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Caracol   Caracol is an archaeological site managed by the University of Central Florida in Orlando. As the largest Maya site in Belize, this dig is one of the most important for modern thought on Maya civilization, culture, and history. Luckily, most of the larger ruins are open to the public.   Visitors to the site will see some of the largest ruins and temples in Belize and ...


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 ...


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 Caulker

Cayo Caulker  Caulker Cay is a 5-mile (8 km) island with 1,300 residents. It is located just 21 miles (34 km) northeast of Belize City and is located directly south of Ambergris Caye. Without vehicles or paved roads, the quiet streets of Cayo Caulker are occupied only by golf carts, beach bikes and pedestrians. Travelers come here to relax and enjoy the tranquility of life on the beach, wh...


Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Hol chan marine reserve Only four miles south of San Pedro, or a bit further north from Caye Caulker, this is the most popular dive site in the country. Without doubt, the main attraction is the cut in the reef whose Mayan name, Hol Chan means 'little cut'. It's a channel 30 feet deep, with steep coral-lined walls. Fish seem to have got wise to the fact that fishing is prohibited here, and congre...


Archaeology in Belize

Archaeology in Belize Belize has hundreds of Maya sites, ranging from small mounds to internationally acclaimed pyramids, from city complexes to sacrificial cave systems. The Maya sites have been in our history for many years and is one of the greatest attractions in Belize. While exploring you will learn a lot about the remains of the ancient Maya which include pottery, skeletons, stel...



Xunantunich   Gazing out over the Mopan River Valley, stands Xunantunich, one of Belize’s most beautiful and mysterious ancient Maya Sites. The site’s modern name, pronounced zoo-nan-tun-ich, means ‘stone woman’. It references a local legend of a ghostly belle adorned in white, scaling the steps of El Castillo before disappearing into the stone face at the top.   El...


Stones Butterfly Farm

Stones Butterfly Farm   Fallen Stones Butterfly Farm was set up in February 1992 and became operational in September 1993. It is part of the Fallen Stones Butterfly Ranch, an area of ​​forty-two acres of Belizean rainforest.   Trail to Butterfly Farm The butterfly farm markets live pupae mainly to the United Kingdom market. These are used in live butterfly exhibitions which hav...


Laughingbird Stan Creek

Laughingbird Stann Creek  Laughing Bird Caye is a beautiful Belizean isle situated on the western side of Victoria Channel, only 11 miles off the coast from Placencia Village in the Stann Creek District of Belize. The exact location of the island is 16°27' North latitude and 88°12' West longitude. Laughing Bird Caye is the southernmost island in the central lagoon of the Belize Barrier R...


Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary / Jaguar Preserve

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary / Jaguar Preserve   Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is also known as “Jaguar Preserve” or Jaguar Reserve and is located in the Mayan mountains area, Cockscom Basin covers about 100,000 acres of tropical forest and rises to about 300 to 3,675 at the summit of Victoria Peak. Most of its protected acres are east of the South Highway between Dangri...

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