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Belize sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Belize, which was formerly known under the name British Honduras, is the only country in Central America that doesn’t have access to the Pacific Ocean and only has coastline on the Caribbean Sea on the east. English speaking travelers will feel very confident and convenient there as English is the official language of Belize.
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The majority of tourist routes start from Belize City, the largest city and the former capital of the country. Due to several nature disasters and a devastating hurricane in 1961 it was decided to change the capital, but Belize City still has many attractive places of interest. The central part of the city is the location of the Government House that was previously the residence of the British Governor General. Nowadays, the building was transformed into a “House of Culture” and is open for everyone.
Old Belize looks more like a giant open air museum. This is a great place to explore the past of the country and see authentic items from different notable periods in the history of the country starting from the Mayan era to colonial period. Once you explore the historic buildings, head to the beautiful Old Belize Marina. The only beach in the city is also located here. Don’t forget to visit St John’s Cathedral built back in 1812 as this Anglican church is considered the oldest building in the country. The most famous culture landmarks include the Museum of Belize, Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts, Image Factory and Eco-museum Belize. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The new capital, Belmopan, also has much to offer to travelers. Don’t forget to visit St. Herman’s that was used by the Maya to perform their bloody rituals. The mile long cave features remains of Mayan household items, skeletons of victims, beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Actun Tunichil Muknal is another landmark of Mayan period near Belmopan. This is a burial site located in a complex of caves and features many precious relics from the past. More sights of the Mayan period can be found in Xunantunich ruins and Caracol, which is the location of Ca’ana, one of the biggest temples of the Mayan culture.
Jon-365.jpg Active rest remains one of the biggest attractions of Belize. In this country one can experience some of the best zip lining in the world, during which you will fly over the jungle securely tied to a cable by a harness. Zip lining routes are very long here and consist of platforms built on massive trees. Other popular activities include cave tubing and scuba diving.
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Famous and uniques places in Belize from our review series

Hidden Valley Waterfall

From the series “Most fanciful waterfalls of the planet”
Hidden Valley Falls is a legendary group of waterfalls in Belize, located on the territory of the Mountain Pine Ridge Nature Reserve. The height of the waterfall is 457 meters, it is incredibly beautiful, and in combination with the surrounding landscapes makes a fantastic spectacle. The area, where the waterfall is located, is unique from a botanical point of view. Mountains surrounding the falls are covered with pine trees. Nowhere else on Earth do pine trees grow so close to the equator.

In total there are more than ten waterfalls on the territory of the nature reserve. Each waterfall has unique features. Beside some waterfalls, luxury villas have been built, where wealthy tourists can relax. Other waterfalls form very beautiful pools in which you are allowed to swim. Near some … Read all

Ambergris Caye

From the series “The most beautiful islands on the planet”
The Ambergis Island, situated in the Caribbean Sea, is characterized by the impressive size and diversity of the snow-white sandy beaches. Ambergis is the largest and most popular among the more than 200 islands of Belize. The island stretch is about 40 km, and the maximum width is 1.6 km. Despite the developed infrastructure, the island has preserved the splendor of untouched nature. All the tourists can walk through the picturesque mangrove forests and graze along the tropical palm trees and relax in their shadows on a magical beach.

One of the main reasons for the popularity of this island among tourists is its proximity to the Barrier Island of Belize, the second largest barrier on the planet. Most of the travelers who visit the island are the divers, the underwater hunters and the … Read all

Great Blue Hole

From the series “The most mysterious geological formations on the planet”
You can look for unique geological formations not only on the ground, but also underwater. One of the mysteries of the planet - Great Blue Hole - is located in the Atlantic Ocean, in the heart of the Belize Barrier Reef. You could fully appreciate the beauty of huge underwater caves only from bird's-eye view. Due to a sharp difference in the depth, water abruptly changes its color from sky blue to dark blue. Thus, this natural phenomenon looks very impressive.

The cave is close to ideal circular shape that enhances its spectacular appearance. At first glance, it may seem that the depth of the cave is incredibly high. In fact, it barely exceeds 100 meters, while diameter of the cave is about 300 meters. As scientists found out, the cave has formed more than 200 million years ago, during … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Belize

Placentia Village
In Belize there are a lot of interesting and beautiful places for walking, an iconic place is the Battlefield Park. Even in the first half of the 17th century, the locals organized meetings in his place and spent the most significant social events here. In memory of these historical events political meetings are now held in park, and various concerts and theatre performances are organised here too. This picturesque park is well equipped for the rest – there are numerous benches, as well as … Read more

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