Formerly British Honduras, is the only country in Central America with English as its official language. The *Belize Barrier Reef (second largest in the world), over 450 offshore Cayes (islands), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offering excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities..
*Belize City is the most dangerous area in Belize, although it’s very easy to be safe there.
*Great Blue Hole: Dive into this famous underwater sinkhole, renowned for its unique geological formations and marine life.
Maya Ruins: Visit ancient Maya cities like Caracol (map), Xunantunich, and Altun Ha to witness impressive pyramids, temples, and ceremonial sites.
Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye: Relax on these beautiful islands (map), known for their laid-back atmosphere, pristine beaches, and vibrant marine life.
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary: Trek through this protected reserve (map), known as the world’s first jaguar sanctuary, offering hiking trails and stunning waterfalls.
Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave: Embark on a guided adventure to explore this Maya ceremonial cave (map), containing artifacts and skeletal remains.
The dry season typically lasts from February to May and then the rainy season typically lasts through to November. Hurricanes that bring coastal flooding, especially in the south, are prevalent from June to November.
Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport
Several competing bus lines operate on the main road in the north-south direction from *Punta Gorda to *Belmopan and *Belize City. There are bus stations in the main towns, or simply stand on the side of the highway and wave at an approaching bus.