Belize’s growing popularity as one of the best vacation destinations in the world and the recent efforts to protect Belize’s Barrier Reef System has won the country an important accolade from National Geographic, which has placed Belize among is Best Trips 2019 list.

In making the announcement National Geographic praised Belize for making big waves in marine conservation.

“In June 2018 the Belize Barrier Reef System, which Charles Darwin deemed “the most remarkable reef in the West Indies,” was removed from the UNESCO World Heritage site danger list. The turnaround is due to extraordinary ocean protection and restoration measures, such as a moratorium on maritime oil exploration, tougher regulations to safeguard mangrove forests, and a planned government ban on single-use plastic-foam cups and plastic products by Earth Day 2019,” National Geographic said. Adding: “Go with nat geo: Snorkel, dive, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard the waters of the Belize Barrier Reef.” It is important to note that Belize is the only Central American country listed among 28 other countries on the National Geographic’s Best Trips 2019 list.

The BTB heartily welcomes the National Geographic’s announcement and views it as an important recognition of Belize as one of the fastest growing tropical vacation destinations in the world. Belize is a mesmerizing combination of cultures and natural attractions – a place that fully embraces its Central American and Caribbean roots, celebrates its diversity and takes great pride in its spectacular natural beauty. Belize provides a perfect getaway ambiance filled with adventure, fun and curiosity. Belize, a Curious Place!

For further information on the National Geographic’s BEST TRIPS 2019 list please visit: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/features/best-trips-2019/