The Belize Barrier Reef sits just miles off the coast of Belize and is part of the larger Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, second in size only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Home to hundreds of species of coral and fish, it is a hot spot for divers, snorkelers and biologists from all over the world.
The largest reef system in the Northern Hemisphere
For 185 miles, explore all that the reef has to offer, including swimming with whale sharks near the Placencia coast, diving deep into the Great Blue Hole and snorkeling off more than 400 white sandy islands that surround the reef.
Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Belize Barrier Reef provides a crucial balance within the surrounding marine system. Help us preserve this reef when you visit by wearing reef-safe sunscreen, avoiding contact with the coral, and picking up trash and recyclables on the beach.
The Great Blue Hole
Dive into one of the world’s greatest geological wonders, just 43 miles off the coast of Belize City.
Don’t worry, they’re gentle. While they can be spotted year-round, book a trip in November for an up-close-and-personal dive with whale sharks at Gladden Spit just off the Placencia coast.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Swim peacefully with nurse sharks and stingrays in this protected area, voted one of the top animal dives in the Caribbean.
International Costa Maya Festival 2018
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