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Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize, and the main destination for travellers to this western Caribbean nation. San Pedro is the only town on the island. Ambergris Caye has been the hub of Belizean area maritime trade for centuries.
Fishing, coconuts, and chicle were
historic means of islanders support, but the last thirty years have led to a large growth in both the Belize dive and scuba trade, and ecotourism. The rich variety
of things to do in San Pedro Town makes Ambergris Caye the gateway to Belize.
Belize is a democratic, English speaking nation, once known as British Honduras. The weather is mild, the beaches are beautiful, and the history is rich, Belize is a land of swaying palm trees and colorful sunsets.
From the beautiful azure waters of the Caribbean, to the Maya Mountains and the Pine Ridge, Belize has an adventure for everyone. Spectacular caves, winding waterfalls, virgin tropical rainforest, and hundreds of limestone caves make for exciting vistas. Belize is home to many ancient Maya ruins and temples that will entice you to learn more of their history. Zip lining through the forest, cave tubing through Maya caves, scuba diving and snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef, sailing the cayes, parasailing, or just hiking through the jungle, you will find a wonderful, unforgettable journey awaiting you in Belize.
Belize has the amazing Belize coral reef system, the second largest in the world and this hemisphere's longest, running offshore, and many cayes (islands of coral sand) are surrounded by astounding reefs to snorkle or scuba dive. The reef lies one-half mile east of the Ambergris Caye shoreline and runs the entire 25 mile length of the island. This has made San Pedro Town
the dive and water sports capital of Belize and Central America. The Great Blue Hole, Turneffe Islands, Shark Ray Alley, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Mexico Rocks, Lighthouse Reef, and many other diving areas are all only a short
boat ride away from this coconut palm lined island.
Belize is home to a delightful variety of plant and animal life. With a large percentage of the country's land under protection, the hundreds of bird species, exotic tropical plants, monkeys, manatee, crocodiles, and thousands of colorful fish thrive and are a highlight of any vacation to Belize.
But truly the people of Belize are the most memorable part. The mix of ten different cultures include East Indian, Garifuna, Mestizo, Maya, Mennonites, and Creole. Their wonderful relaxed hospitality will allow you to relax and enjoy your time in Belize.
Come and explore our tropical wonderland. Walk the beaches, learn our history, talk with our people, buy a home, have your wedding or honeymoon, or invest in our country. But most of all relax and enjoy your time in Belize.
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Belize is a place where you can really relax, there is nothing that you can do to change anything ... things will happen eventually, so you may as well just sit back and enjoy the view! Here is why we love Belize!
Click here for a colorful two page clickable Adobe Acrobat brochure on Ambergris Caye, the best place to start your adventures in Belize. The 2012 edition of the Belize Hotel Association Hotel Guide is available here.