Belize is one of the smallest countries in Central
America and the least populated. Despite this, it is a country full
of forests and nature in its purest state, which makes it a very
pleasant environment for the most daring tourists.
Belize is a sovereign country of America located
in the far northeast of Central America whose form of government is
the parliamentary constitutional monarchy. The capital is the city
of Belmopan and the most populated city is the City of Belize. It
limits the north with Mexico and the south and the west with
Guatemala. The Gulf of Honduras separates it from the country of the
same name, which is why it was formerly known as British Honduras
until it acquired its current name due to the city of Belize (Mayan
Holzuz) and the river on whose mouth it is built. Its capital is
Belmopan and the city of Belize, the former capital of the country,
is the main urban agglomeration and also the main port that is
Although the predominant languages are Spanish and
Belizean Creole, Belize is the only country in Central America where
the official language is English, although only 62.9% of the
population speaks it, compared to 56.6% of the population. the
population that speaks Spanish, 44.6% that speaks Creole, and 10.5%
that speaks Mayan Belize shares a common past not only with the
countries of Central America, but also with the Caribbean. It is
part of the Caricom and the Central American Integration System
Actun Tunichil Muknal cave is hidden in the
jungles of the Yucatan peninsula offers an interesting view
of the religious practices of the Mayan culture.
Fairly large partially excavated Mayan site
of Altun Ha harmoniously co exist on the back drop of the
Ambergris Caye Island
Ambergris Caye Island is the largest island situated of the coast
off Belize famous for its pristine nature and laid back atmosphere.
Baking Pot is an ancient Mayan archeological site
situated off George Price Highway in Cayo District in Belize. First
ancient settlement was found in Pre-classic Period.
Belize Barrier Reef is a majestic underwater
ecosystem off the coast of Belize that draws thousands divers
Barton Creek Cave is a natural geologic
formation for its ancient Mayan artifacts discovered inside
and its vicinity.
Belize City is the largest and one of the most beautiful cities
in the country of Belize and Mesoamerica in general.
Cahal Pech is an ancient archeological Mayan site
located in Cayo District in Belize. It was occuped for about 21
Caracol or El Caracol (Spanish for snail) is located 25 miles
from a Xunantunich in the Cayo District in Belize. Sitting high above sea level
on the Vaca Plateau at 503 meters (1500 ft) this beautiful city was one of the
largest Mayan cities and the largest in Belize.
Cerros is an ancient Mayan archeological
site. The city was established at the mouth of the New River
as it empties its water into sea.
Chaa Creek is a small tributary of the Macal River. It is located
in the Cayo District of Belize on the border with Guatemala.
Che Chem Ha Cave
Che Chem Ha Cave is an archeological
religious site of the Mayan civilization. It is situated 16
miles South of San Ignacio in Belize.
Colha is an ancient Mayan city situated 52 km North of Belize
City on the outskirts of Orange Walk Town, Orange Town District in Belize.
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize is famous for its
diverse diverse ecosystem and particularly its many bird species that flock here
Cuello is an ancient Mayan archeological site located in Orange
Walk District of Belize. It was first settled around 2600 BC or Preclassic
El Pilar is an ancient Mayan archeological
site located 12 mi (19 km) North- West of San Ignacio, Cayo
District. 'El Pilar' in Spanish mean 'watering basin'.
Guanacaste National Park
Guanacaste National Park gets its name from Guanacaste tree that
is prevalent in this protected area of Belize.
Ka'Kabish is an ancient Mayan archeological
site located in Orange Walk District. It was first found
during Late Preclassic Period around 400- 200 BC.
K'axob is an ancient Mayan archeological site located near town
of Orange Walk in Orange Walk District Belize.
La Milpa is one of the largest archaeological
Mayan site located in the Three River Region in the
Lamanai is an ancient Mayan archeological site located on the
shore of the New River in the Orange Walk District of Belize.
Louisville is an ancient Mayan archeological
site located in Corozal District Belize.
Lubaantun is an ancient Mayan pre- Columbian archaeological site
situated in Belize. Its name can be translated as the 'city of fallen stones'.
Marco Gonzalez is an ancient Mayan pre-
Columbian archaeological site situated in Southern Ambergris
Caye Island in Belize.
Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve
Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is nature
preserve of majestic mountains, waterfalls and endless pristine
Nim Li Punit
Nim Li Punit is a fairy large ancient Mayan
pre- Columbian archaeological site situated in Belize.
Nohmul is an ancient Mayan pre- Columbian
archaeological site situated in Belize. Although its main
site, the pyramid, was virtually destroyed in 2013.
Nonoch Che'en is an ancient Mayan pre-
Columbian archaeological site situated in Belize. Unlike
other ancient sites in the country Nonoch Che'en consists of
a network of limestone caves.
Pusilha is an ancient Mayan pre- Columbian
archaeological site situated in Toledo District of Belize.
It was occupied between 570AD and circa 800AD.
Blue Hole National Park
Saint Herman's Blue Hole National Park protects natural caves of
Belize. It is one of the few undeground spaces you can explore on your own.
San Estevan is an ancient Mayan pre-
Columbian archaeological site situated in Orange Walk
District in Belize.
Santa Rita Corozal is an ancient Mayan pre-
Columbian archaeological site situated in Belize. It is
largely remains unexcavated.
Tipu is an ancient Mayan pre- Columbian
archaeological site situated in Maya Mountains in Belize on
the border with Guatemala.
Uxbenka is an ancient Mayan pre- Columbian
archaeological site situated in Toledo District of Belize.
Uxbenka was found around 250 AD by Peten tribes.
Xnaheb is an ancient Mayan archeological site
situated in Toledo District. Xnaheb was settled during
Classic period by settlers from nearby Peten.
Xunantunich is an ancient Mayan site located
in the Western Belize in the Cayo District some 80 miles
(130 km) West of Belize city.
With its British colonial history and a long
Caribbean coast, Belize is culturally similar to many of Britain's
former West Indian island colonies, with a majority creole or
Afro-Caribbean population. But it also includes a large native Mayan
population, especially in the north and northwest of the country. As
a result, although English is the official language, Spanish is also
often spoken. In the south east along the Caribbean coast live the
Garifuna (Black Caribs), an Afro-Amerindian culture.
long journeys starting in what is now the Netherlands in 1790, via
Germany, Southern Russia, Canada, the United States, and Mexico,
several thousand German-speaking Mennonite Christians arrived in
Belize in 1958 after long and detailed discussions with the
government regarding specific exemptions and privileges. They are
easily recognizable by their speech (somewhat distinctive from
modern standard German) and "quaint" dress.
attractions include exploring the lush jungles with exotic plants
and animals, deep sea fishing, swimming, snorkeling and diving in
the Caribbean Sea with its attractive reefs, and visiting the Mayan
ruins. Income levels are still very low and the infrastructure is
very basic. The Belizeans are very proud and friendly to visitors
and the tourist industry grew greatly in the last decade.