Belize: Jungles & Pyramids
Belize, the only English speaking country in Central America (formerly known as British Honduras) is an exciting volunteer abroad and adventure travel destination with something to offer for everyone. Belize is one of the smallest countries in the world (23.000 Km2) but unlike other small countries it has also a very low population. Belize borders between Mexico in the north, Guatemala in the west and on the east the Caribbean with it’s pearl white beaches, aqua blue water and beautiful coral reefs, second only to the great Barrier reef in Australia!
Fast Facts: Guyana
Where? Central America, Belize
Country Size: 22,966 km2
Population density? 15/km2
Country Famous for? World's second largest coral reef, jungle, Wildlife, Caye Caulker, unspoiled interior, Mayan pyramids, Jaguars, Tapirs, Laid back Caribbean atmosphere, Manatee's, the Blue Hole
When to visit: All year round, however due to hurricane seasons between the End of August and mid October we recommend to not visit Belize.
The coast of Belize has a great Caribbean vibe where you can relax on the beach, have a drink, enjoy the sunshine and take it easy! If you love diving and snorkelling Belize is definitely the place to be with famous diving places as the Blue hole and the second biggest coral reef system in the world! The underwater world of the coast of Belize is incredible with many species of color full fish and corals, turtles, dolphins manatees and sharks! The capital of Belize is Belize City where the majority of the population lives. As soon as you move away from the coast you will venture in to the lush seemingly endless jungles of Belize with many great Mayan pyramids to discover! This is where our Fronteering volunteer abroad projects and adventure travel trips excel in and if you are looking for the adventure of a life time we advise you to check our Belize section
Considering Belize is almost the same size as Belgium it has a population that is thirty times lower. It is no wonder that Belize is for the most part still very much unspoiled and covered in virgin Jungle. Within the jungles large intact Mayan pyramids wait to be explored and some have not been discovered at all!
Belize is very rich in wildlife as it is on the border of the two ecosystems: South America and North America. Some of the species that you might seen in Belize are two species of peccaries (similar to a wild boar), Tapir, Howler Monkeys, Spider Monkeys, Coyotes, Raccoons, skunks, anteaters, armadillo’s, American Crocodile, Morelet’s Crocodile, snakes and many species of birds. There are also five different species of cat in Belize including the cougar (puma) and the beautiful Jaguar which are much more rare to see in the wild due to their elusive behaviour. Our Froteering volunteer abroad projects and adventure travel trips in Belize give excellent opportunities to view the local wildlife.
Belize is a great destination and if you are interested join Fronteering and we will take you on real adventure of the beaten path in the remotest parts of Belize!