Learn more about Envitours' next travel destination, Belize.
Beaches: Some of Belize's top rated beaches include Placencia Peninsula, Ambergris Caye, South Water Caye, and Hopkins Village Beach. These beaches are known for their beautiful blue water, stunning white sand, and superb weather. Belize is also known to the second largest barrier reef, the Belize Barrier Reef. Make sure to follow along in April as EnviTours' visits some of these destinations!
Tourist Attractions: Belize is home to many well-known tourist attractions. Some of these include the Ambergris Caye & Hol Chan Marine Reserve, the Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, and Caracol Natural Monument Reservation. The Ambergris Caye & Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a small, sandy island on the surface of a coral reef. People travel from all over the world to dive and snorkel here. The Lamanai Archaeological Reserve is a Mayan site that was occupied in the 16th century. Lamanai means "submerged crocodile" in one of the Mayan languages, which explains why images of crocodiles can be found in many places throughout the site. The Caracol Natural Monument Reservation is Belize's largest archaeological site. It was once larger than Belize City, but now the ruins are only inhabited by wildlife. Cars, monkeys, and birds are just a few of the wildlife that can be spotted here daily.
Culture: Although Belize is surrounded by many Spanish speaking countries, the country has more in common with its Caribbean island neighbors. Belize is a multiethnic country with residents of African, Amerindian, European and Asian descent or any combination of those groups. The demographic composition is actually one of the most diverse societies in the world, which is why the country is often referred to as a "melting pot." The majority of Belize’s population are Mestizo, which is a mixture of Spanish and Maya, however, English is the official first language of Belize.
Cuisine: Because Belize has never developed a national cuisine, its food is just as diverse as its people. Rice and beans are a staple in many meals, with coconut milk, plantains, and hot peppers being common ingredients in their cooking. Some favorite snacks of Belizeans are corned beef, fried paca (a jungle rodent), and suckling pig.
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