Belize is a small coastal country in the Central American region. For its boundaries, it has Mexico and Guatemala and has a considerable amount of border in the east with the Caribbean Sea. The country is a warm tropical country, full of warm friendly people and that’s one of the main reasons why this country has become popular as a tourist destination currently. The country is significant in that it has one of the least population densities in the world. That, and the fact that it has an overabundance of natural delights, makes this a great place to go for a visit.
One of the most interesting things for an adventure tourist in Belize is the presence of a barrier reef that occupies most of the eastern coast of the nation. This is the second-longest barrier reef in the world and a popular place for nature adventure activities, though it is a bit dangerous because of the wild flora and fauna of the place. The Maya Mountains are a tourist highlight within this place. There is also the Doyle’s Delight, which is a lookout point and a very popular attraction for the adventure traveler.
Apart from the Belize Barrier Reef, the other immense attraction for the tourist is the various offshore islands known as Cayes. There are supposed to be about 127 islands off the shore of Belize, most of which are popular for water sporting activities. These are the places where an adventure tourist can head out to for activities such as canoeing and kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, rafting, scuba diving and even fishing. This has led to a lot of travelers staying back and extending their vacations because they keep finding one attraction after the other after they actually land on the soil of Belize. The Blue Hole, one of the most well-loved diving places of the world is located in the Cayes.
Belize is one of the few countries in the world that are promoting ecotourism in an aggressive manner. The country has a large number of wildlife reserves where several endangered species of animals are protected. Tourists can go on hikes and treks within these reserves to learn about nature in a very nature-friendly way.
Even as far as history is concerned, Belize has a rich Mayan heritage. The nation has Mayan relics spread throughout the place. One of the most notable of these is the Actun Tunichil Muknal, a place also known as the Cave of the Stone Sepulcher. This is where you can find relics of some of the old Mayan rituals, such as their sacrifices. Don’t be shocked to find some human skulls here even.
Belize is quite popular for its animal wealth. There are trips to watch animals such as sea horses and manatees. Diving trips include activities such as swimming with sting rays and nursing sharks. A variety of tropical fish such as groupers are found in the barrier reef, along with a large variety of coral and sponges. Water activities during Belize vacations are usually organized to check out such animal life.