Backpacking in Belize on a Gap Year

Countries  »  Belize

Belize is a country that offers everything. On one side you can swim and dive in the Caribbean, and on the other you can trek in jungles and rainforests. And that's not mentioning the ancient ruins found inland!

One of the biggest draws to travellers is the coral reef, the longest in the Americas. With turquoise shallows and underwater caves, it charms snorkelers and divers alike. 

Further inland, Belize boasts of a number of archaeological sites. Hidden in the depths of the jungles are ruins from a forgotten time, rising mysteriously out of the forest. Ruins such as Altun Ha and Lamanai have been delighting travellers for centuries. 

And for those looking to chillax then Belize has Caye Caulker, a secluded beach destination and the perfect place to lose yourself.

With magnificent landscapes, vast archaeological sites and diverse wildlife, it's easy to see why the number of visitors to this tiny country increases year on year.