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Belize

Belize

Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize is an adventurer's paradise. With a diversity of adventure opportunities unmatched by any other country in Central America, Belize offers an intriguing mix of tropical forests rich with wildlife, majestic mountains, mysterious Maya temples, and diving and fishing experiences beyond comparison. In a single day, one can go from tropical forest to the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere.

A British colony for over a century, Belize (formerly British Honduras) is the only English speaking country in the region. With 22,960 square kilometres of territory and a population over 300,000, the population density is the lowest in the Central American region and one of the lowest in the world. It is bordered to the south and west by Guatemala, to the north and northwest by Mexico and to the east by the Caribbean Sea.

The climate is tropical and generally very hot and humid, though there are certainly distinct wet and dry seasons. The onset of the dry season varies widely from year to year and the number of rainy days varies greatly from place to place. The Cayo District, for instance, has an average of 125 rainy days per year, while the Punta Gorda region experiences over 200 days of rain each year. Unless you enjoy the rain, you'll want to avoid Belize during the rainy season, which lasts from around June to November.

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