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  • Coral garden with starfish and colorful tropical fish
  • Coral reef and the deep cave blue hole
  • Sunsets and Coconuts

Despite its small size, Belize is part of the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot and is home to incredibly varied ecosystems. Located north of the equator and west of the Prime Meridian on the Yucatán Peninsula, Belize shares borders with Mexico to the north-northwest and Guatemala to the south-southwest.  Its coastline borders the Caribbean Sea to the east.  Interestingly, Belize is the only country in Central America that does not have a Pacific coastline.

The major geographical features of the country include the Belize Barrier Reef, the Maya Mountains and the largest cave system in Central America.  The barrier reef is one of the largest in the world and hosts many coral reefs, cays and islands with an abundance on marine life.  The Maya Mountains dominate the southern half of the country and are shared with Guatemala.  The average height of the mountains is 1,100 m (3608.92 ft) with the highest point, Doyle’s Delight reaching 1,160 m (3805.77 ft).  Nestled in the foothills of this mountain range are many ancient Maya ruins. 

The Chiquibul Cave System is located in western Belize and covers approximately 540,000 square feet.  This incredible sight encompasses a network of four major caves, and while much of the area has been discovered, there are still parts that remain unexplored.

 


 

Belize Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Belize.

Learn about the history and culture of Belize, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Belize's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Belize for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Belize tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Belize tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruisesPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.

 


 

Book your Belize tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Belize tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from one of our independent travel modules and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Belize.


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