6 must-haves for your trip

Belize, a rising destination in Latin America

Latin America is expected to attract more tourists than ever before in 2017. As Colombia attracts more and more travelers and connections with Costa Rica expand, another emerging destination may catch your eye: Belize.

Belize, located between Mexico and Guatemala, completes the trio. Le Petit Fute just released a new guide dedicated to the small area envisioned for lovers of wild accommodation. Instant boarding.

1. Xunantunich Archaeological Site

On the border with Guatemala stands one of the traces of the Mayan civilization that passed through Belize. Tourists, who do not give up on the lack of infrastructure to stay in this country, which is less than 23,000 square kilometers, come here to immortalize one of the most emblematic photos of Belize. The archaeological site is on top of a hill. Visitors climb to enjoy a magnificent panorama.

Xunantunich Archaeological Site

2. Le Belize Zoo

A haven for animal-loving travelers, the Belize Zoo is an essential stopover as it brings together iconic species of the small Central American country. All animals presented and living as close as possible to their natural conditions were collected for treatment. The zoo is an important destination for getting up close to jaguars, cougars, and even margays. Also, the setup allows you to come face-to-face with jaguars in complete safety. In addition, the zoo organizes nighttime visits to understand the behavior of wild animals after dark.

3. Le Blue Hole

Home to the world’s second largest coral reef with a length of more than 130 km, Belize is a preferred destination for both divers and snorkelers (mask and snorkellers). The spots are many, but the most famous is the Blue Hole, popularized by Commander Cousteau. The famous sailor considered it one of the best places in the world to dive. The session requires some organization as the site, which is more than 300 meters in diameter, is 80 kilometers from the mainland and belongs to Les Cayes, a group of coral islands in the Caribbean Sea. Travel also brings a comfortable budget.

4. Mayan Cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal

The underground cavities, which are numerous in Belize, were used by the Mayan civilization to honor the Gods. Today, tours are organized to remember this heritage while doing sports. The excursion consists of a water walk, a canyoning session, and a jungle walk. The cave “Actun Tunichil Muknal” is the most famous.

Mayan cave in Belize

5. Corozal and Caribbean coasts

The former British colony, formerly called British Honduras, is the only English-speaking country in Central America. We officially speak English, but our proximity to Spanish-speaking countries imposes Spanish as a primary language. Belize also offers a mix of cultures and languages ​​with Creole, Garifuna…
The Caribbean coast will allow you to see this mix that will delight travelers. In Corozal Town, they discover Spanish colonial footprints and taste shellfish and seafood. To the south, the seaside resort of Placencia is more touristy.

6. Belmopan Capital Market

For fans of local markets, head to Belize’s very small capital: Belmopan. Built after the destruction of the old capital Belize City after the passage of Hurricane Hattie, the city of 15,000 inhabitants can be explored from the municipal market, where the entire population meets.

SUITABLE : before planning your trip, be sure to check the annual climate to find out when is the best time to go to Belize.

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