Travelers to Belize are increasingly discovering the benefits of cruises down the country's coastline, and there is a growing coastal cruising industry which provides an ideal way to explore this beautiful destination. The main attraction is the Belize Barrier Reef, which is the largest continuous barrier reef in the western hemisphere. A small ship cruise along the coast of Belize is an ideal way to experience the diverse natural beauty of the country. By boat, travelers can experience the true wonder of the Belize Barrier Reef as well as private islands such as Moho Caye, a lush island jungle in the Caribbean Sea. Belize has a strong heritage of sailing and it has well developed infrastructure for all types of sailing options, from long cruises to small yacht journeys that allow visitors to explore all of the country's natural wonder.
For a small country in Central America, Belize boasts a wealth of natural wonders. From the vast Belize Barrier Reef and exotic wildlife to ancient Mayan culture and architecture, there are a range of activities that are all easily accessible, even during a short holiday. The country also has one of the world's most extensive cave systems, which can be explored by both amateurs and professional cavers.
For the traveler who is interested in culture and history, Belize is famous for its ancient Mayan architecture and culture. This diversity offers the traveler a range of holiday options, from relaxing on a beach to exploring ancient ruins. Towns such as Punta Gorda in southern Belize are ideal departure points from which to explore many of the country's tranquil coastal islands. Here, visitors can relax on a tropical paradise or swim amongst exotic wildlife.