About Our Caribbean Paradise
Belize is a rare jewel in the Caribbean…Palm fringed, sun bleached beaches are just one of the many assets that make up this tropical paradise. Azure waters lap the shore and frame the backdrop of mangrove forests, estuaries, tropical rainforests, flowing rivers, mysterious caves, colorful villages and some of the most beautiful waterscapes in the world.
The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef or Great Mayan Reef runs down from the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula to the Bay of Islands in Honduras. The reef acts as a protective barrier that sits just offshore and runs down the entire length of Belize. The reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world and is home to over 500 species of fish and one of the largest populations of Manatees in the world.
Belize offers some of the finest diving in the Caribbean, with some of the world’s most famous dive sites, such as the Great Blue Hole. The reef protects an entire ecosystem made up of shallow flats, hundreds of islands, atolls and cayes. Because of its unique marine environment, Belize is famous for being one of the world’s best known saltwater fly-fishing destinations and a watersports paradise.
Nestled between the tropical Sian Ka’an Biosphere in Mexico and the lush Guatemalan rainforest, Belize basks in the rays of tropical sunshine. “Sub Umbro Florio” sits proudly on the country’s flag- literally translated it means; “Under the shade I flourish”. The people of Belize thrive in the relaxed energy of this wonderful country. Belize is covered with some of the world’s most beautiful rainforests and unique geographical, historical and natural wonders. The country has committed itself to protecting the natural beauty of this wonderland and has designated a large portion of its marine and land habitats as preserves to ensure the longevity of its flora and fauna for generations to come.
To the south of this beautiful landscape lies a unique and stunning gem, the Placencia Peninsula. This natural headland drops like a diamond pendant into the edge of the ocean, creating a magnificent centerpiece that is gently washed by the Caribbean Sea on one side, and the tranquility of the sheltered Placencia lagoon on the other. This area is the perfect springboard to investigate the myriad of activities and events that make this the jewel of coastal Belize.
Belize will leave you in wonder with its stunning sunsets, cool sea breezes, adventurous escapes, tropical scents and welcoming people.