Best Things to do in Belize
The year 2013 is finally coming to an end which means that many people the world over have started to write their New Year's resolutions. Because I am passionate and super pumped about promoting Belize online, one of my resolutions for 2014 is to get more people from all over the world to visit Belize. Since there are so many great things you can do on a Belize vacation, I decided to share with the world the top best things to do in Belize.
Dive the Great Blue Hole of Belize
The world famous Blue Hole is an incomparable natural wonder in Belize. It is located at the center of Lighthouse Reef and measures 1000 feet across and 412 feet deep. Giant stalactites, dripstone sheets and columns, and fascinating marine life are the enchanting geological wonders that draw divers to this site.
Jacques-Yves Coustea, the popular naval officer and ocean explorer revealed the secrets of the Blue Hole to millions of viewers in 1971 through the television serious The Undersea World of Jacques-Yves Coustea.
Visit the Ancient Maya Ceremonial Center of Xunantunich
Xunantunich is a classic period Maya ceremonial center that is located across the river from the village of San Jose Succotz in Western Belize. The site is one of the most popular Maya ruins in Belize and is home to the fascinating El Castillo Pyramid, one of the tallest buildings in the country at 130 ft.
Visitors to this site are mesmerized by the large stucco frieze which is located below the lower temple of El Castillo Pyramid. The frieze contains a mask with large ears which according to archaeologists represent the sun god, and a moon sign with a border of signs representing planet Venus.