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Facts About Belize

Regional Population: 279,457

Local Currency: BZD

Latitude: 17.1898770

Longitude: -88.4976500

A British colony until 1973, Belize is a peaceful nation and the only English-speaking country in Central America. Belize borders the Caribbean Sea, Mexico and Guatemala and offers a wealth of natural treasures, from diverse rainforests to Mayan ruins to some of the world’s most pristine scuba diving sites; Belize’s barrier reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visit popular Mayan archaeology sites including Caracol and Pacbitun in the western-central Cayo District. For outdoor adventures, the southern Toledo District features the port city of Punta Gorda, and endless rivers, lagoons, caves and cays to explore. Drive along the Hummingbird Highway in the Stann Creek District, which provides access to the Maya Mountains, remote sections of the barrier reef and Dangriga, the historic home of Belize’s Garifuna people. 

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Jungle Lodges Along Belize’s Maya Trail

Experience rural Belize and explore ancient Mayan ruins when you stay at these top jungle lodges.

Belize’s Maya Trail

Explore Mayan civilization on your Belize vacation with tours to ancient ruins like Caracol, Lamanai and Altun Ha.

Caribbean Private Island Paradises

Find seclusion on a private island vacation, where you can stay in luxurious accommodations and have an entire beach (or more) to yourself.

Treetop Dreams: 10 Places to Sleep Among the Trees

Sleep in one of these tree house accommodations—from rustic thatched huts to luxurious tree mansions—to reconnect with your childhood, and nature.

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Seattle, Belize, Las Vegas and Switzerland offer amazing family travel deals, and a whole lot of fun.

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