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Altun ha

  Altun ha  Like many ancient ruin sites, the Maya City of Altun Ha is filled with mystery and wonder. Known as Rockstone Pond in Mayan, it is located close to the coast, approximately 31 miles north of Belize City. It was once an ideal place for commerce in the ancient Maya world. Nowadays, the proximity to Belize City makes Altun Ha a popular destination for both locals and inte...


Blue Hole

Blue Hole  The Blue Hole is a diving attraction in Belize, especially for divers with an appreciation of the geographical phenomenon, this is your chance to explore the famous Blue Hole. Part of the Lighthouse Reef System approximately 62 miles (100 km) from Belize City, the almost perfect blue circle of the Blue Hole has a radius of more than 1000 feet (305mts). This is the most amazin...


Cayo Ambergris

Cayo Ambergris Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize and the best-known destination in the country. Located at the northern end of the waters of Belize, a small canal carved by the Maya separates Ambergris Caye from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. This narrow, 25-mile (40 km) long island is surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and consists of mangroves, lagoons and ...


Cultural Activities

Cultural activities  The Maya entertain tourists with storytelling, music and dance, craft lessons, and village tours. Spend one day or many days with a Maya family to learn more about their culture. Maya prepare a meal with crops freshly picked from the milpas. Work the fields with a Maya farmer. Hike to nearby caves and waterfalls, and ride in a dugout back to the village under the shade...


Scuba Diving Near Belize

Scuba Diving Near Belize   The coral reefs and aquatic life of Belize make conditions for scuba diving and snorkeling ideal. The waters off the shores of Belize are home to one of the largest reef formations in the Northern Hemisphere. Belize's extensive coral reefs are second in size only to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.   The amazing and vibrant coral as well as its diverse ...


Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing  Fishermen who want to hook the bigger game fish should try the deeper waters of the briny Caribbean. The sea outside of Belize's barrier reef yields large fish like billfish, marlin, wahoo, dorado, and various kinds of sharks. Fishing the deep sea requires patience and strength. The wait will be well worth it once you hook one of these giant fish of the deep. But be prepa...


Whale Sharks in Belize

Whale Sharks in Belize In Belize, during the springtime, Whale shark frequently visit a unique area on the reef called Gladden Split. This Area, about 30 miles east of Placencia, is used by over 20 species of Caribbean fish to release their eggs. However, it is the eggs of the Black or Cubera snappers that the whale sharks show up on cue to feed on.   And, although you can find whal...


Glover Reef

Glover Reef  Coral Glover, the southernmost of 3 coral atolls in Belize, requires a little more dedication within reach: a flight from Belize City to Dangriga, followed by a one-hour boat trip on the high seas. But once there, this ancient refuge for pirates and world heritage is unmatched in beauty.   Glover is an 18-mile long oval ring formed by more than 800 patches of coral and ...



Dangriga   After Belize City, Dangriga is the largest coastal town in Belize. With 12,500 inhabitants, it is a busy shopping center, where surrounding residents come to buy food, tools and other necessities. Dangriga does not really offer much with regard to tourism services, but curious travelers who are wandering the busy streets can interact with the locals and have a true vision of...


Chac Balam

Chac Balam   Chac Balam is a small Maya community that existed in the area from around the year 600 AD to 900. However, it consists of all the major facets of a Maya city, including the main plaza and sacrificial alters.   Offerings Visitors can come and explore the site, and take in the island Maya community. You will be able to explore the area and ask guides questions to gai...

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