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Belize - Awesome Country to Visit!

Updated on August 16, 2014

About Belize

Belize is a very small country, approximately 180 miles long by 68 miles wide, in the northern part of Central America that is bordered on the north by Mexico, the south and west by Guatemala, and on the east by the Caribbean Sea. It is the only country in the region that English is an official language, however English creole and Spanish are most commonly spoken.

The international airport in Belize is the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Ladyville, outside of Belize City. American Airlines, Continental, Delta, TACA, and US Airways serve the airport. There are a couple of smaller airlines the serve this airport that can get you to smaller airports closer to where you are going if need be.


Blackbird Caye

Blackbird Caye, Turneffe Atoll , Belize, CA
Blackbird Caye, Turneffe Atoll , Belize, CA

Blackbird Caye, Turneffe Atoll Belize

My wife and I recently returned from our honeymoon after visiting a wonderful resort in Belize on Turneffe Atoll. This hub is not just about our trip but to share information about some of the most exceptional scenery, exciting wildlife, numerous adventure opportunities, and interesting educational locations that can be found in Belize. Tropical islands, rain forest, all the way to mountain ranges that can be found in Belize, so there is a little something for everyone. Rest and relaxation on tropical beaches, adventures in the rain forests, and educational vacations touring mayan ruins can all be found in Belize.

The Wonderful Country of Belize

World class diving and snorkeling

Whether you are an experienced diver or beginner snorkeler there is plenty to do and see in Belize. With some of the most spectacular dive sites in the world like The Blue Hole and abundant coral reefs, there is plenty of opportunites for advanced divers and those who just want to snorkel. The Cayes and Atolls have some of the largest and most biologically diverse coral reefs in the Western Hemisphere. You are guarnteed to see many diffrent types of spectacular coral, beautiful species of fish, several different species of sharks and rays, and much more! Most island resorts have chartered boats going on dive and snorkel trips several times a day.

Spectacular waters to dive and snorkel

Beautiful snorkeling and diving are just seconds from the beach!
Beautiful snorkeling and diving are just seconds from the beach!

The Spectacular Blue Hole!!

What are Cayes and Atolls?

Cay/Cayes, pronounced "key/keys" - is a small, low-elevation island that is formed on top of coral reef. The are found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Great Barrier Reef.

Atoll - is a ring shaped coral reef that either completely or partially encloses a lagoon.

Cayes and Atolls of Belize

Northern Cayes & Atolls
Southern Cayes & Atolls
Ambergris Caye
Tobacco Caye
Caye Caulker
South Water Caye
Turneffe Atoll
Glover's Reef Atoll
St. George's Caye
 
Light House Reef / Great Blue Hole
 
Cayes are pronounced as "keys"

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Education and Wildlife in Belize

There are a tremendous amounts of wildlife species to discover while visiting Belize. From beautiful birds and spectacular colorful fish to large reptiles like iguana and crocodiles!

Research Centers focusing on wildlife, coral, and history and antiquities.

We stayed in Turneffe Atoll and they have a research center station through the Oceanic Society located on the Atoll that focuses on wildlife research, specifically Bottlenose dolphins and American Saltwater Crocodile. However the Turneffe Atoll Station also studies the ecology as a whole such as Loggerhead Sea Turtles, Migratory Birds, Marine wildlife, forests, plants, coral, and human impact on the ecosystem. They have also set up initiaves to protect the diverse ecosystem found in and around Turneffe Atoll.

Dive instructors, snorkeling guides, and staff on the cayes are all very knowledgeable about the variety of species found on and around the cayes.

Wildlife and Nature on our trip

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Iguana in a tree outside of our cabana.Another Iguana outside of our cabana!Tree with fruit. Still not sure what kind?
Iguana in a tree outside of our cabana.
Iguana in a tree outside of our cabana.
Another Iguana outside of our cabana!
Another Iguana outside of our cabana!
Tree with fruit. Still not sure what kind?
Tree with fruit. Still not sure what kind?

Romantic Vacations

Belize is a wonderful place to visit if you are thinking of a romantic getaway! Romantic walks on the beach with billions of stars to exploring different sites there is much to do on vacation! From the islands that surround Belize to the great resorts, if you are thinking of going to Belize for a honeymoon, anniversery, or even just a romantic vacation then definitely keep it in mind!

Romantic Dinners!

A truly romantic dinner on our honeymoon! Dinner by candle light on the screened porch, which was right on the beach!
A truly romantic dinner on our honeymoon! Dinner by candle light on the screened porch, which was right on the beach!

History in Belize

Belize has many Maya Ruins ranging throughout the entire country, but the main three are Caracol, Cerros, Lamanai. Maya Ruins can be found throughout Belize, making them accessible to any type of traveler, whether you want to visit the rainforest or not! There are also many Mayan ruins that have not been fully researched or even uncovered yet, so there will be exciting things to see in Belize!


A little something for everyone

Belize is a very exciting country to visit. It has a little of something for everyone to enjoy whether you enjoy adventure or relaxing on the beach. Belize should definitely be on your list of vacation spots!

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