More and more people are choosing to vacation in Belize, drawn to the country by its excellent weather, friendly locals, and the abundance of interesting things to do and see.
Below are seven reasons why intrepid travelers love Belize:
The Great Blue Hole
Also known as the Belize Blue Hole, this is a unique natural phenomenon located in the center of Lighthouse Reef. Measuring over 300 meters across, the Great Blue Hole is a world-class diving spot rated by famed marine biologist Jacques Cousteau as one of the top 10 best diving locations in the world.
Belize Barrier Reef
Composed of hundreds of islands, atolls, and protected marine areas, the Belize Barrier Reef is part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world. The reef and its islands are popular for their sugar sand white beaches, pristine tropical fauna, rare avian species, and abundant opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Preserve
This enormous trackless wilderness in southeastern Belize is ideal for day hikes or multi-day camping expeditions. Brimming with wildlife across its diverse landscapes, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to the world’s first jaguar preserve where scientists study all five of Belize’s big cat species.
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Rated as an Important Bird Area by the Audubon Society, the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary in the north of Belize is a great place to spot wildlife, enjoy nature, and see hundreds of different avian species.
Modern Belize lies in the heart of what was once the vast empire of the ancient Maya. Today, Belize has more Maya ruins than anywhere else, including popular sites like Nim Li Punit, Cahal Pech, Caracol and Lubantuum.
Shipstern Conservation Management Area
Located in northeastern Belize, the Shipstern area is effectively a national park. Home to a wide diversity of avian species, Shipstern is also popular with nature lovers for its unique landscapes, including a dry forest where the rare Kuka palm and Elephant’s foot species can be found among other exotic flora.
Mountain Pine Ridge
Not only does this enormous park contain some of Belize’s most beautiful broadleaf tree species, but it is the location for some of the country’s most magnificent waterfalls, including Rio on Pools and the famous Thousand Foot Falls, the tallest waterfall in Central America.
Of course, there are many other amazing attractions in the country for travelers to enjoy such as the Belize Zoo, Monkey River, sailing, and fishing. All of these and many more can be enjoyed by travelers who decide to stay at Mariposa Beach Resort in Placencia Belize.