Belize is a relatively small part in the Central American continent, yet it is full of natural wonders that make it a premier tourist destination. It has tropical forests full of native flora and fauna, and along its beautiful coastline there are many small islands bathed by turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Many tourists who visit this amazing country enjoy its wildlife, including colourful toucan beak (Ramphastos sulfuratus) and the Central American tapir (Tapirus bairdii) a curious animal that can reach 2.2 m in length and reach up to 300 kg of weight, this curious animal is a relative of the rhinoceros, and it has an enviable agility bota on land and water. Another species that inhabitable the rainforests of this natural haven in Central America is the beautiful and wild jaguar (Panthera onca), although it is a protected species, there are plenty of them in Belize, in fact, the country has the first shrine jaguars in the world.
Another natural wonder of Belize is its more than 290 km of coral reef, making up the world's second largest barrier. The first is the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. Definitely the underwater tourism is very common in the country, thanks to the great amount of variety in marine fauna.
Belize belonged to the Mayan empire. In the sixteenth century, the Spanish conque rota arrived in Belize, but after fighting against the Mayan people they fail in mastering the area and were forced to leave Belize. Later the British fought for control of the region and in 1862, it became a colony called British Honduras, which became independent in 1981.
The Belizeans' character is very cheerful and friendly, which makes them perfect hosts for a dreamy vacation, its beaches, rainforest, wildlife and seabed make this small country one of the most desired destinations the