Some may think that Belize is nothing more than jungle with a little bit of beach, but theyâ€™d be wrong. If good things really do come in small packages, Belize is the perfect manifestation of that clichÃ©. Everything in Belize, however, comes down to 3 major assets: pristine jungles, tall stone Mayan temples, and a reef second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Belize's location in Central America allows for rich variety of wildlife. In fact, there are more than 5,000 species of plants and hundreds of animal species in the country. Most (if not all) are well protected in a network of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. The birds alone have about 570 species; add that with more elusive animals including monkeys, jaguar, armadillos, and probably every other animal you can mention. Green iguanas are also common here, if you have good enough vision to spot them. Donâ€™t mistake the national parks for zoo, because it would require a great deal of local area knowledge and adventure to encounter most of the big animals.
If convenience is a must, Belize Zoo is the easiest way to get the excitement of being in the middle of wildlife. Unlike most zoos with unbreakable security system, Belize has a nicely organized zoo to ensure safety yet without restricting the possibility to encounter all the animals inside.
The World before Us
Before modern civilization and technologies were developed, the Ancient Maya had thrived in Belize. There are dozens of archaeological sites scattered throughout Belize. Temples that are taller than the jungle canopy and enormous steps are still standing strong for you to visit.
Belize is all about adventure and reconnecting to the world around us. Organized horseback riding and hiking in the national parks give a glimpse of how the ancient Maya lived among wildlife, through dense forests, and waterfalls.
What you see is not always the only thing you can get. If you look deeper (literally) underwater, Belize hides about 500 species of tropical fish. The Belize Barrier Reef is only second to Great Barrier Reef is terms of size and beauty.. Underwater world of Belize is a paradise for snorkelers and scuba divers. Crystal clear water, beautiful coral, turtles, fish, and certainly the Blue Hole are only part of all the underwater entertainment.
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Sunbreeze SuitesBeachfront, Barrier Reef Dr · San Pedro · Belize · +501 226-4675
Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza3-1/2 Miles Philip Goldson Hwy · Belize City · Belize · +501 223-2302
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