Simply put, there is nothing else above or below the sea quite like Belize’s Great Blue Hole. Even if you haven’t heard of it before today, chances are very strong that you have seen this circular crown jewel of the Belize Barrier Reef in online pictures or a computer screensaver at least once in your life.
One of the best parts of any holiday is the food, and trying out the food in Belize will be without a doubt be one of the highlights of your stay. Just like the country itself, Belize food is an intriguing mix, as you are bound to see influences from the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico on your plate. In addition to the plentiful and ubiquitous fresh seafood staples like shrimp, grouper, and lobster on menus around Belize, here are our picks for the best Belizean food that you just absolutely have to try during your stay.
If you think that the majority of the activities in Belize involve frolicking in the sun above the water or exploring wondrous things below the surface, well, you would be absolutely right. Not many places in the world offer quite the range of beauty both above and below the sea as Belize, and most of the best things to do in Belize do involve the water. But not all of them. As you will see in today’s post, Belize is full of surprises sure to make your holiday magical.
The young nation of Belize may have only gained independence in the 1950’s, but the history of its land is an ancient one. If you are interested in seeing a bit of this history firsthand, the best way to do so is by visiting some of the Mayan ruins in Belize on your next Caribbean vacation. The land that became Belize was home to millions of Mayan peoples, and exploring the Mayan ruins is a fascinating way to spend a day or two and helps to bring a perfect balance to the fun-in-the-sun days the rest of your holiday in Belize is sure to be chock-full of. All of the Mayan ruins in Belize are definitely worth visiting, but these are our favorites.