For many Belize remains a mystery, a piece of land in Central America that goes unnoticed. As small as captivating, Belize is a country full of contrasts that are grouped in a very interesting way. The traveler is trapped with Belize.
From Mexico, where I live, the feeling is "why travel to Belize? It is very poor and dangerous ... ». Those of us who have crossed the border know that these opinions sometimes come from people who never were. Belize He falls in love with most travelers, a jewel of destiny.
Belize It is small, but full of contrasts and with an enviable nature. It is the country of Central America with more caverns, in fact Belize is like a gruyere cheese, where you can recreate yourself in the depths of the planet. Its just 300 kilometers from north to south and the 120 kilometers from the Caribbean to Guatemala, make it comfortable to travel. Its infrastructure is scarce, but the few roads that cross the country are enough, in addition to passing through beautiful landscapes.
It is the only country in Central America with only one coast, the Caribbean, which is part of the Mesoamerican reef, the second largest on the Planet. A spectacular coast where manatees, whale sharks, mantaraya live ... spectacular reefs, dreamy keys and marine fauna to hallucinate. On the coast and in the cays, the majority of Creoles and Garífuna reside, the black culture that marks the tranquil passage of the Belizean coast.
This original land of maya, where you will discover ancient impressive cities, has been nourished by ethnic groups from different worlds: Maya (mopanes, quechí and yucatecos), the mestizos (descendants of Europeans and Amerindians), criollos o dark (descendants of Europeans and Africans form the largest group of an 30%), garifunas (descendants of Amerindians and Africans), Hindus y Chinese (the majority Taiwanese), belonging to British colonies that came to work at the British Honduras Company (lobbys before), the menonists that they settled in different American countries fleeing Europe in the 17th century, in addition to expat from other places like the United States or Europe. They all form the attractive ethnic map of Belize, with a healthy coexistence without much contact between the groups. If you ask the general population who believes themselves to be the most original of Belize and something higher then the rest ... they will say Garífuna and Creoles, these groups are what mark the character of the country. All of them form the map of the 350.000 Belizeans, the least populated country in Central America.
The ethnic group that most attracts the attention of the traveler, despite being only the 4% of the population, are the Mennonites, Difficult to distinguish from the Amish, of less presence. They live under special conditions in Belize, with their churches, hospitals and schools, free of military service and pay taxes. They work as farmers and farmers, supplying the country with the 60% of basic products. They live in isolated communities, but you come across them on many occasions: suddenly you will pass a horse drawn cart with people in the style of the nineteenth century. Fascinating where beliefs take us.
In a country of so much cultural diversity, It is comforting to see how religions as disparate as Mennonite, Rastafarian, Mayan beliefs, Catholicism, Hinduism ... Belize It is very peculiar, with many details to be discovered in a very interesting trip on a cultural level. Belize is that, a range of cultures, languages, customs, religions and foods. What traveler would not like this attractive dish?
The majority of visitors to Belize are from the United States and Canada. Many arrive in organized groups and on cruises. Among backpackers it is becoming increasingly popular. The picture of Belize is the famous Blue Hole, inviting cover letter to want to know much more about this little stranger.
Belize Acquired independence, and belongs to the Commonwealth, since September of 1981. A young country that has been growing at a Caribbean pace. With a nature that makes this country a great playground for those who like adventure sports, hiking, wildlife, culture, diversity, fantastic beaches ... a small patio where I would never tire of playing, fantastic Belize !
- Offers on flights international and national ..
- Finance your flight with a signal and the rest pay in comfortable installments before the departure date of the flight with Vuelify.
- Find the accommodation with the best offers from Booking.com.
- Stay with Airbnb and get 25 € discount.
- Contract activities, tours and excursions organized.
- Rent a car with the best discounts.
- Secure your transfers of arrival or departure to the airport.
- Travel safely with IATI and take advantage of 5% off.
If you prefer, you tell us your idea of the trip and together we organize it.