Covering a land area of 22,966 km² (8,867 sq. mi), Belize is the only Central American country without a Pacific coastline, but there are 102 protected areas within its territory, placing 22.6% of Belize under some form of protection.

Despite its small size, Belize’s biodiversity is truly outstanding, with many different ecosystems, ranging from swampy coastal plains with mangrove forests, to hills and low mountains in the south.

Belize is an ideal setting for nature enthusiasts, with many wildlife hotspots. In addition, six Important Bird Areas (IBAs) have been identified in this country. The tropical forests, savannah, numerous cayes, wetlands and coastal plains of Belize provide habitat for birds and other wildlife to thrive.

Suggested tours for Belize

These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Belize could entail. They cover routes we’ve found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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