Belize was once a very important part of the Mayan empire. The land was fertile and perfect for growing crops to feed their large numbers, and the sea provided trade not only to other Mayan cities, but to other countries all along the Eastern part of South America as well.
The remains of their cities can still be seen to this day, with several open to the public, and new ones being discovered each year. These jungle covered ruins spark a sense of adventure and mystery into the hearts and minds of all who walk among them.
The first question most people would ask is: where is Belize? It sounds like a place in South America or somewhere in Africa. Belize is located neither. Actually, Belize is just below Mexico, adjacent to Guatemala.
The Western Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean that surrounds Belize make for great scuba diving destinations. Among other things, you can also try snorkeling or boating in Belize.
Belize is a small country and few people know about its existence. Nevertheless, Belize has everything it takes for a country to be a perfect holiday destination. With its total area of 22,966 km² (or 8,867 sq miles) and a population of little over 300,000 people, there is plenty of space left for nature. Another interesting thing about Belize is its various cultures.
Belize borders Mexico to its North, Guatemala to its West and the Caribbean Sea to its South and East. This demographical position blesses Belize with gorgeous beaches, many small islands called Cays, impressive scuba dive and snorkel reefs, ancient Mayan ruins, lush jungle with beautiful rivers; and even a mountain range featuring 1124 meter (or 3688 feet) as its highest point.
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