Discover spectacular Mayan ruins, world-class coral reef diving and a fascinating mix of cultures in this delightfully friendly country.
Belize is famous for its Caribbean beaches and azure waters but it has much more to offer the luxury traveller. The mix of Latin and Caribbean cultures is a delightful one and creates a laidback vibe with a warm welcome to anyone visiting the country. Its size means that it is easy to explore and with everything on offer from beaches, to jungle, to Mayan ruins, to spectacular diving, visitors can enjoy a relaxing and diverse holiday in this little slice of paradise.
The main language spoken in the country is English but the Belize of today is a fascinating melting pot of cultures including Mayan, Mestizo, Creole and Garifuna. Visiting Belize is a chance to experience the varied cuisine and customs and a fabulously warm welcome. Indigenous Mayan, Creole and Garifuna culture all have a strong presence in this country, making Belize a perfect destination for anyone interested in people and culture.
History and archaeology is a definite highlight in Belize with an abundance of Mayan ruins on offer. Visitors can visit them on a basic tour or perhaps enjoy a hike or horseback riding to explore some of them. In fact, Belize has a lot to entice the active traveller with jungle hikes, cave explorations, zip lining, kayaking and exciting water sports with diving at the top of the list.
For wildlife, Belize is a great choice. There are hundreds of species of birds to spot along with iguanas, monkeys, many fish and marine animals in the reefs and, if you are very lucky, the elusive jaguar.
If you are looking for idyllic beaches and laidback luxury then this country is the one for you Belize has wonderful beaches from the southern coast around Placencia and Dangriga to the many cayes and atolls which include several private islands for those looking for something more exclusive.