Located on the northeast coast of Central America, lies the exotic nation of Belize.
Completely bordered by the Spanish-speaking nations of Mexico and Guatemala, Belize is the only Central American nation whose primary language is English. What draws thousands of visitors each year is its perfect weather, diverse wildlife and ecosystems, unique cultures and spectacular Caribbean coastline.
The Museum of Belize and the Belize Zoo with its jaguars and exotic wildlife variety are safe must-sees, but if you really want to get up close to nature in its own habitat, try snorkeling off Belize's Barrier Reef. Belize boasts the world's largest living barrier reef, comprising of almost two hundred cayes and atolls. Largely populated by colorful coral, myriad fish populations, sharks, manatees, dolphins, rays and visited annually by huge whale sharks, it is one of the best places in the world to explore, fish, kayak, sail, scuba dive and of course snorkel!
Scuba diving Belize's Great Blue Hole would be the most memorable part of any visit. Declared one of the top 10 diving spots in the world by Jacques Costeau, this unique natural wonder spans approximately 1,000 ft. wide and 450 ft. deep and contains 15,000 year old stalactites that is constantly attracting worldwide attention.
Land lubbers can explore Belize's famous ceremonial caves - Actun Tunichil Muknal - the Cave of the Crystal Maiden. This awe-inspiring network of underground caves houses thousand-year- old Maya artifacts, altars, pottery and even the skeletal remains from ancient ceremonial sacrifices. It's an unforgettable experience that is well worth the strenuous climbing, wading and swimming it takes to get there.
Craving more adventure? Hike into the jungle and through yet excavated ruins â an ancient ball court and several ceremonial mounds while you experience native flora and fauna, including tropical birds and rare orchids. Panoramic views of the surrounding jungle and Caribbean Sea await you atop Antelope Falls. You'll hike down â partially â before you begin rappelling for 300 to 500 feet to the base. A smaller fall with a clear pool, ideal for swimming, is only a short distance away.
Be amazed by the ancient Maya temples structures and learn about the lives led, and the heritage left for Belize when you visit Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, Caracol and Lamanai. There are over 900 yet unexcavated sites in Belize â enough for a new adventure each day of your stay.
Hopkins Bay Belize can set up any of these adventures or a combination of any. Take advantage of our current Special Summer Offers to get the best rates on your next Belize adventure. FAM trips to Belize soon? Journalists, contact us for even better rates or barter. For more information on stays at Hopkins Bay Belize or Belize Adventures please contact:
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