There are many great Mayan ruins throughout Belize, including Altun Ha, Cahal Pech and the Caracol ruins. These are a great place to learn more about Belize's ancient history and culture.
Nature preserves such as the remote Jaguar Preserve in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary offer a unique look at Belize's unique eco-system and species of animals. Domestic tourists can camp at the Jaguar Preserve for a minimal cost.
The Belize Zoo has more than 100 native animals, all of which were rescued or born at the zoo. This zoo is located 30 miles west of Belize City.
Small, out-of-the-way villages such as Caye Caulker offer a quiet retreat from Belize City and other populated areas for a laid-back vacation or weekend away. Cay Caulker has more than 40 hotels.
Belize's barrier reef is 185 miles long and features warm, clear water. There are many professional diving shops offering supplies and lessons along the cayes, include Ambergris Caye (popular with international tourists) and St. George's Caye.
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