Country Overview

Tiny, English-speaking Belize offers an amazing range of travel adventures. The country's Great Barrier Reef, largest in the Americas, runs for over 170 spectacular miles along Belize's Western Caribbean Coast.

Highlight for divers is the famed 400+ ft. deep Blue Hole. Inland many coastal mangroves and cool mountain pine highlands form natural sanctuaries of exotic plants, wildlife, and still contain the ruins of ancient Maya cities. New all-weather roads, including the recently paved Hummingbird Highway, now make once remote sites quick, easy drives.

The country's largest town is Belize City (Pop. 90,000+). Capital city is Belmopan, was recently relocated to the interior, and in 2002 is slated to be home of the country's long awaited National Archaeology Museum.

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