Your Belize trip will be full of wonder and excitement! Whether you are a land lover or crave to be on the water, Belize has something for everyone. Although Spanish is widely spoken in Belize, it is the only country in Latin America where the official language is actually English, so you won’t have to worry about how to overcome language barriers if you can’t speak Spanish.
If the ocean is calling to you, and seeing sharks up close is something you would like to cross off your bucket list, Belize is the perfect place for you to visit. Several species of sharks cruise the waters of the coral reef. Hammerheads, Lemon, reef, whale and bull sharks are some of the types of sharks you are likely to meet while scuba diving or enjoying a boat ride along the reef. Spending time on the reef will introduce you to a mysterious and beautiful place that literally feels like another world. Observe as barracuda, parrot fish, angelfish, and the very recognizable clownfish meander around dozens of species of coral, spending time exploring the longest coral reef in the western hemisphere and its residents will be breathtaking time well spent during your Belize trip.
If you would prefer to stay on land and history fascinates you, then you will definitely want to spend several days exploring the ancient Mayan Ruins that are found in Belize. There are several ruins throughout the country thatcan be visited by tourists, some are more accessible and better excavated and maintained than others. Cerrosin northern Belize is one of the oldest remaining sites and Caracol in western Belize is often regarded as the most historically significant site since it was part of one of the largest Mayan kingdoms and for the role it played during political struggles before the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th Century.
While you are making your way to and from these ancient marvels you are likely to encounter some wildlife on land just as you would by the reef. Belize is well-known for being home to Howler Monkeys, who just happen to be considered one of the loudest of all primates. You won’t just find Howler Monkeys though, Belize is also home to several species of big cats, including the most commonly seen Ocelot, the extremely dangerous Puma, and the big cat that the ancient Mayans referred to simply as “king” the Jaguar. In fact, Jaguars are so revered by the people of Belize, that the only Jaguar preserve in the world, called the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, is housed there. The sanctuary is open to the public and features more than Jaguars, the sanctuary boasts hiking trails, waterfalls, and incredible opportunities for bird watching which includes native species as well as annual migrations that make stops in Belize.
With exotic beaches, picturesque mountains, historical ruins, and an abundance of spectacular wildlife, a Belize trip is a perfect destination for anyone looking for somewhere to vacation.