No one knows for sure where the name Belize came from, or exactly what it means, but what we do know is that Belize is blessed with 180 miles of magnificent coastline, a warm tropical climate, glistening white sand beaches, an exceptionally diverse population, and an abundance of natural, historical, and cultural wonders. Its gorgeous island cayes, jungle rainforests, spectacular array of plant and animal species Mayan ruins, and massive cave network, have made this tiny nation one of the hottest destinations in Central America.
|And if scuba, snorkeling, or fishing are your passions, a trip to Belize isn't just another vacation, it's a pilgrimage to the longest and most extensive living coral reef in the western hemisphere, the Belize Barrier Reef. Second only to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, this underwater universe stretches for nearly 200 miles in the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea, and is a premiere attraction for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts from around the world.
|Belize also offers travelers a wide variety of terrestrial adventures, including canopy tours, kayaking, river rafting, bird watching, hiking, cave exploration, and excursions to many of Central America's best preserved, and fascinating Mayan ruins.
The links below will help you familiarize yourself with Belize's most popular destinations, and you can start planning your trip by selecting from our Featured Itineraries on each of the destination pages. Then use our unique online technology to customize your vacation preferences. Hotels, transfers, destination choices, and activities can all be selected in the booking process, and if at any time you feel the need for professional advice, an agent is always on hand to answer your questions and address your concerns.
|Accommodations in Belize range from opulent spa resorts, to the rustic elegance of jungle lodges designed to be in harmony with the natural order, and peaceful surroundings that have made Belize a standout in Central America's booming eco-tourism market.