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Adventures in Belize Blog

The Amazing Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley

The Belize Barrier Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second-largest barrier reef in the world after Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Composed of hundreds of beautiful islands and lovely atolls, the Belize Barrier Reef is a mecca for snorkelers and divers due to the clarity of the water and the incredible eco-diversity of marine life that call the reef home.

Explore Belizes Reef and Rainforest in 2018

With 2018 right around the corner, now is the time to start planning your Belize vacation. With the second largest barrier reef and pristine rainforests and jungle, Belize makes the perfect getaway in 2018.

1,300-year-old Stone Panels From Belize Show Ancient Maya Ballplayers

Archeologists have recently decrypted the Maya hieroglyphics inscribed on two stone panels that were excavated from Tipan Chen Uitz in Belize in 2015. Believed to date from around 700 AD, the height of the ancient Maya Empire, the stone panels show two ballplayers along with explanatory hieroglyphic captions.

5 Reasons to Experience Belize’s World-Class Scuba Diving

Ever since Jacques Cousteau, the legendary French marine biologist and documentarian, visited Belize in 1971 and proclaimed it as one of his top 10 dive spots in the world, Belize has become a mecca for scuba diving enthusiasts. With crystal clear waters, a bright white sandy seafloor, and a large concentration of marine life, it's no wonder that Belize is one of the most popular scuba diving destinations in the world.

The Mountain Pine Ridge in Belize

Established in 1944, the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve in Belize is an enormous wilderness sanctuary located in central Belize. Measuring more than 106,000 acres (430 square kilometers) in size, the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is home to vast stretches of broadleaf forest, grasslands, caves, mountain peaks, and the tallest waterfalls in all of Central America.

The Atolls and Outer Cayes of Belize
One of the most beautiful and picturesque areas of the Belize Barrier Reef is the outer cayes (in Belize, islands are called "cayes," pronounced "keys") and atolls.
With over 450 islands on the outer part of the great Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second-largest barrier reef in the world, this part of the reef is home to some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling sites on the planet.