Belize is a country on the eastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in the region whose official language is English, though Belizean Creole and Spanish are also commonly spoken. The country is bordered on the north by Mexico, on the south and west by Guatemala, and on the east by the Caribbean Sea.
Belize has a diverse society that is composed of many cultures and languages that reflect its history. It also has an abundance of terrestrial and marine species, and its diversity of ecosystem give it a key place in the globally significant Meso-American Biological Corridor. Belize is considered a Central American and Caribbean nation, with strong ties to both the Latin American and Caribbean region. It is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, and the Central American Integration System (SICA), making it the only country to hold full memberships in all three regional organisations. Belize's capital is Belmopan, and it is prominent for its September Celebrations.
Where to go
Ambergris Caye – Ambergris Caye is the largest island of Belize and a major tourism destination in the Caribbean Sea. The caye is about 40 kilometres long from north to south, and about 1.6 kilometres wide. Lines of cobalt to aquamarine sea, fine sand, and wonderful sun can all be enjoyed here, along with water sports and fun-loving locals.
Lamanai – Lamanai is a Mesoamerican archaeological site, and was once a considerably sized city of the Maya civilisation, located in the north of Belize in the Orange Walk District. The site's name is pre-Columbian, recorded by early Spanish missionaries, and documented over a millennium earlier in Maya inscriptions as Lam'an'ain. Within the vicinity, travellers may see the ancient High Temple of Lamanai, the Mask Temple, the Temple of the jaguar, and many others. The establishments have intricate carvings that depict the Mayan civilization.
The Great Blue Hole – the Great Blue Hole is a large submarine sink hole off the coast of Belize that is both a natural and scientific marvel. It lies near the centre of the Lighthouse Reef, shaped like an almost perfect circle that is over 300 metres across and 124 metres deep. It was formed during several episodes of quaternary glaciation when see levels were much lower. The site was made famous by Jacques Cousteau, who declared it one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world.
Guatemala – Wanting to continue your Central American exploration? Head to Guatemala. Guatemala is a country that is famous for its colourful history, Mayan roots, and biodiversity. It is located in Central America, bordered by the countries of Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. When in Guatemala, visit the Tikal National Park, the serene Lake Atitlan, the lively Zona Viva, the Museo Popol Vuh, and many others.
United States – go north and explore the land of milk and honey, the United States. United States is one of the world super powers in almost all aspects of the society, and is one of the best tourism destinations in the world. When visiting the United States, check out the Grand Canyon, the Yellowstone National Park, the iconic Statue of Liberty, Walt Disney World, and many others. Travellers may explore the country by the state or even by the city.
Currently, there are no long-haul flights from any of the airports in the Belize, particularly in its main Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport. Travellers may, however, peruse the said airport to fly to major airports in the United States or in Central/South America, and look for more flights there.
How to get out
The Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport is an airport that serves the largest city in Belize, which is Belize City. The airport is located in Ladyville, and is the main hub for Tropic Air and Maya Island Air. Other airlines that serve the airport include American Airlines, Avianca, Delta, Southwest Airlines, US Airways, and United Airlines.
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