This is not your typical walk in the park

Protected Areas

There's nothing like being in it. Imagine, hundred-thousand square miles of dense and rich jungles provide habitats for the thriving wildlife community. Or get a close view of the magnificent coral formations and marine life thriving throughout our protected waters!

Belize is a preservation-first destination. Explore its 36% of terrain and 608,740 acres of marine preservation.

It's the beauty of areas, like Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Gladden Spit & Silk Caye Marine Reserve, Chiquibul Forest Reserve, and Golden Stream Corridor Preserve, that makes preservation efforts a top priority for Belize.

It's a pristine experience like no other. We’ve protected them for you to enjoy, so enjoy.

Activities

Don't just see the wonder of Belize, Experience it.

The mysteries of Maya without the traps of tourism.

With only a small percentage of our ancient Maya temples uncovered, it’s not uncommon to come across ancient pieces of pottery or hear that a distant hill is actually a temple.

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Get to know our feathered friends.

Over 500 species of feathered friends call Belize home from time to time. Some of the best places to see migrant and resident water birds are Crooked Tree and the seashores of Belize.

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Dive right in

Divers from all over the world come to Belize for a diving experience unlike anywhere else. We’re home to the largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere and three of four coral atolls in the...

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Attractions

Put these sites on your list, you won't regret it.

Las Banquitas House of Culture

Located in the heart of Orange Walk Town, on Main Street, Las Banquitas House of Culture offers a unique historical collection depicting the evolution of northern Belize. From the ancient Maya...

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Emerald Forest Reef

Emerald Forest Reef is a novice diver’s paradise, well known for its somewhat shallow attractions and spectacular Elkhorn coral formation, which is one of the best in the world!

Snorkeling and diving...

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San Ignacio Market

If you want to get a feel for how the locals shop, check out the San Ignacio Market on a Saturday. Local farmers sell fruits and vegetables and vendors offer crafts, clothing and household goods. It’s...

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Perspective

Your curated guide to Belize

(Re)-Discovering the Deep Blue

Just when you think the Great Blue Hole could not instill any more fascination, ocean explorers are determined to find what lies at the very bottom this fall. You know it from the travel brochures,...

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Why it's OK to Visit the Same Place Twice

For the fellow globe-trotter, gleefully crossing off countries from that coveted list is what keeps their wanderlust footprints going. However, there is a certain comfort and extra thrill by visiting...

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What's Forest Bathing? | Embracing the Belize Rainforest

Early this year articles popped up everywhere about an intriguing Japanese concept known as forest bathing. But what exactly is it? Shinrin-yoku, shinrin meaning “forest” and yoku meaning “bath,” is...

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Events

International Costa Maya Festival 2018

By now Belize is known for its umpteen festivals – food, culture, you name it – and the International Costa Maya Festival is no doubt the highlight of the country’s “La Isla Bonita.” Otherwise known...

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Taste of Belize 2018 features best of Belizean Cuisine

Belize continues to thrive in the culinary scene and those dabbing in the art of gastronomy are now able to witness up front nouvelle Belizean cuisine. Taste of Belize, held every two years, is a...

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Placencia Lobster Fest reels in the masses

For 18 savory years, the not-so-lowly lobster has graced our palates in extravagant ways at every annual Lobster Fest held in Placencia. Spanning three days, this food festival has only grown over the...

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