A trip to Belize is really like a trip to paradise, especially for those who love the underwater world as this could be considered as one of the seven wonders of the marine world. Belize has reefs that are comparable to ones found in Australia because of the magnificent colors and richness of species that can be found.
Belize’s other main attraction is its amazing nature that displays in such a small territory, as you’ll find here more species of birds, trees, and flowers than in all of the United States.
Something important to consider is their seasons, as there are two basic: the rainy season from June to November, and the dry season from December through May. It also depends on the activities that you want to enjoy, as the waters are clear from March to June, and between November and February they are more churned up, caused by the winds and rain.
Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)
You can explore the Mayan underworld, exploring some of the natural caves that still hold ancient artifacts. To enjoy this site you will hike, swim and sometimes even climb in the dark, however, it’s a unique experience if you’re up to it.
The artifacts displayed are very well preserved and you can see hundreds of them, and at the end of the tour you can also see some human skeletons that were offered as a sacrifice to the gods. If you like adventure, are not afraid of the dark, and are interested in history and archeology, you will be fascinated by this experience, as you can get a very close seat to admire the past.
Barrier Reefs at Cayes and the Atolls
Considered part of marvelous Central America’s Mesoamerican Reef, and the longest in the Western or Northern hemisphere. You can start admiring this site from the moment you’re flying to get there, as you’ll notice the bright blue and emerald colours that blend before your eyes.
This is truly an oasis for divers, who enjoy the underwater world, as here they can admire some fantastic corals, get face to face with manatees that switch between sea grass pastures and the waterways of the mangrove forest, trumpet fish, or many other species.
Another great place to explore is Hol Chan Marine Reserve, where you’ll be fascinated by the colours of the marine wildlife, and the crystal clear water. There are hundreds of cayes (islets) inside and outside the Barrier Reef; the largest and more visited are Ambergris and Caulker.
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