DISTRICTS: COROZAL, ORANGE WALK,
BELIZE, CAYO, STANN CREEK,
AREA: 23,300 sq. km. (9087 sq. mls.)
CAPITAL CITY: BELMOPAN
PEOPLE: CREOLE, MESTIZO, MAYA
GARIFUNA, MENNONITES, IMMIGRANTS FROM NEARBY COUNTRIES
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH, ENGLISH-CREOLE, SPANISH, GARIFUNA
GMT: -6 HOURS
Let us introduce you to BELIZE…
Unspoiled perfection nestled in heart of the Caribbean – a combination of rich heritage, unbroken tradition, cultural harmony, and aesthetic paradise. Lying between Mexico to the North and Guatemala to the South and West, this gem features the flavor of Latin America, the pulse of the Caribbean, and its own unique and distinct taste, piquant and unforgettable.
Explore the wonder and mystery of the ancient Maya, whose fall was as sudden as their dynasty was great. Walk forbidden trails leading to the majesty of ruins that bear mute testimony to a mighty civilization in whose footsteps we tread.
Walk miles and miles of pristine beaches washed by the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. Dive through turquoise paradise and explore Belize underwater: a sight experienced by few and forgotten by none. Examine the Barrier Reef, the largest living in the world, and frolic with the beautiful fish, playful dolphins and other exotic creatures who call this aquamarine palace, home.
Meet Belize’s greatest resource: its people; those who have made the nation great, and who have carved a world of peace, harmony and progress from the land; those who live in cultural diversity, but exist in one heart.