Cheap Flights to Belize
Flights to Belize
As a country facing the Caribbean Sea, Belize features some of the best diving scenes in the world. Those going here will find a wealth of coves and cayes that invite one to swim down to the rich underwater world. A bountiful wildlife also await in Belize, which attracts those who want to view more of the countryside. Such a wealth of natural beauty makes Belize pleasing to explore, especially for those interested in ecotourism.
A diverse ecosystem is not the only attraction that Belize poses in Central America. It is also composed of various cultures and languages that reflect a colorful history that can be fascinating to learn about. Originally home to the Mayan civilization, the country became overrun with Spanish conquistadores and English explorers, starting in the 16th century. Independence was also forestalled due to various factors including a territorial conflict with Guatemala, which pushed freedom back until 1981.
What to see & do
With many World Heritage sites in its territory, Belize features a variety of destinations that can be fun to consider. One of them is the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve, the largest one in the northern hemisphere. Various offshore atolls, hundreds of sand cay, mangrove forests, and coastal lagoons make an important habitat for threatened species, including the American marine crocodile. Nearby here is Ambergris Caye, the largest island in Belize and one of the primary ecotourist attractions in the country. Other than the colourful range of fishes, there are also different types of land creatures to be seen here, as well as exotic tropical plants and a thriving birdlife. A tropical rainforest and spectacular waterfalls and caves also await, making it almost seem like paradise for those who like to trek through the wild countryside.
The Cayo District is also a delightful place to explore, especially between the Belmopan and the Belize District area. The Guanacaste National Park, the smallest one in the country, is located here. It is famous here for the giant guanacaste tree that rises magnificently above the jungle. Those going here will have fun best in winter, when the birds from North America migrate to its warmer climes. There is also the locality of San Ignacio to visit, where one can find a number of various natural attractions such as the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch, where the biologist caretakers breed the beautiful insects for research.
Those in the area will find several breathtaking natural landmarks, such as the Actun Tunichil Muknal, a noted place for the ancient Mayas. It was known as Xibalba, which has an entrance to the miles-long cave in the northern foothills of the Maya Mountains. A guide will be essential here, so one does not miss anything, like the hundreds of pottery vessels and human remains, one of which is the encrusted remains of a woman which the Actun Tunichil Muknal was named after. From here, one can venture to Altun Ha, which are famed ruins located relatively near the central Belize City. It was once a rich and significant trading and agricultural town surrounded by temples and other Mayan structures. Those interested in more traces of this great civilization can venture to other popular landmarks, such as Xunantunich, an impressive example of Mayan architecture, as well as Caracol, which used to be one of the most significant cities back when the Mayans were still in power.
How to get around
When going around Belize, buses make up the majority of the general transport for tourists. One will have more convenience in driving with a hired car, as this allows travelers to be more flexible with their itinerary. Boat charters are also popular for those venturing to the cays and isles of Belize, which allows one to visit various areas in a day or two. Those staying on land, however, can rent a bicycle and check out the rolling countryside.
How to get there
Those out to visit Belize can schedule connecting flights to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport near Belize City. Airlines serving here include American Airlines, Avianca El Salvador, Delta Air Lines, Maya Island Air, Transportes Aereos Guatemaltecos, Tropic Air, United Airlines, and US Airways.
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