Belize, the former British colony of “British Honduras”, is the least populated country and one of the smallest countries (only slightly larger than Hessen) in Central America , bordered to the north by Mexico and to the west and south by Guatemala . Belize is the only country in Central America that has no access to the Pacific. Its coast is the second largest coral reef in the world in front. To the east is the Caribbean Sea with hundreds of small coral islands (cayes). The offshore barrier reef stretches from Cancun in Mexico on the coast of Belize to Honduras to the Bay Islands. In addition, Belize has three of only four atolls in the Caribbean, including the world famous Blue Hole, which became known worldwide as a diver’s paradise.
Belize has a large linguistic and cultural diversity in a confined space. The main groups are Latinos and Creoles, Mayans next form, Garifuna, and Mennonite significant minorities. Many refugees from civil wars, mostly from El Salvador and Guatemala, settled down since the early 1980s. Nevertheless, in many parts of the country, in contrast to the surrounding countries on the mainland, rather than Spanish-influenced Caribbean.
The main attraction in Belize is largely untouched landscape. The tropical rain forests, protected which are by nature parks and reserves (40% of the total area), provide an incredible flora (70 species of orchids and nearly 700 native tree species) and animal species (monkeys, tapirs, pumas and jaguars). Belize has the only jaguar reserve in the world. On the other side of the Barrier Reef, with its hundreds of islands and atolls of the 3 everything for the diver.
Belize is divided into 6 districts: Corozal District, Orange Walk District, Belize District, Cayo District, Stann Creek District,Toledo District. The coast are offshore islands, a lot of dreams that the districts of Belize District , Stann Creek District and Toledo District are assigned. Here you will find:
Ambergris Caye – the Madonna as La Isla Bonita sung with the island’s capital of San Pedro
Caye Caulker – Ambergris Caye next to the second island with good tourist infrastructure