Belize is a nation-state located on the eastern coast of Central America. It borders with Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean Sea.
It has a diverse society that is composed by many cultures and languages. Before the English colonizers, Belize was habited by the Mayas and by local tribes. From 1862 to 1973 it was under the British Empire and it was named British Honduras. It became an independent Commonwealth realm only in 1981.
Belize is a country with a rich variety of wildlife, because of its unique position between both North and South America, and a wide range of climates and habitats for plant and animal life.
The country is home to over 5,000 species of plants, and hundreds of species of animals.
Not to miss is Belize’s Barrier Reef.