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What to see in Belize

Belize Attractions


Belize is an under-the-radar travel destination that's growing in popularity, with more and more tourists drawn to the exotic locale by its many attractions. Sandwiched between the steaming jungles of the Amazon and the sparkling coastline of the Pacific, there are plenty of attractions in Belize to tempt travellers.

Belize is home to a number of ancient ruins from the Mayan civilisation, and touring these sites is a popular activity. Ranging from mysterious pyramids to ancient ball courts and ornate temples, there are a few sites that are within easy distance of the major cities and are worth visiting. These areas are also great for activities like hiking and horseback riding.

The coast of Belize is another kind of paradise, with sparkling beaches and the world's second-longest barrier reef. Scuba diving is a popular activity in Belize, and gives visitors the chance to come face to face with marine life like stingrays, whale sharks, sea turtles, and colourful reef fish.


Ambergris Caye

The largest island off the coast of Belize, Ambergris Caye is a popular destination for holidaymakers looking for sun…

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Caye Caulker

While it's no longer the secret getaway spot it once was, Caye Caulker is an increasingly popular travel destination…

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Glover's Reef Atoll

A World Heritage Site located just 28 miles (45km) from mainland Belize, Glover's Reef Atoll is one of only four atolls…

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Mayan Ruins

A little-known fact about Belize is that its central lowlands were the original home of the ancient Maya world - and…

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