The state of Belize is situated on the eastern coast of Central America, sharing borders with Guatemala on the west and south, Mexico on the northwest, and facing the Caribbean Sea on the east.
Belize is best known for its Barrier Reef, 300-kilometer (190 mi) in length, part of the 900-kilometer (560 mi) Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. The numerous coral reefs and diversity of marine life makes this country a significant tourist destination for snorkelling and scuba diving, namely at the Great Blue Hole.
This wonderful Caribbean state has hundreds of gorgeous tropical islands and Cayes such as Ambergris Caye, a popular beach gateway. Inland there are rainforests and mountains, abundant with incredible wildlife, including exotic birds and plants. This destination also has ancient Mayan sites such as Caracol and Cerros. In and around the lively capital, Belmopan, you will enjoy the food stalls, experience Cave Tubing, and exploring the St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park with the ancient St. Herman’s cave. Make your virtual escape to paradise through these live webcams of Belize.
Population: estimated 397,000 people
Other major cities: Belize City
Religion: Christian (74%)
Climate: tropical climate
Main attractions: Barrier Reef; Islands and Cayes; Great Blue Hole; Altun Ha, Caracol, Lamanai, Xunantunich (Ancient Maya archaeological sites); Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary