Trek into the rainforest to discover Mayan ruins, canoe through ancient cave systems, explore barrier reefs, swim with the largest fish in the world… Belize is ripe with opportunities for adventure.
It’s time to rediscover Belize. Long known as a premier destination among scuba divers around the world, this small Central American nation has grown into its own. It is bordered by Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the south and west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Culturally, the country’s identity is both Caribbean and Central American. It is graced with culture, tropical jungles, spectacular scuba diving and friendly people.
Journey into the Mayan city of Xunantunich on horseback; or, kayak in the largest cave system in Central America; or, encounter a minority culture, the Garifuna, who brought their distinct culture to Belize and Central America in the 19th century.
It is the only nation in the region with a British colonial heritage, but as a part of the Western Caribbean Zone, it also shares a common heritage with the Caribbean communities in other Central American countries. The least inhabited Central American country, Belize combines the rarest wildlife of Central America, exceptional Caribbean beaches, and the most flamboyant marine life in the western hemisphere.
Big Five’s nonprofit arm, Spirit of Big Five Foundation, supports Southern environmental Association, a community conservation organization aimed at protecting one of the largest barrier reef systems in the world. Belize has also given rise to some world class resorts. Although Kriol and Spanish are widely spoken, Belize is the only country in Central America where English is the official language.
The combination of natural and man-made assets, including 127 offshore islands, excellent fishing, rivers for rafting, jungle, traditional villages and wildlife reserves, all add up to an irresistible destination. Learn more about Belize luxury tours and travel with Big Five below.
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The sky was cobalt blue that day. I had been climbing all over Tikal’s cool stones like a kid in a playground. I crawled through spaces almost too small for me and ended up in dark dead ends. I scaled the tall stone steps that lead from one platform to another. Later in the day, I wandered off from other people and turned a corner to find myself alone on the backside of a partial stone edifice, eye to eye with the thick forest canopy. I sat on the edge of a stone and exhaled. Relax, I told myself, take it all in. The human voices had moved away from me, so I could hear a small breeze flutter the leaves. In the next moment, a howler monkey began his deep rolling bellow, followed quickly by another some distance away and another until the chorus seemed to wrap around me and roll through the entire jungle. To this day, the sound of that extraordinary song has never left me.
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Explore Mayan temples, traditional villages, indigenous culture, and more than 100 islands off the coast.
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Explore remarkable Maya sites such as Xunantunich and Nim Li Punit. Enjoy activities that include canoeing through caves, scuba diving, fishing, horseback riding, zip lining and hiking. Set your own pace.