Whatever your interests, Belize will appeal to you. It has some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling in the world, whilst its interior is full of dense jungle in which you can observe a fascinating array of different species of fauna and flora. Meanwhile, if you are interested in history, you can visit ancient Mayan ruins deep within enchanted forests.
The Belize Barrier Reef is arguably the most stunning natural wonder in this Central American country. Arguably, it is the second larget barrier reef in the world, unarguably, it is the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere and extends from Yucatan in Mexico down to Honduras. Scuba diving and snorkelling around the reef, offshore atolls and several hundred sand cays, is big business and you can swim with over 500 different species of fish. Meanwhile, you can observe a range of different hard coral and soft coral species, not to mention the invertebrates who call this ecosystem home. The main advantage of the Belize Barrier Reef is its purity; the human population in this area is far lower than it is around other coral reefs and this results in an environment which gives off a rainbow of sharp colours.
Like most Caribbean nations, warm lazy days on the beach is another major draw and this is only enhanced by the coral sand which adds a unique colour to the shoreline. The mangrove-covered islands off the coast of Belize are the perfect places to relax in a hammock as you reward yourself with the relaxation you deserve. The hotels there may not always be up to the standard of hotels in London or other major cities across the developed world but that's all part of the charm of a trip to this unique destination.
For the more sporty types, kayaking, windsurfing, kitesurfing and fishing can also be experienced, whilst hiking into the jungle is another popular option. The enclosed experience of the rainforest canopy creates a spooky atmosphere which is in sharp contrast to the brightness of the beaches. In the depths of the forest, you can observe the myriad of different birds and the range of exotic plants which call the jungle home. Meanwhile, you can discover waterfalls, watch animals bathe and keep your eyes open for tracks as you go deeper into the wildness... and perhaps you can discover a Mayan temple or two, lost within this choking environment.