Hotels in Belize
Belize is a tiny Central American country on the Caribbean coast, with Mexico and Guatemala on its borders. Belmopan is the capital. This compact country offers lovely beaches, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, ancient ruins, magnificent countryside, and exotic wildlife. It has the worlds greatest concentration of those beautiful jungle cats, jaguars. You can even spend a night with a traditional Mayan family.
Belize City, the seaport that was formerly the capital, is the transportation hub of the country, and the location of the only international airport. For the best of the natural world in Belize, go to the Cayes and Barrier Reef. The Belize Barrier Reef is the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, and the second largest in the world. At Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary you can take a canoe tour to see 250 species of birds, as well as crocodiles, iguanas and monkeys. For great diving and snorkeling, go to Shark Ray Alley & Hol Chan Marine Reserve. You can see magnificent Mayan ruins at Altun Ha, Lamanai, Xunantunich, El Pilar, and Tikal. But the largest classic Mayan city is Caracol, site of the pyramid called Caana, which means Sky Palace. It is the tallest Mayan structure in Belize, and still the countrys highest building.