One of the jewels in Central America's crown, beautiful Belize blends incredible Caribbean coastline with dense, tropical jungle. Nestled just south of Mexico and next to Guatemala on the Caribbean Sea, Belize is just a short flight from the USA. With so much on offer it is a magnet for travellers with a sense of adventure who are looking for something different on their gap year.
Formerly known as British Honduras, Belize gained its independence in 1981 and is still a developing nation. It is a small country with a population of less than 350,000 people but attracts visitors keen to explore the mystery of Mayan sites including Altun Ha or Lamanai, snorkel the cayes such as the breathtaking Caye Caulker and enjoy a Central American adventure.
The Belize barrier reef, a UNESCO world heritage site, is the second largest in the world and boasts an incredible spectacle of marine life. As a result it's a great place for scuba diving with sites such as the Blue Hole being world renowned on the dive circuit.
The Belizean people are very friendly and love to give travellers a warm welcome. So if you're looking for some gap year travel adventure then check out Belize.
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