Belize packs a hemisphere’s worth of adventure within its borders. Located between Mexico and Guatemala, this is the perfect destination for exploration, relaxation and romance.
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Belize Sea Life
There are about 70 types of hard corals and around 400 species of fish in Belize. Expect hawksbill and loggerhead turtles, giant jewfish, eagle rays, and nurse sharks. Sea turtles nest on the sandy beaches from June to August. Placencia draws whale sharks from April to early June. Although rare, bull sharks, hammerhead sharks, lemon sharks, reef sharks and manatees are seen. Fish come in all the colors of the rainbow and include butterfly fish, angelfish, clown fish, parrotfish and even large barracudas and groupers. Critter-lovers will enjoy seeing seahorses and lobsters among the staghorn and elkhorn corals, and keep an eye out for the rare white spotted toadfish.
How to Get There
Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport is Belize’s main airport, located northwest of Belize City. Daily flights from North America, South America and Europe service this airport. In addition, buses, ferries, domestic flights from Belize City Municipal Airport and private taxis are available for traveling between destinations within the country.
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