The tiny country of Belize, situated in Central America and located in the tropics , annually receives between eighty inches of rain in the north and one hundred eighty inches of rain in the south. The only thing Belize has more of than ancient Mayan temples and pyramids is waterways. From majestic ocean view to quiet jungle rivers, Belize has it all.
The Maya River located in northern Belize, wanders aimlessly through the countryside.
The Blue Hole, located on the Hummingbird Highway is just south of Belmopan. Some say this deep hole is connected to the gulf of Mexico several miles east.
Pelican Beach in Dangriga is a beautiful beach on the Gulf Of Mexico.
South Cay part of the barrier reef, is a beautiful white sand beach just minutes from the mainland. A great place to spend the day snorkeling and scuba diving.
One of the barrier islands, a great spot for a getaway.
The accepted mode of transportation, this tiny boat can take your to the barrier reef in just minutes.
An inland river can offer many forms of entertainment from fishing to alligator hunting.
The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.
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It doesn’t take long to discover that Belize is a land of contrasts. From the poverty and disarray of the cities to the quiet countryside, many differences are soon found. With poverty and crime running rampant in cities such as Belize City and Belmopan, the traveler has to be constantly aware of his surroundings and protect whatever is being carried. Remember,that camera hanging around your neck is worth more than the average Belizean earns in a year. All that aside, the Mayan people are wonderfully warm people many of whom go out of their way to please visitors. Traveling into the countryside one discovers thatch roof homes with no doors or windows. Because of the warm climate , they can live comfortably all year with a gentle breeze flowing through the open windows and doors. I was struck with the concept that although no utility lines were visible, a lot of homes had a satellite dish in the front yard.