Destinations

San Ignacio (Belize)

Known as Cayo to locals, Maya and Hispanic influence near the Guatemala border

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Stann Creek

district of Belize

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Ambergris Caye

large barrier island in the north

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Belmopan

capital of Belize

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Corozal Town

city in Belize

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Placencia

Placencia is at the southern tip of the resort Placencia peninsula in Belize.

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Placencia Peninsula

peninsula in Belize

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Tobacco Caye

island in Belize

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Caye Caulker

smaller barrier island in the north

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Dangriga

Large Garifuna town in the south, formerly known as Stann Creek Town

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Belize City

Belize's largest city, on the Caribbean Sea

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Punta Gorda (Belize)

capital and largest town of Toledo District in southern Belize

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Orange Walk Town

Orange Walk Town is the capital of the Orange Walk district 57 miles north of Belize City. The agricultural town is not a tourist hotspot but a good base for explorations of Northern Belize and the Mayan ruins Lamanai.

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Hopkins (Belize)

Garifuna village

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Sights

Belize Barrier Reef

series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize

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Great Blue Hole

submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize

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Xunantunich

Ancient Maya archaeological site in western Belize

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Altun Ha

archaeological site

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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

protected area

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Lamanai

archaeological site in Belize

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Lubaantun

human settlement

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Bullet Tree Falls

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Cahal Pech

The main attraction in the town. Cahal Pech is a smallish set of Mayan ruins that were abandoned around 800-900 AD. There is an indoor museum displaying artifacts, a site plan, and information on the ruins in a regional context. There are, allegedly, guided tours, but these are unneeded, as the site is easy to traverse. The entire site should take 1-2 hours at most for a thorough exploration. Once at the ruins, the site is fairly flat, but Cahal Pech is at the top of the hill overlooking San Ignacio. The walk uphill to it from the main town is quite exhausting and is difficult even from the San Ignacio Resort Hotel on the hill. If you have any disability, or are in poor physical condition, you will want to drive.

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Caracol

Maya city in Belize

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Moho River

river in Belize

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Actun Tunichil Muknal

cave

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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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Turneffe Atoll

Atoll off the coast of Belize, Central America

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St. John's Cathedral (Belize City)

An Anglican cathedral that was built in 1812. The cathedral is a landmark of Belize and one of the oldest remaining buildings in the city.

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Bliss Institute

The largest cultural centre in Belize, it also hosts the National Art Collection of Belize.

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Government House, Belize

Once the residence of the British Governor General, this is now a "House of Culture" that is open for visitors.

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Barton Creek Cave

cave in Belize

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Yarborough Cemetery

This cemetery was in use from 1787 to 1896. It was renovated in 1999 and has been designated an archaeological reserve in 2009.

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Seine Bight

Seine Bight is a village on the Placencia Peninsula located in the Stann Creek District of Belize. It is located 2 and a half miles south of Maya Beach Village and North of the village of Placencia. This small village has roughly 1,000 inhabitants, mostly Garifuna people who subsist on fishing, hunting, and homegrown vegetables. The early settlers named their village for their favored fishing tackle, Seine fishing and a bight, a bend or curve in a coastline.

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Belize

Belize, formerly British Honduras, is the only country in Central America without a coastline on the Pacific Ocean (only the Caribbean Sea to its east) and the only one in the region with English as its official language. Belize is bordered by Guatemala to the west and south, and Mexico to the north.

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Guatemala

Guatemala is a country in Central America. It has borders to Mexico in the north/northwest, to Belize in the northeast, to Honduras in the southeast, to El Salvador in the south. It has a Pacific coastline to the southwest, and a tiny piece of Caribbean coastline to the east. Guatemala is very tough land. You can experience volcanic activity, seismic activity (earthquakes, mudslides), and hurricanes.

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Mexico

Mexico (Spanish: México), the United Mexican States (Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is a country in North America, between the United States of America to the north, and Guatemala and Belize to the southeast. Its coastlines include the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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