest archaeological site to Belize City is Altun Ha, and here guests will get the chance to see several impressive temples and tombs from the Mayan civilisations.
With more than 500 different species of birds living here, including colourful toucans and parrots, Belize is a birder’s paradise. Guests can head to the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, grabbing a canoe as they do, as this top birding spot spans an impressive 16,400 acres with more than 3,000 acres of lagoons, swamps and marsh. Here they’ll get a close look at crocodiles, turtles, iguanas and more while keeping a look out for beautiful tropical birds including egrets, snail kites and osprey who live in the area. Elsewhere, with 29-acres of jungle, Belize Zoo is a tropical mecca where guests can meet over 150 different animals with residents of the zoo including jaguars, manatees, howler monkeys, tapirs and so much more.
Belize offers a wonderfully diverse range of ways to enjoy the day. From blissful relaxing indulgence on the white sands to the flowing beauty and sightseeing pleasures of the landscapes; there is so much to see and do.