Belize is often called the Adventure Coast

It is near by, it has spectacular scenery and has not been spoiled by mass tourism and man-made alterations.

There are over 170 cayes or islands off the coast; most uninhabited, with pristine beaches and dotted with coconut palms. They are nestled along the largest living coral reef in the Western Hemisphere and second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. There is deep sea fishing and fly-fishing in the flats in barely exploited waters.

Inland there are fresh water rivers rushing through caves with ancient Mayan artifacts still intact after 2,000 years or more.

There are tropical hardwood forests for hiking with orchids, bromeliads, ferns in rich lushness and numerous waterfalls to swim in. There are countless Maya ruins to explore.


The country of Belize has an area of only 8,866 square miles that is slightly larger than Massachusetts. There is never a distance of more than 75 miles from the western border with Guatemala to the Caribbean coast. From the Mexican border to the southern Guatemalan border is a total of 180 miles, yet Belize is a land of great diversity.

From coastal beaches to the blue-green Mayan mountains with the tallest peak at 3800 feet, to the tropical rain forest, to pleasant upland plateaus, to the offshore cayes and reef. You will find friendly people of Creole, Mestizo, American Indians, Mayan, Garifunas, and Caucasians
Who are all Belizeans.

As Aldous Huxley once observed about Belize, “ It is not on the way from anywhere else. It has no strategic value. It is uninhabited.” The total is a little over 250,000 people. It is one of the first steps in the world for people who want to find assurance that everywhere is not like everywhere else. Don’t look for the tourist traps of Cancun or Cozumel here.

In September 2003, MSN Money Newsletter listed Belize as one of the four great places to retire, stating that retirees do not have to pay on the first US$75,000.00 of income, where property taxes on a US$ 500,000.00 home run about US$90.00 per year. Belize is an easy country to communicate in since the official language in English.

In a sense, the entire country is a preserve of virgin forest and marine wonders. Belize has something that much of the world has lost, an unspoiled profusion of nature’s bounty.


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