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Where is Belize

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Where Is Belize
Belize is a small country on the Central American mainland. Tucked in underneath Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Belize enjoys more than 200 miles of Caribbean coastline. To the west and south, Belize shares both a land and maritime border with Guatemala. The country also has several hundred islands located along the vast Belize Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system in the western hemisphere.
 
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Belize is roughly the same size as the state of Vermont, but it only has a fraction of the population. The largest city, Belize City, has around 70,000 inhabitants and is located on the northeastern coast. Under European rule, the country was known as British Honduras, and its capital was Belize City. Today, however, the capital is now Belmopan, located far inland in Cayo District. 

Despite its small size, the landscape of Belize is incredibly diverse. Offshore, the islands and atolls of the Belize Barrier Reef are some of the most ecologically diverse marine environments on the planet. On the mainland, pure white sandy beaches make way for vast stretches of tropical rainforests, thick jungles, and broadleaf forests. And, despite its popularity as a tourist destination, much of Belize remains uninhabited and unexplored.
 
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Indeed, it is believed that many more ancient Maya cities and monuments are still waiting to be discovered. Built by one of the most advanced civilizations of the ancient world, the Maya dominated Belize for over 3,000 years, building astronomical observatories, temples, ball courts, and immense pyramids all across the country. Today, ancient Maya sites like Xunantunich, Altun Ha, and Lamanai are popular attractions, their towering structures having withstood the tests of time.

More than half of Belize's territory is protected by law in the form of a national park, animal refuge, or wilderness sanctuary. More than 500 species of birds have been recorded in Belize, and the country is home to exotic animals like black howler monkeys, harpy eagles, giant iguanas, and five different species of big cats, including ocelots, pumas, and jaguars.

Belize is a melting pot society composed of many different cultures, including the living descendents of the ancient Maya, Mestizos originally from neighboring Mexico, Mennonite farmers from Europe, Chinese, East Indians, the Afro-Caribbean Garifuna people, and the Creoles, which speak a unique dialect of English.

Ready for an exciting vacation in Belize? Stay at the Belize Boutique Resort and Spa. Located just a few miles from the Belize international airport, this hotel is an oasis of comfort and luxury located in the heart of the Belizean jungle. And when it comes time for exploration and adventure, the Belize resort is close to all of the top destinations on both the mainland and offshore reef, including ancient Maya ruins, national parks, and animal sanctuaries.

 

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