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  • The Ambergris caye is always a popular photo opportunity while on your Belize vacation
  • Multicolored sealife of the caribbean
  • The jetty
  • Home on the ocean in Ambergris caye, Belize

Ambergris Caye is the largest of several hundred islands located northeast of Belize in the Caribbean Sea. Only around 40 km (25 mi) long from north to south and about 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the main form of transportation on Ambergris Caye is golf carts, perfect for a Belize vacation.

The history of Ambergris Caye dates back to the Maya with a possible population of around 10,000 people in pre-Columbian times (the time before Europeans appeared in the Americas). Next to arrive on the island were whalers and then European pirates before Mexican refugees arrived during the Caste War in the second half of the nineteenth century. Today, the descendants of these refugees make up a great deal of the island’s population today.

Recent decades have witnessed a shift from fishing being the island’s main industry to eco tourism which has become increasingly popular thanks to the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. British naturalist Charles Darwin described it “as the most remarkable reef in the West Indies” in 1842. Hosting one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, it is renowned for the snorkelling and scuba diving sites available making it one of the country's top tourist destinations on a trip to Belize.

 


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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.

 

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