Belize Tourist Attractions

  • Belize is believed to have been at the heart of the Maya civilization that dominated Central America from 250-900 A.D. Belize has hundreds of Archaeological sites covering the entire country.

    archeology

    Website: www.nichbelize.org

  • The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is the largest barrier reef in the Northern and Western Hemisphere, spanning 185 miles of Belize's turquoise waters. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996, due to its complex development and intricate habitats, the Barrier Reef provides a crucial balance within the Mesoamerican marine system. Explore the barrier reef, atolls and more than 400 (white sandy beach); fringing and patch reefs; more than 100 species of corals, hundreds of fish species and an abundant variety of other marine life.

    mesoamerican

    Read more: www.worldwildlife.org

  • Off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye is Belize's oldest marine reserve,the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

    holchan

    The entire reserve covers approximately three square miles (7.8 sq km) and is divided into four zones:

    •    Zone A - The Reef
    •    Zone B - The Seagrass Beds
    •    Zone C - The Mangroves
    •    Zone D - Shark Ray Alley

    Website: www.holchanbelize.org

  • Explore the mysteries of the underworld.

    Caves were used extensively by the ancient Maya and today are great for everyone from the first-time caver to the experienced spelunker.

    caving

    In most caves, you’ll find extensive stalactite and stalagmite formations and pottery shards, others have ancient intact pottery (Che Chem Ha) and human remains (sometimes intact skeletons, like in Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave) and other natural formation such as underground waterfalls (Blue Creek, Caves Branch). Just about the only thing you won’t find in our caves is boredom.

    Read more: www.travelbelize.org