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English-speaking Belize is unique - a cocktail of Creole, British colonial, indigenous Mayan, Mennonite and Spanish cultures.  It is a tiny country - a little larger than Wales – and this makes it very easy to sample its natural and cultural attractions in a short space of time. The coast is unmistakably Caribbean: silky white sand beaches and coral atolls, swaying palm trees, turquoise seas, laidback people, pulsating reggae rhythms and rum punch. 

Belize has the world’s second largest barrier reef and the undersea world here is a theatre of exotic fish and a plethora of other marine species living among the coral. Behind the coast in the backcountry there are forested highlands, such as the beautiful Mountain Pine Ridge and verdant jungle around Chaa Creek. Awaiting exploration are rivers, mysterious caves and riding trails.  Wildlife is ebullient throughout the country, with hundreds of species of bird and even watchful jaguars inhabiting the woodland. Belize also has numerous fascinating Mayan archaeological sites such as Xunantunich and Lamanai, formerly concealed in dense jungle.

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Our insider tips for Belize

Sophie Barber

Sophie Barber

Stay in Ambergris Caye and go snorkelling to explore the second largest barrier reef system in the world. The coral wonderland is less than a kilometre offshore, so easy to reach from the colourful Caribbean fishing town of San Pedro, the capital of the island. Scuba divers should not miss out on the opportunity to dive the Blue Hole, one of the most famous dive sites in the world and at 300m across and 125m deep, the world's largest natural formation of its kind.
Hannah

Hannah Donaldson

Take a morning visit to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the best place in the country to spot a Jaguar. Although the chances are slim (Jaguars are both shy and experts at concealing themselves), there is plenty of other exotic flora and fauna to enjoy in this pristine rainforest reserve and some delicious crystal clear natural pools to cool off in. And, what a result if you do chance upon a Jaguar!
Ben Line

Ben Line

Explore the caves, crystalline rivers and idyllic waterfalls around Mountain Pine Ridge by canoe or kayak. Or, you might prefer to discover the lovely highland region from the seat of a mountain bike or even by horseback: the choice is yours! The slightly higher elevation of this region makes for a refreshingly less humid sunny climate which whilst also attracting different bird species from elsewhere in the country.

Caroline Maber

Caroline Maber

Savour a lunch of delicious, freshly-caught, juicy and cheap lobster on the island of Caye Caulker before sleeping it off with a lazy afternoon in your hammock. But do set the alarm so as not to miss the spectacular sunset from 'the split', a Caulker ritual gathering which really is worth getting out of your hammock for!

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English-speaking, Caribbean-flavoured Belize isn’t part of Latin America, but is no less beguiling for that.  There’s a Regent Street among the wobbly wooden houses-on-stilts of Belize City; a transport company called Batty Bus; exotic, stylish hotels inspired by their owner Francis Ford Coppola; virtually unexplored Mayan ruins stifled by rainforest and some of the best dive sites in the world. Not to mention coral islands with sugary beaches sheltering divine plantation house resorts. I find something new and quirky every time I go back there.... 

Rafe Stone

Rafe Stone

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