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Ambergris Caye On your Own in Belize Tour

It's the Belize you won't believe! Meet your guide on the pier shoreside. You will be driven to the nearby airport to board a Cessna Caravan (12-14 seats) for a scenic 20-minute flight over the world's second-largest barrier reef. At 1500 feet, through windows under the wing, one can see the magnificent underwater formations and the many islands that dot the reef system. Upon arrival in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, there will be approximately four and one-half hours of free time to shop for local gifts, sample the local cuisine, relax on the beach or explore and see why many describe this setting as an astounding vestige of the unblemished, less commercialized Caribbean of 30 years ago. Ambergris Caye (pronounced Am-BUR-gris or Am-BUR-grease Key) is the largest of more than 200 cayes along the coast of Belize. The island is 25 miles long and slightly over one mile from side to side at its widest point. Its history included Mayans, European Pirates, and Mexican Refugees who fled during the Caste War. Their descendants make up most of the island's current population. Once dependent on the coconut and then fishing industries, the island's major source of income these days is tourism. San Pedro Town, the only inhabited area on the island, is a small but bustling village, complete with colorfully painted wooden houses, of Mexican and Caribbean decor, some of which still retain their English colonial architecture. They are now home to gift shops, boutiques, bars, cafes, and restaurants. Take a walk in town (which is only three streets deep) and you can feel the friendliness of the people and see the ease of their lifestyle. Shoeless with tee-shirts and shorts is the typical dress code. The people speak English, Spanish, Creole, and Mayan, all at the same time, creating their own island dialect. Most transportation is by foot, bike or golf cart. San Pedro's restaurants range from seafood to burritos, from Italian to Chinese, but when in Belize, try the local cuisine (fish, barbeque, rice and beans, etc.). Leaving the shopping malls behind, you will find quaint little gift shops and street-side vendors offering tropical apparel, as well as the work of local artisans showing their paintings, pottery, sculptures, handmade dolls, hats, baskets, beach chairs and hammocks. All too soon, it is time to return to the airport for your flight back to Belize City. From there, you will be returned to the tender pier. To place an order for this tour, we need the first and last name of EVERY guest as it appears on the picture ID they will need to present at the airport. Your order will be refused if we do not receive ALL names at time of booking.

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Belize Jungle Zip Line

Experience the jungle of Belize on a thrilling Zip Line adventure. After tendering ashore, you will meet your tour right on the cruise pier. From here, walk to your transportation and drive from Belize City towards the Mayan mountains of Belize. During the approximately one-hour drive to the jungle, you'll see the Belize countryside where much of Belize's agriculture is grown. As you get closer to the mountains, pasture turns into lush jungle. Upon arrival, walk five minutes over a packed dirt and gravel path to the starting point for your Zip adventure. After a safety demonstration and strapping up, climb the stairs to your first platform. While you are traversing the lush canopy you'll learn about the ecosystem that surrounds you. There will be staff on each of the ten platforms for maximum safety. The highest platform is 120 feet and the longest Zip is 600 feet. There are a total of seven zip lines. The entire course takes approximately 45-50 minutes. After completing your Zip Line adventure, you will have approximately two hours of free time for swimming in the nearby river. With its beautiful natural setting, it is very likely you will forget all your problems from back home. You may also wish to purchase some local cuisine at the onsite restaurant. At the end of your free time, you will board your transportation for the one-hour drive back to the pier in Belize City. Please note: The river bottom is rocky; tennis shoes (which will get wet) or water shoes are required. The drive from the main highway to the tour location does go over some unpaved road that is uneven/bumpy. Please note: Tour times listed are in local time. Due to the difference between local and ship time, Carnival guests must book the earliest local time departure.

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Lamanai Eco Adventure

Lamanai is one of the largest Mayan sites in Belize, and one of the most interesting. This eco-adventure will surely bring out the Indiana Jones in you. After meeting your driver on the pier, you will drive to Tower Hill near the town of Orange Walk, approximately 45 minutes from Belize City. Board the motorized riverboat for your scenic 26-mile (one-hour) high-speed boat ride up the New River through the Belize rainforest. As you travel through miles of river fauna, you will view majestic trees with overhanging air plants and colorful orchids. The boat has limited shade from a Bimini Top, so hats with straps or scarves are recommended for guests extra-sensitive to the sun. The upriver ride is also a wonderful opportunity for wildlife spotting. Along the way, see crocodiles, turtles, hawks, kites and falcons, as well as rare and unusual bird sightings such as the "Jesus Christ" bird that can walk on water. Where the New River becomes a lagoon, you will begin to see the ruins rise into view on the western bluff. Lamanai means "submerged crocodile," a name befitting a city watching all that passes from the edge of a lagoon. Several thatched buildings near the water serve as the gateway to a site where more than 700 buildings have already been identified across its 950 acres. Many of the structures are still buried, some with massive trees and vines growing from them. Lamanai was occupied continuously for more than 3,000 years, from around 1500 B.C., to at least 1,650 A.D., well beyond most other Mayan sites. It also features the second-largest Pre-Classic structure in the Mayan world. Although hundreds of ruins remain unexcavated in the nearby jungle, three of the most impressive temples will be visited, including the Jaguar Temple, named for its jaguar decoration; the Mask Temple, home to a 13-foot stone mask of a Mayan king; and the High Temple, which offers a panoramic view from its summit for those wishing to climb. Setting out with your guide, you will follow well-kept paths though the ancient jungle filled with monuments and temples. As you make your way through the jungle you will hear the chatter of the birdlife and the call of the howler monkeys. During your visit to the site, you will have a local lunch of authentic Belize specialties, which might include stewed chicken, rice and beans, salad, papaya and fried plantains. Your return to Belize will be via the same route. Please note: Tour requires a minimum of four guests to operate. Due to your cruise line’s time in port, and the time required for transportation to and from the site, you will see the highlights of the Lamanai site but it will not be an all inclusive in-depth exploration.

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Belize Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling

It's the Belize you won't believe! After meeting your driver on the pier shore side, you will drive to the nearby airport where you will board a scheduled flight on a Cessna Caravan for your scenic 20-minute flight over the world's second-largest barrier reef. At 1500 feet you will be able to see the magnificent underwater formations and the many islands that dot the reef system. Upon arrival in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, you will walk to the dive shop where you will receive your included gear and meet your guide. You will then be taken by boat to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, four miles southeast of the caye, home to the famous Shark Ray Alley. Your first snorkel will be at the Coral Garden where the colorful reefs are home to a host of colorful and sometimes strange-looking underwater inhabitants. After approximately 45 minutes of snorkeling, you will take a leisurely 30- minute cruise to Shark Ray Alley. Here, during your 45-minute visit, you will snorkel in the clear waters and have a personal encounter with the local, docile nurse sharks and graceful, southern stingrays, which have a wing span of 2-4 feet. Returning to San Pedro, you will have approximately one hour of free time to shop for local gifts, sample the local cuisine, or explore and see why many describe it as still the unblemished, less commercialized Caribbean of 30 years ago. San Pedro Town, the only inhabited area on the island, is a small but bustling village, complete with colorfully painted wooden houses of Mexican and Caribbean decor, with some that still retain their English colonial architecture. They are now home to gift shops, boutiques, bars, cafes, and restaurants. Take a walk in town (which is only three streets deep) and you can feel the friendliness of the people and see the ease of their lifestyle; shoeless with tee-shirts and shorts is the typical dress code. The people of the island speak English, Spanish, Creole, and Mayan, all at the same time, making it their own dialect. Most transportation is by foot, bike or golf cart. San Pedro's restaurants range from seafood to burritos, from Italian to Chinese, but when in Belize, try the local cuisine (fish, barbeque, rice and beans, etc.) . Leaving the shopping malls behind, you will find quaint little gift shops and street-side vendors offering tropical apparel, as well as the work of local artisans showing their paintings, pottery, sculptures, handmade dolls, hats, baskets, beach chairs and hammocks. All too soon, it is time to return to the airport for your commercial flight back to Belize City. From there, you will be returned to the tender pier. Please note: There is a marine park fee of $10.00 that must be paid in cash (U.S. dollars) at the beginning of the snorkel trip. To place an order for this tour, we need the first and last name of EVERY guest as it appears on the picture ID they will need to present at the airport. Your order will be refused if we do not receive ALL names at time of booking.

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Jun 13, 2014
Swimming with sharks in Belize. That is something you plan to do when you wake up in the morning. I remember the first time i did this tour. We were over about 15 feet of water with about 20 sharks under the boat. The boat captain said to me."go ahead jump in" i was like are you crazy! after a few minutes i jumped and it was really cool. they were nurse sharks so they are harmless like big catfish.

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Belize Cave Tubing

Tubing through Belize's unique underground cave system is the must-do tour in Belize. Our small group departures can often avoid the massive large bus groups that can add to the wait times and subtract from the enjoyment. After meeting your guide on the cruise pier, you will walk to your air-conditioned transportation for the approximate one-hour drive to the Caves Branch River and its winding path through the Mayan Mountains and numerous ancient caves. After picking up your tube, you will walk down to the adjacent river. This will be the spot where you finish your float. You will start the adventure by wading across the river, holding onto a rope strung across the water. From here, you will set out on a 45-minute hike (not a walk) along a jungle trail that goes up and down over packed dirt. Guests must be in good shape and able to keep up with the guide. At the entrance to the underground cave system, there will be time (for the brave hearted) to experience an optional, breathtaking 15-foot cliff jump into the river. Your guide will then hand out miner's lamps before you enter the water. You will float along on the gentle current that will take you through the cave system. Intricate crystalline formations line the cave, and the majestic rise and fall of stalagmites and stalactites add to the serene opulence of nature. The float part of the adventure lasts approximately two hours, depending on the current, and brings you back to the starting location. After the float, walk back up to the transportation for the drive to the pier. Please note: As the river bottom is rocky, you must wear shoes (sneakers or water shoes) while tubing and they will get wet. Do not forget a towel and dry shoes for after the tour. Guests with special dietary requirements may need to bring a snack or power bar, as tour duration is five hours. Please note: Tour times listed are in local time. Depending on the time of the year, this may be up to two hours different than ship time

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Jun 13, 2014
The first time i did the cave Tubing Tour in Belize i was blown away. what an incredible experience especially to be able to do this on a day tour from a cruise. You have to walk into the jungle then get into a river and tube through caves. you are right in the jungle. you hear monkeys in the trees. see wild birds and lush rain forest. I had so much fun i went back on last year again.

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Goff Caye Beach Break with Snorkeling

It's the Belize you won't believe! After meeting your guide on the pier, you will board a comfortable 38-foot powerboat for the 25-minute ride to the tropical island of Goff's Caye and its neighboring extraordinary reef. Along the way, you will pass mangrove islands, which are natural habitats for brown boobies, cormorants and terns. Occasionally, bottlenose dolphins are spotted. If you are looking for a fancy beach resort, this is not the tour for you. However, if you're thinking more along the lines of a deserted island, then this is the spot. This unspoiled, powdery sand caye is a natural coral sand island, making it the ultimate beach experience for the entire family! Kids can build their dream sand castles or simply splash in the shallow, turquoise-blue waters. Goff's Caye sits directly on top of the world's second-largest barrier reef, making it an ideal location for a world-class snorkeling experience with your guide. After stopping at the beach for those wanting to wade ashore, the boat will reposition to the nearby reef for optional snorkeling. Here you will see coral formations alive with tropical fish in crystal-clear shallow waters. Snorkel gear is included. When you’re finished with snorkeling, take a break on the island with its rustic charm. Here you will not find the overdeveloped, crowded mob scenes of a resort, but a tropical island with just the basics, so you can enjoy a day in paradise "lost." The island is approximately 1.2 acres. There are no beach chairs; here you spread your towel out on the white sand beach or under a swaying palm. There are no restaurants, either; locals are here selling B-B-Q, chicken kabobs, or even grilled lobster tails. They also offer cold beers, sodas and coconuts for sale (food items are not included in the tour price). Facilities on the island are very basic. Rum punch is served after the snorkeling. Please note: Although Goff Caye does not get the several thousand guests that some of the more developed "beach clubs" sold by the cruise lines do, it is only 1.2 acres and on multiship days, may get several hundred guests. This is not a private deserted island experience. It is a "what the Caribbean was like 30 years ago" experience.

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Altun-Ha and Belize City Tour

Escape the large buses and the crowds that come on them on the Altun-Ha and Belize City Overview tour in a small group. As you drive 45 minutes through the countryside to reach the site, your guide will tell you of the mysterious and mystical Mayans. The Altun-Ha (Mayan for stone water) area was first populated in 1000 B.C. and the city was expanded in A.D. 700. It is believed to have had a population of 3,000. Many high-status items, including jade recovered at the site, indicate the city was home to many wealthy citizens. Structure B4 revealed a richly furnished tomb of one of Altun-Ha's rulers, and among its contents is the largest jadeite sculpture yet found. It represents Kinich Ahau, the Mayan sun god. Weighing in at almost nine pounds, this has been Belize's most valuable find to date. Other tombs contained jadeite objects as well. Excavations indicate that this center was part of a trade network that reached from the Caribbean coast to the central lowlands of Guatemala. The site covers an area of about five square miles. The central square mile of the site has remains of around 500 structures, the largest of which, the Temple of the Masonry Altars, is 54 feet high. After your tour of Altun-Ha, you will travel back to Belize City where you will see historical sites such as St. John's Cathedral, where Kings from the Mosquito Coast were crowned, and the colonial mansion once occupied by British governors. The tour concludes at the Belize Tourism Village for entertainment and shopping.

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Jun 13, 2014
Altun Ha was one of the first Mayan ruins i saw and i was very impressed. the Belize Government has really put a lot of effort into restoring this Mayan Site and the grounds are very well taken care of. Overall the tour was great and on the way there you get a nice tour of the inland of Belize. The City Tour wasn't that impressive as there is not much to see in the City except a lot of Poverty.

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Private Belize Adventure

PRIVATE BELIZE ADVENTURE, A PRIVATE TOUR COMPANY OPERATED BY LOCAL BELIZEANS, OFFERS RELIABLE AND SAFE, PRIVATE TOURS TAILORED TO MEET YOUR PERSONAL NEEDS IN THE BEAUTIFUL JEWEL OF BELIZE. OUR COMPANY EQUIPPED TO PROVIDE TOUR SERVICES FOR BOTH SMALL AND LARGE GROUPS, ALTHOUGH WE SPECIALISE IN COUPLES AND SMALL FAMILIES TRAVELLING TOGETHER. www.privatebelizeadventures.com

4038 Lakeview Belize , 5016153163

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Altun Ha River Wallace

The ancient May city of Altun Ha is located in the Orange Walk district off the old Northern Highway in northern Belize. Evidence of high status items including jade were recovered at the site, among its contents the largest jadeite sculpture yet found.

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Feb 04, 2012
Altun ha and the river wallace tour was great. this is a full day off the ship full of adventure. a bus ride through the country. a Mayan ruin stop and a jungle river boat adventure, along with a great Belizean lunch this was a great choice for a day out in Belize.

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Belize Zoo

The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center is settled upon 29 acres of tropical savanna and exhibits over 125 animals all native to Belize. The zoo keeps animals which were orphaned, born at the zoo, rehabilitated animals, or sent to The Belize Zoo as gifts from other zoological institutions.

, 501-822-8000

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Feb 04, 2012
This Zoo was amazing. i felt like i was walking through the jungle and not in a Zoo. actually thats what we were doing as the Zoo is in the jungle. Amazing experience. lots to see. Very well maintained as well.

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Hugh Parkey's Belize Dive Connection

Hugh Parkey's Belize Dive Connection is perfectly situated to offer some of the best diving and water sports activities to be found in Belize. The spectacular dive locations of Turneffe Atoll, Lighthouse Atoll, and the Barrier reef coupled with the most modern and professional five boat "fleet" in Belize is combined with a well trained staff committed to what we like to call service the "Hugh Parkey Way".

Belize , 888-223-5403

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Discovery Expeditions

Discovery Expeditions Belize Ltd. is a professional destination management company dedicated to service, value, comfort, safety and excellence. We are proud to offer exclusive tour and vacation packages developed and managed by our team of experts with your personal satisfaction in mind.

Belize City , (011) 501-671-0748

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I went to Goffs Caye island and went Kayaking. The water was incredible. I have never seen such a nice place. The picture says it all.

Jun 17, 2010
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Information on Belize

The little pocket democracy of Belize nestles on the western Caribbean coast of Central America sharing borders with Mexico in the north and Guatemala in the west. It has long been renowned among archaeologists and divers for its ancient Maya temples and fantastic living barrier reef - 290 kms (180 miles) long, making it the largest in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in the world.


Now Belize is giving top priority to developing itself as the new major regional eco-tourist mecca of Central America, especially for cruise passengers.
Natural and unspoiled, Belize is a haven for some of the planet's most exotic and endangered species. It claims to have more protected natural resources and wildlife preserves per square mile than any other country in the world. About 40% of the country is thus protected.
 

Belize offers a rare mix of tropical forests rich with wildlife, majestic 3,675ft mountains, ancient Maya temples, mysterious caves and diving and fishing sites claimed to be beyond compare anywhere in the world.


At the hub of all this - especially the massive current tourist drive - is colorful old Belize City (pop:approx 80,000). It was capital of Belize until the government moved to the new capital city of Belmopan in 1970. Today it is the main port, exporting sugar, timber, and wood products. But tourism and fish packing are the main industries.
 

The city - devastated by hurricanes in 1931, 1961 and 1978 - stands on the east coast at the mouth of the Belize River on the Caribbean Sea. The river flows about 180 miles (290 km) westwards and is navigable almost to Guatemala.
Not only is Belize City the gateway to all that plus rivers, flora, fauna and breathtaking beaches on its keys, it also has its own special historical attractions.
Record Tourist Boom
 

Vastly increased spending on marketing and promoting Belize as a new tourism hotspot is paying off. On July 16 (2001) the Tourism Board announced record tourist arrivals by air for June 2001.
 
 

 Belize Tours -Diving & Snorkelling in Belize: The barrier reef has been named one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World. Water visibility commonly reaches 100+ feet; water temperature about 80 deg F and calm water most of the year.
Scuba diving potential is excellent.
 

What To Wear & Carry
 

If visiting the Cayes or Barrier Reef, wear or take shorts, T-shirts, and bathing suits, comfortable tennis shoes or deck shoes. The sun is intense so take a cap to protect your head if boating or fishing and polarized sunglasses that not only protect eyes but also enhance colours.


Loose fitting, light colored cotton pants and camping shirts, along with a comfortable pair of hiking shoes or boots, are advised for exploring the mainland or trekking the rain forest.
 

For visiting the Maya Ruins, or traipsing through the jungle, a hat with a wide brim will provide shade from the sun and protection from any sudden tropical shower.
Water, beverages and snacks are NOT always readily available while sightseeing, so take a day pack of water and energy bars along with any camera, film, binoculars, poncho, hand towel etc.
 

Introduction
 

English-speaking, Creole-dominated and with a coup-free history, most of this tiny country has an atmosphere so laid-back it's almost comatose. Outside Belize City, lack of proper roads can make travel difficult.
 

Facts At A Glance
 

Full country name: Belize
Area: 23,300 sq km (9087 sq mi)
Population: 200,000 (growth rate 3.5%)
Capital city: Belmopan (pop 5,000)
People: 50% Creole, 30% mestizo, 10% Maya, 10% Garifuna (plus sizeable migrant pop from nearby countries, notably El Salvador)
Language: English, English Creole, Spanish, Maya and Gar'funa
Religion: 62% Catholic, 25% Protestant
Government: Parliamentary democracy
Time: UTC minus 6 hours
Electricity: 110V, 60 Hz
Weights & Measures: Metric
Money - Currency: Belizean dollar but US Dollars widely accepted.
 

When To Go
 

Climate: The best time to travel is the dry season between December and May.
Festivals: The big national holidays are dictated by the Roman Catholic calendar but other celebrations include the wonderfully titled Baron Bliss Day (9 March), which honors the philanthropic British nobleman who fell in love with Belize and donated millions of dollars to worthy causes.
 

Belize National Day (10 Sept) commemorates the Battle of St George's Caye; celebrations continue until Independence Day (21 Sept). More festivities occur on Colombus Day (12 Oct) and Gar'funa Settlement Day (19 Nov).
 

The latter commemorates the arrival of the Garinagus (Black Caribs) in dugout canoes from Honduras in 1823. Dangriga is the place to celebrate this festival: the small town explodes in a frenzy of dancing and drinking.
 

Culture Of belize
 

The Maya built breathtaking temple complexes aligned to the movement of celestial bodies. Although they remained technically a Stone Age culture, they also developed sophisticated mathematics, astronomy and calendars. The Spanish constructed some plain stone churches but the modern architecture is predominantly British Caribbean in style.


Belize is officially English-speaking but the creoles (the largest ethnic group) speak their own colorful dialect as well as standard English. Spanish is the main language in the north and some towns in the west. You may also hear Mayan, Chinese, Mennonite German, Lebanese, Arabic, Hindi and Gar'funa (the language of the Garinagu people of Stann Creek district).
 

Most Belizeans are Roman Catholics but British influence has created a sizable and varied protestant congregation, including German Swiss Mennonites.
Belize has not really got a national cuisine. Its cooking borrows elements from the UK, the USA, Mexico and the Caribbean. Traditional staples are rice and beans, often eaten with chicken, pork, beef, fish or vegetables. Coconut milk and fried plaintain add a tropical flavor. Exotic traditional foods include armadillo, venison and gibnut (a small brown-spotted rodent like a guinea pig).
 

Environment of Belize
 

Belize is a Lilliputian country. It comprises predominantly tropical lowland and swampy plains, though the Maya Mountains in the west rise to almost 1,000m (3,280ft).
 

Half of the country is dense jungle, the rest farmland, scrub and swamp. The tropical forests provide habitats for a wide range of animals, including jaguar, puma, ocelot, armadillo, tapir and crocodile. The country also harbors keel-billed toucan, an abundance of macaws and parrots and heron and snowy egret.
 

Belize is hot and humid year round but respite from the weather can be found in the cooler mountains or from the tropical breezes which waft over the cayes. Rainfall is a whopping 4metres (13ft) a year, most of it falling between June and November.

History
 

First inhabitants of Belize were Maya and Carib Indians. Belize was part of the great Mayan empire which stretched through Guatemala, southern Mexico and parts of Honduras and El Salvador.
 

Though the history of the Maya can be traced back for over 4,000 years, the Classic Period of more advanced Mayan civilization began around the 3rd century AD and reached its height between the 6th and 8th centuries. By the 14th century it was in serious decline. When the Spanish arrived in the 16th century many of the Mayan cities were deserted.
 

The Spanish considered Belize a backwater suitable only for cutting logwood to be used for dye. Although the Spanish came to own Belize, they did not rule it.
Its lack of effective government and the safety afforded by the barrier reef attracted English and Scottish pirates during the 17th century. When piracy waned many of the pirates began working in the logging trade.
 

Belize was already British by tradition and sympathy when a British force routed the Spanish armada off St George's Caye in 1798, rescuing Belize from Spanish rule. In 1862, while the USA was embroiled in its Civil War and unable to enforce the terms of the Monroe Doctrine, Great Britain declared Belize to be the colony of British Honduras.
 

After World War II, the Belize economy weakened leading to agitation for independence. Democratic political parties and institutions were formed and self-government was granted in 1964. The government decided to build a new capital at Belmopan in 1970, after Hurricane Hattie all but destroyed Belize City in 1961.
 

Full independence became a reality in September 1981 when British Honduras officially became Belize. Guatemala, which made territorial claims, threatened war in 1972 but British troops were stationed in Belize to make sure the dispute remained purely diplomatic.
 

During the volatile 1980s, Belize remained stable and pro-US, thanks predominantly to large influxes of US aid. In 1992, a new Guatemalan government recognized Belize's territorial integrity. The British garrison was withdrawn in 1994.


Squashed between Mexico and Guatemala in the green heart of Central America, Belize's natural beauty is staggering for a country of such tiny proportions. Whether you plan to hike the rainforest-draped mountains of Cockscomb Basin, scuba dive with sharks and kaleidoscopic fish in the world's second longest barrier reef, or unearth Mayan pyramids in jungly Caracol -- the toughest challenge, as every first-time visitor will tell you, is deciding what to do first.

Things to Do

Belize's cay-dotted barrier reef is a scuba-diving magnet, with the best action around Glover's Reef Atoll and Hol Chan Marine Reserve's famous Shark and Stingray Alley. Active types go caving in the limestone Cayo District, spot storks and kingfishers in Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary's wetlands, and hike Cockscomb Basin Forest Reserve's mountains, home to endangered jaguars. Get in tune with the mysterious Mayan cosmos clambering over Caracol's jungle-draped pyramids to the backbeat of howler monkeys.

Shopping in Belize

Join cruise ship daytrippers in Belize City, browsing for art and Mayan-inspired jewelry at Fort Street or handicrafts like authentic stone and wood carvings at the National Handicraft Center. Laid-back shoppers pick up ceramics and bamboo crafts in San Pedro and Placencia.

Nightlife and Entertainment - Bars & restaurants in Belize

Belize is more famous for its raucous wildlife than nightlife, with its atolls attracting torch-bearing night divers. San Pedro is the exception with a string of beachfront cocktail bars and pumping clubs.There's gambling of a more glamorous kind at Belize City's Princess Hotel Casino. Placencia's barefoot bars are a relaxed place to kick back and try Belize's homegrown seaweed shake.

Restaurants and Dining

Belize's food is a cavalcade of Caribbean, African and Mayan influences. Fort George in Belize City is the place to dine alfresco as the sun sets over the waterfront, peppered with restaurants serving crispy conch fritters and fusion cuisine. Stroll nearby Barracks Road for spicy fare from Jamaican jerk to tandoori specialties at Jamels jerk pit. For candlelit romance, cocktails and creative food, there is San Pedro.

 

 
 

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