Things to do in Belize

The country of Belize is the only English speaking country in Central or South America. It is proudly home to the second largest Barrier Reef in the world, the largest in the Western hemisphere. Belize is also home to the now famous Maya.
Given its Reef and its lush rain forests with their Mayan ruins, it hardly comes as a surprise that many of the tourist attractions in Belize are outside of the Capital, Belize City. One of the Belize City attractions is though, the Museum of Belize. Located in the old prison, one section of the museum is dedicated to its previous life, complete with a cell. The rest of the museum is devoted to the history, natural history and the development of Belize.
Many of the Belize tourist attractions are centered on or around the Cayes. These are the low laying sandy islands dotted along the reef.
1:Great Blue Hole

Great-blue-hole

Great-blue-hole

Perhaps the most famous of the Belize attractions is the Great Blue Hole. This is a large circular underwater sinkhole, the largest of its type in the world and located 61 miles from the coast of Belize. From overhead the Blue Hole is spectacular and photos of it often adorn magazines and posters. In the Blue Hole is one of the world’s greatest diving experiences with clear blue waters going as deep as 400 feet.
2:Belize Zoo

Belize Zoo

Belize Zoo

The Belize Zoo is one of the best in the Americas. It is perhaps unique in the fact that it is home to only native species of which it keeps in their natural habitats. Among the exhibits are several species of wild cats including the Jaguar, Toucan (National Bird), Tapir (National Animal), snakes, crocodiles and monkeys. This affords visitors the opportunity to take pictures of the animals “in the wild” from the safety of a zoo.
3:Placencia Peninsula

Placencia Peninsula

Placencia Peninsula

The Placencia Peninsula in southern Belize offers the best white sand beaches in the country. The resorts here offer the chance to either relax or take part in any of the many water sports, swimming, snorkeling, diving or fishing.
4:Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker

Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker

Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker

The two major cayes in Belize are Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. These are the most popular destinations for visitors to Belize and from these you can enjoy the truly relaxed atmosphere of a tropic paradise. Sightseeing the sandy or cobbled roads by golf cart or taking it easy by the pool with real coconut drinks.
Throughout the countryside, deep in the tropical forests are Mayan ruins, Altun Ha, Xunantunich, Caracol, Lamanai and others, all with their own Mayan Pyramids and history. Marvel at the architecture and the carving skills on the stones.
5:Mountain Pine Ridge

Mountain Pine Ridge

Mountain Pine Ridge

Deep in the Mountain Pine Ridge of the Cayo district is Hidden Valley and 1000ft Falls, the tallest waterfall in Central America.
Eco tourism is flourishing in the resorts of Belize and is becoming more popular by the year. These resorts offer cave tubing through the many caves etched into the limestone of the Maya Mountains, Zip Lining through the canopy of the rain forest, river rafting, horseback riding, hiking or canoeing.
Among the attractions of Belize you are sure to find one that suits any taste.

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