A county of Central America, Belize is a popular travel destination especially for the adventurous travelers. Moreover, adventure combines with history in the country. It has the second barrier reef in the world. It is a tropical place to explore and a place that teaches the meaning of travel. Belize is a place of various attractions and activities.
Various cultures and ethnic groups make Belize an interesting travel destination. Among the people living in Belize, there are Creole, Maya, Mestizo, Garifuna, Spanish, English, Mennonite, Chinese and more. Belize owns a rich Maya heritage with archaeological remains such as temples, ceremonial centers, pottery etc. Though a few of the ruins are found, it is estimated that there are hundreds.
Belmopan is the capital of Belize. The country is divided into six districts: Corozal District, Orange Walk District, Belize District, Stann Creek District, Cayo District and Toledo District.
The most important city of the country is Belize City. It is also the main port of for cruise ships coming to Belize. Among the most important attractions of the city, there are Museum of Belize, colonial-styled buildings like Baron Bliss Light House Monument, Paslow Building etc.
The Mayan ruins of Altun Ha and Lamanai and the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary are accessible from Belize City. Altun Ha known as Rockstone Pond is the name given to the ruins of an ancient Mayan city. Apart from Altun Ha, other popular Mayan ruins are Lamanai, Lubaantun, Caracol, Cahal Pech, Xunantunich.
Belize Zoo is one of the popular sights of Belize. It is like a wildlife park due to the fact that it is set in very natural bush surroundings that makes you feel, you are observing them in the wild life.Ambergris Caye is the largest of several islands Belize. It is a must-see place in which all water sports such as snorkeling, windsurfing and sailing are available.
Belize’s natural environment is its most precious resource. Thanks to The Belizean people that they have protected natural reserves. Among the best natural attractions of Belize are Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Barrier Reef, Community Baboon Sanctuary, Offshore Cayes and Atolls, Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Mountain Pine Ridge etc.
Bordering the Caribbean Sea and owning lots of cayes, Belize offers number of beaches for tourist enjoyment. Beautiful beaches are both for relaxation and ideal for water sports.
For the tourists, all kinds of activities are available. Sailing, fishing, windsurfing, snorkeling, birdwatching, caving, kayaking, windsurfing, hiking, rafting, horseback riding and more.
Belize is a great vacation choice not only for adventure lovers but also for families. To get more information about Belize, Travelovideo publishes videos about the country for the ones that would like to see visually before going.