Belize was formerly the colony of British Honduras. It is unique in that it is the only country in Central America that does not have a Pacific Ocean coastline. Belize’s only coastline is on the Caribbean Sea categorizing the country as a Caribbean destination as much as a Central American destination. Belize is the only Central American nation that has English as its official language.
Belize is a nation on the eastern coast of Central America, with Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense jungle to the west. The country is located between Guatemala to the west and south and Mexico to the north.
Offshore, the massive Belize Barrier Reef, dotted with hundreds of low-lying islands called cayes, hosts rich marine life. Belize’s jungle areas are home to Mayan ruins like Caracol, renowned for its towering pyramid; lagoon-side Lamanai; and Altun Ha, just outside Belize City.
Popular tourist activities include exploring the lush jungles with exotic plants and animals, deep sea fishing, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving in the Caribbean sea with its beautiful reefs, and visiting ancient Mayan ruins.
Belize infrastructure is pretty basic but hostels offer guests accommodations that include all of the necessities. Since most visitors to Belize don’t intend to stay inside a hostel, it’s all good. Some hostel options are below…
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