The Caribbean region’s coral reef has been battling an invasive, voracious, and predatory fish—destructive enough that it can devastate an entire reef system: the red lionfish (Pterois volitans). Belize is no exception. Countrywide, the war against the spread of lionfish is ongoing; here’s how Belize is fighting back.
If you’ve traveled in other parts of Central America or the Caribbean, forget them all. Belize is different: It is coconut shavings in your rice and beans. It is butter pooling in your conch soup—with a squirt of lime and a splash of hot sauce to make it bite. Belize is the hemisphere’s largest barrier reef; it is massive forests of giant cohune palms and prehistoric tree ferns, some amid ancient Mayan plazas.
Plan your trip with our helpful articles that tell you how to see the best of Belize in 10 days, make the most of budget destinations like Caye Caulker for outstanding diving and snorkeling, or learn to talk like a local with advice on speaking Belizean Kriol.
Travel Maps of Belize
Currently available from the pages of our travel guides are over forty maps of Belize. Maps all the top regions including Belize City, the Northern Cayes, and Caye Caulker. You’ll also find supplemental planning maps that mark popular dive sites, Belize’s protected natural areas, and a map of Belize’s annual average rainfall.